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May 31, 2023

Local Scene: Edward Boss Prado Foundation donates $25K to Gavilan Nursing program

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The Edward Boss Prado Foundation donated $25,000 to Gavilan College’s Nursing program to cover all fees for completing a degree for at least five students. “We have a great need for nurses, and we have a great need in our most disadvantaged communities for good-paying...

Gilroy Dispatch honored in state journalism awards

The Gilroy Dispatch was recognized in the 2022 California Journalism Awards, which were unveiled recently by the California News Publishers Association. The newspaper earned first place for Editorial Comment for its June 23, 2022 column, “The March Toward Darkness.” The editorial outlined concerns over city...

Day on the Ridge returns May 28

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Tickets are still available for the May 28 Day on the Ridge, a benefit rock concert held at a home in the Eagle Ridge community. Blues Traveler, which has played more than 2,000 live shows in front of 30 million people, is the headliner for...

Bike Person of the Year announced

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Gilroy City Councilmember Zach Hilton recognized Garrison “Ziggy” Gemar as his 2023 Bike Person of the Year as part of May’s Bike Month celebrations. “There are many bike advocates that don’t realize the positive impact they have on the community, and this is a great...

Kneaded Culinary Academy celebrates growth

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After moving to Gilroy in 2016, Isaac Bravo searched for culinary classes to nurture his love of baking he gained from working with his mother in the kitchen. But he struggled to find the classes suited for young people, until he and a friend noticed...

PHOTOS: A roll through Gilroy Gardens

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People of all ages rolled through Gilroy Gardens on bicycles, scooters and strollers for the third annual Ride the Gardens event on May 18. The free event was part of a series of activities throughout the Bay Area for National Bike Month. While Gilroy...

St. Louise Regional Hospital’s ICU recognized

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St. Louise Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) received the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) on May 21.  The Beacon Award lauds hospital critical-care units that set standards for excellence in patient-care environments by collecting and using...

Gilroy Police blotter, May 16-22, 2023

May 16 • An assault with a deadly weapon was reported on the 300 block of Mantelli Drive at 4:19pm. • Grand theft was reported on the 6700 block of Camino Arroyo and 7200 block of Camino Arroyo. • Theft was reported on the 200 block of...

Downtown Gilroy alleyway design nears completion

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City officials are under a tight deadline to improve the alleyways in a section of downtown to avoid losing a $3.9 million grant Gilroy received from the state in 2022. The Gilroy City Council received an update May 15 on the plans to enhance Gourmet...

Concerns raised over Gilroy’s proposed sleeping in public ban

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The City of Gilroy is working on an ordinance that would ban people from sleeping in Uvas Creek and other public right-of-ways. However, some say the plan would force the homeless into more populated areas, namely residential neighborhoods and downtown. The Gilroy City Council got its...