Morgan Hill

Mushroom Masters

Debra Eskinazi

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

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So captivated by the mushroom, Egyptian pharaohs considered the famous fungi food for royalty and decreed that no commoner should touch them. The Egyptians were not alone in their reverence for the mushroom. Various civilizations in history have placed the mushroom central to [...]

Three sibling circus

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
Susan Rife
A charming production of Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award-winning family comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike brings together three siblings and the younger lover of one at South Valley Civic Theatre for a production billed as “three siblings. One hot mess.” [...]

School 2.0

Kimberly Ewertz

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

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Today, online resources are a routine part of our daily lives, from how we communicate to how we pay our bills. Online technology is behind it all, and for some, that includes the pursuit of higher education. Gilroy resident Dawn Jarvis, 50, returned to school in 2010, and for [...]

Rhône for the Hills

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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Bucking the long tradition of Bordeaux-style wines in this valley is a growing trend of Rhône-style wines. For many years, the wineries of Santa Clara Valley have produced wines made from cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, zinfandel and other Italian varietals such as [...]

Flower power

Debra Eskinazi

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

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Since 1983 the Wildflower Run has been fundraising to support the education of women. Former director Elizabeth Mandel is in charge of publicity this year and says she’s been living and breathing this event every winter for the past seven. “We raise close to $50,000 a year [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Dan Gluhaich

Debra Eskinazi

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

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What is your experience with vineyards in real estate? I’ve been in real estate for 40 years and I came out of the agricultural business. I have a vineyard of my own and I understand the business and I understand ag land and selling ag land. I’ve done several transactions of [...]

Dogs on skateboards

Debra Eskinazi

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

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Look just about anywhere in the South Valley and everyone has some sort of display for the arts. Rarely though do we pay tribute to children in the arts. Running through the end of March, the dental offices of Dr. Jernell Escobar will be holding an exhibit for siblings Aksel and [...]

Best of Out & About, March 10, 2017

Wine Weekend Visit historic wineries, see spectacular views and meet the winemakers at the Santa Clara Valley Passport Weekend. Passport holders are entitled to attend all three days of fun beginning on Friday, March 17 at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 [...]

Spring vs. Sprawl

Jack Foley

Senior Editor at Gilroy Dispatch
Longtime local journalist and Pulitzer co-winner Jack Foley has worked for San Jose Mercury News and Gilroy Dispatch for more than 20 years and has covered Gilroy for much of his 30-year journalism career. Since 1976, Foley has lived in and around Gilroy.
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Rene Spring has the kind of paternal love for Morgan Hill typical of folks born and living into adulthood in hometowns that dot the American landscape. From Maine to Miami, Seattle to San Diego and throughout the heartland, the phrase born and raised is spoken with [...]

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. [...]
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