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April 11, 2021

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2020 Ren Faire canceled

The Northern California Renaissance Faire will not take place this summer due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the event’s general manager said in a July 1 press release.

Fruits a’plenty

When Clara Bisceglia Zanger inherited orchards along the Pacheco Valley in the 1940s, she encouraged her three sons—George, Joseph and Eugene—to use the land...

The faire queen

Crowds of spectators lined the entrance to the Northern California Renaissance Faire at Casa de Fruta Saturday as a parade of costumed players announced...

Casa de Fruta eatery celebrates 50 years

In between the mighty waves of the Central Coast and the majestic heights of Yosemite, is Casa de Fruta in the Pacheco Valley, a...

Fantasy awaits at the Renaissance Faire

All the  world’s a stage—literally—for the actors and colorfully dressed visitors of the annual Northern California Renaissance Faire held at Casa De Fruta.

Multi-county alliance revived to review highway expansion

San Benito County's transit agency has signed on to revive the defunct Mobility Partnership, which previously involved a coalition of the region's counties examining expansion of Highway 152 and Highway 25 at the Santa Clara County border, according to local officials.

Hot Ticket: Renaissance Faire starts this weekend

The Northern California Renaissance Faire is set for Sept. 19 to Oct. 18 at Casa de Fruta along the Pacheco Pass Highway. The renaissance faire recreates a village from the middle ages and includes such entertainment jousting, concerts, guilds and musicians along with an array of crafts, food, games and themed weekends.

Casa de Fruta, an American success story

In the early years following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, California experienced a time of creativity, hard work and entrepreneurship.  With the Gold Rush long past, people looked for other ways to succeed—and some succeeded spectacularly!

Top 5: Summer speaker series starts, Red Barn Run and more

Pinnacles summer speaker series starts: The Pinnacles National Park Summer Speakers series starts June 8 with the “Hands of the Land” lecture at Soledad Library at 2 p.m. A ranger will help visitors learn about people who shaped the Salinas Valley into the “salad bowl of America.” The lecture will explore the lives of area farmers, immigrants, activists and writers with family friendly activities. The second lecture, “Cowboy Poetry,” will be June 15 at 2 p.m. Pinnacles Nation Park’s west side entrance. Janice Gilbertson will share stories and poetry with visitors. On June 22 at 2 p.m., for “Life of the Amah Mutsun,” Valentin Lopez will speak on the west side of the park. Lopez will discuss the culture and history of the tribal band. Park entrance fees apply for the speaker events inside the park.

Top 5: New Year’s Eve celebrations and more

Casa de Fruta New Year’s Eve: Casa de Fruta will host its traditional gala New Year's Eve Party, Dec. 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Catered dinner and dancing with champagne and party favors make it an unforgettable start to the new year. With the Inn and RV Park just steps away from the activities, spend a leisurely New Year's at Casa de Fruta without having to drive. Details: 1-800-548-3813