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Meet Anthony Hsia Executive Chef, Fairmont San Jose

SVL: Where did you grow up, where did you go to school and what did you study? AH: I grew up all over the globe due to my father’s job. During my formative years, I attended international schools and during college I studied Political Science, which I quickly found out was not the path for me. I then enrolled in and completed a ..

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Meet Michael Musarra General Manager, San Jose Fairmont Hotel

SVL:  What led you to hospitality?MM:  In many ways I have grown up around hotels from when I was very young and my parents travelled to Puerto Rico. When I was still in college my mother and I started a company that custom designed hotel amenities. I had an early passion for Food & Beverage. All of these experiences, coupled wi..

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Meet Tim Ritchie

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting and talking with Tim Ritchie, President of The Tech Museum of Innovation in downtown San Jose.My conversation with Tim, who arrived at The Tech in October 2011, was so insightful and inspiring. Technology is in many ways determining our world’s present and our future. All ages, especi..

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Meet Marc Zimmerman, Executive Chef Alexander's Steakhouse

SVT: Where did you grow up, where did you go to school and what did you study? MZ: Indianapolis Indiana, The CIA, Culinary Arts. SVT: Who or what inspired you to become a chef? What made you decide to become a chef and when? MZ: I’d always cooked. I originally went to school with music engineering technology as my major. I de..

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A Delicious Taste of Italy

The dream came to Joe Antuzzi II, the proprietor of il postale: to create a fun, festive and popular restaurant similar to what you would find in the Old World Italian fare - located in a historic downtown, close to the train station, where people would come from near and far, and feel right at home - enjoying such delicious Ita..

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Meet Gregg Adams VMC’s top trauma surgeon

Gregg Adams, M.D., Chief of Surgery at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is on a mission to keep you alive. For the faint of heart, his job responsibilities would seem daunting; manage over 130 surgeons, maintain VMCs high standards for trauma services and disaster response and – oh yeah – scrub in for between 200 to 400 surgica..

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John A. Sobrato and the Art of Making a Difference

stories@svlocalmag.com   A recent sampling: The Sobratos Donate $20 Million To The New Packard Children’s Hospital Addition To Be Called The Sobrato Pavillion … The Sobratos Donate $5 Million To Build The Sobrato Pavillion at the Valley Medical Center (which is the largest donation ever to a general hospital west of the Mississi..

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Paul Hulme - A Man of Destiny and Quality

In 1990, in what was (and is) the quaint city of Saratoga, Paul Hulme co-founded Alain Pinel Realtors together with Helen Pastorino and Alain Pinel. It was a humble beginning. The three of them settled on the name “Alain Pinel Realtors” only because so many previous company name attempts were all denied by the Secretary of State..

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Kevin Hauge

The Magical World of Kevin Hauge & The Children’s Musical Theater San JoseY ou have not fully lived until you have seen a musical performed at CMT San Jose. All who have, know this. And, yes, it’s true, the more shows, the merrier. And, what’s more, now celebrating its 47th year, CMT has been recognized and continues to be argua..

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