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March 3, 2024

Restaurants, hotel and more in the works near Highway 101

A development that would add a Chick-fil-A chain restaurant, Gilroy’s eighth Starbucks location, a hotel and other businesses received the planning commission’s recommendation on Sept. 2. Laurel Square, a proposal located at the corner of East Tenth and Chestnut streets, will now head to the...

Haunted attraction makes its return to Gilroy

world's largest haunted house
For Oscar Garcia, success is measured in screams and tears. Garcia works in the business of scares, where inciting such fearful responses is not only expected, but welcomed with open arms. After some years out of the industry, Garcia is back, and hopes to terrify longtime...

Family offers reward for information on death of Gilroy man

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the 2016 death of a Gilroy man whose body was found in a Fresno County canal. Vidal Zepeda, 39, was found dead on Feb. 22, 2016 in the California Aqueduct at West...

A ‘true family man:’ Gilroy resident, victim of San Jose mass shooting, remembered

Adrian Balleza was known for lighting up any room with a big smile and sharing his signature goofy jokes. He was a family man first and foremost, and his proudest moment was becoming a father, his wife Heather said. Balleza, a Gilroy resident, was one of...

Two arrested after Gilroy robbery spree

Two people were arrested Oct. 21 following a string of early-morning robberies in Gilroy. According to Gilroy Police, at about 1:34am, a convenience store on the 8400 block of Church Street was robbed by a masked suspect who fled in a white SUV. An hour...

Woman arrested in Gilroy on suspicion of arson

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of starting a series of fires in Gilroy on Sunday, according to authorities.

After recent overdose, Gilroy Police warn of dangers of fentanyl

Gilroy Police are cautioning residents about the dangers of fentanyl and counterfeit pills after a young man died of an overdose in a local motel.

Owner suspected in jewelry store homicide

The owner of a Gilroy jewelry store shot and killed a man he knew inside the business on June 24, according to new information released by the Gilroy Police Department. According to police, at about 1pm, officers responded to Littlejohn’s Fine Jewelry on the 8200...

Gilroy man accused of murder found dead in hotel

A Gilroy man suspected of a homicide in Milpitas last weekend was found dead in a hotel room Wednesday night, according to police.

South Valley Middle School students receive free Chromebooks

The Gilroy Unified School District has accepted a donation of 100 Chromebook laptops from Frontier Communications as gifts to South Valley Middle School students to facilitate participation in distance learning. “We are grateful to Frontier Communications and the California Emerging Technology Fund for the generous...

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