Mary McCaman – Miss Santa Clara 1977 – is now the contest’s executive director. She has a created a pageant closet full of gowns, swimsuits, heels and jewelry for girls who want to compete but can’t afford the wardrobe.
Open to travelers since 1926, Buena Vista Mobile Home Park may close within a year. Neighbors in Palo Alto are advocating for alternative housing options for the hundreds of residents who will be displaced if it closes.
A Bay Area developer is searching for a location for a year-round ski park that uses a turf-like surface to mimic powdery conditions. Many area skiers and snowboarders who are sick of driving three hours to Tahoe are anxious to see it get built.