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January 17, 2022

Christopher High junior selected to attend national college conference

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Angelina Begines has had her mind set on college for as long as she can remember, not only wanting to make her family proud but also as a way to thank her immigrant grandparents for making the difficult decision to arrive in the United...

Gilroy Motorcycle Center grows into expanded location

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Gilroy Motorcycle Center recently moved into its new digs at 303 East 10th St., filling a large building in a prominent location that has stood vacant for nearly a decade. The center outgrew its longtime location at 7661 Monterey St. in downtown Gilroy, and announced...

Local Scene: Library resuming full hours; AAUW marks Roe v. Wade anniversary

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Library to open on Sundays The Gilroy Library will resume full service hours on Jan. 24. The library will be open Monday-Wednesday from 1-9pm, Thursday-Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 1-5pm. The public can now reserve community rooms and large rooms, which will be available starting Jan....

Christopher boys soccer team looks to ascend like it never has before

If first-year Christopher High boys soccer coach Josue Salgado can guide the Cougars to a Central Coast Section championship within the next several years, he’ll be the prep version of Georgia football coach Kirby Smart: someone who has such tremendous pride in his alma...

Amah Mutsun Tribal Band urges Gilroy to rethink bell

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A replica bell approved more than a year ago for downtown Gilroy faces opposition from the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, who say such markers symbolize enslavement of Native Americans during the Spanish colonization period. Those in support of the bell, however, say it does not...

County gains $2.4M for grants to small businesses

Santa Clara County will receive about $2.4 million from the California Microbusiness Covid-19 Relief Grant Program (MBCRG) to aid very small businesses adversely affected by the pandemic, according to county officials. On Jan. 11, the Board of Supervisors accepted the grant and approved community partner...

Amazon purchases Gilroy farmland

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Online retail and web services giant Amazon purchased 60 acres of farmland in Gilroy, documents filed Dec. 22 with the county show. According to the documents recorded by the Santa Clara County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, Amazon.com LLC purchased the land at the corner of Highway 152...

After family relocates from the East Coast to the West, Ruben Le makes his move on the mat

Gilroy High junior Ruben Le and his family made the cross country move a couple of years ago from Boston to what locals refer to as the garlic capital of the world.  However, it didn’t take long for him to make a name for himself...

Newsom proposes budget with Medi-Cal expansion

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed 2022-2023 state budget Monday, including a proposal to extend health care coverage to every low-income resident in the state. The proposal would expand access to Medi-Cal, the state's version of Medicaid, to all residents who meet the program's income...

Man struck, killed by vehicle on Monterey Road

A man was killed after a vehicle struck him while he was walking on the shoulder of Monterey Road in San Martin on Jan. 10. California Highway Patrol officers are now seeking the public’s help in finding the driver, who fled the scene. According to the...