Valley of the Heart explores themes that are ever-present in California – immigration, racism, identity – and folds them into a love story and a history lesson.
Playwright Luis Valdez calls it a memory play. As in his own life, a Mexican American sharecropping family takes over a ranch whose Japanese American owners are interned during World War II. The ranch owner’s daughter and sharecropper’s son fall in love in the Valley of Heart’s Delight – now known as Silicon Valley – before Pearl Harbor.
Cal State Monterey Bay Professor Dan Fernandez was one of hundreds of electric vehicle buffs who helped the U.S. reclaim a world record Sept. 20 in Cupertino.
The record for the world’s largest parade of electric vehicles was set at a National Drive Electric Week event at De Anza College. Dr. Fernandez’s Nissan Leaf was one of the 507 vehicles in the parade.