Gilroy Area Home to State’s Largest Dairy Industry

Posted September 2, 2014 By Elizabeth Barrett

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Photos Courtesy of the Gilroy Museum

Gilroy Today Story By Elizabeth Barrett

“Andrew J. Myers shipped by rail from Gilroy to San Francisco 75 of the finest cheeses, each 30 lbs., which will command 18-20 cents a pound. Mr. Myers owns an extensive dairy.”  Gilroy Advocate May 1,1869

“The railroad company shipped, 2450 pounds of cheese this week.” Gilroy Advocate, May 29, 1869

For a time Gilroy was known as the Dairy Capital of California. On February 6, 1897, the Gilroy Advocate reported, “The State Dairy Bureau reports Santa Clara County in the lead as the producer of cheese. We might add Gilroy gives this honor to the county.”

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For the Love of Music… Janet Thompson

Posted September 2, 2014 By Larry MIckartz

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Gilroy & Morgan Hill Today Article By Larry J. Mickartz

Janet Thompson is a retired family law attorney. That is one side of Janet. The other side of Janet is a guitar finger picken, song writing, blues player. She is a fun loving, adventurous, upbeat, affable bundle of energy. Sometimes the two sides of Janet confuse us, but mostly we just enjoy her energy, her voice, her music and her zest for life.

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Fall issue of Gilroy Today

Posted August 30, 2014 By admin

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The fall issue of Gilroy Today is at the printer and should be availabel for distribution the first week of September.

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Casa en la Colina…House on the Hill, The Perez Home

Posted August 30, 2014 By Larry MIckartz

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Gilroy Today story by Larry J.Mickartz

In 1981 John and Rachel Perez bought property in the east side foothills. After years of planning and construction they are now enjoying their dream home. The house is large at 7,100 square feet. It has five bedrooms, seven baths, an indoor spa/exercise tub, multipurpose media room, office meeting room and most of the things one would expect in a large house. But it has one other feature that makes it truly unique…it is home to an extensive collection of American Indian, southwest and Mexican art. Everywhere there are unique museum-quality pieces. In fact, during the building phase, many additional nooks, shelves and display areas were created to house specific pieces of this endless collection.

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Freedom Fest.. Destination America

Posted August 1, 2014 By Larry MIckartz

Morgan Hill Today Article By Larry J. Mickartz

Last year Morgan Hill Today ran a photo essay on all seven components of the 2013 Freedom Fest, “Sing The Songs Of America.” This year Morgan Hill Today is looking at the behind the scenes events and people who make the Freedom Fest happen. First, our apologies to those many individuals and groups who are not mentioned or photographed. With well over 500 volunteers and hundreds of planning meetings for freedom fest 2014, it is impossible to recognize everyone.

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New Issue – Morgan Hill Today, Summer 2014

Posted July 30, 2014 By admin

We are so excited around the IPC Publishing offices. Our latest issue of Morgan Hill Today is out. It’s a great issue with so many wonderful articles that we can’t wait for you to have a look. Here’s a PEEK at the electronic version of the issue. Take a look, and be sure to pick up your copy. As always we welcome your comments and suggestions.

 

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A Renaissance In Education

Posted July 30, 2014 By Robin Shepherd

Morgan Hill Today Article By Robin Shepherd 

SPEND AN HOUR WITH STEVE BETANDO and you’ll realize there is a lot to learn about education. Betando is Superintendent of the Morgan Hill Unified School District (MHUSD), and he sees education entering a kind of Renaissance period. Teaching methods, learning environments, curricula and standardized testing are all evolving as schools and local communities work together to prepare students for the future.

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Everyone Has A Story… Carol Sanford

Posted July 30, 2014 By Robin Shepherd

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Morgan Hill Today Article By Robin Shepherd

When Carol Sanford and her family arrived from Oregon nearly 50 years ago, Morgan Hill was still a sleepy little town. There was no freeway back then. Not even that many traffic lights. And the local phone book had a slim set of White Pages indeed.

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A Restaurateur Extraordinaire .. Majid Bahriny

Posted July 30, 2014 By Kelly Barbazette

 

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Morgan Hill Today Article By Kelly Barbazette

Like many of his employees, restaurant owner Majid Bahriny, started at the bottom and worked his way up.

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Life on the Farm

Posted July 30, 2014 By admin

 

Morgan Hill Today Article By Megan Griffin

Shady Creek Farm is an extraordinary home with history, memories, and a special place in the hearts of owners Liza Garibaldi and her husband Dave Clapp. They are happy with their choice to build their life together in the same home that Liza grew up in. The Garibaldi home has seen three generations grow up on the large property. The farm is beautiful with a picturesque red barn that is the home of their chickens and ducks. They also have goats, sheep, alpacas, dogs and cats. The huge plot in the middle of the property is sometimes leased to grow peppers and cucumbers. The farm also has a crystal clear creek, bountiful with crawdads.

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