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May 28, 2020

‘Dig-out’ work to begin on First Street

Caltrans plans to begin dig-out paving on Highway 152/First Street from Santa Teresa Boulevard to the Highway 101 on-ramps on May 27.  The work will take place Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and is anticipated to last...

Gilroy to update historic properties list

Gilroy is working on updating its list of historic properties for the first time in 34 years. The city’s existing historic resources inventory, which was prepared in 1986, identifies commercial, residential and public buildings that are eligible for the...

Collective Past, longstanding downtown store, permanently closes

For nearly 23 years, collectors have flocked to Collective Past in downtown Gilroy to browse its numerous shelves of rare vintage items. But the store, owned by Linda Graham, has become a casualty of the Covid-19 outbreak and the...

Fentanyl deaths increase in Santa Clara County

Deaths from fentanyl, a powerful opioid drug, are drastically on the rise in Santa Clara County this year, and public health officials think stress and anxiety resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic might be contributing to the increase.

Dion Bracco to run for mayor in November

Longtime Gilroy City Councilmember Dion Bracco announced his candidacy for mayor on May 21. Bracco is the first to declare his run for the mayor’s seat that will be vacated by Roland Velasco, who announced in January that he...

County urges all to get tested for Covid-19

The response to the Covid-19 testing site at Christopher High School has been minimal in the two weeks since it has opened, but county officials hope those numbers will rise in the coming days as they urge everyone to get tested.

Businesses pressure Santa Clara County to reopen

The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce is leading a charge of business owners who are petitioning the county to reopen establishments shuttered by the Covid-19 shelter-in-place order. Santa Clara County, meanwhile, loosened some restrictions on its order May 18 that...

Gilroy Unified provides free WiFi hotspots for students

Gilroy Unified School District has sent out a group of busses with WiFi capabilities stationed at four school sites for students to have increased internet access.   Busses are stationed in the parking lot at Antonio Del Buono Elementary, Rucker...

Pier 1 Imports closing all stores

Pier 1 Imports announced on May 19 that it will permanently shutter all 1,000 of its stores, which includes one in Gilroy, by fall. In a press release, the company stated it filed a motion in bankruptcy court to...

City prepares for cuts in June

The Gilroy City Council continued its discussion May 18 on the city’s declining revenue due to Covid-19 as it prepares for possible cuts in June. Interim City Administrator Jimmy Forbis said city departments are looking at ways to reduce...