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Susan Rife

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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When word started going around last summer that Kevin Heath was shutting down his 10-year resident theater company at the Gilroy Center for the Arts, the theatrical community and audience let out a collective gasp of dismay. While there’s no shortage of community theater in [...]

Journey through Oz

Susan Rife

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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Christopher Niemann is no stranger to composing. His first work was premiered by the South Valley Symphony in 2013 while he was still a student at Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill. “I was writing music and one of my former scout masters, who also plays in the orchestra, had [...]

Rising entertainment form finds way to Morgan Hill

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
Erik Chalhoub
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 [...]

Vineyard with privacy

This Gilroy home is a vintner’s paradise, with four of its 14 acres devoted to professionally-maintained wine grapes. Located at 4265 Redwood Retreat Road, the 7,000-square-foot home includes five bedrooms and seven baths. A gated entrance leads into an olive tree-lined [...]

Concours accepting entries

Registration is now open for the Coyote Creek Concours d’Elegance on June 27-28. This year’s theme is “Cars of General Motors and British Motor Cars” along with a host of other automobiles. Car enthusiasts gathered at the first-ever Coyote Creek Concours d’Elegance in [...]

‘Rock of Ages’: Teenaged cast brings big-hair era to life

Susan Rife

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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There’s nothing like the enthusiasm of young people for the music of an earlier generation to ratchet up the excitement of a community theater musical production. Savvy casting, strong voices and solid acting in South Valley Civic Theatre’s production of the high school [...]

Volunteers revive veteran’s historic home

Wallace Baine

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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On a crisp and sunny winter morning in late January, about two dozen volunteers, dressed in identical T-shirts, gathered at an address on Rosanna Street in Gilroy. Their mission was to give a beautiful, if understated, old home a fresh coat of paint. The vibe was upbeat, with [...]

Tasting travel at Lightpost

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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What could be better than a great Pinot Noir? How about four of them?  Hailing from as far away as San Luis Obispo and Russian River, and as near as the Santa Cruz Mountains, these wines really speak of place, and of winemaker Christian Roguenant’s eagerness to make them [...]

AR Workshop inspires people to tap into artistic side

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
Erik Chalhoub
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 [...]

Panoramic lake views

A sauna room is one of the many unique aspects of this custom-designed Morgan Hill home. Located at 2987 Holiday Court, the 3,760-square-foot home includes five bedrooms and five baths. The open floor plan of the living room is accentuated with large windows filled with views of [...]
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