Articles by Erik Chalhoub

Forty years of fungi fun

What started as a fundraiser for the fire department has now become the second largest festival in Santa Clara County. Forty years in, the Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras attracts around 65,000 people over two days and hands out $60,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. [...]

Large estate a chef’s delight

This 8,250-square-foot home at 12000 Heritage Way in Gilroy is a chef’s dream. The gourmet kitchen includes a Viking stove and double oven with warming drawer, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, granite counters, cherry cabinets and double sinks. The four-bedroom, [...]

Air museum preparing for annual open house

Stinson Relian SR-9. Vickers Viscount. Christen Eagle. Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross. Aviation enthusiasts know those names. And there is a place in San Martin where those are  just a fraction of the antique airplanes on display. The Wings of History Air Museum, located at [...]

Showcasing local artistic talent

Nearly 400 artists throughout the Silicon Valley, two of whom are in Morgan Hill,  are opening their doors to the public. Karen Bieber and Nancy Wulff will show their work and their work spaces during the 33rd annual Silicon Valley Open Studios. Wulff will welcome visitors [...]

‘Gavys’ light up the stage

For any filmmaker, the true test of their work’s effectiveness comes when it is shown in front of an audience. Gavilan College students got to experience those nerve-wracking butterflies when the college’s Film, Television and Electronic Media Department held its second [...]

Working land in the country

Billed as a “home in the country with income,” 9655 New Ave. in Gilroy sits on 79 acres of working property. Whoever purchases this home and property will receive rental income from the fields, duplexes, horse facilities and large metal buildings with plenty of paved parking [...]

Cooking up life skills

Kishon Southy’s teenage years were troubled. “I was doing coke, ecstasy, drinking pints of liquor right after work,” he said. “I have pictures of me with a gallon of Jack in my hand at a park late at night.” Now 22, Southy is sober, works out at the gym, and has a [...]

Stroll highlights wineries

Sonoma County may boast an impressive 425 wineries, but the nearly two-hour drive proves too far for many. Los Gatos has a nice collection of wineries, but wine fans have to brave the treacherous Highway 17 to get there. Thankfully, wine lovers in southern Santa Clara County [...]

Retreat into the redwoods

This 4,144-square-foot home at 6545 Redwood Retreat in the foothills of Mount Madonna sits on the 932-acre Bates Ranch, which includes 22 acres of cabernet, cabernet franc and grenache vineyards. Built in 1958, the home was designed by noted architect William Wurster, who was [...]
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