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July 20, 2024

Gavilan athletic fields get major upgrades

Nearly $7 million in upgrades to the outdoor athletic facilities at Gavilan College are in full swing. The end result will put the local community college in a league of its own. The multi-faceted project, which provides a complete overhaul of two existing sports facilities...

Big game, big business

At Nob Hill Foods grocery store in Gilroy, Super Bowl weekend means big holiday business even when a local team isn’t playing. There was a steady rush of customers all last weekend, and managers of other local stores agreed. “It’s not as big as Christmas,...

The business of BBQ and brew

Think of the expression, "find what you love to do, and you'll never work a day in your life." It's a nice idea, but reality most often gets in the way, the bills after all, need to be paid. For Eric Ingram, co-owner of...

Simmitri Solar runs lean and clean

Despite the implementation of new tariffs on imported solar panels, Simmitri Inc Affordable Roofing and Solar is using innovation to ensure that the sun will not set on a budding industry. Simmitri Inc Affordable Roofing and Solar started in 1995 strictly as a roofing...

Editorial: ‘Blessing Box’—compassion and controversy

There is a national phenomenon called Blessing Boxes that within the last year, fueled by social media, has exploded into hundreds of cities. The boxes take many shapes and sizes but most are two- to three-feet square, and offer canned goods for free. This...

Guest Opinion: Gilroy needs more compassion

In the 2017 Point in Time homeless census count conducted on Jan. 24 and 25, 5,448 homeless individuals—including veterans, families with children, former foster youth, domestic violence victims, seniors, people with disabilities, and the working poor were identified living in encampments, cars, RVs, abandoned...

Grant funds Las Animas Park upgrades

Walking the pathways at Las Animas Veterans Memorial Park will be smooth this summer as upgrades are expected to begin next month. The Gilroy City Council voted last week to dedicate grant funds to upgrade part of Las Animas Veterans Memorial Park off Wren Avenue....

Bond bucks shifted to middle schools

Gilroy school district leaders have decided to shift Measure E priorities from an immediate need to build a new elementary school to a more pressing issue of modernizing  Brownell and South Valley middle schools. This change in plans comes after a Jan. 18 presentation by...

‘Blessing Box’ escapes removal

For more than eight months, volunteers each day have gone to a Monterey Street parking lot in Gilroy and filled a small white cabinet with canned goods and other packaged foods. “Take What You Need, Leave What You Can” is written on the plexiglas doors...

LimeBike bike share helps Gilroy go green

In Gilroy, the green economy soon may roll into town in the form of green bicycles. LimeBike, a bike-share company based in Silicon Valley, will bring in between 200 and 300 bikes that can be rented on a ride-by-ride basis via a cell phone app....

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