Articles by Debra Eskinazi

About Debra Eskinazi
Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.

From mundane to magnificent

Few people can claim to be as “at one with nature” as Julianne Skai Arbor, better known as Tree Girl. An arborist and conservation educator, Arbor details her relationship with the African Baobab, European Yew, Giant Sequoia and other trees in her new book, Tree Girl: [...]

Making it in America

Nearly every American has one—a story of coming to America, a story of survival, a story of defeating the odds—a story of achieving the American Dream. If not their own, then it’s the story of their parent or grandparent they carry with them—each generation more [...]

Time for tinsel

The season of giving is upon us and that’s not complete without smells of pumpkin spice and pine. The time-honored tradition of taking loved ones by the hand and meandering through tree lots in search of that perfect douglas fir or blue spruce is now. You know the [...]

The Secrets of Katherine Filice

If you asked Katherine Filice a year ago whether she thought she’d be taking her art to London in her first-ever art show, she’d have said no. Before then she may have not shown it to anyone, let alone an entire contemporary art scene at Artrooms Fair London. Filice’s [...]

Sunsets and starry nights

Welcome home to Aromas—a nice place to live! Escape the heat, but enjoy the sun in this beautiful country home on 2.3 wooded acres. Enjoy the sunsets and the quiet, star-filled sky from the back deck. This four bedroom, three bathroom home has hardwood and tile flooring [...]

Who are the Lutherans?

What do Lutherans believe about sin? What does bread and wine symbolize to Lutherans? Who was Martin Luther anyway? Beginning with Protestant reformers in 16th-century Europe, this year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which spawned Lutheranism—one of [...]

Forty acts for 40 years

California has long been an agricultural haven for ranchers, growers and producers. With a moderate year-round climate and an output of more than 400 agricultural commodities, California provides more than one-third of the country’s vegetables and more than two-thirds of the [...]

Blazing trails

With just as many teenage girls as boys being top consumers of technology, it’s a wonder more young women are not pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based professions. A 2015 Pew report on “Teens, Social Media & Technology” [...]

Stars of the show

When a group of past performers discover their beloved, but crumbling, Broadway theater is scheduled for demolition, they gather for one last hurrah in their old haunt. Based on the famous Ziegfeld Follies of Broadway, stars of the theatrical revue “Weismann’s Follies” [...]

Ethereal plains

After leaving her home in the Midwest six years ago, Elissa Nesheim was homesick. She’d grown fond of the countryside of South Dakota where she called home for more than three decades. “It was hard for me to let go of my connection to South Dakota because I grew up there for [...]
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