Gilroy, California

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Gilroy is a city in Northern California's Santa Clara County, south of Morgan Hill and north of San Benito County.wikipedia
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Santa Clara Valley

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Spanish explorers led by Juan Bautista de Anza first passed through the Santa Clara Valley area in 1776, and in 1797 Mission San Juan Bautista was established near the Pajaro River. The village of San Ysidro (not to be confused with the present-day San Diego community) grew nearby, at the foot of Pacheco Pass which linked the El Camino Real and the Santa Clara Valley with the San Joaquin Valley. Lying in a southern extension of the Santa Clara Valley at an elevation of about 61 m (200 ft) above MSL, it is bounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the Diablo Range to the east.
Once primarily agricultural because of its highly fertile soil, Santa Clara Valley is now largely urbanized, although its far southern reaches south of Gilroy remain agrarian.

Morgan Hill, California

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Gilroy is a city in Northern California's Santa Clara County, south of Morgan Hill and north of San Benito County.
Morgan Hill is approximately 39 km south of downtown San Jose, 21 km north of Gilroy, and 24 km inland from the Pacific coast.

Garlic

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Gilroy is known for its garlic crop and the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, featuring various garlicky foods such as garlic ice cream, leading to the city's nickname, the Garlic Capital of the World.
Much of the garlic production in the United States is centered in Gilroy, California, which calls itself the "Garlic Capital of the World".

Santa Clara County, California

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Gilroy is a city in Northern California's Santa Clara County, south of Morgan Hill and north of San Benito County.
Santa Clara County is served by Caltrain commuter rail from Gilroy through San Jose and Silicon Valley north to San Francisco Airport and San Francisco.

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy, California Garlic Festival
Gilroy is known for its garlic crop and the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, featuring various garlicky foods such as garlic ice cream, leading to the city's nickname, the Garlic Capital of the World. On July 28, 2019, a mass shooting occurred at the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is a food festival in the United States, held annually in Gilroy, California, on the last full weekend in July at Christmas Hill Park.

Rancho San Ysidro

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In 1809, Ygnacio Ortega was granted the 13066 acre Spanish land concession Rancho San Ysidro.
Today's city of Gilroy is on former Rancho Ysidro lands, as is nearby Old Gilroy.

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting

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On July 28, 2019, a mass shooting occurred at the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival.
A mass shooting occurred at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, on July 28, 2019.

Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs

Nearby in the foothills of the Diablo Range to the northeast is the historic resort site Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, developed in the late 19th century (now closed to the public).
Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, a California Historical Landmark and on the list of National Register of Historical Places, is a property near Gilroy, California famed for its mineral hot springs and historic development by early settlers and Japanese immigrants.

Santa Cruz Mountains

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It is also known for boutique wine production, which is a large part of Gilroy's western portion, mostly consisting of family estates around the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west. Lying in a southern extension of the Santa Clara Valley at an elevation of about 61 m (200 ft) above MSL, it is bounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the Diablo Range to the east.
The major routes across the mountains are (from north to south): SR 92 from Half Moon Bay to San Mateo, SR 84 from San Gregorio to Redwood City, SR 9 from Santa Cruz to Saratoga, SR 17 from Santa Cruz to Los Gatos, SR 152 from Watsonville to Gilroy, SR 129 from Watsonville to San Juan Bautista, and US Highway 101 from Salinas to Gilroy.

Northern California

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Gilroy is a city in Northern California's Santa Clara County, south of Morgan Hill and north of San Benito County.

Pacheco Pass

The village of San Ysidro (not to be confused with the present-day San Diego community) grew nearby, at the foot of Pacheco Pass which linked the El Camino Real and the Santa Clara Valley with the San Joaquin Valley.
There are no major communities between Gilroy in the Santa Clara Valley and Los Banos in the Central Valley.

Diablo Range

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Lying in a southern extension of the Santa Clara Valley at an elevation of about 61 m (200 ft) above MSL, it is bounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the Diablo Range to the east.
Major nearby communities include Antioch, Concord, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Livermore, Fremont, Milpitas, San Jose, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy.

Gilroy Gardens

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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park (formerly known as Bonfante Gardens) is a garden themed family theme park in Gilroy, California, United States.

Gilroy High School

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Gilroy High School is a co-educational public school located in Gilroy, California, that serves the city of Gilroy.

San Benito County, California

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Gilroy is a city in Northern California's Santa Clara County, south of Morgan Hill and north of San Benito County.
Service operates as far north as Gilroy, in Santa Clara County.

California State Route 152

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Its western portion (which is also known as Pacheco Pass Road and Pacheco Pass Highway) provides access to and from Interstate 5 toward Southern California for motorists in or near Gilroy, San Jose, and the rest of the Silicon Valley.

Old Gilroy, California

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The settlement now known as "Old Gilroy" grew up around Gilroy's rancho complex and, after the end of the Mexican–American War in 1848, Gilroy served as alcalde of the village.
It was the original townsite of Gilroy, California, which is now located nearby.

Gilroy Dispatch

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The Gilroy Dispatch is an American weekly newspaper published in Gilroy, California.

Caltrain

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The northern terminus of the line is in San Francisco at 4th and King Streets; its southern terminus is in San Jose at Diridon Station with select trains running as far as Gilroy.

Gilroy Early College Academy

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Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy (known as GECA) is a prestigious early college high school located in unincorporated Santa Clara County, California, near Gilroy, at the southern edge of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Santa Clara County Library District

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Santa Clara County Library operates the Gilroy Library.
The library serves the communities and cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, and all unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.

Pajaro River

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Spanish explorers led by Juan Bautista de Anza first passed through the Santa Clara Valley area in 1776, and in 1797 Mission San Juan Bautista was established near the Pajaro River.

Gilroy station

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Gilroy is a Caltrain station located in Gilroy, California.