Digest 3.23.05

‘The Foursome’ coming to Gilroy in April
– Pintello comedy Theater will present a new play called

The Foursome

beginning Friday, April 1 and 2 at Coyote Creek Golf Club. The
play will move to Eagle Ridge Golf Club for performances on April
15, 16, 17, 21 and 22.
‘The Foursome’ coming to Gilroy in April

Gilroy – Pintello comedy Theater will present a new play called “The Foursome” beginning Friday, April 1 and 2 at Coyote Creek Golf Club. The play will move to Eagle Ridge Golf Club for performances on April 15, 16, 17, 21 and 22.

At each location the evening will begin with a champagne reception at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7pm and the play begins at 8pm. The one matinee on April 17 at Eagle Ridge begins at 11am. Dinners will be served in the dining room at each venue, overlooking the spectacular south county golf courses.

Written by Canada’s most produced playwright, Norm Foster, the play is about four pals who play golf at their 15-year college reunion. They swap stories and jokes while competing in their old rivalries. It take place during a round of golf, but non-golfers will relate to these hilarious old friends as well.

Directed by Marion Pintello, “The Foursome” features four local actors, all veterans of the PCT stage. Jayson Stebbins, Dave Leon, Rob Langford and Kevin Heath will tee off from the stage designed by producer Rod Pintello.

Cost for dinner show tickets is $50 and the brunch show is $40.

Make reservations and menu choices by calling 776-8004, or at www.pintellocomedy.com or send an e-mail to [email protected]

All calls will receive personal replies and reservations must be completed five days before the chosen performance.

Hispanic chamber scholarships available

Gilroy – Five scholarships awarded by the Gilroy Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are available for area high school students. Applicants will be narrowed to five and compete May 6 in the Ambassador’s Scholarship Ball at the Elks Lodge in Gilroy.

The competition is similar to a talent contest.

Scholarships range from $800 to $1,850 dollars.

After they are interviewed by scholarship committee members, students compete in a talent competition, and are judged as they wear authentic Latin American costumes for their posture and personality. They later answer questions about an array of universal topics.

Applications are available at Gilroy and Morgan Hill high schools, at area continuation schools, and at Gavilan College. Deadline is April 5. Call 847-2809 or 848-4870 to get an application mailed.

Bravo to address exit exam results

Gilroy – Calling all Gilroy High School parents: Please report to the Parent Club meeting Wednesday at GHS’ choir room. Principal Bob Bravo will address the status of the exit exam results, and the high school’s accountability plan.

“We understand that people are busy, but we are hoping people will come out,” said Parent Club co-president Jackie Stevens.

Updates on the April 28th career fair and a presentation by the fine arts department regarding new classes are also on tap. Interested parents should also inquire about vacancies on the Parent Club committee. They are searching for a replacement for retired secretary Pam Wilson.

All parents are encouraged to attend from 7 to 8:30pm.

Downtown Morgan Hill speeders beware

Morgan Hill – Police are stepping up enforcement of speed and safe driving laws through April, including a focus on crosswalk safety in the downtown area.

The stepped up enforcement is known as “Operation Slow Down Town,” according to MHPD Lt. Terrie Booten.

“Operation Slow Down Town is designed to ensure that people can enjoy Morgan Hill’s wonderful downtown safely,” she said.

According to Booten, the last fatal accident downtown involving a pedestrian occurred in 1998 when two people were struck and killed in the Fourth Street crosswalk during a dark and rainy evening commute.

Rosy Bergin, of Rosy’s at the Beach, said several ideas have come from meetings with downtown merchants to address the speeding and crosswalk problems. They have included closing one lane each way through downtown, and closing the downtown to traffic all together.

While there are crosswalks at traffic lights at Monterey Road and Main Avenue and Monterey Road and Second Street, there are crosswalks with no traffic lights at the intersections of Monterey Road and First, Third and Fourth streets.

One citation for speeding was issued Thursday as three marked MHPD patrol cars were out enforcing the 25mph speed limit.

“The biggest problem (downtown) is definitely speeders,” said Brad Jones, a downtown business owner. “There is almost always someone speeding, except when traffic is too heavy, and they can’t speed.”

SJ, MH to discuss Coyote Valley

Morgan Hill – Mayor Dennis Kennedy and officials from the City of San Jose have tentatively agreed to come to Morgan Hill to meet with stakeholders regarding the development of Coyote Valley.

Morgan Hill council members and citizens have repeatedly asked to be part of the planning process since the addition of 80,000 new residents, 50,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs are planned for an area just north of the city would impact the city.

Kennedy stressed that the meeting was not definite but that San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales indicated he would be willing to meet with Kennedy.

Send news items to City Editor Robert Airoldi. FAX to 842-2206, mail to Gilroy Dispatch, 6400 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA 95020, or e-mail [email protected]

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