Articles by Erik Chalhoub

About Erik Chalhoub
Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.

Private place, private park

This home for sale in Morgan Hill’s prominent Golden Triangle is only a door down from a large private park. Located at 1610 Ventura Drive, the 3,349-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and four baths. It has expansive high ceilings, open spaces as well as an open floor [...]

Retreat for golfers

A fully landscaped backyard with a barbecue at this Eagle Ridge Country Club home for sale is a perfect refuge after a day of golf. Located at 7108 Lahinch Drive in Gilroy, the 3,964-square-foot home includes five bedrooms and five baths. Built in 2001, the home features several [...]

Gilroy gallery opens in historic downtown hotel

Emily McEwan-Upright envisioned a space where creative mothers and mid-career artists can display their work without the pressures and demands of a traditional fine art gallery. The result is Gallery 1202, which recently moved from the Pixley House on Fifth Street in downtown [...]

Home is on coveted ground

This resort-like home is situated in a cul-de-sac location of the coveted Coyote Estates. Located at 1525 Painted Feather Court in Morgan Hill, the 5,078-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. A pool/guest house includes a half-bath with outdoor shower. The [...]

Kevin Heath retiring from Gilroy arts center

Early this decade, well-known local actor Kevin Heath decided to join the burgeoning Gilroy Arts Alliance on the recommendation of a friend. The year 2010 was an exciting time for the organization. Gilroy Arts Alliance had just merged with the longtime local arts advocate group [...]

Space to stretch out

There is plenty of room for horses or farming at this home with a seven-acre lot in Gilroy. Located at 4831 Redwood Retreat Road, the 5,180-square-foot home includes five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Not only is the property sizable, but so is the home, with a living room, [...]

Neon Exchange opens in historic hotel

Toni Bowles spent nearly 20 years with the Santa Clara County Superior Court, working in a division that was tasked with applying for various grants. Bowles, who describes herself as a “people person” with a passion for social welfare reform, began noticing the job was [...]

Grab a boat and go

With Anderson Lake visible in the near distance and only minutes away, this Morgan Hill home features an extra carport that could be used to store a boat. Located at 17521 Holiday Drive, the 2,292-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and two baths. The home, built in 1971, [...]

Private golf community

This Spanish Colonial-style home was recently put on the market in the Eagle Ridge golf course community. Located at 2781 Club Drive in Gilroy, the 3,350-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and four baths. The two-story Shapell Carnoustie floor plan features the master suite [...]

Time to plan is now

All it took was 15 seconds on Oct. 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. to forever alter the course of California’s future. The 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta Earthquake killed 63 people and injured nearly 4,000 others, and was estimated to cause nearly $6 billion in damages state-wide. Even now, [...]
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