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September 28, 2020

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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.

Fill in the pool, build bocce courts and let them eat...

At a recent City Council retreat, ’twas suggested that the city fill in the swimming pool at South Valley Middle School and build bocce ball courts. And, as a stunningly brilliant ancillary measure, the city will seek a summer use contract with the Hilton Garden Inn and Motel 6 that would allow east side Gilroy residents to purchase a $125 family pass, giving them summer access to the hotel pools. Parking not included. Just kidding … I think, but sometimes you just shake you’re head and wonder about the inability to connect the dots.

Oh Christmas tree and a few relaxing excursions

In between the Christmas tree taking not one, but two crashing tumbles in the living room - yes, it's up for good now albeit with a pronounced lean - there were the happy holiday happenings that salute the season. Christopher Ranch's party, always a warehouse treat, featured a great new band; the Gilroy Foundation kicked things off with an event outdoors on the terrace at Gary Walton's fine Fourth Street building where the Foundation's offices are located; and the Gilroy Assistance League headed up to spectacular view territory at Steve and Teresa Costa's home. Meanwhile, back at the Very Derry Ranch, new strategies were devised to hoist that 14-foot green beauty upright and get it to stay that way.