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June 30, 2022

Garlic Festival’s first 2022 event draws dozens of golfers

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Only the flames coming from the garlic-laden pans were hotter than the weather on June 24. With temperatures hovering near 100 degrees, the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association’s Golf Tournament took place at the Gilroy Golf Course, marking the first in a series of events on...

Great America to close in next decade

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California’s Great America, which has thrilled guests in Santa Clara with its rowdy rides and festive functions since 1976, is expected to shut down within the next decade after its Ohio-based owner sold the land to a real estate developer. In a June 27 press...

Gilroy High, South Valley Makos swimmer Zoey Zeller commits to Auburn

Division I college programs pursued Zoey Zeller in much the same manner she swims in a race: all-out. The incoming Gilroy High senior recently made a verbal commitment to Auburn University, whose women’s team finished seventh out of 12 teams in the Southeastern Conference (SEC)...

Sensational summer: The hottest months call for the biggest events

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Summer is back, and in more ways than just the heat. After 2020’s cancellations and a sort-of-back 2021, summer has returned in full bloom for 2022. From live music, to parades, art camps and more, we’ve compiled a list of some of the many summer activities...

Photos: Garlic City Car Show returns

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Nearly 5,000 people poured into downtown Gilroy on June 18 to celebrate the return of the Garlic City Car Show. The show, organized by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, featured 225 vehicles on display, 26 vendors and two music stages. Awards were handed out...

New parking lot breaks ground

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Crews were expected to break ground on downtown Gilroy’s newest parking lot this week. The 140-spot lot will take over a vacant lot and the former Gilroy Demonstration Garden at the corner of Seventh and Eigleberry streets. It will include electric vehicle charging stations, ADA-compliant...

Local Scene: Free meals for children; councilmember town hall

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Library, schools provide meals for children The Santa Clara County Library District has partnered with Silicon Valley YMCA and Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley to provide free grab-and-go meals this summer (including breakfast and lunch) to children under the age of 18 and...

One dead, 8 hurt in Highway 129 crash

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Emergency officials deal with a two-vehicle crash on Highway 129 at Old Chittenden Road Wednesday afternoon. California Highway Patrol officer Stephen Armfield said the male driver of a Honda Ridgeline pickup was traveling east on Highway 129 at 3:45pm near the San Benito/Santa Cruz...

Suspect arrested after high-speed chase, lengthy standoff

Police arrested a man following a three-hour standoff that began after he led officers on a high-speed chase through Gilroy before crashing in San Martin on June 21. According to Gilroy Police, at about 6:40pm, officers responded to the 7700 block of Fennel Place in...

Sharks, Gilroy agree on ice facility terms

After three years of discussions, the City of Gilroy took a major step forward June 20 in a process to construct a pair of ice rinks at the Gilroy Sports Park. With a 6-0 vote, the city council approved a term sheet with Sharks Sports...

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