Local Digest 10/11

Gov. signs two Salinas bills

Sacramento – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed two bills authored by Gilroy’s assemblyman, Simón Salinas, D-Salinas.

AB 765 will allow Monterey-Salinas Transit to partner with Caltrans to provide bus service to San Jose if another carrier will not provide the service.

AB 1234, known as a “local sunshine” law, requires cities, counties and special districts to establish written policies regarding reimbursement and compensation for attendance at meetings and conferences.

The measure also requires local government officials to participate in ethics training.

Gilroy Library book sale Saturday

Gilroy – The Friend’s of the Gilroy Library will hold a used book sale at the Gilroy Library on Saturday, from 10am to 1pm.

Books will cost $3 per bag. Items available will include fiction, non-fiction, books on tape, CDs, videos and lots of children’s books.

Details: 842-8207

Garage sale helps Las Madres

Gilroy – Las Madres of Gilroy will hold a garage sale Oct. 21 and 22 from 8am to noon at 6447 Hyde Park Drive.

Details: Laura Glynn at 846-7887.

Concert benefits Sister City tour

Gilroy – The South Valley Suzuki Music Foundation will present a fall concert on Oct. 16 at 1pm to benefit the youth orchestra’s Sister City Friendship Tour to the Azores Islands of Portugal in 2006, led by Gilroy Mayor Al Pinheiro.

The concert will feature renowned violinist and vocalist Beverly Blount and will be held at the home of Steve and Marie Blankley, 2290 Coral Bell Court.

The cost is $50 per person and includes fine wine and hors d’oeuvres.

For reservations, mail a check payable to SVSMF to Marie Blankley, 2290 Coral Bell Court, Gilroy, CA 95020.

Details: 847-6367.

Bird walk along Coyote Creek

Morgan Hill – Jane Haley, a National Park Service docent for 20 years and Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center volunteer, will be leading a bird walk along Coyote Creek north of Morgan Hill from 9am to 11am Oct. 15 and Nov. 12.

Participants will have an opportunity to observe fall migratory birds as well as discover an appreciation of local birds, their habitat and ecological importance.

The walk is not recommend for young children because of the terrain.

The program is free, but reservations are required.

Details: 779-9372 or www.werc.ca.org.

Send news items to City Editor Robert Airoldi. FAX to 842-2206, mail to Gilroy Dispatch, 6400 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA 95020.

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