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September 24, 2021

Gilroy Center for the Arts gets a new look

Buckets and paint brushes in hand, about 15 employees from Lowe’s donned their red vests and blue shirts and descended on the Gilroy Center for the Arts on Sept. 14, giving the thrift store-turned-entertainment hub a much-needed makeover. The center, located at 7341 Monterey St.,...

Local Scene: Porchfest returns, virtual meeting on rec facility

Musicians return to Hanna Street porches Porchfest Gilroy returns to the front yards of Hanna Street on Sept. 25 from 1-6pm. The free event features musicians performing on neighborhood porches. The public is welcomed to stroll from porch to porch throughout the afternoon. Porchfest is sponsored by...

Gilroy unveils time capsule for 150th

Gilroy’s 150th anniversary celebration never came to be as planned, despite being months in the making. It was, as organizers describe it, “the best darn party that Gilroy never saw.” But, a year-and-a-half later on Sept. 13, it got a small send-off during the Gilroy...

Gilroy’s street repair program approved

In 2023, the crumbling Monterey Road between Highway 101 and Luchessa Avenue is expected to be reconstructed, as is the heavily truck-traveled Luchessa and adjacent Automall Parkway. Within the next year, many roads in the northwestern quadrant of Gilroy will get some repairs. That’s according to...

Balers top Christopher in titanic defensive battle

If the San Benito High football team came to Don Christopher Stadium on Sept. 10 expecting to roll to victory, Christopher High had other ideas. Though ranked 17 spots below the Haybalers in the Central Coast Section, the Cougars held their opponent down for most...

Photo: Celebrating Donald ‘Elvis’ Prieto’s life of service

Edgar Zaldana (right) of the Arts and Culture Commission presents the Lifetime Community Service Award for Donald “Elvis” Prieto to Prieto’s family during the Gilroy City Council meeting on Sept. 13. Prieto, who died on May 1 at the age of 54, was known...

Photos: San Martin Food Truck Fly In

The San Martin Airport presented The Food Truck Fly-In, an event filled with food, aircraft displays, aviation-centered entertainment and live music on Sept. 11. The event included a 9/11 tribute skydive by Skydive Silicon Valley in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist...

Gilroy High’s Chimezie Elias having breakout season

On the team’s first offensive play in the season-opener, Gilroy High junior Chimezie Elias knew things would be vastly different this year compared to the Covid spring season in March and April.  “I lined up, ran the first route and knew I was going to...

Aver Family pulling up stakes

After 16 years in the wine business, John and Carolyn Aver of Aver Family Vineyards in San Martin are closing out a fast-paced chapter.  The couple, who operated a tasting room on the grounds of their home off Watsonville Road for much of that time,...

Police blotter, Sept. 6-12, 2021: Rash of stolen vehicles in Gilroy

Sept. 6 • Someone stole a vehicle on the 7500 block of Miller Avenue, the 300 block of IOOF Avenue, the 1400 block of Bristlecone Court and 7700 block of Westwood Drive. • Vandalism was reported on the 100 block of West Tenth Street. • Police responded...