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01/31/2023

MONTEREY—The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be jam packed once again with hundreds of spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite professional star athletes, actors or musicians battling it out on the golf course from Feb. 1-5. “Building …

01/27/2023

The Gilroy and Live Oak girls basketball teams have had their fair share of adversity this season. Both squads have had to navigate injuries and in the Acorns’ situation, they’ve also dealt with a variety of other issues that have …

01/26/2023

Some prominent organizations in Gilroy welcomed new faces at the helm as the calendar flipped to 2023. Victoria Valencia is the new CEO of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, Frank Johnson has taken over as executive director of Visit Gilroy …

01/26/2023

For Moses Mirabal, it was personal. Wrestling in the 138-pound title match in the Mid-Cals Classic tournament on Jan. 21, the Gilroy High junior was squaring off against an opponent from Oklahoma power Tuttle High. Just two-and-a-half weeks earlier, Mirabal …

01/26/2023

A proposal to construct a 75-foot electronic billboard adjacent to Highway 101 has drawn the ire of some Gilroy residents, including others from outside of the city, who say its bright lights would not only serve as a distraction to …

01/26/2023

Whenever one of Avis Kelley’s students would beat their own personal record on the track, the entire team would celebrate, regardless of whether it was a winning run or not. That was part of Kelley’s DNA, always encouraging everyone around …

01/26/2023

When Mark Ashford was nearing the end of his prison sentence about three years ago, he said he went “full force” into turning his life around. The Gilroy resident, who spent 25 years in and out of the prison system …

01/26/2023

What would make Gilroy an even better place to live? It’s not billboards, especially not huge electronic ones. But the City is considering changes in our ordinance which would allow them. The Mitigated Negative Declaration should be denied because it …

01/23/2023

As long as the Christopher High girls basketball team plays with grit, coach Heather Ridley will be satisfied. The Cougars have displayed plenty of that this season, sporting a 12-4 overall record and 2-2 mark in the ultra-competitive Blossom Valley …

01/23/2023

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck southern Santa Clara County Monday morning at 5:58 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck at a depth of 5.9 kilometers, about 9 kilometers east/northeast of San Martin. Cal Fire spokesperson Josh …

01/20/2023

The Bay Area Congressional delegation—Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-18), Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-16) and Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)—wrote to President Joe Biden on Jan. 19 to request that relief for Santa Clara County be included in the …

01/19/2023

The weather forecast is finally calling for a noteworthy dry spell in Gilroy, but dozens of local people and businesses are still recovering from flood damage and other property losses resulting from the last several weeks of drenching storms in …

01/19/2023

Deborah Flores, who has led Gilroy Unified School District as superintendent for 16 years, will retire on June 30. Flores made the announcement during the Jan. 12 GUSD Board of Education meeting. “This was one of the hardest decisions I …

01/19/2023

Business and city leaders have embarked on a “Jumpstart Downtown” campaign this year that plans to clean up blight along the Monterey Street corridor and assist property owners with reduced permitting fees. New businesses slated to open this year include …

01/19/2023

The Christopher High boys basketball team is attempting a rare double: win consecutive championships in different leagues.  Last season, the Cougars earned a share of the Pacific Coast Athletic League Gabilan Division title. This year, with the school having switched …

01/18/2023

LAFCO scheduled to consider Gilroy annexation The Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Clara County will hold a virtual public hearing on Feb. 1 at 1:15pm to consider a request by the City of Gilroy for the expansion of its …

01/18/2023

I was supposed to be in Israel today. To be precise, this morning, I was going to wake up in a quaint hotel near the Old City of Safed, enjoy a delicious breakfast al fresco while taking in the mountaintop …

01/18/2023

I’d like to start off with a message to those that use active transportation and transit to commute: Thank you. We see you and support you. We are providing year-round education and encouragement through Measure B funds. We have programs …

01/18/2023

Your article about the San Martin Shelter (Gilroy Dispatch, Jan. 13) accurately described the dire situation at shelters across the nation. Very few people know that dogs can be taken out for a field trip! Not all dog lovers can …

01/17/2023

Gavilan College men’s basketball coach Derek Jensen likes a lot of things about this year’s team, but foremost among them is its unselfishness.  “Our guys don’t care about numbers and they’ve all bought in to do whatever it takes to …