Join local author Robin Chapman for a discussion of her new book, The Valley of the Hearts Delight: True Tales from Around the Bay at Books Inc. Mountain View!
The Santa Clara Valley, with its rich soil and sunny weather, has been home to great diversity and great innovation long before it became known as Silicon Valley.
California's first immigrants from Mexico were astonished by its beauty. The land is moist and the hills have an abundance of rosemary and herbs, sunflowers in bloom, vines as plentiful as a vineyard, wrote one. From the movie stars of Hollywood's golden era who once came to play to billionaires who grew apricots for pleasure, the valley has hosted orchards, electric railroads, Army camps and even a love-struck poet.
Join author and historian Robin Chapman as she uncovers the true tales of this ever-changing place.
Robin Chapman is a journalist who covered Washington D.C for more than a decade. Now back in the Golden State, she writes full time and has a regular newspaper column. Follow her at: robinchapmannews.blogspot.com