Man of Honor

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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It was long ago and far away—November 1950, the Harry Truman era. About 85 percent of Americans living today weren’t even born yet. The place was deep inside what is today North Korea, geographically more than 5,600 miles away, but politically even more remote. For an [...]

Elegant Waters

Ron Erskine is a local outdoors columnist and avid hiker.
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We live in one of the few regions on our planet with a Mediterranean climate—dry summers and wet winters. We can count on the dry summers, but more and more, fickle winters haven’t always delivered their half of the bargain. When the rains do come, the pulse of life returns [...]

Mobilized to greatness

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Challenges faced by individuals with disabilities or those recovering from a serious injury are incomprehensible, and many times what’s needed most is an environment that not only promotes physical healing, but inspires the motivation to overcome these dramatic challenges, and [...]

Lasting legacy

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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This month the Gilroy Arts Alliance gathers the community for its fifth annual celebration of the rich contributions African Americans have made to our national and local tapestry. Exhibit curator Louise Shields said the theme of this year’s event focused on the Black [...]

Winemaker earns honors

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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The new year got off to a golden start for Solis Winery in Gilroy, as they came home from the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with two gold medals and four silvers for their wines. This continues what has been an impressive streak of award-winning vintages for the [...]

Social fabric

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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Part of the rich culture of Santa Clara County, African Americans were instrumental in the establishing its first settlements beginning with El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe in 1777. “African American leaders helped to establish social services,” says author and educator [...]

Rides with friends

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Far out! It’s February! For some, that means Valentine’s Day; for weekend warrior cyclists, that means the start of the event ride calendar. From late February through early November, most weekends will offer all manner of charity rides. These events almost always include [...]

Romance in the South Valley

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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams,” wise words from Dr Seuss. Flowers, a poetic card, a loving gift, a romantic meal—all epitomize Valentine’s Day—a day of celebrating love and romance. If [...]

Super Bowl eats

For football fans, appetizers, drinks and barbeque are to the Super Bowl as turkey and pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving Day—it’s an unofficial American holiday. This year, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams are competing for the coveted 53rd Super Bowl [...]

Putting the ‘Oh!’ into tacos

Molly Adams knows a thing or two about owning a restaurant. For instance, her latest—Morgan Hill’s Tac-oh!—isn’t her first rodeo. Nor her first Tac-oh!. The second installment of the Mexican comfort food chain, Tac-oh!, opened its doors in downtown Morgan Hill on Jan. 8 [...]
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