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Brothers in arms

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 [...]

All for the laughs

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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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 [...]

Help for the holidays

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 [...]

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 [...]

Recreating that Gilroy feel

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 [...]

Caring and repairing

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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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 [...]

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 [...]

Do-gooder duo

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