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March 1, 2024

City Council rejects Israel-Gaza ceasefire resolution

The Gilroy City Council on Feb. 26 rejected a proposed resolution calling for an Israel-Gaza ceasefire.  The council’s vote followed more than an hour of public comments presented by more than 70 people in the audience who spoke passionately about whether a local resolution on...

Vote now through March 5

All voters in Santa Clara County can drop off their March 5 primary election ballot at any ballot dropbox location throughout the county. There are also a total of 104 vote centers open in the county this weekend for the presidential primary election, and...

Hernandez aims to unseat longtime congresswoman

Former San Benito County supervisor talks about 18th District issues

Hollywood comes to San Juan Bautista

Crew members and security staff are being tight-lipped about a major Hollywood production—featuring stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn—that is being filmed on location in downtown San Juan Bautista.  Shooting for the movie, currently known only as “BC Project,” began Feb. 25 and...

Suspect in pharmacy robberies arrested in Morgan Hill

Police this week arrested a suspect who robbed multiple pharmacies in Morgan Hill, Gilroy and other communities by threatening violence against the drugstores’ employees, according to authorities.  One of the robberies occurred on Dec. 30, 2023, in Morgan Hill, when police responded to Rite-Aid, 16000...

Christopher High’s Katie Garrison signs with New Hampshire

Christopher field hockey star Katie Garrison scored 32 goals to lead the Cougars in a 17-2-2 season this past fall. The Cougars finished in first place in the Blossom Valley Athletic League, Mt. Hamilton Division, with an 8-0-2 record, and advanced to the Central...

Family offers reward for information on death of Gilroy man

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the 2016 death of a Gilroy man whose body was found in a Fresno County canal. Vidal Zepeda, 39, was found dead on Feb. 22, 2016 in the California Aqueduct at West...

Tribal leader challenges Lofgren

Longtime congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is locked in a contentious battle with Muwekma Ohlone tribal leader Charlene Nijmeh and former San Benito County Supervisor Peter Hernandez that will be decided in November, when the two highest primary vote getters face off. The normally routine business of...

Gilroy Police blotter: Feb. 16-19

Feb. 16 A stolen vehicle was recovered on the 87000 block of Murray Avenue, about 6:47pm Feb. 16.  A suspicious vehicle was reported on the 300 block of Tomkins Court, about 9:56am Feb. 16. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.  Someone reported fraudulent activity at 5:32pm...

Gilroy Rotary awards more than $56K to local orgs

The Rotary Club of Gilroy presented $56,516 worth of grants to local organizations and programs at a recent meeting at the Gilroy Lodge on the Hill.  The grants will help fund reading programs, books for libraries, materials for multi-cultural events, sports activities, student counseling programs,...

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