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January 19, 2021

Tag: family

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.

Is disrespect a common thread among teens?

Our local movie theaters – Gilroy Platinum Theater and Morgan Hill CineLux - are a couple of my favorite places to spend my extra time (and money). There’s just something about sitting in a darkened theater with a group of friends - and strangers - eyes glued to the big screen, laughing or crying or jumping out of our seats.

Extraordinary love & care

Gilroy mother Elena Desatoff kneeled over her 12-year-old son David Jr.'s makeshift mattress on his bedroom floor on a recent weekday morning, massaging his calves with essential oils while softly cooing “good morning.”   

Holiday season reminds us to reflect, remember

I love this time of year, when the weather begins to cool and I can haul out my coat from the deep recesses of the closet. Aside from it being the holiday season, the spattering of rain and blustery winds never fail to make me reflect on and remember moments that have blessed my life.

Mom: Help us find bicycle belonging to son with special needs

A Gilroy mother is asking for the community’s help to locate a bicycle that was stolen from her backyard on Rosanna Street that belongs to her 10-year-old son Adam who has special needs.

Redemption for torment may come with nephew

Anyone who has read my column for a period of time knows that I became an aunt for the first time last year. Having no children of my own, my niece’s birth was an enormous event that filled my heart with pride.

Bust out the cigars … the niece has arrived

The wait is over. Regular readers, you know what I'm talking about. Although she made a fashionably late entrance, my niece arrived July 2. A tiny bundle of screaming fury, Brooklynn Elise made it immediately clear that she was not happy to exit the cozy confines of her home of the past nine months.