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Training world champions

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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The location was Lisbon, Portugal, and the event was the Global Stick and Blade Alliance (GBSA) competition, where opposing competitors battled hand-to-hand in the hopes of winning a world championship [...]

Rounding the bend

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Running through the sleepy town of Mount Madonna, the Shay engine powers the locomotive as local residents laze in the summer sun at the nearby creek, while others are hard [...]

Revitalizing tradition

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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Driving west toward Gilroy on Leavesley Road, the unmarked back side of the Gilroy Premium Outlets appears on the horizon as a fortress, marking a clear boundary between a commercial [...]

Curiously curated cloves

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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There is no evidence that Scottish-born 19th-century seaman John Gilroy ever tasted garlic. But today, especially in Northern California, his name (and his namesake city) is as deeply linked to [...]

Helping the children

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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In any given community hundreds of nonprofits are working to provide support and guidance to better its cause, but one organization in particular has made its name by serving the [...]

Community reflections

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

Day on the Ridge

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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With an entire wall of his office is adorned with eclectic guitars it was more than apparent that the director of St. Joseph’s Family Center (SJFC), David Cox, is an [...]
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