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Rancho San Vicente

Ron Erskine

Ron Erskine is a local outdoors columnist and avid hiker.
Ron Erskine

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At the bottom of the Almaden Valley, the hiking trails of Calero County Park crisscross the slopes above the park’s namesake reservoir. If you have recently traveled McKean Road, you may have noticed some construction hubbub a half mile below the reservoir dam. Work at the [...]

Community reflections

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
Kimberly Ewertz

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The tabletops feature fresh flowers from the Demonstration Garden down the street, the walls showcase the work of local artists, and chalkboards highlight the specials of the day came from local schools: each of these unique decorations is a reflection of the community it serves [...]

Tours in two towns

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
Debra Eskinazi

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Spacious parcels, stunning views, fertile gardens and interiors adorned with items from around the world describe some of the finest sites in this year’s homes and gardens tours. It would be enough if it were one tour, but Mother’s Day weekend offers two distinct tours in [...]

Mindful methods

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
Debra Eskinazi

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For nearly one-tenth of the world’s population, Buddhist practice is where adherents go to find their center. Buddhism is prized the world over for its peaceful philosophy and mindfulness practice geared toward ridding oneself of suffering. But this way of life or path isn’t [...]

Groomed for grooming

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
Debra Eskinazi

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Even as a kid, everyone knew Jamie Ha would grow up to be a pet groomer. When she bought Canine Concepts at East Dunne and Monterey Street in Morgan Hill in 2015, Ha had nearly 20 years of grooming experience under her belt. And that didn’t even include her early work with [...]

Shattered history

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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It’s a story that was originally intended for an audience of one. And, if all goes according to plan, it could evolve into a story for millions. Armand Baltazar began the book project now known as “Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic” (Harper Collins) as a [...]

Years long passed

Ron Erskine

Ron Erskine is a local outdoors columnist and avid hiker.
Ron Erskine

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The East Bay Regional Parks District boasts 121,397 acres of land preserved in 73 parks, and I have visited no more than a handful of them. In an effort to trim this ignorance, I recently reached out to two East Bay friends. Margaret Campos and Beth Ludwig, two hiking buddies [...]

Communal wellbeing

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
Kimberly Ewertz

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Choosing a financial institution is a serious matter. To find one that not only provides the necessary services but also treats the customer like a friend is extremely rare. Since 1987, and the opening of the first branch of the Commonwealth Central Credit Union in Morgan Hill, [...]

Winning wildflowers

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
Susan Rife
The 2018 Wildflower Run, sponsored and staged by the Morgan Hill branch of the American Association of University Women, bears little resemblance to the first Wildflower Run 35 years ago. That first race, in 1984, was open only to women and girls, 217 of whom participated, and [...]

Do-gooder duo

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
Kimberly Ewertz

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History was made at a Rotarian lunch last November when local residents Brian and Kathy Sullivan were presented with the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce Man and Woman of the Year awards. The event marked the first time in the 60-year history of the awards that a married couple [...]
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