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April 2, 2020

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Oh-So-Spicy Awards and let’s bring the chamber dinner back to Gilroy

Not that it really matters, but “Spry” Sig Sanchez’s honor at the Chamber’s annual Gilroy “Spice of Life” community awards dinner should have been the “Lifetime Achievement” award instead of “Man of the Year,” an honor which he probably should have received when he was in his 60s, instead of in his 90s. Sig did a grand job, as usual, with a classy and humorous acceptance speech. Besides that, I got to chat briefly with his two charming granddaughters, Nicole and Jaynie (hope I remember that spelling from filling out the Little League line-up card), who were friends with my daughters growing up. Love it when I talk to young people who I knew when they were “this high” who are blossoming as young adults.

It’s a trek and far from home, but the experience at...

It’s a long drive to Corvallis, OR – 10 hours – so there’s plenty of time to listen to tunes, chat with your daughter, check out the latest scenery and just think.

Hail to the chief

As Chief Dale Foster wrapped up his tenure at the Gilroy Fire Department last week, the memories of the department’s accomplishments were crystal clear – though even more memorable are the many ways the contagious spirit of the Gilroy community has shaped him over the past seven years.