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February 1, 2023

Gilroy urged to declare homeless ’emergency’

Homeless advocates are calling on Gilroy to declare a public emergency in hopes of making state aid available for year-round shelters for people without homes. Jan Bernstein-Chargin, chair of the board of the Gilroy-based Compassion Center, said the emergency declaration is an immediate step the...

New 25 percent tariff great for U.S. garlic

Christopher Ranch in Gilroy welcomed a decision by President Donald Trump to increase tariffs to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods May 10. Many U.S. farmers, especially soybean and corn producers, fear drastic consequences if China retaliates with its own tariffs on...

Man arrested for throwing rocks at cars

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Sunday who had allegedly been throwing rocks at moving vehicles in Gilroy.

City settles lawsuit, pays $25K

Both the plaintiff and defendants hailed the settlement as a success.

High schoolers teach STEAM lessons

A self-motivated group of local high school students, calling themselves “STEAM4Students,” has been teaching afterschool lessons for the last three years at various Gilroy elementary schools in a joint effort to improve early childhood development. Co-director Michal Stolarski said the student-created and student-run organization is...

Volunteers repair seniors’ homes

More than 1,000 volunteers from companies, churches, service clubs and other community organizations spent Saturday, April 27 repairing and rebuilding homes of the needy in Santa Clara County. Included among the 36 work sites for the countywide Spring Rebuilding Day, an annual project of Rebuilding...

Wasserman addresses ICE detainers

The February murder of Santa Clara resident Bambi Larson by undocumented immigrant Carlos Eduardo Arevalo-Carranza, triggered a continuing debate within the county about local and state sanctuary city laws. At an April 26 legislative conference in Gilroy, County Supervisor Mike Wasserman told a crowd of...

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...

A gold medal day

Gilroy High School special education students compete in the 14th Annual Gifted Games at the Mustangs’ football field April 26. The entire student body welcomed 450 athletes competing on teams from 23 schools and programs, including Social Vocational Services, Hope Services, Gilroy High School,...

Rod Kelley, Gilroy Prep among top Bay Area schools

A trio of South County schools—two in Gilroy and one in Morgan Hill—were named among the top schools in the Bay Area for lowering the achievement gap, according to the fourth annual research report issued by nonprofit Innovate Public Schools. Gilroy Unified School District’s Rod...