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February 26, 2024

Santa Clara Valley Wineries earn gold at competition 

Getting to the Sweepstakes round at the largest wine competition in North America takes a wine that outshines and outlasts 5,700 entries from more than 1,000 wineries in North America, Mexico and Canada.  The San Francisco Chronicle is not only the first official wine competition...

Floral fulfillment

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, right in the middle of the week. For florists nationwide, that typically means a much busier holiday than if the day fell at the end or beginning of a week. Lisa Filice, owner of Expressions Floral in...

Local Scene: Gilroy Garlic sales spike as 49ers head to Super Bowl

Gilroy Garlic sales spike as 49ers head to Super Bowl Fans of the San Francisco 49ers are hungry for victory—and for garlic, if a recent spike in sales of products from Gilroy-based Christopher Ranch is any indication.  According to a press release from Christopher Ranch, the...

Local Scene: Michelin Star-awarded restaurant group coming to Gilroy

7574 Monterey Street
Michelin Star-awarded restaurant group coming to downtown Gilroy  Gilroy Downtown Investments, LLC (GDI) announced that it leased its building at 7574 Monterey St. to Petiscos by Adega LLC, a Michelin Star-awarded restaurant group in San Jose.  Adega Inc. is the recipient of multiple Michelin Star awards...

Local Scene: Dessert café to open in downtown Gilroy

7573 monterey street downtown gilroy
Dessert café to open in downtown Gilroy Maxima Realty Inc. announced Jan. 15 that, after working closely with Sanchan Modi, the owner of 7573 Monterey St. in downtown Gilroy, they have leased the building to Delicias Mi Ocampo. Working together, the parties have developed plans to...

Ranch purchase adds to Bay Area Ridge Trail plan

The Conservation Fund purchased the Richmond Ranch on Jan. 22, a 3,653-acre property in southern Santa Clara County.  The Fund is a national organization that provides money to bridge the acquisition of conservation lands by private and public sources. In this case, they are buying...

PHOTO: Plaza Allium construction continues

plaza allium garlic sculpture east tenth chestnut street
A sculpture created by Ride Art Studio in the shape of a garlic bulb was recently installed at the corner of East Tenth and Chestnut streets as part of the Plaza Allium development under construction. Approved by the Gilroy City Council in 2021, the...

Kelly-Moore Paints shuts down all stores

kelly moore paints
Kelly-Moore Paints, a household word for the past 78 years in residential and commercial paint, has abruptly closed. With two locations in South County, at 8565 Monterey St. in Gilroy and 820 East Dunne Ave. in Morgan Hill, and 61 stores sprinkled around the San...

Supporters of downtown Gilroy restaurant urge city council to reverse parklet decision

station 55 parklet downtown gilroy
Supporters of a downtown restaurant are decrying the Gilroy City Council’s December decision to not extend the business’ permit for an outdoor dining area. Station 55 Seafood and Mexican Cocina’s “parklet,” a barricaded seating area that extends into parking spots on Fifth Street, was constructed...

Newsom outlines plan for state budget deficit

California is in a budget hole, its depth measured not in feet, but in dollars. How deep? A projected $38 billion deficit, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who said Jan. 10 he will declare a fiscal emergency when necessary and unveiled his initial plan to...

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