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May 18, 2024

Speed limits in town change

Motorists, check speed limit signs in Gilroy for changes. As of Oct. 14, speed limits on some streets have either increased or decreased.   Chestnut Street, Church Street, Eighth Street, Fourth Street, Kern Avenue, Miller Avenue, Sunrise Drive, Third Street and Hanna Street were all affected...

Blue and White rule this week

There may no longer be a varsity football season, but there will be a homecoming celebration at Gilroy High School. Sports boosters, alumni, parents, cheerleaders, student organizations and teachers and staff at Gilroy High went ahead this week with the school’s annual Homecoming celebration, despite...

Submissions sought for Veterans Day edition

The Gilroy Dispatch will honor local veterans with a Veterans Day-themed edition of South Valley magazine on Nov. 8. The edition is devoted to all U.S. or allied military veterans who are currently South Valley residents or have a connection to this area. To be...

Update from the county supe

I am pleased to announce the launch of 911 texting services throughout Santa Clara County. This new option will help those who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and anyone who feels unsafe speaking over the phone. The county operates a consolidated (law,...

Home Depot volunteers help DreamPower

The Home Depot Foundation has partnered with nonprofit DreamPower Horses for Warriors of Gilroy to transform the local facility that provides therapy using horses. More than 55 members of Team Depot, The Home Depot's associate-led volunteer force worked on the project on their day off. DreamPower...

Water district seeks grant apps

Valley Water—the Santa Clara Valley Water District—is accepting applications for fiscal year 2020 grants. The district will be awarding $2.1 million for projects that can help conserve water, prevent pollution or restore wildlife habitats in Santa Clara County. These funds for 2020 projects are designed to...

Equality and housing in Santa Clara County

Last month’s Women’s Equality Day Celebration hosted by the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women bore witness to the triumphs and challenges women still face. It is staggering to think that 2019 marks the 99th year since the passage of the...

Local students named National Merit semifinalists

Seven Morgan Hill students and two Gilroy teens have been named as semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program.

SC County wins sanctuary city fight

Five days after taking the oath of office in 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would have suspended federal funding for cities and counties across the US, including Santa Clara County, that had declared themselves legal sanctuaries to protect undocumented immigrants...

National Night Out postponed to Oct. 1

Because of the July 28 mass shooting at the Garlic Festival, the Gilroy Police Department has rescheduled the National Night Out celebration to Oct. 1. “The Gilroy Police Department wishes to respect our community’s grieving process and encourages community dialog with the assistance of our...

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