Articles by South Valley

Panoramic valley views

This Eagle Ridge home located on a quarter-acre has no neighbors behind it and an empty lot adjacent to the property. Located at 5810 Winged Foot Drive in Gilroy, the 3,574-square foot home, built in 2004, features four bedrooms and four baths. The Shapell Cardona Spanish [...]

An easy stroll to town

Location? This Morgan Hill home has it. At 795 La Grande Drive, this home is located roughly five minutes away from the Llagas Creek walking trail, which leads to nearby schools, parks, dining and grocery stores. The home, at 2,785 square feet, includes five bedrooms and three [...]

Solar-powered horse property

With a four-stall barn and tack room, there is plenty of horse property at this home in the Day Valley area of rural Gilroy. Located at 2805 Day Road, the 3,021-square-foot home includes three bedrooms and three baths. The home, built in 1978, features a remodeled granite [...]

Limelight Theater acquired

Limelight Actors Theater, which was in danger of shutting down following the retirement of its co-owners, will be under new management. South Valley Civic Theatre will assume management of Limelight following the end of its current show, The Hallelujah Girls, on Dec. 1. Scott [...]

Services for survivors

Community Solutions, the largest non-profit human services agency in southern Santa Clara County, will celebrate the program’s beginnings with its annual production. The 12th annual production of Historias de Mi Madre (My Mother’s Stories) will highlight the grassroots [...]

Fuel breaks offer false sense of security

By Dwight Good Editor’s note: This is the next installment in a series of articles on wildfire preparation. There has been a lot of effort put into the creation of fuel breaks around high fire hazard communities. Fuel breaks are usually a strip of land where flammable [...]

Landscape do’s and don’ts

By Dwight Good Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a series of articles on wildfire preparation. No matter where you live, the most common reason homes burn during a wildfire is because embers land on something easily ignitable around the home.  Make changes [...]

Vulnerable vents

By Dwight Good Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in a series of articles on wildfire preparation. Most people believe that wildfires ignite homes through direct contact with flames, but it is rare to have a home ignite this way. Flaming brands and embers can travel [...]

Reduce deck danger

By Dwight Good Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in a series of articles on wildfire preparation. Will your home survive when the embers arrive? Wind-driven embers ignite many of the homes destroyed by wildfire. Your home could be at risk! Be ember aware and make [...]

Move that wood pile

Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a series of articles on wildfire preparation. By Dwight Good Will your home survive when the embers arrive? Wind-driven embers ignite many of the homes destroyed by wildfire. Your home could be at risk. Make changes now to reduce [...]
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