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Realtor’s Corner: Dave Clink

Debra Eskinazi

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

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What are the bright spots in the market right now? There are a lot of bright spots in the market right now. For sellers, the lack of inventory is continuing to drive prices higher and there are multiple offers on many properties. This trend should continue throughout the year. [...]

Voices of Black History

Debra Eskinazi

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

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Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley in the 1980s, Louise Shields was one in a handful of African-American kids in her predominantly Latino high school. “It was a very small rural community,” says Shields. “We had very few African Americans in my school—I think five.” [...]

Historic vineyard

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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Solis Winery, one of Santa Clara Valley’s oldest wineries, is always a pleasure to visit. A small house, built in the 1900s and adorned with abalone shells that sparkle in the sun, greets visitors upon entering the driveway. Entering the tasting room, guests are treated to a [...]

Best of Out & About, Feb. 17, 2017

Counting Birds The phrase “strictly for the birds” is not a bad thing when talking about The Great Backyard Bird Count. Counting the birds is done around the world in February and helps give a snapshot of the distribution of birds before the spring migration ramps up. You [...]

Outlandish in the Ozarks

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
Susan Rife
Farce is one of the theatrical forms well suited to the community theater, what with its over-the-top characters, zany plots and wild action. Gilroy’s Pintello Comedy Theater is making the most of its six-play collaboration with playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and [...]

Winning wines of South Valley

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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Congratulations to our eight local wineries that earned a combined 47 medals at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Martin Ranch Winery led the way with 12 medals, and Kirigin Cellars garnered 11 medals, with both winning in the Best of Class category. Other [...]

Black Heroines

Debra Eskinazi

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

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Black History Month began more than 90 years ago in 1926, when historian Carter G. Woodson dedicated the second week of February to honoring the contributions of African Americans. Now observed during the entire month of February, South Valley spoke with Lani Yoshimura, head [...]

Lotions & potions

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Some will choose flowers, others candy, but for those ready to cross the line from traditional gifts this Valentine’s Day, the Black Label Jack Rabbit personal massager, a sleek black apparatus offering three pleasure points of sensation—is the gift that keeps on giving, and [...]

Longing for stardom

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
Susan Rife
A theatrical family plus some wish-they-were-famous folks get together for a summer theater festival in Massachusetts a year after a key family member’s death with the expected range of emotional responses in Donald Margulies’ comic drama The Country House. The [...]

Evolution of an Artist

Debra Eskinazi

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

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The mood went from dawn to dusk, a collection of contemporary paintings spanning the brilliance of an entire day in Monterey. “I call the series ‘Toward Tranquility,’ says artist and avid runner Richard Young, whose work is now being displayed at the Gilroy Center for the [...]
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