About Donna Lane

Donna Lane is a storyteller and San Jose native who earned her journalism degree at San Francisco State University. She lives in Gilroy with her family, who inspire her to celebrate life each day.

Nonprofit profile: Loaves & Fishes feeds hungry from MH kitchens

By |2019-07-16T09:32:54-07:00July 12th, 2019|Business|

Need is increasing every year as nonprofit kitchen now serves an average of 12,000 meals each week Photo courtesy Anne Santos with Loaves & FishesVolunteers from eBay help prepare meals at Loaves & Fishes kitchen in [...]

Fantastic food, fun and music at 41st annual Garlic Festival

By |2019-07-16T10:01:27-07:00July 12th, 2019|Family Fun|

A special Saturday night concert will feature Colbie Caillat, Grammy nominee Photo by Scott Jackson PhotographyThe “pyro chefs” in Gourmet Alley put on a spectacular flame-up show while preparing garlic-laced calamari in huge iron skillets. [...]

Open Space Authority hikes: Come for the fresh air and stay for the breath-taking views

By |2019-07-11T09:27:28-07:00June 29th, 2019|Environment|

Enjoy the scenic Coyote Valley and other OSA sites at outdoor events Photo courtesy Open Space AuthorityLittle Uvas Creek is part of the Open Space Authority's preserved lands. Summer is here. With warm weather, longer [...]

South Valley holds July 4 celebrations of America’s freedom

By |2019-07-08T11:12:23-07:00June 14th, 2019|Arts and Entertainment, Family Fun|

Fun at U.S. birthday bash brings residents together   With a patriotic sing-along, fun run, parade, car cruise and show, family-friendly concert, and of course, fireworks, Freedom Fest is set to make Independence Day celebration unforgettable for [...]

Sidebar – LBD symptoms can be frustrating, leading to aggression and paranoia

By |2019-04-23T23:11:38-07:00April 23rd, 2019|Health and Fitness|

LBD is a complex disease that is progressively debilitating Published in the August 15 - 28, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Unlike Alzheimer’s, in which patients gradually forget memories, names, and events, Lewy body dementia (LBD) [...]

Nonprofit profile: A quarter century of Learning and Loving in SV

By |2019-04-24T07:23:15-07:00April 5th, 2019|Business|

Nonprofit organization that helps immigrant women celebrates milestone with gala Click HERE to find more stories in the April 10 - 23, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life At the 25th Anniversary Celebration At the 2019 [...]

Film festival brings veterans’ mental health issues to the screen

By |2019-06-12T17:53:34-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts and Entertainment, Featured|

Film by Gilroy-born soldier highlights veterans’ invisible struggle with PTSD Published in the March 27 – April 9, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life At the upcoming Poppy Jasper International Film Festival, audiences will see stories on [...]

Entertainment: Mattie Scariot infuses 15th Annual PJIFF with diversity and inclusion

By |2019-04-24T07:23:02-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts and Entertainment|

Running the film festival is a dream job for Gilroy high grad, filmmaker Published in the March 27 - April 9, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life Gilroy High School grad and filmmaker Mattie Scariot is [...]

Outdoors: Open access events give public chance to view wildflowers

By |2019-04-24T07:22:47-07:00March 8th, 2019|Environment|

Hikes and other activities offer magnificent panoramic views from Coyote Ridge, Diablo Foothills Published in the March 13 – 26, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life Photo courtesy Open Space AuthorityCheck out the carpet of wildflowers [...]