In This Issue

  • Earth Day

    Embrace the Environment for a Day

    By Jennifer Wadsworth

    Gilroy Gardens hosts fun tours for students on Earth Day.

    Gilroy Gardens hosts fun tours for students on Earth Day.

    Earth Day, which falls on April 22 each year, marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement. When activists observed the inaugural celebration of Mother Earth in 1970, mainstream Americans considered smog and pollution requisite to economic prosperity.

    Decades later, the celebration of our planet is embraced the world over. It has also become less a day of reflection on environmental stewardship and more of call to action. Come Earth Day, hundreds of volunteers throughout South County will flock to events focused on the environment or get their hands dirty in community cleanups.

    Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park will host a tour for students who want to learn more about the natural world. A docent will teach people how to identify “trees with funny shapes” and how to find … READ MORE

  • Camps-bannerOut & About has compiled the ultimate Summer Camps guide to get your young ones off the couch, out of the house and having fun! Almost any activity you can think of is available in a program near you: horseback riding, dance and sports lessons, arts and crafts instruction, science and engineering courses, and even faith-based learning. We want you to empower your children so they can make memories that will last a lifetime. Take a look and enjoy the summer!

    Basketball Jones Hoop Camp Hollister, Aptos, Gilroy, Salinas, Los Gatos, Campbell. 831-207-2041.

    With a time tested agenda that has no trial and error, we are confident that this is the camp for your child to refine their skills, improve on team concepts, have fun and meet new friends. Whether your child is a beginner with no organized basketball experience, a player looking for an edge to … READ MORE

  • A few months ago we asked readers “who do you love?” and you didn’t disappoint! Here are some of the very best of everything.


    Food & Drink

    Newest Restaurant Cafe 152 Bread Company, Gilroy
    Breakfast OD’s Kitchen, Gilroy
    Lunch OD’s Kitchen, Gilroy
    Dinner Westside Grill, Gilroy
    Catering Co. Fire 4 Hire, Gilroy
    Farm Stand LJB Farms, San Martin
    Grocery Store Nob Hill, Gilroy
    Health / Specialty Food Patti’s Perfect Pantry, Morgan Hill
    Outdoor Dining Mama Mia’s, Morgan Hill
    Small Bakery Patti’s Perfect Pantry, Morgan Hill
    Appetizers The Milias Restaurant, Gilroy
    Barbecue Trail Dust, Morgan Hill / BBQ152, Gilroy
    Burgers Cafe 152 Burger, Gilroy
    Coffee Shop First Street Coffee, Gilroy
    Happy Hour Bubbles Wine Bar, Morgan Hill
    Ice Cream / Frozen Yogurt YoghArt, Gilroy
    Pasta Mama Mia’s, Morgan Hill
    Pizza My Pizza, Morgan Hill
    Specialty Drink The Milias Restaurant, Gilroy
    Steak Ladera Grill, Morgan Hill
    Wine Bar Bubbles Wine Bar, Morgan … READ MORE