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February 27, 2024

Black History Month exhibit marks decade

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The 10th annual Black History Month exhibit at the Gilroy Center for the Arts prominently displays photographs of many influential African American figures from throughout history. Among them are Ivie Anderson, a jazz singer born in Gilroy who performed for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. A...

Gilroy resident joins select group for WWII program

Nathaniel Yokota
Nathaniel Yokota recently returned from what he described as a life-changing experience. The 12-year-old Gilroy resident was selected as one of seven in the United States to go to Europe this past fall with an international children’s program called Bridge to History. The program for preteen...

Local Scene: Michelin Star-awarded restaurant group coming to Gilroy

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Michelin Star-awarded restaurant group coming to downtown Gilroy  Gilroy Downtown Investments, LLC (GDI) announced that it leased its building at 7574 Monterey St. to Petiscos by Adega LLC, a Michelin Star-awarded restaurant group in San Jose.  Adega Inc. is the recipient of multiple Michelin Star awards...

15 sentenced in Santa Clara County for health insurance scam

Fifteen people accused of running a massive statewide insurance scam that cost their victims about $40 million were sentenced Jan. 30 in what is regarded as the largest medical fraud case ever prosecuted in Santa Clara County, prosecutors said. Seven of them were sentenced to...

Gilroy FFA members compete in sectional event

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On Jan. 19, 21 Gilroy FFA members traveled to Hollister High School to compete against five other schools at the annual sectional Super Saturday LDE competition.  Through Leadership Development Events, participating FFA members in grades nine to 12 are challenged to develop critical thinking skills...

Gilroy Police blotter, Jan. 23-28, 2024

Jan. 23 • A vehicle was reported stolen on the 8100 block of Kern Avenue. • A business was reportedly burglarized on the 6800 block of Camino Arroyo. • Grand theft was reported on the 8300 block of Arroyo Circle. Jan. 24 • A vehicle was reported stolen on...

Treatment, funding, legislation and more discussed at opioid forum

U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta gathered Santa Clara County, City of San Jose and public health leaders together Jan. 24 for a discussion on the growing opioid epidemic. “We know that there is no silver bullet solution here, and we need to take all aspects of...

Sheriff: Armed, dangerous suspect at large in South County

A man who allegedly tried to shoot a process server at his residence is at large as police attempt to locate him, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said Jan. 28.  At about 11:15am Jan. 27, deputies were sent to the 6000 block of Mount...

Gilroy Police arrest Hollister man in relation to shooting

Police arrested a Hollister man on suspicion of shooting a firearm toward several people in Gilroy, authorities said.  The incident happened about 10pm Jan. 20 in the area of the 900 block of Kern Avenue, Gilroy Police said in a recent social media post. Officers...

Gilroy council agrees to draft parklet policy

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After hearing from many people in recent weeks who criticized its decision not to extend a downtown restaurant’s permit for an outdoor dining area, the Gilroy City Council on Jan. 22 agreed to pursue a parklet program and allow Station 55 Seafood and Mexican...

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