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May 6, 2021

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ARC seeks hero nominations for awards dinner

The American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter is currently seeking nominations for its annual Hero Awards, which recognizes members of the Monterey and San Benito County community who have shown courage, dedication, and character through acts of heroism and kindness.

Video: Tap dancer learns through sound of the movement

19-year-old Mary Church, who lost her sight to a condition called Norrie Disease when she was a baby, learns to tap dance by listening to the sound of her instructor Reta Rochelle's movements. Watch her dance and listen to her talk about her experience. Read the feature story about her experience learning to tap dance as well as her plans to attend the Louisiana School for the Blind in February in Friday's print edition of the Hollister Free Lance.

Scratched eye isn’t healing

Q: We took Fiber, our terrier, to the vet for an injury to his eye. He scratched his cornea running after a ball in the bushes. The vet gave us some antibiotic ointment to put in his eye once or twice a day. But he’s not getting any better. The vet wants to see him again to do some tests and we’re not sure what to do. Should we take him to a specialist? Why isn’t the eye getting better?

Great pumpkin weigh-off Saturday at Uesugi Farm

The 22nd annual giant pumpkin weigh-off is just days away and Uesugi Farm in San Martín is preparing for a great contest this year.

Pet detective draws police angst again, this time over rescued dog

More than a week after a small dog named “River” was rescued by a Gilroy man from Uvas Creek with a brick tied to its hind legs, the Gilroy Police Department and Humane Society of the Central Coast – which recently roused concerns from Hollister police as well – and are at odds about how and when the little dog should be adopted.

Pit bull owner may not face charges

The Gilroy Police Department may not arrest the man who fled the scene after his pit bull attacked a dachshund in the First Street Starbucks parking lot on Thursday morning, causing the small dog to be euthanized, and causing severe non-life threatening injuries to its owner.

Business Buzz: Long-time law office changes name

The law firm of Paxton-O’Brien changed names earlier this spring to Pipal & Spurzem, LLP.

Pet poisoner in Gilroy?

Gilroy resident Janet Rey woke up at 4 a.m. on Easter Sunday to her beloved cat, a 1-year-old orange Maine Coon named Coty, howling and convulsing.

Community Spotlight: Health agencies teach CPR

Health agencies teach CPR at Girl Scout event

Dating today is not for the faint of heart

Being single isn't for wimps. It's tough out there in the dating world. So tough, in fact, that I've found myself becoming more and more comfortable with my single status.