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August 5, 2020

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Crowning the cookie

As Thanksgiving shrinks in the rearview mirror, the goodie-focused holiday season continues with festive music playing on the radio, the scent of pumpkin spice tickling the nose and colorful lights dazzling the eyes. And the taste buds?

Bringing books to life in South Valley book clubs

As cooler weather finally settles into the South Valley, it’s during this time—the cooler interval of autumn with its cloudy skies, misty mornings and fallen leaves—that my love of reading re-kindles. And while many extol the virtues of a good book to read on the beach in summer, for me there’s nothing like finding a comfortable chair by the fire, a book in hand and a few quiet moments spent delving into a great story.

South Valley Personality: Meet Margot Tankersley

A cool breeze buffeted the ancient trees on the grounds of San Juan Bautista Mission, a welcome respite from the hot South Valley temperatures.

Lush lawn? That’s so 1980s

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.

South Valley Personality: Meet David Dindak

Today, a pop quiz. If you know someone who is a pilot and flies their own airplane, raise your hand. If you know someone who’s a pilot and owns a private invest-igation company, raise your hand. If you know a pilot who owns an investigation company and recently purchased a wine bar in downtown Morgan Hill, raise your hand.

South Valley Characters: Meet Michelle Gonsolin

When Gilroy resident Michelle Crowell Gonsolin decided to become a veterinarian, it was going to take more than a hurricane to blow her off course.

South Valley characters: Meet veteran Tim Gomes

Extraordinary family dynamics and deep Bay Area roots characterize the legacy of Morgan Hill resident Timothy Gomes.

Mother’s Day remembrances in South Valley

When our family moved to Morgan Hill in 1983, my hubby’s parents moved here, too, arriving in the area about a month before us. Moving all the way from Indiana, it was quite a transition for them, especially because they were by then in their late 70s. They left behind an extended family, old friends and a lifetime of Midwest experiences.

Annual Wildflower Run blossoms with happy little feet

The annual Wildflower Run in Morgan Hill rocks! The event, which embraces a trifecta of healthy fun, is an enjoyable event for the whole family and raises financial proceeds benefiting education for girls and women has coolness down cold.

It’s never too late to cut loose—‘Footloose’

Have you ever had one of those serendipitous moments when a couple of seemingly non-related events develop into an “Aha!” flash that’s so awesome you want to shout “WOW!” except you were in church or something and that’s not such a great idea?