It isn’t a big surprise that San Benito High School District officials are broaching the potential for a second facilities bond. That's because the first one approved in 2014 covered about half of the district’s mega-campus “modernization” master plan that includes more than $80 million in projects that could be funded by the bond and general fund—with about $20 million of it slated for sports-related expenses.
For many, Valentine's Day means purchasing candy for your loved ones. Many years ago, candy was made in the home. I have an appreciation for this largely lost home art, which I hope this week can have a resurrection with recipes for chocolate truffles.
While many South Valley residents were hunting for decorated eggs or enjoying elaborate family meals on Easter, 23 members of Gilroy’s The Foothills Church set off on a long journey: the church’s ninth annual missions trip to Mexicali, Mexico.
Friends, if your lawn is luxuriant and green, I’m here to tell you that you’re heading for a heartbreak. And if words such as sage and yucca, poppy, manzanita and native grasses aren’t yet rolling off your tongue, they soon will be.
Sisters Nora and Delia Ephron took the book “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” by Ilene Bacmerman, added stories of friends and their own experiences and came up with a delightful production that hits home with most women and can tickle the funny bone of the guys in the audience. Sadly, Nora Ephron died a little more than two years ago and left an enormous library of plays and books, including “When Harry Met Sally,” “Sleepless in Seattle” and this play.
Like your family, we’ve sadly turned the calendar-page from the Blessed Holiday Season of Sharing. To the Cursed January Season of Scraping-up the Minimum Payments on Our Credit Card Bills. But can we still “share” with you a true story of life - or death?
Hatred of America and rampant anti-Semitism are fueling Islamic extremism in many parts of the world, but the official international voice of the U.S. government, the State Department, is showing a strange reluctance to tackle these issues forcefully. There is such a thing as being too diplomatic in the face religious fanaticism, race hatred, and the sickening concepts of terror and martyrdom.
“Fiddler on the Roof” is a perennially popular musical that opened on Broadway in 1964. The first musical in U.S. history to surpass 3,000 performances, it won nine Tony awards and went on to hit performances in London and elsewhere. A successful movie version followed in 1971, and the show has enjoyed enduring popularity.
I am still a little dumbstruck over Monday night’s unanimous city council decision to sanction our motorcycle rally for 10 years. I had been praying for a five-year commitment but 10 years was more than I could fathom. I was sitting next to Mike Corbin when the ordinance passed and it couldn’t have been more appropriate. I turned to him and asked, “Did you ever think we would see this day?” He seemed to be as astounded as I was. We have been in the battle to promote, save, and then resurrect the Hollister Motorcycle Rally for 17 long years and it was a poignant moment for both of us. Mike Corbin of Corbin Motorcycle Seat fame was in the battle before I knew anything about the famed Hollister riots of 1947.
This is the story of poor, neglected Thanksgiving. You remember Thanksgiving, right? It's the holiday that comes between Halloween and Christmas. There's turkey. And pumpkin pie. And your Aunt Helen sticking olives on all of her fingers even though she's a 107, if she's a day and far too old to be doing that. (Please don't get me wrong - when I'm 107, I'm so going to act like Aunt Helen, because she rocks.)

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