Articles by South Valley

Women in movement

A rebel in her own right, Sharareh “Sheri” Chakamian didn’t go with the flow and become an engineer or a doctor as most kids from her home country of Iran did. Instead, she went against the grain and took off on her own path. She became an artist and an art teacher. [...]

Common threads

On the front lines or the supply lines, every veteran’s experience is different. However, what they have in common is more important. On the third Thursday of nearly every month, veterans at the American Legion Gilroy Post 217 gather for Social Night—they talk, laugh and [...]

Amusing Fungi

The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival, now in its 38th year, is turning Memorial Day Weekend into a celebration of the mushroom. The annual two-day festival brings in more than 70,000 people. This year’s entertainment will include Saturday’s headliner James Durbin [...]

Beyond simple flowers

With only two days left until Mother’s Day, you might be feeling the time crunch to find a perfect gift. Don’t worry, though, because there are a few places around the South Valley that will turn that frantic, last-minute scramble into a fruitful breeze. Maison A, at 17511 [...]

A Japanese cultural celebration

By Laura Barreras Once used to issue military commands and in religious ceremony, Taiko, or the traditional Japanese-style instrument meaning “fat drum,” will take center stage at the 57th annual Haru Matsuri Festival and Taiko Expo in Morgan Hill—one of the South [...]

From Gilroy to grandstands

For Bobby and Tucker Baksa a normal day at the office would be the field of dreams for millions of average Joe and Jane sports fans. For the Baksa boys, the path to their field of dreams was forged on the sand lots of Gilroy rec league sports. Bobby and Tucker, sons of longtime [...]

California dreamin’

This morning I heard someone at my local coffee shop say that she has lived in San Jose for 10 years and has never seen the hillsides look so green. I’ve lived here just about as long and I’m seeing not only lush hills, but also my backyard fruit trees exploding in bloom, [...]

Best of Out & About, March 10, 2017

Wine Weekend Visit historic wineries, see spectacular views and meet the winemakers at the Santa Clara Valley Passport Weekend. Passport holders are entitled to attend all three days of fun beginning on Friday, March 17 at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Lisa Faria

What are the bright spots in the market right now? Interest rates are still at an all time low and in South County, although inventory has not been plentiful we have amazing new home developments as well. Another bright spot is there are several fantastic lending products to [...]

Best of Out & About, Feb. 24, 2017.

Breathe For Caley Be apart of something amazing at the annual Bet On BFC Casino Night presented by Breathe For Caley Foundation. Help raise funds to grant wishes and provide financial support to families with children who are fighting medical battles. Enjoy an evening of music, [...]
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