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02/29/2024
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The City of Gilroy is searching for a new city clerk after Thai Pham resigned from the position earlier this month. Pham was appointed Gilroy City Clerk in 2021.

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01/18/2024
Image for display with article titled Enrollment Continues to Decline at Gilroy Schools

The declining enrollment across Gilroy Unified School District has officials looking at ways to more evenly distribute the number of students across its elementary schools.

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01/17/2024
Image for display with article titled Young Gilroy Author Releases 1st Novel

LJ Hardwicke will celebrate the release of her first novel, “Red Watson and the Gifted Lands,” with a book signing event.

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01/11/2024
Image for display with article titled Supporters of Downtown Gilroy Restaurant Urge City Council to Reverse Parklet Decision

Supporters of a downtown restaurant are decrying the Gilroy City Council’s December decision to not extend the business’ permit for an outdoor dining area.

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01/11/2024
Image for display with article titled Proposal Targets Plywood Removal in Downtown Gilroy

The city of Gilroy is looking at cracking down on downtown building owners who have covered their vacant storefronts with plywood for an extended amount of time.

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01/10/2024
Image for display with article titled Local Scene: Gilroy Veterans Hall Hosts Benefit Days

The Gilroy Veterans Memorial Hall, 74 West Sixth St., is hosting Veterans Benefit Days on the first and third Fridays of the month through 2024 with extended hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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01/04/2024
Image for display with article titled  New Roof Donated for Gilroy Home

This Gilroy home received a new roof donated by Simmitri and other local roofing companies.

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01/04/2024
Image for display with article titled Local Scene: Gilroy’s Water Rates Increase; Assistance League Opens Grant Applications

The Gilroy City Council agreed to raise water rates by 6% every year through 2028, beginning Jan. 1.

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12/27/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy Holds 1st Homeless Memorial Event

An inaugural ceremony in Gilroy to recognize people who died over the year while unhoused was staged at Gilroy City Hall.

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12/21/2023
Image for display with article titled Developer Files Plans for 504 Housing Units on Las Animas Avenue

A developer is hoping to build a 501-unit housing project on Las Animas Avenue, filing a formal application Dec. 14 that cites a state law that allows housing to be built on sites not designated for it.

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12/14/2023
Image for display with article titled Gourmet Alley Project Faces Delays

The $3.9 million grant from the California Department of Transportation’s Clean California Local Grant Program will be used to improve the Gourmet and Railroad alleyways between Fourth and Seventh streets by adding lighting, benches, garbage enclosures, bicycle and pedestrian markings, signage and more.

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12/14/2023
Image for display with article titled Need for Parklets Doubted by Some Gilroy City Council Members

A split Gilroy City Council elected not to extend a downtown restaurant’s pandemic-era parklet as city officials work to create a set of rules for outdoor dining areas in public parking spaces.

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12/07/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy Garlic Festival Hands Out Checks

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association dished out $65,000 in donations to various organizations during a ceremony at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, continuing its long-standing tradition of giving back to the community.

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12/07/2023
Image for display with article titled Council Gets Look at Downtown Gilroy Parking Study

Brian Canepa of W-Trans, the consulting firm hired by the city in September 2022, said multiple surveys of weekday parking in the broader downtown area revealed that only 44% of the 3,181 spaces were occupied during the peak hour of 10 a.m., noting that was before the new 144-space lot opened on Eigleberry and Seventh streets.

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12/07/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy Studies, May Change Downtown Food Truck Regulations

Gilroy officials are looking at updating a decades-old ordinance on food trucks, but some business owners are cautioning city leaders to not make it restrictive for those wanting to sell their wares downtown.

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12/06/2023
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City officials say a housing proposal on Hecker Pass Highway does not meet the criteria for the so-called “builder’s remedy,” a provision of state law that allows developers to bypass local zoning requirements.

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11/29/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy Puts Glen Loma Developer ‘On Notice’ Over Fire Station

The city of Gilroy could pursue legal action against the developer of Glen Loma Ranch, suggesting that it is reneging on its agreement to build a fire station in the housing development.

