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December 6, 2023

Maria Cid honored as Woman of the Year

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Maria Cid was recognized as Woman of the Year by the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce during its Annual Awards Dinner and Dance at Leal Vineyards in Hollister on Oct. 21. Cid, an active member of the Gilroy community who owns Maria Cid Insurance...

Garlic Festival’s first 2022 event draws dozens of golfers

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Only the flames coming from the garlic-laden pans were hotter than the weather on June 24. With temperatures hovering near 100 degrees, the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association’s Golf Tournament took place at the Gilroy Golf Course, marking the first in a series of events on...

Kathleen Rose retiring from Gavilan College

Kathleen Rose Gavilan College president superintendent
Kathleen Rose will retire from her position as Gavilan College’s superintendent and president on July 1. Rose made the announcement during the Oct. 7 Board of Trustees Development meeting. “My family and I are ready for a new chapter in my life and after many months...

Police, FBI, ATF comb scene of Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting

A gunman at the Gilroy Garlic Festival killed a 6-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man as the three-day food festival was wrapping up for the weekend Sunday night, July 28, according to police. The youngest victim was Stephen Romero of San Jose,...

Community Solutions’ programs help ease burden of the season

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Struggling to make ends meet is a fact of life for many South County families, and the holiday season adds an additional burden. But thanks to Community Solutions, many of those families are provided a respite from their worries. In 1977, when Nancy Neyer-Kinoshita joined...

Injury on the gridiron can’t derail Kingsley Okoronkwo’s quest for CCS jumps titles

Despite suffering a torn meniscus last October during football season, Kingsley Okoronkwo is having his best track and field season yet.  That’s saying a lot considering the Christopher High senior was one of the top triple jumpers in the Central Coast Section last year. Okoronkwo...

Gavilan College men’s basketball team poised to finish strong and contend for conference title

Gavilan College men’s basketball coach Derek Jensen likes a lot of things about this year’s team, but foremost among them is its unselfishness.  “Our guys don’t care about numbers and they’ve all bought in to do whatever it takes to win,” said Jensen, whose team...

Gilroy High field hockey team team could be in for special season

The Gilroy High field hockey program has been one of the Central Coast Section’s most consistent for the better part of two decades.  Year in, year out, the Mustangs reach the playoffs and contend or win league championships. After a CCS quarterfinal appearance last year,...

Most of city spared shutoff

The City of Gilroy's Public Information Office advised residents and businesses that a planned PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff will impact customers in parts of Gilroy. 

Two UNFI employees return to work after COVID-19 recovery

Two employees at United Natural Foods’ Gilroy distribution center that tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and returned to work, the company confirmed. UNFI spokesperson Jeff Swanson said the positive test was communicated to all employees at the facility, and company officials used a “contact...