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July 21, 2024

Garlic Festival poster contest takes entries

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association is currently seeking artists for a poster contest and a new queen to reign over this year’s 40th annual celebration. More than 100,000 people attended the Gilroy Garlic Festival in 2017, up 20,000 people from 2016. The three-day event serves...

New housing construction surges

The early winter drought has been good news for local builders and the sounds of saws, drills and hammers are competing with winter songbirds across Gilroy, as several long-awaited housing developments are under construction. Leading the way is The Cannery, a 104-unit affordable living apartment...

Downtown theater production on hot streak

Despite the few remaining days in February, you still have a chance to catch a performance of the Savannah Sipping Society, the latest production by Limelight Actors Theater at the Gilroy Center for the Arts in downtown Gilroy. “At the core, the Savannah Sipping Society...

No rain may not mean a drought — yet

This may be great weather for weekend fun, but a continued lack of rainfall has state and federal officials worried about a return of drought conditions, after two wet winters. It hasn’t rained a drop here for more than a month, and none is forecast...

SV Clean Energy repays $2.7M loan to cities

The cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill were among 11 Santa Clara County cities, which, along with the county government, last month were repaid in full the startup loans from Silicon Valley Clean Energy, the public non-profit “community choice” energy agency that now provides...

Nominations open for June primary election

If you have ever considered running for local office in Santa Clara County, now is your chance. Monday kicked off the nomination period for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Primary Election. The nomination period ends on Friday, March 9, but can be extended to Wednesday,...

Performance Foods Group coming to Gilroy

Performance Food Group is moving its food distribution plant from Santa Cruz to Gilroy. The company said it will build a 195,000-square-foot food processing plant on Monterey Road, which will replace its current location in Santa Cruz. The move could mean nearly 60 new jobs in...

New math building nears completion at GHS

In a concerted effort to capture equity among its two high school facilities as well as expand capacity for a growing population, Gilroy district officials have earmarked $14.5 million for a new two-story, 20-classroom mathematics building on its Gilroy High School campus. The new quad...

Gilroy businesses struggle with area’s homeless

The stabbing of a Gilroy restaurant owner by a homeless man in early January ignited new fears and frustrations among local business owners. Many small business owners feel they are bearing the brunt of what they see as a growing homeless population. Some of those...

Mi Pueblo becomes Cardenas Market

Gilroyans will say adios to the old and bienvenido to the new, now that Mi Pueblo has become Cardenas in a Hispanic supermarket shakeup following the merger of the two companies last year in July. “The footprint of the store has a lot of...

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