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September 26, 2022

Cooling centers open in South County

Officials in Santa Clara County are providing cooling centers during the Labor Day weekend, when forecasters say much of the region will see temperatures over 100 degrees. Eight libraries in Santa Clara County were pressed into service as cooling centers Sept. 1 and will be...

Gilroyan chosen for national film project

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Herman Garcia and his crew of volunteers’ mission to clean up the watershed and save steelhead is well-chronicled in the local region. But now, the story of Gilroy-based Coastal Habitat Education and Environmental Restoration (CHEER) is going national. A crew from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Gilroy updating housing policy

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Gilroy’s unbalanced housing stock that favors people with higher incomes was a topic of discussion during a meeting Aug. 29. The joint meeting between the Gilroy City Council and Planning Commission dove into the city’s Housing Element, which is currently being updated per state law....

Turner stepping down from Gilroy Chamber

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Gilroy Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Mark Turner announced Aug. 26 that he will step down from his position at the end of the year after nearly a decade at the helm. Turner, who is currently running for mayor of Morgan Hill, said that although the...

Christopher field hockey team aims to continue run of success

Even though the Christopher High field hockey team graduated seven starters off its record-breaking 2021 squad, the cupboard isn’t bare this season. The Cougars lost a ton of talent but returned three standout starters in Carlie Silva, Emma Davis and Katie Garrison. They’ve also been...

Despite loss, Gilroy football has something to build on

The Live Oak and Gilroy football teams were involved in a close contest at halftime when the Acorns went to a familiar script: ground and pound.  Known for its potent run game last season, Live Oak literally ran away from the host Mustangs in a...

Developer scales back Sargent Mine plans 

In an effort to minimize impacts on wildlife and tribal resources, as well as to satisfy critics of the proposed Sargent Mine in southern Santa Clara County, the project’s applicant recently offered to scale back their original plans for the property. However, some of those...

Local Scene: Council candidate briefing; book sale

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Public invited to council candidate briefing City Administrator Jimmy Forbis will host a Gilroy City Council candidate briefing on Sept. 8 from 6-8pm. The briefing will provide information to candidates about the city’s programs and services, finances, governance and strategic outlook. It will include presentations from...

Alleyway mural project aims to spruce up downtown

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When rail commuters roll into downtown Gilroy, their only view is a neglected alleyway used for dumpsters and delivery trucks. But the alleyway between Martin and Lewis streets recently got a burst of color, with much more to come. Longtime Gilroy artist Sheryl Cathers wrapped up...

Gavilan College football team believes turnaround is imminent

From strictly a won-loss standpoint, the Gavilan College football program has been mired in mediocrity for nearly two decades.  The last time the Rams had a winning season—either overall or in conference play—was in 2006, when they finished 4-6 overall but 3-1 with two other...