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April 5, 2020

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Can’t we say Aloha! to the HCP and embrace our wineries

Ran across a pretty good – and telling quote: “The Ten Commandments contain 297 words, the Bill of Rights 463 words, and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address 266 words. A recent federal directive regulating the price of cabbage contains 26,911 words.” That from an unknown author who would appreciate the absurdity of a 2,000-plus-page document seemingly destined to govern land use in Santa Clara County, the Habitat Conservation Plan. Years of meetings, millions of dollars, a plethora of government agencies ... and what do you get? A 2,000-plus-page document that nobody truly understands.

Giving Gilroy weathers the storm

Those who ventured out to hear the Sorella Strings Quartet went armed with rain coats and umbrellas, ready to splash their way through the deep puddles in the flooded parking lot of the Music Academy and the United Methodist Church in downtown. Nevertheless, many braved the elements to attend the first in a spring concert series featuring professional musicians from South Valley. The concert emphasized the Romantic era, with lots of Schubert and Brahms.