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May 30, 2023

Rivas holds onto District 30 seat

Incumbent Robert Rivas is headed toward a landslide victory in his race for reelection to the California Assembly District 30 seat.

Gilroy woman sentenced to jail for role in U.S. Capitol breach

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., sentenced Mariposa Castro, of Gilroy, to 45 days in jail Feb. 23 for her participation in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Castro, also known as Imelda Castro, was also ordered to pay a $5,000...

South County political veterans crowd 2022 supervisor race

The election for Santa Clara County District 1 Supervisor is well over a year away, but the field of candidates is already packed with veteran local politicians. Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine, former San Jose City Councilmember Johnny Khamis, County Board of Education Trustee Claudia...

Measure RR would raise $100M annually for Caltrain

Measure RR on the Nov. 3 ballot is a one-eighth-cent sales tax that would be levied for 30 years in order to help “save” Caltrain, the commuter train line that runs between Gilroy and San Francisco, according to supporters.

Biden sworn in as 46th U.S President

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, taking office at a moment of profound health, economic and political crises with a promise to seek unity after a tumultuous four years that tore at the fabric of American society.

Measure S aims to raise funds for water supply, flood control projects

Proponents of Valley Water’s Measure S on the Nov. 3 ballot say the parcel tax is crucial to reinforcing water supplies, flood protection and other priorities for nearly 2 million Santa Clara County residents; but its detractors say the measure lacks details and transparency, and caution that the proposed tax has no sunset date.

#GilroyStrong is community response to festival shootings

As the 41st annual Garlic Festival was in full swing, Christopher Ranch’s executive vice president, Ken Christopher told the Gilroy Dispatch that this year could potentially change the festival forever. With bigger-name celebrities than ever before, Christopher’s most pressing concern on the festival’s second day...

CCW defendants seek to disqualify DA

Four defendants in an alleged CCW bribery scheme have filed a motion to take Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen off the case.

Hecker Pass attracts more retail, housing

A San Jose developer will be seeking city approval this year for restaurants, retail shops, residences and a winery building near Hecker Pass Road. The Gilroy Planning Commision and City Council will review the application from Hecker Pass Commercial LLC for final approval with the...

Cedar Fair will not sell Great America, Gilroy Gardens management stays in place

GILROY - Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, which owns California's Great America amusement park in Santa Clara and manages Gilroy Gardens, will not be selling Great America to a San Francisco real estate company as announced in September.