Author gives readers a taste of Silicon Valley (The Mercury News)

By June 21, 2018In The News

The Mercury News, 21 Jun 2018, by Vicki Larson

Lisa Prince Newman grew up in a Garden of Eden, surrounded by vineyards, pastures and orchards, on a 2-plus-acre property with just about every kind of tree imaginable, from walnut to kumquat to apple to apricot.

It was magical.

A different kind of magic happens in her once-pastoral home now called Silicon Valley. Newman watched despondently as the bucolic area was slowly bulldozed to make room for housing and offices and malls, she says. But the taste of her family’s fruits, especially apricots — in her mind, a pretty much perfect fruit — never left her…. Continue reading