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April 23, 2021

Public invited to help paint downtown mural

The public is invited to participate in creating the Women’s Downtown Collaborative Mural, which is being painted on the rear of The Neon Exchange building in Gourmet Alley. The paint dates are April 16-18 and April 23-25. No experience is necessary to participate. The mural is...

Unemployment is high. Why are businesses struggling to hire?

There are two distinct, and completely opposite, ways of looking at the American job market. One would be to consult the data tables produced every month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which suggest a plentiful supply of would-be workers. The unemployment rate is 6%,...

Local Scene: Meeting to discuss transit center proposal

Meeting to discuss transit center proposal The Valley Transportation Authority is hosting another community meeting for the proposed Gilroy Transit Center Transit-Oriented Development on April 22 at 6pm. In February, VTA held two community meetings to discuss the community’s vision for the site. Based on the...

Poppy Jasper film festival expands global reach

The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival has always had a global reach, but never to the extent as it has in 2021. One of the benefits of hosting a virtual festival this year is its accessibility to not just people from throughout the state or...

Garlic Festival planning drive-thru event

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association is working with Gavilan College to host a drive-thru Gourmet Alley experience in July. Festival President Tom Cline presented the plans for the “Gilroy Garlic Festival Days” event to the college’s Board of Trustees on April 13. The Gilroy Garlic Festival...

County opens vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 and up

Santa Clara County opened Covid-19 vaccine eligibility Tuesday to all people who live and work in the county who are age 16 or older, joining several other Bay Area counties in fully opening vaccine eligibility. Local health officials credited a significantly increased allocation of vaccine...

Gilroy Library expanding access with in-person browsing

Nothing can compare to browsing in a quiet space, surrounded by thousands of books, magazines, newspapers and other material in shelves that stand nearly twice as tall as the average person. For the past year, Gilroy residents, looking to check out a good read for...

Gilroy Police seek catalytic converter thief

Police are on the lookout for a suspect who stole a vehicle’s catalytic converter Tuesday morning. According to Gilroy Police, an unknown suspect stole the part from a Honda Civic that was parked on the 8700 block of Kern Avenue at 9:15am. The suspect arrived in...

Christopher poised for another strong season

In the last three years, the only thing the Christopher High girls soccer team hasn’t accomplished is win a Central Coast Section championship. The Cougars have won three consecutive league titles and reached a CCS championship game two years ago before being bounced out...

Two injured in Highway 25 collision

Two people suffered major injuries April 11 after the vehicle they were driving in failed to stop at a red light on Highway 25 and collided with a pickup truck. According to the California Highway Patrol, at about 12:19am, a woman was driving a Honda...