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Great Wolf to get a sister in Gilroy?

THE TOTEM TOWERS is one of the attractions at the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove (Great Wolf photo).

THE TOTEM TOWERS water slide is one of the attractions at the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove. A sister project could be built in Gilroy in Santa Clara County (Great Wolf photo).

Garden Grove’s Great Wolf Lodge could be getting a West Coast sister in the garlic capital of the nation. According to the Gilroy Dispatch, the same company that planted its huge indoor water park on Harbor Boulevard is close to building a similar facility in the city of about 50,000 people – best known for its annual garlic festival – in Santa Clara County, south of San Francisco.

LogoforNewsBriefsThe Dispatch reported that Great Wolf is considering building a 500- to 600-room destination lodge with indoor water slides, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a conference center and banquet facility on a 30-acre site on Highway 152.

Garden Grove’s Great Lodge opened this spring to considerable success. Gilroy Mayor Perry Woodward visited the lodge to check it out. “I was blown away,” he told the Dispatch. “This is not an ordinary water park.” He added that his family would pick the Great Wolf over Disneyland for their next visit to Southern California.


Arguments in favor and opposed to a proposed 1 percent sales tax on the November ballot in Westminster have been submitted. The argument in favor was signed by Diana Lee Carey, a city council member; Jill Dominguez, a Neighborhood Watch captain and city resident; Don Anderson, a former city employee who serves on the city’s Financial Task Force; Ken Kaiden of the Westminster Auto Dealers Association.

Brodie's ART Template MASTERTheir argument emphasized public safety issues, including references to fighting gangs and drugs and maintaining property values.

The argument against the measure was signed by Robert McCrary, a city resident, and Carolyn Cavecche, CEO of the Orange County Taxpayers Association. Their argument emphasized that the tax increase could be used for any purpose, and that city residents already pay a utility tax.

The deadline for rebuttals to those arguments is Aug. 22. The election is Nov. 8. The complete arguments are available at the city’s website at .


The popular “Movies in the Park” program will move to Village Green Park on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Over 1000 people showed up for the first event, held on Main Street on June 30.

The second and final film will be “Minions,” which will be screened at the park located at Main and Euclid streets. Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the movie starting at 8 p.m. For more information, call (714) 741-5200.






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