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April 13, 2024

Gilroy leads county in arrests

A new report by Santa Clara County shows that Gilroy is the new epicenter of increased crime in the county. Arrests in Gilroy’s 95020 ZIP code totaled 2,187 in 2017, more than 19 percent higher than the totals for downtown San Jose’s 95112 ZIP, and...

City honors the fallen

Crowds braved the heat on the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 28 to honor service women and men who paid the highest price—giving up their lives in the line of duty. Beginning the day with a Remembrance Ceremony at Gavilan Hills Memorial Park, the public...

Gilroy Rodeo to return in August

In the hills that surround Gilroy and Morgan Hill, the west is still wild. Cowboys still ride and rope, same as they did back in the day of Henry Miller's reign as the "Cattle King of California." This summer, a reminder of the Santa Clara...

Oily politics: Rivas targeted

The state’s petroleum industry is spending $320,000 in the District 30 State Assembly race to defeat fundraising frontrunner Robert Rivas. The San Benito County supervisor hopes to succeed Anna Caballero, who is running for state senate this year and represents a district that stretches...

More housing planned for Hecker Pass

Housing along the Hecker Pass Corridor will likely continue to expand. The Gilroy Planning Commision next month is to consider an additional 72 single-family housing units immediately east of the Gilroy Municipal Golf Course. The expected go-ahead from the Gilroy Planning Commision was put off until...

Teachers in Gilroy picket district

With signs that read “Keep Good Teachers With Fair Pay,” “You can’t put students FIRST if you put teachers LAST” and “WTF? Where’s the Funding,” more than 300 Gilroy teachers and supporters picketed outside last week’s school board meeting. The Gilroy Teachers Association’s signs and...

Mayor leaves supe’s office

Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco has left his job as an aide to Santa County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, saying he wants to devote a full-time focus to his part-time role at City Hall. Velasco, elected to his first term in 2016, said this week he left...

Cool off at the Gardens

Families flocked to Gilroy Gardens Sunday, May 13 for a special Mother’s Day event celebrating the expansion of the popular Water Oasis. Recent renovations include four new slides, a giant tipping bucket, 90 new spray jets and various water features—effectively doubling the water play area. Also...

Mushroom crops yield millions

As the annual Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras approaches, it only seems appropriate to further examine Santa Clara County's second biggest agricultural product, the mushroom. Garlic gets lots of play locally, with Gilroy as the self-designated Garlic Capital of the World and hosting the Gilroy...

City releases some info on policies

Nearly two months after the death of Steven Juarez in police custody, friends and family of the Gilroyan are not giving up in their effort to demand answers from City Hall and its police department. Specifically, Juarez’ family—consisting of several generations of Gilroy residents—wants to...

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