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September 25, 2021

Photo: PEO celebrates centennial

Gilroy’s chapter of the Philanthropic Education Organization, known as PEO, celebrated its 100th anniversary with an event at Old City Hall on Sept. 12. The organization supports female high school seniors in Gilroy with scholarships to help them attend college. It works with counselors...

Ulta settles hazardous waste case

Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni announced Sept. 21 that her office, along with 33 other California District Attorneys and City Attorneys, have reached a settlement for violations of hazardous waste laws with Ulta Beauty, Inc.  The settlement requires Ulta to pay $752,000 in...

Local Scene: Gilroy Foundation grant cycle opening

Gilroy Foundation grant cycle opens Oct. 1 Gilroy Foundation has made a change to its grant cycle, moving the beginning of the cycle up to Oct. 1 for funding in 2022. Since 1980, the Gilroy Foundation has awarded more than $15.8 million in grants and scholarships....

Activists rally for immigration reform in Morgan Hill

CARAS, the Community Agency for Resources, Advocacy and Services of South Santa Clara County, hosted a Papeles para Todos (Citizenship for All) rally on Sept. 18 in front of the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center.  About 20 supporters showed up to support what has...

Time capsule causes division

A week after Gilroy’s 150th anniversary time capsule was unveiled, the city council chambers were filled with shouting audience members and a split number of people either showing up to support the artist or question the decision behind the artwork. Since the time capsule was...

Gilroy Transit Center housing proposal shelved for now

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will take a step back from its housing proposal in downtown Gilroy to work with city officials in increasing transit services for local commuters. Gilroy officials, meanwhile, will work with housing agencies to identify possible sites for future development. Mayor...

Police blotter, Sept. 13-19, 2021: Multiple traffic collisions

Sept. 13 • A suspect was arrested for DUI on the 300 block of East Tenth Street at midnight. • A business was burglarized on the 6800 block of Cameron Boulevard. • A vehicle was reported stolen on the 8100 block of Church Street. • Injuries were reported...

Local Youth Conference on Social Justice scheduled online for Sept. 25

The third annual Youth Conference on Race & Social Justice, sponsored by SURJ South County, will take place virtually from 10am to 2pm Sept. 25, 10-2 p.m., via Zoom. There is also a parallel adult conference. According to a press release from SURJ South County,...

Gilroy High boys, girls water polo teams tough as usual

Even after graduating 13 seniors combined from the boys and girls teams, Gilroy High water polo coach Doug Pickford has a solid group of players who have already shown the ability to compete at a high level.  Entering this week’s action, the girls were 4-2...

VTA eyes new bus line, layout at Gilroy Transit Center

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority plans to add a new commuter bus line to San Jose at the Gilroy Transit Center soon, and is looking to move the buses to the Monterey Street curb in order to add more parking inside the existing...