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Walking the El Camino

I have just returned from walking the El Camino, an 80-mile pilgrimage of seven days from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. , along with Jerusalem and Rome. The route is a UNESCO world heritage site; over 200,000 …


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Garlic Festival NOT Moving to Stockton

Gilroy Garlic Festival organizers were taken off guard Sunday, when an event promoter in San Joaquin County announced that it would host the city’s much-beloved gathering in 2022. The Tony Noceti Group, which puts on events such as the San …


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Meet Chief Jamie Field”

The posh La Rinconada Country Club was the site of a dress-up meet-and-greet with Los Gatos' new top cop, who recently marked 100 days in the role. The public safety-focused gathering was put on by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police …


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Lighting for Literacy celebrates 10 years

The Los Gatos Morning Rotary (LGMR) paid tribute to the 10-year history of Lighting for Literacy (LFL) on March 23 at its 7:30am meeting.  Rotarians, members of the United Methodist Church, LFL volunteers and co-founder Doug McNeil’s family attended.  A …


Image caption: The homeless is California are often afflicted with severe mental health issues.
Mental Health and the Homeless: Newsom’s CARE Court Plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new CARE Court plan aims to get homeless Californians experiencing mental health problems into treatment and off the street. But can it actually work?


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Morgan Hill chamber celebrates local leaders

The Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce on April 3 will host its annual Celebrate Morgan Hill awards ceremony, honoring the organization’s 2022 honorees in the following categories: Woman of The Year, Man of The Year, Educator of The Year, Student …


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Los Gatos woman helping more Ukrainians enter America

Men hold babies in their arms, women are bundled up in blankets and jackets to fight off the cold. Volunteers hand out coffee and soup. Kids are coughing. Some people have surgical masks on. Many don’t. It was a frustrating …


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Gilroy Chamber celebrates local leaders

For the first time in two years, the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce was able to celebrate its Spice of Life awardees in a black tie event March 26 at CineLux Gilroy Cafe and Lounge.  The event began outside the theater …


Image caption: César Chávez in 1979, originally photographed for U.S. News & World Report.
What’s the Best Way to Celebrate César Chávez Day?

Californians have the perfect opportunity to remember César Chávez by making March 31 a day of service.


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Library bookstore renamed in honor of longtime volunteer

In every community there are unsung heroes, individuals that offer their service, commitment and dedication, time and again. The many roles Isabel Jewell has held with the Friends of the Gilroy Library over her four decades of service to the …


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Women gather to benefit nonprofit

Every year, in honor of International Women's Day, Kim Richman with Compass hosts a party of female clients, business owners, community leaders and more. This year's event took place March 8 in the backyard of Richman’s Los Gatos home.  The …


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Gilroy school custodian named finalist in national competition

Rigo Bedolla works the late shift at Las Animas Elementary School, deep cleaning more than 30 classrooms and bathrooms nightly to make sure they shine and are ready to welcome hundreds of students the next morning. When school officials called …


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A good deed for a local ‘hero’

Morgan Hill resident Roger Martarano, a Vietnam veteran who still suffers from multiple combat injuries, was literally speechless when his friends and neighbors unveiled a gift they constructed to make it safer and easier for him to enjoy his radio-controlled …


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Los Gatos Chamber awards celebrate residents who reflect town’s character

The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual awards ceremony at a March 25 luncheon that’s open to everyone in the community. The event honors individuals who reflect the “Character of Los Gatos.” The six local characters who …


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Mint Condition Fitness supporting Boys & Girls Clubs

When the body burns fat, where does it go? In Los Gatos, those burned calories can be converted into cash for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley. Mint Condition Fitness, which has helped Los Gatans and residents from …


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Volunteers ‘heart bomb’ downtown

While most of the community was preparing to watch the Super Bowl over the weekend, the Gilroy Downtown Business Association was hard at work promoting its 2022 Vision Statement, "To return Downtown Gilroy to its historical significance as the Heart …


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Gilroy Chamber reveals ‘22 Spice of Life recipients

Editor’s note: Biographical information for the 2022 Spice of Life awardees was provided by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce. Woman of the Year: Kathleen A. Rose          Kathleen A. Rose’s 40-year career in higher education includes 13 at Gavilan …


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Retired teacher gets hands-on with crayon charity

After Los Gatos resident Kathy Bays retired from a long career as a special education instructor and school administrator, she had some time to clean out the closets full of her kids’ old stuff. She ended up with two shoeboxes …


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Online marketplace connects residents to free services, items

A Los Gatos mother-son duo have created an online marketplace they hope will encourage residents to give to people in need. The Giving Porch, founded by Los Gatos High School senior Arjun Seshadri and his mother Sruba, is designed to …


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Sullivans receive Leadership Excellence honors

Leadership Morgan Hill announced this week that community volunteers and philanthropists Brian and Kathy Sullivan will both be honored with the 2022 Leadership Excellence Award at an evening outdoor celebration and fundraiser on Sept. 17. The Leadership Excellence Award—presented annually …


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