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A taste of Italy
Posted: April 21, 2016

Gilroy residents hoping to experience authentic Italian cuisine need look no further than Sweet Sicily. The new Italian style coffee bar and bistro opened in late February and business has been booming since.

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‘Boeing Boeing’ juggles smooth flights and bumpy weather
Posted: April 21, 2016

As the saying goes, “If it looks too good to be true, it usually isn’t.”

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Spring wildflower fields
Posted: April 21, 2016

I have always been truly amazed at the tenacity and patience of wildflowers. Seeds sit on hot bone-dry ground year after desiccating year, all the while remaining viable, waiting for the right moment. “No, not this spring,” says the seed. “I'll never be able to sprout, create a flower, and most important, produce mature seeds on that paltry rainfall. I think I'll wait.”

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Healthy snacks within reach
Posted: April 21, 2016

Whether you’re eating 3,000 calories a day or 1,500, it’s hard not to snack periodically throughout. However, too many people tend to make poor choices when it comes to snacking, selecting foods that are high in calories, sugar and void of key nutrients. Here are some healthy, tasty snack options that won’t bust your waistline and will hold you over until it’s time for the main meal.

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Master Gardener: Time to thin fruit trees
Posted: April 21, 2016

One of the best things about gardening in Santa Clara County is that, no matter how big your garden or how long you’ve been doing it, you get the sense that we’re all in it together. A heat wave can wilt a single patio garden tomato as easily a 100-foot row of lettuce. Aphids don’t care if you’ve been gardening for 30 years or just planted kale for the first time with your fingers crossed. They will find you! And so it goes with fruit trees when spring rolls around. Whether you have acres of orchards or a lone apricot in the backyard, it’s time to start thinking about thinning your fruit.

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Baby Lesser Goldfinch
Posted: April 21, 2016

Springtime is when wildlife rehabilitators across the country are inundated with wild babies of all kinds. Many of these turn out to be unnecessary rescues by well-intentioned, kind-hearted people. A lot of seemingly abandoned young are actually being cared for by their parents.

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