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December 1, 2022

The Smithsonian comes to Gilroy

The community room of the Gilroy Library transformed into a walk-through installation on Nov. 5, depicting the life of civil rights champion and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, Dolores Huerta, who coined the phrase, “Sí se puede” (Yes, we can). Huerta briefly taught...

Supes deny appeals of Betabel commercial project

San Benito County Supervisors at a recent meeting approved a conditional use permit for the Betabel commercial project, after hearing two appeals against the proposal due to its likely impacts on the environment and tribal lands. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Nov. 8 to...

Love and stress during the holidays

To call Keith Larson a superfan of “A Christmas Story” might be an understatement. The San Jose native still remembers that clear winter day as a 9-year-old in 1983, when the power tripped off in his neighborhood without a known reason. On a whim, the family...

Vine to Wine spotlights Santa Clara Valley wineries

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It was a brilliant and clear day, with views of the entire Silicon Valley from the stone decks and ramparts of the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, where the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley held its inaugural Vine to Wine event on Oct. 23. Music...

County looks to expand hazardous waste disposal for small businesses

The County of Santa Clara Household Hazardous Waste program is expanding access to a service that helps small businesses dispose of hazardous waste in a safe and cost effective manner. The county’s Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) disposal program is a dropoff service for businesses...

L&M Vineyard: An expansive retirement project

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Mandy and Larry Imas grew up in San Jose and met at Lynbrook High School, then went off to their respective colleges. Says Mandy, “When I first graduated from college, I was a physical therapist. I worked at the VA in Long Beach, then...

Celestial Trading earns top marks in Best of Gilroy awards

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The vibe instantly shifts when one steps through the front door of Celestial Trading in downtown Gilroy. An aroma of burning incense immediately hits the senses, while the sound of running water from a miniature fountain and large displays of colorful crystals, necklaces, bracelets and...

Ren Faire starts this weekend

Take a step back in time and enjoy medieval pageantry, entertainment and fare at the Northern California Renaissance Faire. The revelry starts Sept. 17-18, and continues on weekends through Oct. 22-23 at Casa de Fruta in Hollister. The festival features merchandise from fine artisans and...

Hundreds join rally against Gilroy mining proposal

Hundreds of people rallied against a proposed mining project south of Gilroy in front of Santa Clara County government buildings on Sept. 10, at an event co-sponsored by 70 area organizations that advocate for human rights and environmental protection. During the rally, about 75 members...

Nursery plants remain Santa Clara County’s most valuable crops

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Nursery crops remained at the top in Santa Clara County, growing by 19% in 2021 to exceed $109 million in value, according to the 2021 crop report released Aug. 31. Mushrooms, meanwhile, grew by 5% but remained in second place at $79,480,000, followed by bell...

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