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A nother year has seemingly flown by … hard to believe it’s 2016. As TODAY , we are also we celebrate the one year anniversary of celebrating over ten years of magazine publishing, starting in 2006 with our first issue of Gilroy Today. We want to thank those of you who have emailed us or called with ideas for articles and to share information that you feel our communities should be aware of. It is our pleasure to include your submissions within these pages so keep sharing with us. We’re very excited to announce the addition of a Theater Scene column by Matthew Hendrickson. Larry and I love live entertainment and are so pleased to have such a wonderful array of productions in the area. In each issue, we will be featuring an actor and telling their story as well as a current production they will be starring in. We will also have “Now Playing,” a condensed description of upcoming performances you might want to enjoy. This issue is full of people who are so interesting and do so much to make our communities special. From philanthropy with the Goldsmiths (page 22) the great outdoors with Ron Erskine (page 34), business sharing with Dave Peoples (page 44), and finding answers with Vicki Minerva (page 46) to getting things done with Chuck Berghoff (page 58), the stories are inspiring. I’m sure you will enjoy reading about each of them. It’s always a pleasure to provide our readers with amazing photos, and in this issue they are just over the top. We have a great photo essay provided by Brent Bear, a local professional photographer that just happens to have access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the county — Bear Ranch (page 86). And if you’ve ever dreamed of a safari in South Africa, don’t miss the photos taken by our dear friend, Jean Myers (page 90). What a delight it was to meet the Jones’ and we thank Gina and Tariq for allowing us to come into their home and share it with our readers (page 50). They have build such a comfortable, welcoming home that I’m sure they will enjoy for years to come. We hope to keep in touch and have the opportunity to watch as they fill their seven acres with all the things on their wish list. Oh, I almost forgot. Just in case you missed an issue this year, you’ll find a little content sheet for each issue on page 12. If you see an article you would like to read, visit our website and click on the appropriate past issue. For a quick reminiscence of 2015, check out the (photo essay) on pages 40-42. Enjoy! gmh On a personal note: I don’t get to see Larry’s father, Joe, as he lives in Downey, California and Larry’s trips to visit him every four to six weeks do not include me. I hold down the fort here at home; keeping the home fires burning and my father company. Although the long drive down to the LA area is not really my cup of tea, I do feel bad that I have missed spending time with Joe and with Larry’s sister, Ann. Joe will be celebrating his 100th birthday on February 1st so that’s one party I am not going to miss. Larry and I are really looking forward to it. Larry’s dad is quite the celebrity you know. He recently traveled to Washington DC as part of the Honor Flight Southland’s Mission #02 and visited the war memorials for World War II, Vietnam and the Korean War. On Veteran’s Day, he was recognized by the City of Downey and presented with certificates from Downey, the California Assembly, Senate and US House of Representatives in appreciation for his service during World War II. Photo on the right is Joe, with Larry and his sister, Ann Cahill. 8 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 gmhtoday.com