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

Posted October 12, 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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The City of Light

Posted October 8, 2014 By admin


A Trip Of A Lifetime in “La Ville-Lumiére”

Journal & Photography 
By Marie Blankley

Gilroy residents, Steve and Marie Blankley took one of those trips that we all dream about this summer. Marie, a CPA, used some of her detail skills to plan portions of the trip while leaving time for whatever adventures would come their way. The fourteen-day trip gave them twelve full days in Paris.

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Gilroy Chamber of Commerce Update Fall 2014

Posted October 7, 2014 By admin

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Notes From The President

Since 2006, Gilroy Today Magazine has been highlighting various aspects of the community, from its people to its politicians, events to festivals and entertainment to local businesses. The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the magazine in its effort to highlight the diverse businesses and organizations within our city’s borders, not to mention other Chamber events and functions. As you look across these two pages you will learn a little bit more about several of the unique businesses found here in Gilroy along with a private school making a difference in the lives of young people.

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A Gilroy Today Article by Ward Mailliard; Phtos by Shmuel Thaler and Ward Milliard.

We know that the “explicit” curriculum, or content of the classes taught in school is important. It is measured constantly. The “implicit” curriculum, which is much harder to measure and less heralded, needs more attention, as it is central to the development of our future citizens. The implicit curriculum has to do with the processes employed in teaching our subjects, and the relationships formed within the learning environment. These two aspects are central to the formation of the kind of human being who will one day emerge from school and use the knowledge gained in the classroom according to their sense of values about how human beings should act.



A Gilroy Today Story by Kelly Barbazette

Kevin Heath sits among a colorful, eccentric mix of props, furniture and lingerie from the Limelight Actors Theater’s latest offering.

The curtain had just closed a week earlier on “Nana’s Knickers” to sell-out crowds, and Heath, founder and manager of the theater company, revels in telling about the hidden doors and other intricacies of the set.

“At the end of the day we are making magic in an old Salvation Army building. It’s not a perfect place, but people like it,” he says.

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25th Taste of Morgan Hill

Posted September 29, 2014 By admin

Come see us in booth 228 at the 25th Taste of Morgan Hill



We had a good weekend…also long and tiring but still good! We gave out over 500 Morgan Hill Today and 300 Gilroy Today…Thank You to all the good people we met!


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Love is in the Air…

Posted September 26, 2014 By J. Chris Mickartz

A Gilroy Today Story by J.Chris Mickartz

A tale of three weddings celebrations. a young wedding, a Kauai wedding and a 50th Anniversary…Love is in the Air.

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Linda Pulido…World Champion

Posted September 24, 2014 By Larry MIckartz

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A Gilroy Today Story by Larry J.Mickartz

Linda Pulido Brings Home The Gold In Rome Competition

In July 2014, Linda Pulido and two others traveled to Rome to compete in the World Stick Fighting Championship. Linda added three world championship gold medals to her collection.

Linda won in the single stick, double stick and team championship. The team, Chicks with Sticks, went to Rome with only Linda officially on the team. While in Rome she recruited two other US competitors, Danica Appleby and Jenny Noval, and they won first place! Roy Garza, part of the Gilroy contingent, also won a silver and gold.

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Gilroy Garlic Festival: It’s All About the Kids

Posted September 16, 2014 By Larry MIckartz

GGF KidsGilroy Today Article by Larry J. Mickartz

Many of the four million visitors to the Gilroy Garlic Festival since 1979 have been youngsters or teenagers. To accommodate this growing population of festival goers, the Festival added a children’s area sometime in the early ’80s. Over the years the Children’s Area has grown substantially in size and offerings. Today it is a major operation with multiple locations. Chair, Becky Whiteside and Char Marazzo, Assistant Chair, oversee this multifaceted operation.

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Ever wonder why…

Posted September 15, 2014 By Larry MIckartz


A Gilroy Today Story by Larry J. Mickartz

As one travels north on Monterey Highway (just outside of town) is a large olive grove. Have you ever wondered why there are Italian Cypress trees interspersed in the grove?

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