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Kudos Corner

Updated on: 9/9/2014 3:54 PM

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Kudos to Downtown Streets Team for their Work-First model to help the homeless rebuild their lives through work-readiness programs.
November 2013
Kudos to Gavilan College Trustee Jonathan Brusco for volunteering his time for civic duties.

October 2013
Kudos to Canine Companions for their successful DogFest event in Los Gatos
September 2013
Kudos to Shannon Catalano for receiving a "Blue and Gold Wounded in Service" award from the Gilroy Exchange Club.
August 2013
Kudos to TeenForce for their successful Foster Youth Hiring Fair!

Andy's Orchard
July 2013
Kudos to Morgan Hill farmer Andy Mariani whose iconic 30-acre orchard and fruit stand were featured in the June edition of Sunset Magazine.

Jen Padgett
June 2013
Kudos the Jen Padgett, Executive Director of Community Technology Alliance, for being selected to present to the United Nations about how to tackle the globe's digital divide.

Gilroy Rotary Club

May 2013
Kudos to the Gilroy Rotary Club for raising $47,000 at their annual flower sale at Syngenta Flowers. The money raised goes back to the community in the form of grants and scholarships.

Diane McNutt
April 2013
Kudos to Los Gatos Town Council Member Diane McNutt for being named 2013 Assembly "Woman of the Year."

​Sheriff Detective Tamara Rivera
March 2013
Kudos to Detective Rivera for receiving a  commendation letter from the Lin Family of Morgan Hill for solving their complex burglary case in under a week.

Rock the Mock
February 2013
Kudos to the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce for training 200 high school students in the art of interviewing through mock interviews. 
Kudos to the San Jose State Spartans for their national football ranking - #21!

December 2012
Kudos to John Chiala and children Brian and Jackie Rose for their outstanding service to the community, and ongoing support of youth employment and activities.
November 2012
Kudos to the many volunteers and contributors who helped the Town of Los Gatos build the Creekside Sports Park. 

Gilroy Spice of Life Farmers' Market
October 2012
Kudos to the Gilroy Spice of Life Farmers' Market for their 2nd year in operation! Market open through October 28.

Morgan Hill Community Foundation
September 2012
Kudos to the Morgan Hill Community Foundation for bringing “Rachel's Challenge” to Morgan Hill students – a message of kindness and compassion.

Gary Beck

Gary Beck
August 2012
Kudos to San Jose resident and community volunteer Gary Beck for keeping south Almaden Expressway clean and litter free for over 15 years! Want to help Gary? You can email him or call (408) 268-4062.

Susan Stevens Susan St​​eve​ns
July 2012
Kudos to the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce’s Volunteer of the Year: Susan Stevens.
Gilroy Scouting Gilroy Scouting
June 2012
Kudos to Gilroy’s Cub Scout Pack 794, Boy Scout Troop 792, and Venturing Crew 790 for their outstanding service to the Gilroy Community!

DeAndre Brackensick

DeAndre Brackensick
May 2012
Kudos to San Jose teen and Oak Grove High School student  DeAndre Brackensick, for being a finalist on American Idol. We’re proud of you DeAndre!

Ronald Fagin Ronald Fagin
April 2012
Kudos to Los Gatos resident Ronald Fagin for winning the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 2012 W. Wallace McDowell Award!
Gilroy Mustang Wrestling Team Gilroy Mustang Wrestling Team
March 2012
Kudos to the Gilroy High School wrestling team for winning 10 CCS Championships in a row.
John A. Sobrato John A. Sobrato
February 2012
Silicon Valley philanthropist John A. Sobrato granted $5 million in support of the new VMC hospital building.
Ruth Cormier Ruth Cormier
January 2012
Los Gatos teen Ruth Cormier made 11,000 cards that were sent to U.S. troops serving overseas during the holidays.
Onasis Greenwell Onasis Greenwell
December 2011
Kudos to the 21,000 participants of the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot especially 9-year-old Onasis Greenwell who was the first to cross the finish line in the Lucille Packard Children’s Fun Run!
Corky Black Corky Black
November 2011
Robert "Corky" Black of Oak Grove High School, San Jose, was named Comcast Sportsnet's 2011 All-Star Teacher, earning a $20,000 Check for his school.
Leadership Morgan Hill Class of 2011 Leadership Morgan Hill Class of 2011
October 2011
Leadership Morgan Hill received a Commendation from Supervisor Wasserman and the Board of Supervisors for raising $25,000 to support youth programs.
Jonathon Knowles Jonathon Knowles
September 2011
Los Gatos community advocate Jonathan Knowles who is involved with all things Los Gatos.
One For Brian - The Community of Gilroy
The Community of Gilroy
August 2011
The Community of Gilroy is to be commended for rallying behind Garlic Festival Director Brian Bowe as he battles carcinoid cancer.

Erin O'Brien

Erin O'Brien
July 2011
Unity in Diversity Award Recipient for District 1.
 Robert "The Ghost" Guerro Robert "The Ghost" Guerro
June 2011
Professional boxer Robert Guerro steers youth away from gangs and drugs.
canine Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team
May 2011
SCCSSAR Volunteers (human and canine) provide regional emergency search and rescue services.
Anne Ehresman
Anne Ehresman
April 2011
2011 Human Relations Award for District 1 and Cornerstone Executive Director.
Patricia Gardner Patricia Gardner
March 2011
2011 Woman of the Year, Assembly D24 and Executive Director of Silicon Valley Council of Non-Profits.
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