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October 15, 2021

Teachers in Gilroy picket district

With signs that read “Keep Good Teachers With Fair Pay,” “You can’t put students FIRST if you put teachers LAST” and “WTF? Where’s the Funding,” more than 300 Gilroy teachers and supporters picketed outside last week’s school board meeting. The Gilroy Teachers Association’s signs and...

Mayor leaves supe’s office

Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco has left his job as an aide to Santa County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, saying he wants to devote a full-time focus to his part-time role at City Hall. Velasco, elected to his first term in 2016, said this week he left...

Cool off at the Gardens

Families flocked to Gilroy Gardens Sunday, May 13 for a special Mother’s Day event celebrating the expansion of the popular Water Oasis. Recent renovations include four new slides, a giant tipping bucket, 90 new spray jets and various water features—effectively doubling the water play area. Also...

Mushroom crops yield millions

As the annual Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras approaches, it only seems appropriate to further examine Santa Clara County's second biggest agricultural product, the mushroom. Garlic gets lots of play locally, with Gilroy as the self-designated Garlic Capital of the World and hosting the Gilroy...

City releases some info on policies

Nearly two months after the death of Steven Juarez in police custody, friends and family of the Gilroyan are not giving up in their effort to demand answers from City Hall and its police department. Specifically, Juarez’ family—consisting of several generations of Gilroy residents—wants to...

Limb takes out power, closes Hecker Pass

A falling tree limb at approximately 2:40 pm April 3, took down a quarter mile of high-tension power lines between Burchell Road and Syngenta Flowers on Hecker Pass Road, igniting a one-acre vegetation fire,  knocking out power and closing the road to traffic for...

Primary season kicks off

The most hotly contested local primary on June 5 could be in the 30th Assembly District, which encompasses all of San Benito County, much of Monterey County, and portions of southern Santa Cruz County, and southern Santa Clara County, including Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Incumbent...

“Justice for Stevie” march demands answers

The family of Gilroy resident Steven Juarez and about 100 neighbors and friends took to downtown streets on Saturday morning, March 10, demanding answers about last month’s death of the 42-year-old while in police custody. The emotion-laden "Justice for Stevie" march began at the scene...

City moves to dismiss sex scandal lawsuit

The City of Gilroy said this month that accusations by a former public safety employee that she was harassed and fired for refusing to engage in sexual promiscuity within the Gilroy Police Department are not worthy of the court’s consideration, and should be dismissed. The...

Police warn of ‘virtual kidnapping’ scams

Police are warning citizens of a new “virtual kidnapping scam” in which a caller or callers have attempted to extract ransom money from unsuspecting local victims in recent days. The Hollister Police Department detailed one attempt at this scam in a Feb. 18 press release....