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April 17, 2021

Stephen Romero, Keyla Salazar, Trevor Irby killed in Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting

All three of the fatally wounded victims of the July 28 mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival were young people visiting Gilroy, attending the festival with family or friends.  Stephen Romero, 6. Keyla Salazar, 13. Trevor Irby, 25. Stephen Romero lived in San Jose. His identity was...

Leaders respond to Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting via tweets

With the July 28 shootings at the Garlic Festival, Gilroy has joined the ever-growing list of communities affected by gun violence, and with that came input from famous figures across the country, hashtagged #GilroyGarlicFestival and #GilroyShooting. Community leaders from the South County, TV personalities, politicians...

Former GOP candidate for 30th Assembly District is charged with election fraud

Neil Kitchens, a Republican candidate who ran an unsuccessful campaign for the 30th District State Assembly seat in 2018, has been charged with five counts of election fraud. Kitchens pleaded not guilty at an arraignment June 27 in Monterey County Superior Court, according to court...

Cities oppose Senate housing plans

California city leaders have long prided themselves on the growth plans and housing requirements tailormade for their cities. Gilroy has its own growth measure passed in 2016: Measure H. Now municipalities across California fear their planning could be put to an end if the state...

South County reps cautious on impeachment

As the question of whether to impeach President Donald Trump loomed over the California Democratic Convention the weekend of May 31, local representatives continued to resist the pressure to advocate impeachment. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi grew more emboldened in her calls to hold...

Local Dem leaders react to convention

This year’s Democratic state convention in San Francisco offered a select group of party regulars a sneak preview of Democratic campaign themes. Included among the 3,400 delegates at the May 31-June 2 convention were local elected officials and party workers from Congress member for the...

City settles lawsuit, pays $25K

Both the plaintiff and defendants hailed the settlement as a success.

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 Rail Authority following a series of...

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 and Carol...