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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Senior profile – Steve Dini – Veteran pitches Hollywood his Vietnam memories

By |2019-04-25T06:58:10-07:00February 22nd, 2019|Seniors|

Steve Dini continues his long quest to become an "overnight success" Published in the February 27 - March 12, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life Photo by Robert AiroldiMorgan Hill resident Steve Dini submitted his screenplay [...]

Nonprofit profile work2future helps clients move up in workforce

By |2019-04-24T07:20:32-07:00January 11th, 2019|Business|

Nonprofit trains people to find better jobs, helps employers find workers Published in the January 16 - 29, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life Photo by Robert AiroldiChar Marrazzo, left, who oversees workforce development, with co-workers [...]

Veterans – Filling frames for four-legged friends who assist vets, disabled

By |2019-04-24T07:13:41-07:00November 3rd, 2018|Business|

Bowling tournament raised funds for Operation Freedom Paws Published in the November 7 - 20, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Photo by Marty CheekDenny McLaughlin, a veteran who serves on the OFP board of directors, with [...]

Story – Local company helps community with unique warehouse sale

By |2019-04-24T07:13:42-07:00November 3rd, 2018|Business|

Products Plus, Inc., takes proceeds and buys toys and turkeys for needy Published in the November 7 - 20, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Products Plus, Inc., will hold its seventh annual warehouse sale on November [...]

Nonprofit profile – For 25 years, Live Oak Adult Daycare Services has given care to seniors

By |2019-04-24T07:12:26-07:00October 18th, 2018|Seniors|

Adult day services marks milestone with pancake breakfast Published in the October 24 - November 6, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Muriel, who turned 95 Oct. 9, enjoys petting Lady Grace, who was brought to [...]

Nonprofit profile – Preserving a Gilroy farming landmark takes dedicated people

By |2019-04-24T07:10:30-07:00September 21st, 2018|Environment|

In days gone by, nothing embodied the spirit of community like an old-fashioned barn raising. Neighbor helped neighbor to ensure that a structure so critical to a ranch or farm would be built to last. The Miller Red Barn, an historical landmark from Gilroy’s formative years, needs repairs. Fortunately, a group of citizens have come together to preserve the barn’s history, with the hope of leaving a legacy for future generations to enjoy. They held a fundraising dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22, to benefit the ongoing project.

Main story – Couple’s event seeks to bring harmony, healing to South Valley

By |2019-04-24T07:09:02-07:00September 21st, 2018|Health and Fitness|

Inaugural Lotus Festival focus is about spreading love, peace in the world Published in the September 26 - October 9, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Photo by Marty CheekElizabeth and Mario Castaneda display crystals and [...]

Main story – South Bay Polo Club changes attitudes, encourages diversity

By |2019-04-24T07:08:26-07:00August 24th, 2018|Arts and Entertainment, Featured|

In addition to polo, the club offers boarding, horse care, lessons, and clinics Published in the August 29 - September 11, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Photo by Marty CheekTwo riders race compete during a [...]