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August 18, 2022

South Valley Civic Theatre’s warehouse is the epicenter of busy upcoming season

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When South Valley Civic Theatre’s “Beauty and the Beast” ended its run on July 16, it began a meticulous process that many theater-goers don’t see. The sets, costumes and numerous props are loaded up into boxes and transported from the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse to...

Local Scene: Road work; e-waste disposal

Road work underway throughout Gilroy The Citywide Pavement Maintenance Project is underway with plans to improve 149 segments on 138 streets and 67 curb ramps, according to City of Gilroy officials.  Work will start with curb ramp improvements, followed by pavement improvements and striping. This work...

Cortes Alvarez sworn in as CHP officer

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Carlos Cortes Alvarez of Gilroy has successfully completed cadet training at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP’s Redwood City Area office. Cortes Alvarez graduated from Gilroy High School in 2009. Prior to attending the CHP Academy, he worked...

Demand jumps for blood donors

More than two years after the Covid-19 pandemic started, hospitals and medical facilities throughout the region are still “desperate” for blood supplies for their patients, according to an American Red Cross representative. One way that many people, organizations and venues are committed to helping...

Graduates receive $2K scholarships

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Since 2008, Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics has provided $1,000 scholarships annually to five high school seniors from area high schools. This year, they doubled the amount of the scholarships to $2,000. Recently receiving scholarships were Cecilia Souza of Gilroy High School, Kianna Quinones of Christopher High School...

Photo: It’s rodeo time in Gilroy

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The Gilroy Rodeo is back in town for its fourth year, and to mark the occasion, country band Bootleg performed in the final Downtown Live concert of the year on Aug. 4. The rodeo kicks off Aug. 12 at 2365 Dunlap Ave. with line...

Gilroy High football team prepared to hit the ground running

With a full off-season of passing league and strength and conditioning workouts, the Gilroy High football team enters the 2022 season with optimism and confidence.  Coach Tim Pierleoni said the majority of the returning players packed on some serious muscle in the off-season, and improved...

Garlic Festival opens grant application period

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The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association is inviting local nonprofit organizations to apply for grants. Grant funds range from $500 to $5,000 per application per year. Candidates for the grants should be based in Gilroy and the surrounding area. Organizations involved in promoting Gilroy as a visitor...

Luchessa Bridge reopening

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The Luchessa Avenue Bridge is expected to reopen by Aug. 9 after a month-long closure, but more detours will be in place throughout the month as crews continue work on a water pipeline project. More closures on West Luchessa Avenue are planned to begin on...

Uvas Creek work aims to help fish

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Crews have been stationed inside the currently dry Uvas Creek alongside Christmas Hill Park for the past few weeks, adding redwood logs and gravel along three sites, with the hope that when the water flows again, fish will have a safer habitat. Valley Water’s Uvas...