Articles by Debra Eskinazi

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

Dogs on skateboards

Look just about anywhere in the South Valley and everyone has some sort of display for the arts. Rarely though do we pay tribute to children in the arts. Running through the end of March, the dental offices of Dr. Jernell Escobar will be holding an exhibit for siblings Aksel and [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Dave Clink

What are the bright spots in the market right now? There are a lot of bright spots in the market right now. For sellers, the lack of inventory is continuing to drive prices higher and there are multiple offers on many properties. This trend should continue throughout the year. [...]

Voices of Black History

Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley in the 1980s, Louise Shields was one in a handful of African-American kids in her predominantly Latino high school. “It was a very small rural community,” says Shields. “We had very few African Americans in my school—I think five.” [...]

Black Heroines

Black History Month began more than 90 years ago in 1926, when historian Carter G. Woodson dedicated the second week of February to honoring the contributions of African Americans. Now observed during the entire month of February, South Valley spoke with Lani Yoshimura, head [...]

Evolution of an Artist

The mood went from dawn to dusk, a collection of contemporary paintings spanning the brilliance of an entire day in Monterey. “I call the series ‘Toward Tranquility,’ says artist and avid runner Richard Young, whose work is now being displayed at the Gilroy Center for the [...]

Following the Wine Trail to Kirigin Cellars

By Bev Stenehjem On a recent Sunday afternoon, a group of us followed the Wine Trail of Santa Clara Valley and stopped in at Kirigin Cellars, which has been making wine on the property since 1916. There are so many things to love about Kirigin Cellars: to start with, [...]

Thinning fruit trees in the garden

One of the best things about gardening in Santa Clara County is that, no matter how big your garden or how long you’ve been doing it, you get the sense that we’re all in it together. A heat wave can wilt a single patio garden tomato as easily a 100-foot row of lettuce. [...]

Fresh dish at Cafe Thyme

Dining at Cafe Thyme has been a weekly affair for Patty Lemon of Gilroy, who has been eating at the restaurant since its opening in July. “The food is incredible. It’s my fourth time,” says Lemon. “The quality of the food is distinctive.” Lemon says the one time she [...]

Sushi roll en español

Aaron Rodriguez was selling sushi out of his house while he was still in high school. He was building a clientele before most kids even entertain the thought of culinary school. Rodriguez, 20, says it was the support of his clients that encouraged him to pursue being a chef. [...]

Fences to Furniture

Amid the din of electric tools, chatter and loud music, the Terra Amico woodshop brims with creativity and bustles with energy. A thick layer of dust coats every item in sight, and sunlight beams through large open doors—catching sawdust particles in their wake. Just six years [...]
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