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October 6, 2022

2020 Census season underway

Nearly 35 percent of Gilroy residents have already filled out the 2020 Census form before the effort officially kicks off April 1. According to response data provided by the United States Census Bureau, Santa Clara County had a 39.5 percent self-response rate as of March 30, ahead of California’s...

Letter: Young was a bright presence

Your article about Gary Young’s death from Covid really touched me (South Valley, June 12, 2020). Gary was always a bright presence at Orchard Supply, then at Lowe’s. I couldn’t pass him without some mutual recognition; a simple hello or a brief conversation. At one...

Business grant program now accepting applications

A new grant program to aid businesses struggling during the pandemic is now accepting applications. The City of Gilroy and the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce have established the program that allows qualifying businesses operating within city limits to apply for a one-time grant using federal...

Despite loss, Gilroy girls soccer team sees bright future

After 80 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime, the Gilroy and San Benito girls soccer teams were tied 1-1 and headed to a penalty kick shootout to decide the outcome of their Central Coast Section Division III playoff semifinal on Wednesday.  The Haybalers...

Wipe Out Watch fights grime

When a graffiti tagger strikes—such as the two who tagged the Gilroy Dispatch office around 5 pm on Tuesday with a crude pink stamp—grime fighters with the Gilroy Wipe Out Watch Anti-Graffiti Program spring into action to erase what is left behind on public...

DA expands Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is expanding its center and services created to help those impacted recover from the continuing trauma of the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting. The Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center, located at the Neon Exchange at 7365 Monterey St., has...

Artists develop unique ways to showcase work during pandemic

With Covid-19 changing how everything is done, everyone has to find ways to “get creative” in order to do activities that were once taken for granted. That might include ordering dinner from a local restaurant and picking it up outside its doors. For office employees,...

Valentine’s Day, weddings keep local florists occupied

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It remains to be seen how busy Valentine’s Day will be for florists in 2022. Customers are historically procrastinating men, who typically wait to purchase floral arrangements for their significant other on the day of. But with the holiday falling on a Monday after the...

Photos: A merry time in downtown Gilroy

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Gilroyans welcomed the holiday season with a festive celebration downtown Dec. 4. Hundreds of revelers lined Monterey Street for three blocks to cheer on the dozens of colorful floats representing various local organizations and businesses. Afterwards, the crowd gathered at the intersection of Monterey...

Rotary Club of Gilroy provides winter necessities to local families

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Members of the Rotary Club of Gilroy recently donated winter clothing to students in need. For their winter community service project, the Rotary Club of Gilroy supported Gilroy Unified School District's efforts to provide winter clothing for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Many of...

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