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July 10, 2020

Protestors call for social justice

Dozens of people lined the corner of First Street and Wren Avenue on June 12, protesting racial violence and calling for social justice. Similar rallies in support of the Black Lives Matter movement have broken out across the nation following the death...

‘Essential’ auto repair shops remain open

Many people choose to ignore the check engine lights on their vehicles, that finicky blinker or other maintenance issues, thinking that taking it to the shop for repairs would require them to be without their only mode of transportation for days on...

Gilroy Joins Nation’s Protests

Some 30-50 people protested President Donald J. Trump's immigration policies in Gilroy

Gilroy moves forward with layoffs

The Gilroy City Council agreed June 1 to move forward with a plan that lays off 21 city employees, freezes recreational programs, implements furlough days and other cuts as officials work to balance a financial deficit made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gilroy Police stop use of carotid hold

In response to recent guidance from state officials amid the nationwide conversation about police reform, officers of the Gilroy Police Department will no longer use the carotid artery restraint as a submission technique when detaining uncooperative suspects. Meanwhile, a...

‘Zoom-bomber’ hijacks Gilroy meeting

Gilroy’s virtual town hall was disrupted April 27 by a hacker who displayed video of child pornography during a meeting that was viewed by more than 100 people. The meeting, which city officials hosted on the video-teleconferencing platform Zoom...

‘Agri-tourist’ project in limbo

The future of a controversial Hecker Pass Road development approved by the city is in jeopardy after delays in road improvements have forced the developer to go into default on the property. Additionally, the city council’s narrow July 2,...

Second Gilroy resident dies of COVID-19

The latest death from COVID-19 in Santa Clara County is a 60-year-old man from Gilroy, the Gilroy Dispatch has learned. The report marks the second Gilroy resident whose death was attributed to COVID-19. The County of Santa Clara Public...

Nine fires started by fireworks in Gilroy July 4

Gilroy firefighters responded to nine fires caused by illegal fireworks on July 4, while police cited nearly 100 people for the use or possession of unauthorized pyrotechnic devices in recent days, according to authorities. Of the nine fires reported...

Shopping season underway

The fifth annual Sip, Shop and Sparkle holiday boutique took over Old City Hall’s banquet room in downtown Gilroy Nov. 17 for shoppers eager to check off their lists early. The event, organized by Michelle Van Ness of Thirty-One Gifts, included more than 30...