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July 12, 2024

Mustangs cross country program galloping to success 

Gilroy High cross country coach Matthew Castillo has the program running well ahead of the pack in 2023.  Leading the boys team is junior Josh Guzman, who qualified for the CIF State meet last year and has turned in several sensational performances this season.   He had...

Crude bomb found in Gilroy parking lot

Gilroy police and county bomb technicians defused a “crudely constructed” bomb found in the parking lot of a local business Tuesday morning, according to authorities. No injuries or damage were reported.

Proposal targets plywood removal in downtown Gilroy

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Gilroy is considering a new ordinance that would require building owners to decorate vacant storefronts with artwork and remove plywood after one year, as well as requiring building owners to register their vacant properties with the city within 10 days of it becoming empty.

Driver dies after colliding with tomato harvester near Gilroy

A 78-year-old Santa Clara man died Sept. 26 after the car he was driving collided with a tomato harvester that was trying to cross Highway 152 east of Gilroy, according to the California Highway Patrol.  The man, whose name wasn’t released, was driving east in...

Santa Clara County moves into Orange Tier

San Francisco, Santa Clara and Marin counties moved into the state's orange tier of Covid-19 restrictions Tuesday, allowing them to expand indoor capacities for some businesses and reopen bars outdoors.  The three counties join San Mateo County as the only Bay Area counties to proceed...

Christopher boys basketball team wins 1st A-league title in program history; set for CCS

No one would’ve thought this before the season started, but Chigozie “Chico” Okeke’s predicament would serve as a harbinger for the Christopher High boys basketball team’s 2021-2022 campaign.  Rough start but closing strong. Sidelined for the first half of the season, the junior guard struggled...

Caltrain expands South County service

Caltrain has added a fourth train from South County to San Francisco on the weekdays, following a survey earlier this summer that found commuters wanted more options to ditch their vehicles. The new service times begin Sept. 25. The trains will depart from the Gilroy Transit...

Gilroy woman accused of bogus cancer fundraising scheme

A Gilroy woman has been charged with wire fraud after federal investigators determined she solicited more than $60,000 in donations by falsely claiming she was suffering from cancer and undergoing treatment, according to authorities.

Gilroy 10U All Stars are District 59 champions

Gilroy Little League 10U All Star Manager Merritt Billington said winning wasn’t as simple as writing a lineup card and sending the players out onto the field, but it was close.  “I’ve got 13 kids with tons of talent, tons of ability, and it’s not...

Businesses pressure Santa Clara County to reopen

The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce is leading a charge of business owners who are petitioning the county to reopen establishments shuttered by the Covid-19 shelter-in-place order. Santa Clara County, meanwhile, loosened some restrictions on its order May 18 that allows stores to offer curbside pickup. On...