Passion for Pasta

Passion for Pasta

Food for the Palmer family is a tradition that has been passed down through the generations. Specifically, it was the spaghetti and meatballs cooked by longtime Morgan Hill resident Tommy Palmer’s grandmother that always brought the entire family together, sharing stories, [...]

Kinship Center to hold 65th Wine & Food Tasting

Nothing can keep a group of determined women from having a party with a purpose. When the Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center’s 65th Annual Wine & Food Tasting kicks off at Paicines Ranch on Sept. 11, it will feel like victory, especially for Kris Waller, who has been active [...]

Finding Resilience

For nearly a decade, Crystal Dela Cruz has tried to get on a bodybuilding stage. After years of stops and starts, she committed herself to the sport in January 2020. Of course, two months later, the Covid-19 pandemic changed the world, forcing numerous competitions to be [...]

La Vie Dansante reflects on changes

Winemaker Jeff Fadness was thrilled to see a familiar face approaching the recently reopened La Vie Dansante tasting room out on Dryden Road in Gilroy, in April. It was none other than the local legend Tom Kruse, who began making wine in the Santa Clara Valley in 1971. In 1993, [...]

Saluting Cyclists

It’s summer! If you’re like me, you’re crawling out of your soon-to-be-sunburnt-skin. Sure, you’re still riding, but you’ve totally missed the Tierra Bella, the I Care Classic, and your other favorite event rides. Fear not, CalBike is offering up its Dream Ride Summer [...]

Rising from the ashes

The clatter of plates and the chatter of diners are a constant in downtown Morgan Hill and surrounding cities, no matter the situation. Outdoor dining was once again allowed earlier this year, as Covid-19 cases drop and vaccinations rise. The pent-up demand for restaurants and [...]

Gold medal dreams come true

We desperately need some bright spots in the news these days. Among the cheery tidings is word that many Santa Clara Valley tasting rooms have once again reopened after a long hiatus. We can only hope it remains so. One of the region’s brightest spots is Lightpost Winery on [...]

Film festival reinvents

The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (PJIFF) recently announced its full film lineup for its 2021 virtual edition. The festival will run April 7-20. This year’s Gala celebration will take place on April 9 with keynote speaker Drew Massey, actor and puppeteer for the [...]

Mount Madonna’s summer camps return

Utilizing its 375-acre campus situated amid grassy meadows and redwood forest, Mount Madonna School’s (MMS) popular Mountain of Fun summer day camps returns the weeks of July 12 and July 19 for children ages 5 to 13. An all-day redwood horse camp is also offered the week of [...]

An austere anniversary

In recent columns, I’ve shared that many of the spring rides (like the Solvang Century, Primavera Century and Tierra Bella) have understandably been cancelled. The Sea Otter Classic, that amazing April mainstay, has been moved to October, so hopefully it’ll be a reality in [...]
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