Five months old. That’s the age of my nephew, who now faces the first major challenge of his short life. You see, Ryland was recently diagnosed with a rare immune deficiency disorder called Wiskott Aldrich syndrome (WAS).
’Twas the fortnight before Christmas when Steve Johnson was putting up festive Christmas decorations outside his home in San Martin and witnessed something strange going on in the field next door. Walking over, he discovered an injured juvenile peregrine falcon on the ground, with some turkey vultures circling it with curiosity. Steve rescued the 15-inch long raptor and brought it to the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center.
A group of demonstrators who flocked to Syngenta Flowers in Gilroy last week was a modest-sized crew that lobbied against genetically engineered seeds, voicing their stance through colorful signs, chants, stickers, biohazard suits and even a chocolate Labrador named Lady, who wore a sign that declared, “No to GMOs! Dogs don't like it either.”
Bay Area activists are planning a peaceful protest at Syngenta Flowers in Gilroy today, marking the final day of a nationwide “global week of action” against “evil biotech” facilities linked to the Genetically Modified Organism food system.
Morgan Hill’s growing Poppy Jasper Film Festival hopes to celebrate its ninth year by moving back into the downtown Granada Theater.
Gilroy resident Janet Rey woke up at 4 a.m. on Easter Sunday to her beloved cat, a 1-year-old orange Maine Coon named Coty, howling and convulsing.