garlic festival

Cal-bound royalty

Ask any young lady who’s been named a pageant queen, and she’ll tell you the title was won only after months of preparation. And for some, after years of dreaming about it. But Sloan Pace had never even considered it. “I never really thought I would [be in one] until this [...]

Recreating that Gilroy feel

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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This isn’t Chris Dufur’s first win. In fifth grade he entered a computer science class poster contest and came in first. “I had a drawing of the Scooby Doo dog and he was sitting at the computer,” Dufur said.  “Everybody loved that.” This year, with his mother’s [...]

Savoring sips

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Get ready to “Party Like It’s 1979,” as the Garlic Festival celebrates 40 years of family fun Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29. Genuine Iron Chef Michael Symon hosts the Garlic Showdown on Sunday, and there’s a new kids’ cooking competition, plus an electronic [...]