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Brothers in arms

Wallace Baine

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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Joe Loquiao carries photos of his military family in his phone. But he doesn’t have to. They’re literally part of his body.  Tattooed on his left arm are two images of soldiers, one of whom is Loquaio’s brother Robert who served two terms of duty in the Army in [...]

All for the laughs

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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Maybe Tolstoy had it wrong with his famous comment that all happy families are alike. Sure, every happy family has its share of laughs. But the Pintellos of Gilroy have drawn on a reservoir of laughs that the rest of us can only envy. For the Pintellos, you might even say that [...]

Know Their Name

Mary Bartholomew

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Few can drive down a street or by a freeway overpass without seeing them—makeshift camps in empty lots, tents dotted alongside freeways or by creeks, the worldly possessions of their inhabitants stacked around them. Too difficult to avoid—each passerby bears witness to the [...]

Help for the holidays

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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The holidays are all about tradition and St. Joseph’s Family Center’s, (SJFC), this year tradition ensured hundreds of South County families were provided the opportunity to revel in the happiness of the holiday season through the nonprofit’s annual Toy and Food Giveaway [...]

Training world champions

Kimberly Ewertz

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 title.The GSBA championships is the World Series for competitors of the [...]

Cal-bound royalty

Ask any young lady who’s been named a pageant queen, and she’ll tell you the title was won only after months of preparation. And for some, after years of dreaming about it. But Sloan Pace had never even considered it. “I never really thought I would [be in one] until this [...]

Recreating that Gilroy feel

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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This isn’t Chris Dufur’s first win. In fifth grade he entered a computer science class poster contest and came in first. “I had a drawing of the Scooby Doo dog and he was sitting at the computer,” Dufur said.  “Everybody loved that.” This year, with his mother’s [...]

Caring and repairing

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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Is there a more fundamentally American ritual than the barn-raising? People banding together to help a neighbor in need is part of the American story that we never get tired of hearing. But in contemporary times, there aren’t a lot of barns to be built or neighbors who heed [...]

Community reflections

Kimberly Ewertz

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 local schools: each of these unique decorations is a reflection of the community it serves [...]

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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