Alibi V.18 No.18 • April 30-May 6, 2009 
Sweetheart, indeed. Sheila Bivens of Sheila's Sweets extends a specialty caramel lollipop in the South Valley Economic Development Center’s commercial kitchen.


The Sweetheart Deal

How the South Valley is giving capitalism a good name

Tony Gallegos has a solid build. He’s a former wrestler with a vague resemblance to a 50-something Erik Estrada. His mind is in constant motion, making connections and synthesizing disparate information, and his mouth is rarely far behind. All the while, the wrestler in him stays on alert for leverage points on which to pivot the game to his advantage. And the game won’t be over, as far as he’s concerned, until his beloved South Valley is on an even playing field.

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