Phil Bongiorno: The Man Behind Studio Bongiorno

While at lunch my friend and author, Clarence Robert Tower, he asked me if I had ever heard of Studio Bongiorno in Santa Clara. I had not, so he asked if I’d like to go. Before I could answer, he warned me that it’s not your average art studio. “Some of the displays can be…

How You Can Help Someone with Cancer or Alopecia Areata

Do you know someone that has cancer or alopecia areata? Do you want to help but you don’t know how? Perhaps donating money to a cause is not feasible right now or still leaves you feeling helpless. Sometimes just telling the person with the illness that you would do anything you could to help ease…

Lonely Mermaid

She sits poised atop a concrete perch She sings an enthralling song of love to help lonely sailors end their search she promises each man her undying love “Run aground on the rocks” the songs subtext calls to the crew She will claim the ship you sailed so valiantly before this night is through For…

Happy Hollow is a Great Place to Play in San Jose

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is celebrating its 50TH year as a family fun destination. As many of us do as we age, Happy Hollow has had a little work done. It has new animal exhibits, it has family rides, it’s educational, and is just good clean fun! The “New” Happy Hollow is a place…

Holiday Pet Questions with Dr. Rachel Casamina

The holidays are upon us. This can cause a little extra stress for us and our pets. To help keep that stress to a minimum for our pets, Dr. Rachel Casamina of the Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic is answering a few holiday pet questions. Q: Friends and family are going to be coming to visit for…