Gilroy man injured in accident

Gilroy – A local man suffered moderate chest injuries after he lost control of his car on Holsclaw Road late Thursday morning.

Victor Diaz, 24, was driving southbound when he lost control of his car south of Gilman Road and struck a tree by the roadside edge.

After contacting a nearby business for help, the Gilroy residents was taken to Saint Louise Regional Hospital and then transported by CALSTAR to Stanford Hospital where he was treated for chest abrasions.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

One injured in three-car accident

Gilroy – A three-car accident Thursday night on Highway 152 is the result of a driver following another car too closely, police said.

Charles Anderson, 40, of Los Banos, rear-ended the Honda Civic driven by Jaime Martinez, 32 of Los Banos west of Highway 156.

The impact of that collision pushed Martinez’s car into the 61-year-old Sara Williams’s car which was stopped to let another vehicle turn left.

Martinez complained of neck pain and was transported by AMR ambulance to Saint Louise Regional Hospital.

Anderson and Martinez’s cars were towed from the scene.

Alcohol is not a factor in the crash, which is under investigation.

Help keep Gilroy graffiti free

Gilroy – If you see graffiti, call the graffiti reporting line at 846-0395. This reporting line is checked daily Monday through Friday. To report graffiti in progress call, 911.

Details: Neighborhood Resource Unit Office at 846-0525.

Christmas Arts & Craft Fair

Gilroy – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will be hosting it’s 5th annual Christmas Arts & Craft Fair on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Admission is free.

Hand made dolls, quilts, pottery, jewelry, knitted baby gifts, and more all made by local craftspeople, will be available for purchase.

St. Stephen’s will host a country store selling home made breads, cookies, jams, and other goodies.

The kitchen will open at 10am to offer coffee, lunch and soft drinks.

Take a tour through St. Mary cemetery

Gilroy – Meet your ancestors in Gilroy’s oldest cemetery on Saturday.

The walking tour will meet at 10am in front of the Serra Cottage at 7950 Church St. and progress across the street to Old St. Mary cemetery.

Details: Reservations to the Gilroy Museum at 848-0470.

Breakfast benefits local charities

Gilroy – Branch 28 of the Italian Catholic Federation presents it’s semi-annual Scholarship Breakfast on Sunday. Breakfast will be served 7:30 to 11:30am at Cullen Hall, St. Mary Church, 11 First St.

Adults $5; Children younger than 12 $3. Proceeds benefit Branch 28 Scholarship Programs and other ICF Charities.

Details: 683-2214 or 842-0145.

Donate blood and save a life

Gilroy – Join in a community blood drive on Monday, Nov. 7, from 1:30 to 6:30pm at the First Baptist Church, 8455 Wren Ave.

Details: 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or www.BeADonor.com.

City offers disaster workshops

Gilroy – Gilroy will be offering two workshops on disaster preparedness from 6 to 8pm, Nov. 9; and from 6:30 to 8:30pm, Nov. 16.

Discussion will include information on which disasters are most likely to affect the area and what they can do to deal with problems after a disaster occurs. The program will include the viewing of a new video entitled, “Condition Red: Prepare for Disaster.” The video is a wake-up call for families and individuals who have no plan for how they will deal with a disaster in their immediate surroundings. The workshops will also teach the public how to put together a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit.

Details: 846-0460.

The ‘Wizard’ coming to town

Gilroy – The city of Gilroy Community Services Department and Children’s Rainbow Theatre present “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” By Tim Kelly.

The play will be held at the South Valley Jr. High Cafeteria with the following schedule:

• Fridays, Nov. 11 and 18 at 7:30pm

• Saturdays, Nov. 12 and 19 at 5pm

• Sundays, Nov. 13 and 20 at 5pm

All tickets $9 each and advanced tickets may be purchased at Gilroy Community Services Department, 7351 Rosanna St. Cash or check only please.

Details: 846-8836.

Help companions in need of homes

Morgan Hill – The Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter (FOSMAS) need your help to find loving families for the many homeless companion animals currently at the shelter and in foster homes.

Come to the FOSMAS pet fair on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5pm, at Petco in Morgan Hill.

Stop by to find a new furry friend; make a donation to help cover spay/neuter, food, and litter expenses; or sign-up to volunteer for the shelter.

Details: Shelter at 683-4186 or www.fosmas.org.

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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