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January 17, 2022

Local Scene: Burrito Run a New Year tradition

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Burrito Run tradition to support restaurants Thousands of hungry motorcyclists are expected to ride to downtown Gilroy on New Year’s Day for the annual Burrito Run. The annual tradition will see riders from across the region supporting local restaurants, and many ride to raise money for...

Gilroy High boys soccer team looks to overcome slow start

To say the Gilroy High boys soccer team has struggled so far this season would be a vast understatement. But even though the Mustangs went 2-5-1 through their first eight games, they still have a chance to turn things around, especially when Pacific Coast...

Boosters required for healthcare workers

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Healthcare workers and others in “high-risk” settings must receive their Covid-19 vaccination booster by Jan. 24, the Santa Clara County health officer announced Dec. 28. Under the new local health order, workers must be up-to-date on their vaccination (both fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19...

Gilroy property values continue rise, despite pandemic woes

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Property values in Gilroy grew at a rate near the county’s average in 2020, rising by 4.45% to $10,265,011,012, according to the 2021-22 Assessor’s Annual Report released by Santa Clara County Tax Assessor Larry Stone’s office on Dec. 13. Morgan Hill, meanwhile, grew at the...

Christopher High boys basketball looks to continue sustained run of success

After the Christopher High boys basketball team produced an impressive 59-38 win over a solid Los Gatos squad on Dec. 23, first-year Cougars coach Adam Sax said he’s hoping the team “can all be on the same page by February.”   That’s a scary thought for...

Salvation Army donates toys, food to families

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The Salvation Army of Gilroy needed a Christmas miracle for its annual holiday giving season after the rough year it had. In September, one of its leaders, Capt. Manuel Gaytan, died due to complications from Covid-19, according to friend and Salvation Army volunteer Fred Tovar. “Captain...

Rotary Club of Gilroy provides winter necessities to local families

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Members of the Rotary Club of Gilroy recently donated winter clothing to students in need. For their winter community service project, the Rotary Club of Gilroy supported Gilroy Unified School District's efforts to provide winter clothing for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Many of...

Proposal would cut some advisory boards

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Gilroy city officials are looking to reduce the number of advisory commissions, pointing to difficulties in recruiting and retaining members to the more than a dozen boards. The duties of the Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, Historic Heritage Committee, Bicycle Pedestrian Commission and Street Naming...

Morgan Hill man arrested in November homicide

Police arrested a Morgan Hill man Dec. 22 who is suspected of shooting and killing a man as he was driving through a Gilroy intersection in November. Nicholas Jose Carrillo IV, 20, was arrested without incident on Hale Avenue in Morgan Hill and charged with...

Man injured in Dec. 21 stabbing in Gilroy

A man was injured in a stabbing incident near a Gilroy apartment complex Tuesday night, according to police. About 8:30pm Dec. 21, a 40-year-old man was stabbed by a suspect on the 200 block of East Tenth Street, according to Gilroy Police Sgt. John Ballard....