The holiday season is filled with excitement, festivities and food, but in the midst of it all looms the age-old question: Where to find that perfect gift?With a variety of local stores, offering...
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 as a nice business venture.But no one could have...

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Want to toast with local wines as you sit down to your holiday feasts? Begin with the 2017 Guglielmo Grignolino Rosé and the 2016 Lion Ranch Grenache Blanc, move to a 2015 Aver Family Carignane, 2015 Alara...
For the past 15 years Debbie Bird, owner of Sweet Pea Antiques located at 400 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, has been offering shoppers a wide mix of treasures. With six local vendors working under one roof...
Experienced knitters know working with luxury yarn really feels wonderful. Quality yarns glide easily through the fingers.“As knitters become more experienced, they become more educated on benefits of working with quality yarns,” explains...
Taking a draw on a cigar in a sports lounge is a rare opportunity in Northern California. The Morgan Hill Wine Shop and Cigar Company is one of a handful of lounges where novices and aficionados can...
Four packs of tubes, three gel packs, two brake pad sets and a bicycle under my tree! As you can see, I’m dreaming of a Bike Christmas.We’ve finally made it to December! Is...

Apricot Bliss

Few born before 1970, says author Lisa Prince Newman, will forget the endless magic carpet of white blossoms that once covered the Santa Clara Valley. Prunes, apricot, peach and cherries trees dominated what was then known as...
Bill’s Bullpen isn’t just for comic book buffs.In fact, the Hollister store—commonly known for its comics and baseball cards—can be a lifesaver for the holiday shopper.“We’re a great store...
Kathina Szeto has only lived in Hollister for 12 years, but her store, San Benito Bene, has been thriving since its opening seven years ago.Part of its success is its Hollister location—on San...

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An ideal home venue

Ever felt like waking up in the morning and hitting a zip line right outside your front door?Then...

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New plan for farmworker housing

Growing up in farmworker housing in Paicines, California informed how newly elected state Assemblymember Robert Rivas ran his campaign for his District...