Homeward bound on US Highway 50, around a bend just a fistful of miles west of Echo Summit, Horsetail Falls appeared through my windshield with sudden grandeur. At that very corner, the narrow conifer-clad landscape widened into a sweep...
With less than a month before school begins, there is still time to eke out some fun in the last days of summer.There are still many activities available throughout the area to keep the kids entertained and out of...
It’s the final stretch of summer break and school is starting up soon, but the season is not over yet.Though summer camps are coming to a close and the children are bored at home, there’s still plenty do right...
Downtown Gilroy will be revved up with three days of entertainment for the whole family this coming week when more than 200 modified and classic vehicles descend upon the streets of Gilroy. Organized by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce,...
Every January 1, we begin the year by making a resolution with an eye toward self-improvement. Each of us could do a little less of this or a bit more of that, but we rarely stick with it. Several...
The annual garlic festival put Gilroy on the map, but car shows and music might be the real spice of life in what arguably is the most aromatic city on the planet.And as if to put an exclamation point...
It was jam-packed on opening day at the 18th Barrel wine and beer tasting room. Owned by Monica and Anthony Ramirez, it is the newest business to take the corner of Third and Polk Street in San Juan Bautista....
Ouch! That is my first thought when someone says “cactus”. But somehow a miniature cactus with glorious orange flowers has stolen my heart. Botanists call it Echinopsis chamaecereus or E. silvestrii, but most folks prefer the fun, common name...
One of the hottest culinary trends this summer, edible flowers, has a local champion in David Jamrock, the chef behind the sumptuous farm dinners at a downtown garden in Gilroy. Yet, while it took the influence of Food Network cooking...
Here at Live Oak Adult day Services, we recently read aloud a page of fun facts about the various inventions of the 1900s. We were all amazed to learn that air conditioning was invented in 1902. I was not...

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After all the work home gardeners have done preparing garden beds, pulling weeds and irrigating, summer is normally a time of plenty. Plenty to...

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Taqueria evokes cuisine of Baja, CA

A happy donkey holding a burrito greets motorists as they enter Hollister along Fourth Street.The large sign adorns the top of El Burrito, a...