Author Archives: Traci Hukill

The Healing Touch

Cancer patients find massage tailored to their needs at The Spa Los Gatos I used to have a book of old folk remedies from the piney woods of East Texas. Among the old-fashioned prescriptions for poultices and salves was one that stood out for its poetry and simplicity: To cure a woman with a headache, […]

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Family Paradise

Oahu’s Aulani enchants kids and adults as only Disney can The family vacation can be a fraught thing. When the kids are happy the adults are tired, and if the adults are happy you can bet the kids are bored. So what if there were a place designed to make everyone happy at once? That’s […]

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Class Acts

SEASONAL SWEAT: Sufferfest allows spin cyclists to race with the greats, close to home. When the weather outside gets frightful, move the fitness party inside with these innovative workouts. For cyclists, runners and anyone else who enjoys getting their cardio in under the wide open sky, the annual winter return to the gym is not […]

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Los Gatos Toy Stories

Reasons to be thankful, past and present The holidays are an important time of contemplation and reflection, a time to recall fond memories of the people and experiences that made us who we are today. We asked some of the community’s notables what they’re grateful for this year, and to tell us about one of […]

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Do The Can-Can

GOOD & PLENTY: Mountain Feed and Farm Supply offers friendly expert guidance on how to grow, then preserve, delicious food. So the harvest is in. What next? Preserve it! When it comes to food right now, everything old is new again. People are making their own sauerkraut, rendering their own lard and making their own […]

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Regional Champion

Jeff Barnett has led Alain Pinel’s flagship Los Gatos office to the top of the real estate game Jeff Barnett is not the man he seems to be. Clarification: he’s not the man he seems to be on paper. On paper, Barnett is Vice President and Regional Manager for Alain Pinel Realtors, the fifth-largest real […]

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Eastern Stars

Two practitioners of Chinese medicine open a new clinic dedicated to health, wellness and beauty. Adapt the remedy to the disease,” goes an old Chinese proverb. Like many wise sayings, it makes perfect sense, but it also contains a hidden challenge. In this case, it’s that one must truly understand the disease. And to do […]

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Drought Gardening Tips

A quick Q&A with Kathy Brigante of Green Thumb Nursery. The drought has raised so many questions. Will my yard survive on one-tenth the water? Can I plant something besides lavender and cactus? We caught up with Kathy Brigante, who has managed Green Thumb Nursery on Winchester Boulevard since 2005, to get advice from a […]

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The Los Gatos Look

If  I were dropped from a spaceship into the middle of Los Gatos, I’d know exactly where I was,  even before the stars and Tweety birds stopped circling my head. The neatness of the neighborhoods, the eclectic mix of colorful Queen Annes, ranch houses and sleek contemporary homes, the yards that are neither fussy nor […]

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Keeping It unReal

  Summit Bicycles brings a groundbreaking mountain bike film to town in support of projects close to home In the butte country of Wyoming a herd of horses is stampeding across a plain before a handful of mounted cowboys swinging their lariats. But wait! What are mountain bikers doing in this shot? And why did everything […]

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