Digest 3.24.05

St. Mary School auction benefit slated for April 16
Gilroy
– Tickets are now on sale for the St. Mary School 18th Annual
Blue and White Auction.
St. Mary School auction benefit slated for April 16

Gilroy – Tickets are now on sale for the St. Mary School 18th Annual Blue and White Auction.

This year’s auction will take place at the beautiful San Juan Oaks Golf Club, 3825 Union Road in Hollister, on Saturday, April 16. “Pirates of the Caribbean” the event theme, promises a delightful fare for all guests.

Tickets are $95 per person with tables for eight or ten available to accommodate your entire party.

Donation and ticket details: 842-2827.

Downtown flea market returning this summer

Gilroy – The 2005 downtown Gilroy Flea Market, at the Lewis Street parking lot, will be held from 8:30am to 3pm on the third Saturday of each month, April through October, except in July when it will be held on the fourth Saturday.

Spaces 9-feet by 20-feet are available for $20 per space. Set up will be from 7 to 8:30am the day of the event.

Vendors must supply their own chairs, tables, umbrellas, etc., and are responsible for trash cleanup of their space.

Details: Linda at Collective Past at 842-0180.

Supervisors support $5 vehicle registration surcharge

San Jose – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is in support of a bill that would levy a $5 surcharge on every car registered in the county.

The supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to support SB 680, written by Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, which would provide $56 million to improve county roads and train service over eight years.

Supervisor Don Gage said Wednesday that the bill is necessary because federal and state funding for road and expressway improvements is dissipating.

The $56 million would be divided among county and city road projects, with $4 million earmarked for Caltrain improvements and $4 million devoted to litter removal.

The county is the latest municipality to support the bill. Several North County cities and Morgan Hill have passed similar resolutions.

County looking for funds for San Martin airport EIR

San Jose – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to submit a grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration for $570,000 to conduct an environmental impact report for a pending expansion of the San Martin Airport under the South County Airport Master Plan. The county will also apply for matching funds from Caltrans.

The county wants to expand and reinforce the runway to allow larger, business jets to land there, and build additional hangars. Any expansion project is subject to FAA review and the county must fund any project with airport revenue and grants.

Mother’s Day weekend Arts and Crafts Fair at Casa de Fruta

Hollister – Casa de Fruta and The Craft Fair present the ninth annual Mother’s Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Fair, at the Casa de Fruta parking area, between the restaurant and the deli, from 9am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Casa de Fruta is located on Highway 152, about 15 miles east of Gilroy.

Country folk art, jade and pearl jewelry, beadwork and Native American Jewelry, handmade musical instruments and drums, ceramic dolls, wind chimes, plant hangers, hand-woven purses, needlepoint, clothing and much more will be featured among the numerous vendors.

Details: (559) 877-3474.

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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