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‘Potential of a fight’ draws police presence at school

Gilroy Police responded to Gilroy High School Wednesday after hearing of a potential fight, but the altercation never happened and no one was hurt, according to school and police officials. Officers responded to the school at about 1:50pm due to …


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Christopher football passes first test of season to improve to 4-0

Facing adversity for the first time all season, it was time for the Christopher High football team to show what it was made of. In the end, the Cougars passed their first test of 2022 with a 24-10 non-league win …


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Local Scene: National Night Out; foundation grants open

National Night Out returns The Gilroy Police Department and City of Gilroy will present National Night Out on Oct. 4 from 4-7:30pm at 350 West Sixth St., between City Hall and the Gilroy Library. The public is invited to get …


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Leadership Gilroy salutes veterans

Leadership Gilroy’s Class of 2022 will host “A Salute to our Veterans” on Oct. 1 from 10am to 1pm at the Veterans Memorial Building, 74 West Sixth St. The event will begin with the unveiling of the flagpole, which was …


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Christopher girls volleyball has come back strong

After the greatest season in program history in 2019, the Christopher High girls volleyball team fell on hard times.  First, the Cougars had to disband the team early in the 2021 spring Covid season due to a variety of factors. …


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South Valley Civic Theatre’s family-friendly ‘Honk! Jr.’ opens Oct. 1

South Valley Civic Theatre’s upcoming performance of “Honk! Jr.” is truly a family affair, in more ways than one. Adapted for the youngsters, the family-friendly show is based on “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen, which follows a baby …


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Gavilan College dedicates new bridge to longtime faculty member

Susan Dodd cemented her legacy in Gavilan College lore long ago, but now, it can be seen in the most literal sense. A new concrete-and-steel pedestrian bridge that spans over the college’s main road, connecting the central Gilroy campus to …


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Photo: Volunteers clean Uvas Creek

Cities throughout the state participated in Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17, including Gilroy, where the Recreation Division hosted a site at Christmas Hill Park. There were 75 volunteers of all ages who participated. They collected approximately 365 pounds of …


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Guest View, Fred Tovar: Stronger together

Dear members of the Gilroy community, I wanted to share with you a copy of the letter that was sent to the Santa Clara County Democratic Party in response to a resolution they presented recommending removal of their endorsement. Dear …


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Gilroy councilmember files police report over ‘threats against public officials’

A heated exchange during the Gilroy City Council’s Sept. 19 meeting led one councilmember to file a police report after a resident claimed the public would “do stuff to make your life miserable.” Ron Kirkish of Gilroy, who made the …


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Gilroy City Council could ask Armendariz to resign

The Gilroy City Council will soon consider asking Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz to resign if a recall effort against her qualifies for a ballot. During the council’s Sept. 19 meeting, Mayor Marie Blankley requested the item be brought to the council …


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Gilroy’s defense stands tall in win over Sobrato

Defense was the name of the game when the Gilroy and Sobrato football teams squared off on Sept. 17. Though the host Mustangs came away with a 27-14 win, the result was closer than the score indicated. Gilroy’s defensive line …


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Gilroy Library celebrates 10th anniversary of Sixth Street spot

An excited crowd of nearly 6,000 visitors stood at the doors of the 54,000-square-foot Gilroy Library on Sixth Street on opening day, April 28, 2012. This month, the library is commemorating that memorable day with a 10-year anniversary celebration. The …


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Gilroy Arts Alliance opens new exhibit, looks to expand offerings

The downtown Gilroy arts scene has experienced a renaissance as of late, with the addition of an artist studio on Sixth Street, to a massive mural project in an alleyway and monthly art walks. The Gilroy Arts Alliance, the nonprofit …


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Drivers arrested in two fatal hit-and-run crashes in Gilroy

Two people were arrested in separate hit-and-run crashes within 24 hours of each other that left two men dead on the same stretch of road in Gilroy. The first crash was reported Sept. 12 at about 8:54pm on Wren Avenue …


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Photo: Vacant shopping center demolished

An excavator chewed into the former Chestnut Square shopping center recently to make way for a new development at the corner of Chestnut and East Tenth streets. Evergreen Development Company is clearing the 1970s-era center, which formerly housed O’Henry’s Donuts, …


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Monument installation in Morgan Hill symbolizes global peace

Marty Cheek has a plan to achieve global peace by Christmas Day in 2040. He admits people will roll their eyes at this point, but he remains undeterred. “It’s ambitious, it’s audacious, it’s also 100% doable,” he said. Cheek, the …


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New book highlights four decades of Gilroy Garlic Festival history

Throughout its four-decade history, the Gilroy Garlic Festival served as the city’s unofficial leadership academy, where countless volunteers grew up not only in the sense of age, but also by the skills they learned through putting on the massive event …


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Local Democratic Party pulls support for Tovar

The Santa Clara County Democratic Party pulled its endorsement of Gilroy City Councilmember Fred Tovar, saying his policy positions are in “direct conflict” with the party’s platform. On a unanimous vote Sept. 8, the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee …


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Potential rail strike would halt Caltrain service between Gilroy and San Jose

CalTrain officials plan to suspend service between Gilroy and the Capitol station in San Jose if freight rail workers for Union Pacific go out on strike Friday. The rail corridor that CalTrain uses for this service is owned by Union …