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February 10, 2010 > Santa Clara County to honor local legend

Santa Clara County to honor local legend

Submitted By Steve Blomquist

In keeping with previous efforts to recognize residents who have made a significant impact on Santa Clara County, Supervisor Cortese proposed naming the pharmacy or equivalent room in the new Valley Health Center, Milpitas, after Sal "Mr. Milpitas" Cracolice at the February 9 Board of Supervisors' meeting. The new Valley Health Center in Milpitas is expected to open in Spring 2010 and is an excellent opportunity to express appreciation for Cracolice's decades of altruism.

"'Mr. Milpitas' was instrumental in making Milpitas the quality city it is today," said Cortese, representing District Three which encompasses the City of Milpitas. "His leadership made Milpitas a leading city in Santa Clara County and it is our duty to give Sal Cracolice the recognition he deserves and to carry on his legacy in Silicon Valley."

Being the first pharmacist in Milpitas in the 1920s was not enough for Cracolice; he quickly immersed himself in the city's development and acquired a life-long love for Milpitas. Cracolice was instrumental in launching the initiative to create a town and civic center and had the foresight to bring the local business community together with the city government to solve problems facing the city and to strengthen the city's growth.

For more information, contact Steven Blomquist at (408) 299-5030.

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