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June 15, 2024

Seen and heard at the Poppy Bash

An upbeat gala for the 18th annual Poppy Jasper International Film Festival unfolded Friday night in downtown Gilroy. Around 200 people filled the Capos Event Center on April 12 for the three-hour Poppy Bash event, which included awards, snippets of dozens of this year’s films,...

Visit Aromas for May 11 Garden Tour

Winter’s gone and sunny spring days prompt us to step outside and work in our gardens. Don’t worry, expert advice is near. Seven private gardens will be open to the public from 10am-4pm May 11. The Garden Tour is an opportunity to explore the...

Local Scene: Election results certified; low-income healthcare enrollment drops

Gutierrez named to dean’s list Valeria Gutierrez, of Gilroy, made the fall 2023 dean's list at the University of Puget Sound for achieving at least a 3.7 grade-point average, completing all of their enrolled courses without withdrawals, and having no incomplete grades. Low-income healthcare enrollment drops Low-income...

Gourmet Alley work begins

Construction began this week on the City of Gilroy’s grant-funded makeover of Gourmet Alley in the downtown, and some business and property owners are concerned about the possible impact the work will have on their operations.  City officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the project...

Local Scene: Foundation to award $85K-plus in grants

Foundation to award $85K-plus in grants The Gilroy Foundation will award more than $85,000 to local nonprofit groups at its annual meeting and charitable giving presentations on April 25.  Applicants will be awarded from Gilroy Foundation’s Competitive Grant Cycle, its Designated Donor Funds and its Donor-Advised...

Construction set to begin on downtown Gourmet Alley upgrades

downtown gilroy gourmet alley rendering
The City of Gilroy is set to begin construction to transform the downtown Gourmet Alley into a modern, spacious, pedestrian-friendly corridor.  The city will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 9am April 5, to “celebrate the start of construction” for the project, which is funded largely...

Nurses go on strike at Saint Louise, county hospitals

Hundreds of nurses who work at Saint Louise Regional Hospital are on strike, joining the picket line with their colleagues represented by the Registered Nurses Professional Association. The healthcare workers are protesting alleged unfair labor practices exhibited by their employer, Santa Clara County.  More than...

Local Scene: Gourmet Alley meets Day on the Ridge

Gourmet Alley meets Day on the Ridge The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association (GGFA) will participate in the 2024 Day on the Ridge by bringing its renowned Gourmet Alley team to serve as the event’s premier food vendor.  Scheduled for May 26, Day on the Ridge will...

A sip of history

Fortino Winery, likely one of the most familiar Santa Clara Valley wineries to local people, reflects the history of winemaking in a region famed for the craft.  Premium wine has been made in the Santa Clara Valley longer than anywhere else in California. Part of...

Federal, state water managers announce increased deliveries

Managers of California’s two main water storage and delivery systems on March 22 announced increases to forecasted water allocations for millions of people and vast tracts of farmland. The state Department of Water Resources, which runs the State Water Project, said its anticipated water deliveries...

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