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2013-04-03 23:04:48

The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors.

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.