Articles by Erik Chalhoub

New campaign highlights Gilroy’s extensive taqueria offerings

Gilroy is typically associated with garlic, thanks to its world-famous Garlic Festival and being home to one of the largest garlic producers in the country with Christopher Ranch. But nearly 30 taquerias in town want the world to know that Gilroy is more than just garlic. The [...]

Biking during a pandemic

The fresh air, the pumping blood, the sights and sounds––the health benefits of bicycling cannot be disputed. With people stuck inside their homes staring at the same walls for the past few months, such an activity is more important than ever. Many seem to be taking note. [...]

Well-known Gilroy local dies of Covid-19

Gary Young was known by many in Gilroy, greeting everyone with corny jokes to make them smile. “Anywhere he went he made friends,” his daughter Stacey Silva said. “Even if he didn’t know you, he would say ‘good morning’ no matter what time of day it was.” An [...]

Artists develop unique ways to showcase work during pandemic

With Covid-19 changing how everything is done, everyone has to find ways to “get creative” in order to do activities that were once taken for granted. That might include ordering dinner from a local restaurant and picking it up outside its doors. For office employees, no [...]

Two weeks down, many more to go

From a highway traffic standpoint, the first week of the shelter-in-place order didn’t seem to have much of an effect. On Highway 101 between San Juan Bautista and Morgan Hill, there are still tailgaters, random slowdowns and speeding truckers, in both the morning commute and [...]

Springing into the season

The weather is not the only thing heating up. South Valley and San Benito County’s entertainment scene is in full swing with the return of spring. From theater and band performances to art openings and beer tastings, we’ve compiled a list of some of the region’s many [...]

Rising entertainment form finds way to Morgan Hill

When your friend goes missing in the bayou while searching for supernatural sightings, the wise thing to do is go looking for them without any preparation, of course. A colleague and I found our way to a cabin at the edge of a swamp, where various creepy creatures crawled and [...]

AR Workshop inspires people to tap into artistic side

A visit to AR Workshop is a one-of-a-kind experience. From picture frames that hang on the walls with tender messages, to a calendar made out of clipboards to various other wooden objects of all shapes and sizes, every bit of unique decor was personally hand-crafted. It’s all [...]

Gilroy native encourages mothers to embrace life

As Christie Cuthbert and her four little boys—including triplets—sat down in church one day two years ago and prepared for the service to begin, one of the boys proclaimed something so loudly that it would make any mother go flush in the face, palms sweaty, and wish she was [...]
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