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December 1, 2021

Sheriff: Traffic stop yields guns, drugs

Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people after finding drugs and illegal firearms during a traffic stop in San Martin Monday morning. Early in the morning Aug. 19, a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in South County stopped a vehicle for a traffic stop on...

Some counseling extended for Garlic Festival attendees

Santa Clara County health officials decided Aug. 16 to extend for at least a week special counseling services in Gilroy for anyone affected by the July 28 mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Professional counselors with the county Behavioral Health Services will continue to...

CHP enforces pedestrian safety in Gilroy

As part of an ongoing effort to improve pedestrian safety, the California Highway Patrol made several enforcement stops in a pedestrian safety enforcement operation in Gilroy.

Police to conduct Aug. 23 DUI checkpoint

The Gilroy Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI and drivers license Checkpoint Aug. 23 at an undisclosed location within the city limits. “The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol...

First day of school different this year

The Gilroy Unified School District buildings and staff were intertwined with the Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting July 28 almost from the minute shots were fired. Hundreds of students, staff and parents were volunteering in booths in Gourmet Alley, the targets of the spraying bullets...

City administrator gets a $18,512 raise

In a split vote, the Gilroy City Council this month gave City Administrator, Gabe Gonzalez, an $18,512 raise, retroactive to April 1.   At its Aug. 5 meeting, Mayor Roland Velasco and councilmembers Cat Tucker, Fred Tovar and Peter Leroe-Muñoz voted to approve the raise. Councilmembers...

Garlic Festival contract is 34 years old

The City of Gilroy is bracing itself for potential litigation over the Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting July 28 that bloodied the last day of the festival.   Three young people were killed and 13 others were injured when a lone gunman fired with a semi-automatic...

National Night Out postponed to Oct. 1

Because of the July 28 mass shooting at the Garlic Festival, the Gilroy Police Department has rescheduled the National Night Out celebration to Oct. 1. “The Gilroy Police Department wishes to respect our community’s grieving process and encourages community dialog with the assistance of our...

Rodeo roundup

Thousands of people descended on a Ferguson Road ranch Aug. 7-11 to check out barrel racing, bull riding, bucking broncos and other Western-themed activities during the second annual Gilroy Rodeo. The rodeo made its debut in 2018, more than 60 years after Gilroy’s last major...

DA seizes sheriff’s phones, computers

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office served a search warrant early Aug. 2 at Sheriff Laurie Smith’s command hub as part of a hushed, drawn-out investigation into one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent and enduring local political figures. Though it took the targets of...