Saturday, March 26, 2011

Buena Vista

Looking south at the Gavilan Mountains from . . . you'll never guess. Buena Vista Road. Who ever named that road definitely got it right!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Eat Locally: Dreamy Buffet

"What do you want to eat?" I asked the husband, the other day, as we drove back into Hollister.

"Something tasty," said the husband.

After some consideration, we decided to check out Dreamy Buffet on McCray Street, next to the movie theaters. The husband was wary, even though I said the restaurant was under new ownership. Neither of us were impressed with the food or the service of the former owners.

Hello, hello. Things have definitely changed with the new owners. The restaurant is inviting and relaxing. The all-you-can-eat buffet of Chinese and Japanese food was yummy. And, the staff was friendly.

I'm ready to go back and check out the things I didn't try. Or, maybe just enjoy more of the sushi, the spicy fried chicken, and the Chinese dishes with the veggies. Yummmm.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Coming Up: Benefit Concert for the Elementary School Music Program

Mr. Joe Ostenson, a member of the Pacific Brass Band
This photo was taken at last year's concert.

On Monday, March 28, the Pacific Brass Band will hold a benefit concert for the  Mr. Ostenson's Save the Music Drive at Marguerite Maze Middle School on Meridian Street. (Memorial Drive is the cross street.)  The performance will start at 7 p.m.

According to its Web site, the Pacific Brass Band is one of a very few British brass bands that exist on the Pacific Coast, not including the Salvation Army bands. The band is composed of musicians from Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Clara counties. For more information about the band and the spring concerts, click over to its Web site.

The Mr. Ostenson's Save the Music Drive is sponsored by the  Rancho-Maze Middle School Band Boosters and the San Benito High School Band Boosters. Its goal is to raise $156,000 to fund the elementary school music program in the Hollister School District for two years. In December 2010, the The Hollister School District board voted to eliminate the elementary school music program after this school year because of lack of funds. For more information about the fundraising drive, click over to its Web site.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Just Hanging Out

This week's letter is J.
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The other day I took a jaunt down Riverside Road in search of the Japanese Temple Garden. Could not find it.


I spied a truly jolly guy jauntily perched in a tree. Of course, I had to backtrack so you all can see the bjorn, too.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tying One On

Long ago, cowboys would tie their horses to hitching posts before going into the saloon to get wasted. Just saying.



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