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March 1, 2021

Gilroy Gardens eyes May 22 reopening

Gilroy Gardens plans to open May 22, the theme park announced recently. The park never opened in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We look forward to welcoming children back to their Gardens,” a message from Vice President and General Manager Barb Granter reads on Gilroy...

Appeals court upholds county ban on indoor religious gatherings

By Bay City News Santa Clara County officials are applauding a federal court's ruling that affirmed the county's ban on indoor gatherings. The ruling reversed the court's earlier decision to provide an exception for churches to the county's prohibition of indoor gatherings of any kind, after...

Mass Covid-19 vaccination site approved for Gilroy High

Gilroy High School will become South County’s first mass Covid-19 vaccination site. The Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved an agreement Feb. 11 that allows Santa Clara County Public Health to operate a portion of the campus through July 31. According to the...

Gilroy florists meet Valentine’s Day demand

Expressions Floral’s Gilroy facility has been abuzz with activity over the past week, with designers creating Valentine’s Day arrangements and delivery drivers constantly dropping off and loading fresh shipments of flowers. The business, which is the retail arm of the wholesaler Regional Farms, is neck-deep...

Sweeping federal drug bust includes arrests in Gilroy

A sweeping drug and weapons bust centered on the Sinaloa Cartel, and headed up by the FBI, resulted in the arrest of scores of suspects over the past year, including arrests in Gilroy. At a press conference Feb. 11, the FBI was joined by Northern...

Gilroy Chamber reveals ‘21 Spice of Life recipients

Editor’s note: Biographical information for the 2021 Spice of Life awardees was provided by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce. Man of the Year: Roland Velasco Roland Velasco served as Gilroy’s mayor from 2016-2020, part of a long career of public service. Velasco served two terms on the...

Local Scene: Little League donates $200K; State of the County set

Little League donates $200K to city The Gilroy Little League BallPark Fund recently donated $200,000 to the City of Gilroy to use toward sports field improvements. The donated funds are required to be used only for the purpose of building new facilities or improving existing facilities...

Rotary Club of Gilroy donates nearly 900 coats

The Rotary Club of Gilroy’s coat drive in conjunction with One Warm Coat collected nearly 900 coats during the month of January.   The goal was to collect 500 coats and jackets to provide to local partners who, in turn, would provide them to those in...

South African coronavirus strain detected in two Bay Area counties

Public health officials say they’ve detected the first known cases of a South African Covid-19 variant in Santa Clara and Alameda counties. Chief health officers in each jurisdiction, doctors Sara Cody and Nicholas Moss, hosted a press conference Feb. 10 to field questions about the...

First exhibit at new downtown art center emerges

For the past 20 years, Whitney Pintello has worked in the figurative art realm and perfected her craft in glasswork. Under the Covid-19 lockdown, the Gilroy artist has branched out to the abstract. Those works, many of which have never seen the light of day,...