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11/29/2023
Image for display with article titled Ceremony celebrates South Valley Middle School’s transformation

Students, staff and the public gathered at South Valley Middle School to celebrate the completion of the $90 million transformation of one of Gilroy’s oldest campuses at 7881 Murray Ave.

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11/29/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy Garlic Festival Organizers Dismissed From Shooting Lawsuit

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge ruled that attorneys representing victims of the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting provided insufficient evidence to take the case to a trial.

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11/21/2023
Image for display with article titled Garlic Festival Dishes $65K to Charities

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced that its 2023 payouts to local charities totaled $65,000.

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11/16/2023
Image for display with article titled Tentative Ruling Dismisses Organizers in Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting Lawsuit

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge ruled that attorneys representing victims of the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting provided insufficient evidence to take the case to a trial.

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11/16/2023
Image for display with article titled Developer Files ‘Builder’s Remedy’ Application for Hecker Pass Road

A developer has filed a formal application for 113 homes on land not designated for housing on Hecker Pass Road, citing a state law that allows developers to bypass local zoning.

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11/16/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy School District Ratifies Teacher Contract

The Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education approved an agreement with the teachers’ union that increases salaries and lowers class sizes in some grades.

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11/15/2023
Image for display with article titled Spectrum Grants $5K to St. Joseph’s Family Center

Spectrum donated $5,000 to St. Joseph’s Family Center of Gilroy (SJFC) through the company’s national community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants.

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11/08/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy City Council Could Return to Hybrid Meetings

The Gilroy City Council will consider allowing virtual public comments during its meetings, possibly reinstating a pandemic-era policy that let people speak without being physically in attendance.

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11/02/2023
Image for display with article titled Veterans Honored in Downtown Gilroy Exhibit

The Gilroy Center for the Arts has opened its doors for veterans, providing them with a contemplative space to display their artwork and mementos from their time in the service.

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11/02/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy Teachers, District Announce Tentative Agreement

The tentative agreement was reached following an all-day fact-finding session with a state-appointed factfinder, according to a joint press release from the district and union.

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11/01/2023
Image for display with article titled Salinas-Gilroy Bus Line Restored

Local officials gathered at the Gilroy Transit Center to celebrate the return of the bus line that was suspended three years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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10/19/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy Council Passes Water Rate Increase

The council agreed to raise water rates by 6% every year through 2028, beginning Jan. 1

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10/12/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy Goes Out to Bid for Downtown Alleyway Project

City officials are seeking bids from contractors to construct grant-funded improvements to downtown Gilroy’s alleyways.

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Caltrain Electric Train Virtual Community Meeting

Event date: March 5, 2024 Event Time: 05:30 PM - 11:59 PM
(02/29/2024)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training

Event date: March 15, 2024 Event Time: 06:00 PM - 11:59 PMLocation: Gilroy, CA 95020
(02/29/2024)

Conversation and Coffee with Mayor Blankley

Event date: March 2, 2024 Event Time: 09:30 AM - 11:59 PMLocation: Gilroy, CA 95020
(02/28/2024)

Litter Cleanup Day

Event date: March 9, 2024 Event Time: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AMLocation: Gilroy, CA 95020
(01/29/2024)

Litter Cleanup Day

Event date: February 10, 2024 Event Time: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AMLocation: Gilroy, CA 95020
(01/29/2024)

Community Workshop: Affordable Housing 101

Event date: February 7, 2024 Event Time: 06:00 PM - 11:59 PMLocation: Gilroy, CA 95020
(01/25/2024)

Library Commission Meeting

Event date: February 14, 2024 Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PMLocation: 350 W. 6th St.Gilroy, CA 95020
(01/24/2024)

Library Commission Meeting

Event date: March 13, 2024 Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PMLocation: 350 W. 6th St.Gilroy, CA 95020
(01/24/2024)

Library Commission Meeting

Event date: January 24, 2024 Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PMLocation: 350 W. 6th St.Gilroy, CA 95020
(01/08/2024)

Downtown Committee Meeting: CANCELED

Event date: December 12, 2023 Event Time: 08:00 AM - 11:59 PMLocation: 7351 Rosanna StreetGilroy, CA 95020Description:The December 12 Downtown Committee Meeting has been cancelled. The next regular meeting will take place on January 9, 2023.
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