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February 25, 2021

Council pushes back on state housing policies

A number of bills have been introduced by the California legislature over the past few years intended to spur housing development and curb the rising numbers of homeless in the state. But many cities across the state argue that these bills threaten local control and...

County set to approve $100M in affordable housing projects

By Jana Kadah, Bay City News Foundation  The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will likely approve more than $100 million in permanent housing for low-income residents.  At their Tuesday meeting, supervisors will consider approving five housing complexes that would total to 566 new units and...

Reunión comunitaria para Centro de transbordos Gilroy Transit Center TOD

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority desea invitarlo a una reunión comunitaria sobre un Proyecto de Construcción Orientada al Transporte Público (TOD) ubicado en el centro de trasbordos Gilroy Transit Center perteneciente a VTA. La propiedad se localiza junto a la estación Gilroy de Caltrain,...

VTA introduces Gilroy Transit Center development

A meeting to discuss a proposed affordable housing development at the Gilroy Transit Center drew more than 100 people on Feb. 18, who provided input on parking, design and other elements of the project. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is planning a mixed-use development...

Traffic heavy on Highway 101 in Gilroy after vehicle crashes into power pole

UPDATE 1:30pm: Highway 101 is now fully open in all directions. UPDATE 11am: The California Highway Patrol said Highway 101 northbound, near Highway 25, will remain with one lane open until roughly 12pm, and Highway 101 southbound will be closed down to one lane until approximately 11:30am...

San Martin animal shelter moves from converted house into expansive campus

Since 1978, the Santa Clara County Animal Services Center operated out of a donated, 1930s-era converted home in San Martin that was woefully undersized for the 4,000 animals that passed through it annually. From the outside, no passersby would look at the hodgepodge of modular...

State allows youth sports to resume

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Outdoor youth sports will soon be allowed to resume in California counties that meet a threshold for coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. Outdoor sports like football and baseball will be allowed to resume as early as next...

Thrill rides, action sports among ideas for Gilroy Gardens

Gilroy Gardens could look very different in the next decade if one of two developers’ proposals were to move forward. The City of Gilroy received two proposals from Las Vegas-based Imagine That! and Select Contracts of Canada that would transform the horticulture park if approved. The...

Rotary Club of Gilroy collecting grocery gift cards

The Rotary Club of Gilroy is collecting and donating gift cards from grocery stores to St. Joseph’s Family Center and the Salvation Army. The gift cards will be distributed to the families these organizations serve.   For those interested in donating, gift cards can be purchased in...

Santa Clara County to expand vaccine eligibility to teachers, ag workers

Beginning Feb. 28, workers in education, childcare, emergency services, and the food and agriculture industries will be eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Santa Clara County. County officials announced the expanded eligibility Feb. 17 after citing strong progress toward vaccinating the current group of...