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October 6, 2022

Business grant program now accepting applications

A new grant program to aid businesses struggling during the pandemic is now accepting applications. The City of Gilroy and the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce have established the program that allows qualifying businesses operating within city limits to apply for a one-time grant using federal...

Gilroyans flock to bars as state ‘reopens’

Dave Galtman was the first person to grab a beer at the Vets Bar in downtown Gilroy on June 15 in more than 13 months, sitting in a corner spot and chatting with bar manager Will McIntosh. It had been over a year of public...

Election 2020, Gilroy Unified School District: Mark Good seeks fifth term

Mark Good has served on the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Trustees for 16 years and is running for a fifth term, this time for the Trustees Area 2 seat. Experienced and savvy, Good keeps on running because he feels like he can...

Developer eyes annexation in southwest Gilroy

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A developer has proposed to annex 194 acres of agricultural land in southwest Gilroy and build up to 1,195 residential units, according to a conceptual plan submitted to the city in July. The proposal, in the early stages, could take years to play out, as...

DA offers family assistance for people affected by Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting

The Santa Clara County DA’s Office’s Victim Services Unit, the American Red Cross and the County’s Behavioral Health Services has opened a Family Assistance Center for victims and others affected by the July 28. shooting at the Garlic Festival. The center is located at Rucker Elementary School, 325...

Dispatch presents Class of 2019 Senior Spotlights

Each year, the Gilroy Dispatch profiles a few outstanding soon-to-be Gilroy Unified School District graduates. Selected from recommendations of staff at Christopher and Gilroy High Schools, these seniors represent some of the best Gilroy has to offer. Their comments here are in response to a...

BookBuyers’ epilogue: Downtown bookstore closing April 15

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It will take a Herculean effort not unlike those found in the epics on BookBuyers’ shelves to clear the store’s 300,000 books in only a few weeks. The downtown bookstore is facing a conundrum similar to the one it tackled a little more than five...

Monterey Road work set for summer

Expect daytime construction delays on Gilroy’s second busiest street this summer, when a repaving and rehabilitation project along Monterey Street between First and Eighth streets will begin, lasting through the end of the year. Motorists already are dealing with the months-long project along the...

‘Zoom-bomber’ hijacks Gilroy meeting

Gilroy’s virtual town hall was disrupted April 27 by a hacker who displayed video of child pornography during a meeting that was viewed by more than 100 people. The meeting, which city officials hosted on the video-teleconferencing platform Zoom as well as on Facebook, gathered...

Small businesses face big fines for alleged Covid-19 violations

Some South County businesses have been fined thousands of dollars for alleged violations of the state and local Covid-19 public health guidelines since Black Friday weekend 2020, when enforcement officers stopped offering proprietors a grace period to correct the offenses before issuing penalties. Fines levied...

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