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Local wineries compete at SF Chronicle event

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest in North America, with more than 6,700 entries this year. It’s a herculean effort that takes months to organize and hundreds [...]

Acres of green at Verde Vineyards

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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It doesn’t get more green and lush than this Gilroy spot out on Buena Vista Avenue, directly across from colorful Satori Cellars. George and Lynda Green, who met and still [...]

Sweet pairings

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Celebrating the month of love with chocolate, wine, roses and fancy dinners is easy in the South Valley. Church Creek Cellars will hold a wine and truffle pairing Feb. 2-3, [...]

Tradition of giving

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), tradition ensures hundreds of South County families are provided the opportunity to revel in the happiness of the [...]

Mouthwatering

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Pick up a bottle of Calerrain wine and your eye is drawn to the embossed coastline of California running from top to bottom of the textured white label. Tracing the [...]

Services for seniors

Cheryl Huguenor is the program director at Live Oak Adult Day Services in Gilroy. For more information visit liveoakadultdaycare.org.
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Not only do many people mistakenly believe that Medicare covers all nursing home care, but they also tend to view nursing homes as the only option available when the care [...]

Keeping the doors open

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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It’s tempting to call what independent bookstore owners have dealt with over the last two or three decades a wild and scary roller coaster ride. Problem is, most roller coasters [...]

Forty years of tradition

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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For Sampad Kachuck, theater director for Mount Madonna School, 1982 was a year of beginnings with the marriage to his wife Iris and the start of his long standing career [...]
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