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Officials: Be safe this Fourth of July

Fire agencies throughout Santa Clara County remind residents that fireworks are illegal, dangerous and can result in fires and injuries that are easily preventable. Fines will be issued to anyone using, possessing, storing or selling illegal fireworks. Santa Clara County’s …


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City staff commits to public noticing

City staff took a step back in their proposal to change how the public is notified of construction bids, following concerns from the Gilroy Dispatch that the plan would erode transparency in city business. The city council on July 5 …


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Providers ready to ramp up services in wake of ruling

As the news broke on June 24 that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade, local healthcare activists and politicians reflected the general sentiment that reverberated across Santa Clara County: anger, sadness and shock. But in the midst of …


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Local Scene: Fourth events; book sale

Fireworks show on tap; booths set up Gilroy’s annual fireworks show is set for July 4 at 9:30pm. The fireworks, which will be set off at Gilroy High School, can be viewed from nearby neighborhoods and Christmas Hill Park. “Safe …


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Letter: Supreme Court ruling endangers women

Right now, the right to abortion care is at risk because of a deliberate, decades-long takeover of the Supreme Court by powerful right-wing extremists. We’re seeing the culmination of this takeover as the Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, the …


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Mary Cortani honored as Woman of the Year

Mary Cortani started Operation Freedom Paws in 2010 with financing from friends and family, and a “passion” to train service dogs and help her fellow military veterans who are struggling with health-related challenges in their daily civilian lives. Since then, …


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Great America to close in next decade

California’s Great America, which has been thrilling guests in Santa Clara since 1976, is expected to shut down within the next decade after its Ohio-based owner sold the land to a real estate developer. In a June 27 press release, …


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Garlic Festival’s first 2022 event draws dozens of golfers

Only the flames coming from the garlic-laden pans were hotter than the weather on June 24. With temperatures hovering near 100 degrees, the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association’s Golf Tournament took place at the Gilroy Golf Course, marking the first in …


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Sensational summer: The hottest months call for the biggest events

Summer is back, and in more ways than just the heat. After 2020’s cancellations and a sort-of-back 2021, summer has returned in full bloom for 2022. From live music, to parades, art camps and more, we’ve compiled a list of …


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Gilroy High Swimmer Commits to Auburn

Division I college programs pursued Zoey Zeller in much the same manner she swims in a race: all-out. The incoming Gilroy High senior recently made a verbal commitment to Auburn University, whose women’s team finished seventh out of 12 teams …


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Photos: Garlic City Car Show returns

Nearly 5,000 people poured into downtown Gilroy on June 18 to celebrate the return of the Garlic City Car Show. The show, organized by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, featured 225 vehicles on display, 26 vendors and two music stages. …


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New parking lot breaks ground

Crews were expected to break ground on downtown Gilroy’s newest parking lot this week. The 140-spot lot will take over a vacant lot and the former Gilroy Demonstration Garden at the corner of Seventh and Eigleberry streets. It will include …