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March 28, 2020

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Sierra Vista OSP hike is stunning

A couple columns ago, I wrote about the Aquila Loop Trail, a short loop near the Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve parking area. In that column, I promised to return to walk the longer loop that reaches deeper into the preserve.

Book tells history of South Valley wineries

In Santa Clara Valley, there’s a long history of growing wine grapes, some of the oldest in the country. Wine historian Charles Sullivan stated that “the Santa Clara Valley is the birthplace of premium wine grapes in California.” In fact, our local wine history predates some of the notable and prestigious areas in California. In her new book “Wineries of Santa Clara Valley,” local author Bev Stenehjem tells the wine history of the Santa Clara Valley through a series of photographs that document 14 families through a span of 150 years.

Write Next Door: Local authors find creative inspiration close to home

In the world of writing, paths often overlap. People start careers in other professions then stumble into writing, either from a hardship, a hobby or an inner calling that surfaces later in life.

Morgan Hill winery carries on legacy

Jerry and Judy Ross never planned to own their own Morgan Hill winery.

Reserve a spot on wildflower hikes today

Stay tuned to your local open space authority to stay up-to-date on the latest schedule for the annual Coyote Ridge wildflower hikes. 

Local wineries bring home the bling

South County wineries continue to eke out a stellar reputation for themselves alongside industry bigwigs from Napa, Paso Robles, Sonoma and beyond, leaving 57 judges with a positive impression on their palate during the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition last week.

Local farm labor pool drying up

South County is weathering an unprecedented labor shortage alongside hundreds of other agricultural communities across California. The pinch is forcing some growers to raise their prices as competition for workers increases, and some have even decided to sell their operation to larger companies.

Wonderful wine, on time

After several challenging years that included drought, mold, unseasonably cool temperatures and even hungry nematodes, 2012 is shaping up to be “pure perfection” and “just wonderful” for many of Santa Clara Valley’s 22 wineries.

Cordoba Center meeting Tuesday in Morgan Hill

A lengthy report by county planning staff recommends the approval of the Cordoba Center mosque and community center project in San Martin, and might put to rest the many worries and questions that residents have submitted in response to the proposal.

Islamic center back in spotlight

The South Valley Islamic Community is preparing to make a crucial push for their long-awaited Cordoba Center project in San Martin to county planners, and is expecting a vocal crowd of local residents to show up to a series of upcoming community meetings.