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2011-03-14 13:00:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning Mercury News columnist Patty Fisher has been selected to become the Director of Policy and Communications for The Health Trust. "We are excited to add Patty to our executive team. Her extensive experience in journalism and her understanding of community issues will be invaluable in helping The Health Trust achieve our vision of Silicon Valley becoming the healthiest region in America," said Frederick J. Ferrer, Chief...

2008-07-16 12:00:45

By Patty Fisher, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 16--Driving along Highway 101 through Gilroy, you're not likely to notice anything special about the Doan and Neilsen ranches. They are just a bunch of empty space in the east foothills, 700 acres of golden grass, chaparral and rolling hillside. There are no massive homes or graded driveways up there to catch your eye. And that's the idea. The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority bought the ranches last year, using $7 million in...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'