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April 3, 2020

Tag: pride and promise

Gilroy’s got a lot of pride

Gilroy's got it: Pride – and promise.

Hey! Take a hike

It has been a dry winter and the trivial rainfall we have received has left the hills a timid shade of green.

Honor for Mike

Before he became a Gavilan Community College trustee, Rotary Club member, church choir singer, Leadership Morgan Hill graduate, business owner, avid fisherman and horseback rider, and a long list of other titles reflecting what his friends classify as unwavering ambition and devotion to those around him far and wide, Mike Davenport was an officer in the U.S. Navy.

A stone’s throw from home

McAlpine Lake is nature at its unnatural best. Aside from the obvious – a 40-foot-deep ecosystem holding 90 million gallons of artesian spring water tapped from below – the manmade fishing hole and accompanying park near San Juan Bautista are a haven for wildlife and landscaped as if evolution took a favorable, gradual toll on the property.

A welcome home with dignity

When he stepped off the plane in San Jose for a visit to see his parents and siblings, U.S. Marine Cpl. Ryan Bennett, 24, had “no clue” that he would be greeted by two rows of patriotic strangers clad in biker gear, toting American flags and saluting just for him.

Hunger games: What’s for breakfast?

One could argue that breakfast joints are the meat-and-potatoes of a city's culinary profile. Local greasy spoons are where we fuel up in the morning, reunite with old friends or pacify that nagging hangover with heaven-sent hash browns and a plate of everything smothered in gravy.

10 lives for friends of animal shelter

They’re cute, furry and adorable. Their eyes reveal their

Pride 2012: Downtown on the up and up

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, shop owner Amber Madrone chatted with customers at Mango Street Kids, a maternity and children’s consignment store on Monterey and Fourth Street. Mango Street Kids, which carries everything from strollers to toys to maternity clothes, was bustling with customers on this particular day – many of whom Madrone seemed to know to by name.

Respect – fore! – the game

Twenty-three 7- and 8-year-olds, most no taller than waist high, all sporting new, bright white hats with the PGA Tour logo etched into the left side, giggled and gallivanted along the greens and golfed a bit, too, at the inaugural First Tee of Silicon Valley spring session held at the perfectly sized nine-hole Gavilan Golf Course nestled in the southwest foothills of Gilroy.

Winery guide: We’ll drink to that

Of all the wonderful things that Gilroy and its sister cities have to offer, we are bursting with pride over our local wineries. Our wine owners and winemakers work tremendously hard to craft their award-winning wines. Their commitment to quality and environmental stewardship has resulted in wines that rival the finest in the world. Just this past year alone our wineries have earned the top awards at all the major wine competitions.