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February 5, 2023

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Enter your recipes now for 34th Great Garlic Cook-Off

Polish your garlic press and start practicing mincing Gilroy’s aromatic tenant because the 34th Great Garlic Cook-Off is now accepting recipes.

Gilroy team at chowder festival: You clam do it!

She’s a stay-at-home mom, Girl Scout troop leader and self-taught gourmet cook by day, but come Saturday local Andora Salcido will become the poster girl for Gilroy and clam chowder.

Torch the tobacco proposal; a Valentine for teachers

Oh, yeah, that's what should be on Gilroy's priority list – a new tobacco ordinance that forbids smoking in our parks, at the designated areas at the Garlic Festival, on our golf courses and, what's next, on our back porch? I get it - smoking is bad for you. But I believe that government believing it has an unlimited right to socially engineer everyone's life is just as bad, and perhaps worse. Gilroy has an obesity problem, so let's outlaw potato salad and the selling of Carl's Jr. bacon burgers within the city limits. It's amazing the things that make the priority list just because some advocacy organization, probably slyly funded by taxpayer dollars, received money so that bureaucrats can claim a "purposeful" livelihood. Who's going to enforce this ordinance? The police do nothing about all the hooch smokers at Las Animas Veterans Park and Christmas Hill Park near the amphitheater now. The Council should send Breathe America and its social engineering lobbying effort packing. Enough already. Educate, but do not dictate.

Calling all future garlic queens

Ahoy, garlicky royalty hopefuls of 2012: The time is nigh to fill out and submit your applications for the 34th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant.

Our stories, our town: 2011 in review

Just inside the Dispatch lobby on Monterey Street, a copy of every newspaper printed this year lies fanned in display atop a long shelf.

Waiting in anticipation for niece’s arrival

What does it mean to be an aunt? That question has been floating around in my head since the day in October when I heard I was going to become one.

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