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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.