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 – 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 – 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 [...]

Nonprofit profile – Young people learn jobs skills at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

By |2019-04-23T23:11:43-07:00August 10th, 2018|Education, Family Fun|

Gilroy Gardens employs about 200 local teens Published in the August 15 - 28, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Photo by Marty CheekCameron Childers, 18, poses with two Gilroy Garden Family Theme Park mascots. [...]

Nonprofit profile – Get ready to see pro chefs cooking with garlic

By |2019-04-23T23:10:57-07:00July 13th, 2018|Wine and Dine|

Chefs of all ages to compete in Gilroy Garlic Festival cook-offs Published in the July 18 - July 31, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life By Donna Lane Photo courtesy Gilroy Garlic Festival * The cook-off [...]

Education – Students, nonprofits raise funds working at the Gilroy Garlic Festival

By |2019-04-23T23:10:55-07:00June 29th, 2018|Education|

South Valley volunteers keep foodie event running strong for 40 years Published in the July 4 - July 17, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Volunteers prepare garlic bread during a recent festival. It takes about [...]

Main story – Rebuilding Together is serving those who have served

By |2019-04-23T23:10:44-07:00June 29th, 2018|Seniors|

Sears, Heroes at Home, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley help restore local veteran’s home Published in the July 4 - July 17, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Photo courtesy Getty ImagesDennis Uyeno, a long time volunteer [...]