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September 22, 2020

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Four paws, two feet, one team: Nonprofit group provides service dogs,...

The slogan of Operation Freedom Paws—”Four paws, two feet, one team”—rings true for veteran Chris Ramirez, a local Marine Corps sergeant who  is now currently suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The nonprofit organization matched him with his service dog, Bobby, last June and provided training support

Operation Freedom Paws wins grant money

Operation Freedom Paws, the nationally-renowned Gilroy organization that matches service dogs to US war veterans as well as special needs clients, has snatched up a competitive grant from the local philanthropic Gilroy Foundation.

UPDATED: Mary Cortani still a ‘Hero’ in Gilroyans’ eyes

More than 50 Operation Freedoms Paws supporters and friends of Gilroy's own Mary Cortani were glued to four television screens upstairs at Station 55 Bar & Grill Sunday night to watch CNN's “Top 10 Heroes Tribute Show,” where the winner of CNN's 2012 “Hero of the Year” would be revealed during the finale of a live broadcast streamed from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Gilroyan a CNN top 10 hero

Gilroy dog trainer Mary Cortani was surrounded by good company – both human and canine – when she learned of some marvelous news Thursday morning while having breakfast at Station 55 restaurant in downtown Gilroy.

Ripe tomatoes, a spiffy GHS update and a local hero

News flash: The Italian tomatoes are in – at long last – at LJB Farms on Fitzgerald just north of town off Santa Teresa. If you haven’t been, go. The tasty variety bursts with local, fresh flavor. A good piece of bread, a little mayonnaise, salt and pepper and sliced LJB Italian tomatoes on top. Now that’s good eatin’. Also, fabulous drizzled with Jeff Martin’s locally produced Frantoio Grove olive oil. It’s a treat to buy local and support the Bonino Family farm. Louie, the patriarch and sons Russ and Brent are hard-working guys who are always around, hopping off tractors and doing whatever it takes to keep the agriculture operation running. Mother, Judy, is like the farm office foreman and she always has a smile for customers and hires great kids to help out. It’s an American family farm operation that grows the sweetest corn around and it’s right in our backyard.

Local dog trainer should be ‘CNN Hero of the Year,’ supporters...

The people whose lives have been transformed by Gilroy dog trainer Mary Cortani think she’s pretty awesome – and they want the world to know about it.

Local dog trainer named ‘CNN Hero’

Gilroy dog trainer Mary Cortani is making waves again - and this time it's on a national news network.

Best friend for a military vet

Recall the worst dream you’ve ever had.