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January 17, 2022

UPDATED: Man found after walking away from home

Rodney Pharis
UPDATE, 4pm: Pharis was found safe north of Gilroy, police reported. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Gilroy Police is asking for the public’s help in looking for a man suffering from Alzheimer’s who walked away from his home on the 1500 block of Peregrine Drive Monday afternoon. Rodney Pharis, 83, is...

Christopher, Gilroy football players suit up one last time in Central Coast All-Star Game

For the local athletes selected to play in the 36th annual Central Coast All-Star Football Game at Rabobank Stadium on Jan. 14 at 7pm, the contest represents one last chance to put on their pads and compete with and against their friends in their...

Local scholar receives prestigious scholarship

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Ever since she was a young girl, Bérénice Sylverain dreamed of attending a prestigious university in the United Kingdom, inspired by her uncle and mother who encouraged her that she could do anything she set her mind to. That dream, however, was realized in the...

Local Scene: GALs accepting grant applications

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Gilroy Assistance League accepting grant requests The Gilroy Assistance League is now accepting grant requests that will benefit Gilroy youth organizations, programs and schools. In 2021, GALs gave out $16,000 to various youth services, such as Community Solutions, One Heart to Another, Parents Helping Parents, St....

Uvas Reservoir about to overflow as wet season begins

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The Uvas Reservoir in Morgan Hill is the fullest it has been in three years, pointing to a positive trend in the county’s water situation after a long dry period. As of Jan. 4, the reservoir was 96% full, and was a few inches away...

Photo: Major injuries in Hecker Pass plunge

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Emergency officials pull the driver out of a caved-in Honda Civic on Hecker Pass Tuesday. The California Highway Patrol said the 26-year-old male driver, with a male passenger—both of Hollister—were traveling east on Hecker Pass Road (Highway 152) at 2:45pm when the driver lost...

Gavilan College basketball team ready to take things up a notch in conference

Gavilan College men’s basketball coach Derek Jensen likes where his team is headed as the Rams (9-7) begin Coast Conference play on Wednesday against San Jose City College.  Gavilan has had some strong results so far in non-conference action and Jensen feels the team can...

Photos: Burrito Run rings in the New Year

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Hungry motorcyclists from Gilroy and beyond convened downtown to support local restaurants during the annual Burrito Run on Jan. 1. The New Year’s Day tradition’s roots stem back about 40 years ago, when a small group of bikers stopped at Cielito Lindo for a...

Gilroy’s rainfall doubles in 2021, but only hits average total

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Fueled by two wetter-than-normal months, Gilroy’s rainfall total in the 2021 calendar year was more than double that in 2020. But even with an atmospheric river soaking the region in the year’s final weeks, the city was only near its average. According to the National Weather...

Homicides, assaults surpassed average in 2021

Violent crime was on the rise in Gilroy in 2021, capped off by six homicides that were well above the city’s average rate, according to police. Gilroy Police Chief Pedro Espinoza said the city typically averages about one homicide a year. But the six this...