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.

Rail depot named to historic register

Every day, hundreds of people funnel into 7250 Monterey St. in downtown Gilroy, with luggage on their backs, in their hands, or on wheels behind them. They then spread out to various destinations throughout the Bay Area by train, bus or taxi before many of them return to the [...]

Smart at home

“Smart” gadgets dominate every aspect of modern life, from watches, phones, TVs, cars to even homes. With the prices of such gear dropping over the past decade, smart tech can make popular gifts during the holiday season. But the festivities are in the rear-view mirror, and [...]

Looking back at 2019 in South Valley

The final year of the 2010s in the South Valley was marked by milestones, farewells and even a world record. Gavilan College, one of the most entrenched institutions in Santa Clara County, reached 100 years, and kicked off a year of special events that will culminate in the [...]

Trees must be properly cared for during winter

Winter begins Dec. 21, which means it’s time to batten down the hatches. Homeowners should clear gutters of any debris, make sure their heating system is in top working order, and stock food and other supplies in the event of a power outage. But what about those trees in the [...]

Local artist’s jewelry makes its way to TV

Felicity Smoak, sitting behind an endless supply of monitors and typing furiously, must use her hacking skills to thwart an attack on Star City by a terrorist known as Cayden James. Months later, Smoak, with the assistance of a team of heroes, takes down a mobster who is bent on [...]

Day after Black Friday devoted to local businesses

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Gray Thursday (also referred to as that fairly well-known holiday, Thanksgiving). It seems that nearly every day of the week toward the end of November has a color or adjective attached to it. But over the last decade, that list of days cannot be [...]

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 [...]
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