Published in the December 14 – 27, 2016 issue of Gilroy Life

Main story: Toddler with rare disease serves as holiday parade’s grand marshal

Nonprofit profile: ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet enchants families with fun holiday story

Guest column by Curt Palm: At St. Joseph’s Family Center, Santa Claus is ‘Jewish’

Editorial: South Valley residents celebrate each other year-round

Around Town … with Robert Airoldi: Three new board members step in to help downtown association grow

Your Health … with Dr. Rodney Wong: Saint Louise now able to offer less invasive hip replacement surgery

Chamber names 2017 Spice of Life nonprofit and educator

Ribbon Cutting — Discovery Counseling Center

Life in San Martin … with Trina Hineser: San Martin works hard to maintain rural integrity, ‘local serving’ environment


SV Symphony to perform concert at Gavilan to celebrate winter festivities

Take a Hike … with Mike Monroe: Generosity extended by someone we barely know may mark holiday memories

Calendar of Events: December 14 – 27, 2016 issue of Gilroy Life

The Bigger Picture … with Marty Cheek: Our democracy is in danger as America journeys into a ‘post-truth’ world

Work2future is re-imagining the job search for South Valley residents

Marty Cheek