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Building a scene

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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Few people have embarked on a filmmaker’s journey, but with the advances in technology—quite literally, at our fingertips—making our own movies is easier than ever. This is one of the messages that L. Mattock Scariot, director of the upcoming Poppy Jasper International [...]

Empowering women

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Education is empowering—those seeking an education have their sights set on success. The Learning and Loving Education Center of Morgan Hill has been empowering women with an education since 1994 when Sister Pat Davis and the Sisters of the Presentation founded it. The center [...]

Auditions for a Dickens’ classic—‘Oliver Twist’

Calling all young actors! Gilroy Recreation Department is holding tryouts for its spring performance. South Valley sat down for a chat with the show’s director Hilary Little. Why did you choose this play for your theater company? Not only is this musical widely popular [...]

Fairy lands of South Valley

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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Whoever said they didn’t have enough space for a garden, perhaps hasn’t considered creating one in miniature. Now those longing to use their green thumbs can mimic a full-scale garden in a small pot. Ashlee Hill, 38, horticulturist and buyer at Johnson Garden Center in [...]

Return to peace

Have you had enough chaos, confusion and conflict in your life?   If so, would you like to figure out how you can avoid the added stress? These are the kinds of thought-provoking questions Dr. Paula Whang-Ramos will ask her clientele at Blue Lotus Center (BLC) in Gilroy. As the [...]

Magazine makers

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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Can you really be anything you want to be when you grow up? It’s a phrase commonly uttered to inspire young creative minds to greatness. And yet it’s a vision that comes true for few. But, for Carly Gelsinger, she always knew what she wanted to be—a writer. At the young [...]

Peoples pays it forward

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Throughout his 74 years, Gilroyan David Peoples, owner of Garlic City Mercantile, has given back to the community in countless ways, so much so he was voted Man of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce in 1993. Peoples’ participation in the Garlic Festival, Gilroy Sister [...]

From mundane to magnificent

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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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: [...]

Brokeoff Mountain

Ron Erskine

Ron Erskine is a local outdoors columnist and avid hiker.
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Where did it go? Didn’t we just uncork some bubbly and toast the arrival of 2017? And now, another new year is at hand. Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or not, the beginning of the year is a good time to reflect. We know we should be doing a little more of this or a [...]

Food at your front door

Bev Stenehjem

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
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Like to cook but hate the planning/shopping? There are at least 100 different companies that offer meal preparation kits which, include recipes and ingredients delivered to your door step. Similar offerings include discounts on first orders, pre-portioned ingredients for two to [...]
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