Published in the September 19 – October 2, 2018 issue of Gilroy Life

Main story – Long-awaited First Street major improvements underway

Nonprofit profile – Musical based on film kicks off South Valley Civic Theatre’s 50th season

Guest column by Margaret Goldsmith – Leadership class brings back long lost Gilroy tradition

Editorial – Near tragic incident reminds schools to stay vigilant

Around Town … with Robert Airoldi – Auto shop students at Anchorpoint get old Miata to learn mechanics

Music in the Air … with Mark ‘Fenny’ Fenichel – Fall Passport is a month-long ‘party’ to enjoy local wine and great music

Your Retirement . . . with Brian & Bob – Avoid eight mistakes to ensure you have money for retirement

Your Estate . . . with James Ward – How to ensure your wishes all work out for you and your loved ones

Community Calendar – Published in the September 19 – October 2, 2018 issue of Gilroy Life

  • Election 2018 . . . Gilroy City Council – Six candidates vying for three four-year city council seats

* Tom Fischer says he’s an independent thinker and a voice for voters

* Dion Bracco vows to control spending, create more jobs

* Reid Lerner has experience as a downtown business owner

* Tim Renggli wants to make downtown building easier

* Incumbent Peter Leroe-Munoz will focus on downtown, public safety

* Marie Blankley brings fiscal responsibility to city council

  • Election 2018 . . . Gilroy City Council (two-year seat) – Incumbent battles newcomer in the race for a two-year seat

* Daniel Harney wants to continue city work getting done

* Carol Marques wants to enforce ordinances to prevent blight


Celebrate Life: Albert L. Cordova – October 8, 1933 — September 4, 2018

Celebrate Life: James Montgomery Frantzich – June 29, 1933 — August 24, 2018

Celebrate Life: Tony Ruiz Jr. – August 6, 1933 — September 5, 2018

Celebrate Life: Robert Redondo – May 20, 1929 — September 8, 2018

Robert Airoldi

Robert Airoldi

Editor at Gilroy Life
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