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October 27, 2020

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Santas dressed in blue

Twas the morning before Christmas and all over the Gilroy, Santas in blue brought presents and joy. This Christmas Eve, 32 carriers and clerks...

Resolve Within Reason

 No sooner do I turn on the TV on the morning of January 1st, coffee cup in hand, than I’m walloped by the blitz of self improvement commercials. What was okay 24 hours ago, clearly will not be tolerated today.

De-Decorating, It’s in the Bag

Here it is, in writing; my declaration that this is my last year of being the sole decorator. Here’s how it went down a couple of years ago, and I’m still emotionally scarred.

All is Bright

Christmas has been a sticking point in our house for over a decade, and we're at a stalemate.

Sweating out stress, finding calm in hot yoga

What the heck is this popular phenomenon called “hot yoga?” Thanks to the company I work for, I now know. For Christmas, the company offered its employees an annual membership to their choice of several area fitness and health centers. On the list this year was Bikram Yoga Morgan Hill - I decided to sign up and see what it’s all about.

Symbol of hope stolen from lung transplant survivor

Gilroy resident Dianne Scarbrough is hoping for another miracle this New Year – or, at least – to get her own “Miracle” back.

End of the year celebrations come to a close

By now, I imagine things are beginning to wind down a bit for everyone. Christmas has come and gone and now we’re getting ready to head into the New Year. Gifts have been opened, exchanges have been made and deal-seeking crowds have dispersed.

Benefactor touchdown for CHS

Christmas came early this year for Christopher High School – twice – but the same Santa delivered both times.

Injured falcon found in field

’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.

Tips to keep 2012 holiday travel safe

With rainy weather over the final shopping weekend before Christmas and more storms forecast for Christmas Day, the California Highway Patrol prepared itself for “some of the toughest challenges.”