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City begins negotiations on Hecker Pass adventure park

The Gilroy City Council unanimously agreed to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement with Select Contracts on Sept. 13 to discuss financials and other aspects of a proposed bike and adventure park on the hillside near Gilroy Gardens. The proposal …

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Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.

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Big Basin Welcoming Public Back Starting Friday

After nearly two years out of commission, Big Basin Redwoods State Park—the oldest State Park in California—is about to open to the public, once again. It was closed after being ravaged by the CZU Lightning Complex fire, (97% destroyed), but …

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Gilroy Gardens drops management company

Gilroy Gardens’ nonprofit organization is now fully managing the theme park for the first time in nearly 20 years. The management contract between Gilroy Gardens and Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Company expired at the end of 2021, park officials confirmed. …

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Gilroy Gardens Opens up to Cyclists for Second Year

To celebrate National Bike Month, Gilroy Gardens is opening its park to bicyclists during a free event on May 20 from 4-7pm. Ride the Gardens made its debut in 2021, and its 300-attendee cap was quickly reached.

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Nature Center Reopening at Vasona Lake

The Youth Science Institute Nature Center is set for a grand reopening on May 28 from 11am to 1pm. The public is invited to explore the new nature dioramas depicting the wildlife community living along Los Gatos Creek as it …

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OT Park brings unique therapy to Morgan Hill

Pediatric Occupational Therapist Dr. Hiral Khatri has a passion for helping children of all ages and abilities thrive and become independent in their daily school, social and home lives. This passion, along with her extensive education and experience, led her …

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Purchase adds more acreage to open space preserve

The largest preserve in the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District just got a little bigger, with the purchase of 42 acres in the Mount Umunhum area of the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, district officials said Feb. 9. The property, …

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East San Jose Pocket Park Among Projects on ‘Clean California’ List

Governor announced $311.7 million in grants to beautify and revitalize public spaces across the state.

The post East San Jose Pocket Park Among Projects on ‘Clean California' List appeared first on San Jose Inside.

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Pickleball finds temporary home at Sunrise Park

Following a spat between Gilroy’s tennis and pickleball players, city officials allowed the paddle sport athletes to temporarily convert the tennis courts at Sunrise Park for their use. Pickleball players, including Bruce Serpa of Gilroy, recently painted lines on the …

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Community Services Districts, Explained

Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

Image caption: The ski resort once called 'Squaw Valley' has changed its name, which resort owners acknowledged was racist and sexist.
Ski Resort Changes ‘Derogatory, Offensive’ Name

The name change of one of California’s most historic ski resorts is part of a statewide and national trend to reexamine offensive place names.

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