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The Caretaker of Gilroy Gary Walton

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Gary Walton’s passion to revitalize Gilroy, in particular the downtown, began decades ago. In 1987, he built his first residential development on Santa Teresa, and since that time his contributions [...]

Peoples pays it forward

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Throughout his 74 years, Gilroyan David Peoples, owner of Garlic City Mercantile, has given back to the community in countless ways, so much so he was voted Man of the [...]

Free groceries for Thanksgiving

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Generosity abounds during the holiday season and there’s no better example than the St. Joseph’s Family Center Thanksgiving Food Basket Day, where hundreds of disadvantaged families receive free groceries, taking [...]

Vets’ voices

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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After serving more than eight years in the military, including two tours in Iraq—where she saw mortar and rocket fire almost daily—Marine Sgt. Molly Howe is beyond grateful for the [...]

A Salon with Heart

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Hard work and dedication are the trademarks of successful business owners everywhere, but for two local businesswomen, the heart of their success, is friendship. Co-owners of L Makeup Studio, in [...]

Spring vs. Sprawl

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, [...]

Passion for popera

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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When he showed up to study voice at San Jose State University, dragging a thick accent from the streets of Naples, Italy, Pasquale Esposito didn’t make much of an impression [...]
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