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May 17, 2024

Conner Menez makes Giant debut

"Don't forget to breathe." That was the simple yet most effective advice Conner Menez received from some of the San Francisco Giants players when the left-hander made his major league debut on July 21 against the New York Mets, a game the Giants won 3-2...

County fair adds murals, stage

The Santa Clara County Fair begins a four-day 75th birthday celebration Aug. 1 at the San Jose fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, highlighted by a new stage, new murals and fireworks every night. Opening day admission will be just 75 cents, 1-5pm, in honor of the...

Downtown retrofits making strides

Drivers and pedestrians traversing Monterey Street downtown likely notice construction walls and various boarded-up buildings scattered throughout the area. Those who look beyond the shabby exteriors will see a significant amount of investment that could change the face of downtown Gilroy. Downtown building and property...

Rotary to tackle homelessness

In one of his very first meetings as the new president of Gilroy Rotary, Mark Turner presented its  members with an ambitious challenge: reduce homelessness in Gilroy by 30 percent over the next three years. The 2019 Homeless Census and Survey, conducted in January by...

Popular car show host coming to Gilroy

Dennis Gage is probably the only person in the world who shares his undying love for cars on a weekly basis inside 105 million homes across the nation, all while rocking a handlebar mustache. Gage is the host of My Classic Car, which first aired...

Gilroy homeless census steady

The numbers of Gilroy residents without homes has changed little, while Santa Clara County’s homeless population increased over the past two years, according to a county report released July 18. The 2019 “Homeless Census and Survey” conducted country-wide in January and February showed a 2...

Here’s looking at you

The Gilroy Ostrich Farm, 5560 Pacheco Pass Highway, recently opened to the public. The farm includes 20 ostriches, as well as alpacas, chickens, goats and other animals. A completely remodeled barn near the entrance to the farm serves as a farm stand, where guests...

Special 150th anniversary logo unveiled

Mayor Roland Velasco has promised a yearlong celebration to honor Gilroy’s 150th birthday. The first thing that needed to be done to kick off the party was the selection of a special 150th celebration logo. The council unanimously approved the logo at the July 1...

U-Pick Organic Cherries

It’s cherry-picking time at the Lazy K Ranch Cherry Farm, east of Gilroy off Canada Road. The family-owned and -operated ranch ended the month of June with its second “u-pick” event, and families from all over the South Valley responded by filling their buckets...

Suicide rate in county continues to drop

The suicide rate in Santa Clara County dropped for the third consecutive year in 2017, federal health officials reported. The decline in county suicides for the most recent reported year, to 6.95 suicides per 100,000 people in 2017, is in contrast to national suicide rates,...

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