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June 6, 2020

Trump tweets could stall High-Speed Rail

The $79 billion High-Speed Rail that promises to connect Northern and Southern California could be stalled in its tracks by a new obstacle: the Trump administration. The Federal Rail Administration (FRA) has refused to meet with the California High-Speed...

Council votes for 45-day moratorium

The Gilroy City Council and Planning Commission will not be hearing or approving any multi-family housing projects until Feb. 21, after an interim urgency ordinance was adopted by the council in a 6-1 vote. Council member Dion Bracco voted against the ordinance, which will halt...

Blankley selected 2019 mayor pro tem

The Gilroy City Council is settling into a new year following the election of four council members. While Dion Bracco and Peter Leroe-Muñoz reclaimed their seats on the council, Marie Blankley was elected to the seat to which she had been appointed...

Mixed-use building approved by council

The Gilroy City Council this week unanimously approved a mixed use building that will sit on Monterey Road near Highway 101. The project approved Jan. 14 is planned to have 69 market rate units and 9 affordable housing units...

Panetta has busy first week in Capitol

Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s first week of his second term was a busy one, as the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives faced new responsibilities and a government shutdown. Panetta and his Congressional colleagues were sworn in en...

Sexual assault case under investigation

Accusations that a homeless man sexually assaulted a woman at his makeshift shelter in San Martin remain under investigation, according to authorities. The man has not been charged with a crime, and was released from custody shortly after his arrest last week....

City Council matches demographics

Gilroy is becoming increasingly Latino, according to new census reports, and its elected officials match the city’s shifting demographics. The re-election of Peter Leroe-Muñoz as the Gilroy City Council’s fourth Latino member may enable the city to avoid the...

Family fuels Rivas

Bold. That’s how Robert Rivas, newly elected assembly member to California’s 30th district describes himself, his leadership style and his campaign. “I’m not afraid to make a decision, so long as it’s the right decision to make,” said...

Marques victory adds slow-growth vote

In the Nov. 6 election for three four-year seats on the Gilroy City Council, there were no surprises. Not so for the single two-year seat. In the major upset of Election Day in Gilroy, incumbent Dan...

Thousands of local ballots are uncounted

On Monday, Nov. 12, schools, banks and government offices were closed—except employees of the Santa Clara County Clerk’s elections office. Like their counterparts across California—and in many other states—they were busy validating and counting bagsful of ballots mailed at the last minute.