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Mural Magnifico

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Garlic may be top dog in Gilroy, but wine’s not far behind. And there’s a mural to prove it. At Fifth Street and Monterey Road, right across from the famed [...]

Pumpkin parties

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
Wallace Baine
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You can see the grounds of the Pumpkin Park at Uesugi Farms from the road. But to actually get there by car? That takes a journey. Once you turn off [...]

Artist in the vineyard

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Do you remember the smog-ridden ’80s in Los Angeles? Viticulturist Ron Mosley of Vinescape, a vineyard installation and management company dealing with more than 100 vineyards throughout the Santa Clara [...]

Mr. Rough and Ready

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
Wallace Baine
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The sky is an alarming swirl of gray and orange. You can’t tell just by looking if it’s day or night. Everything smells burnt. Chaos surrounds you. You’re standing in [...]

Porch song

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
Wallace Baine
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Before television, before radio, before the hundreds of beguiling distractions that have blessed (and cursed) the American family, there was the front porch. This modest architectural feature of the typical [...]

A half-century on stage

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
Susan Rife
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It’s anyone’s guess which is more numerous along the crowded sidewalks of Manhattan, actor/performers or tourists. But earlier this summer, one group arrived in New York City checking both boxes. [...]
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