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Home with smart features

This Eagle Ridge home is equipped with some of the latest smart home features, such as Nest thermostats and Ring video doorbells. Located at 7602 Braid Court in Gilroy at the end of a cul-de-sac, the 3,528-square-foot home includes five bedrooms and five baths. The home is [...]

Looking back at 2019 in South Valley

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.
Erik Chalhoub
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 [...]

Bidding 2019 farewell

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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Sofia Fedotova, co-owner of Lightpost Winery in Morgan Hill, thought it would be great to commemorate their first year with a time capsule. And, of course, a party. “We had a small, wonderful reception with everyone having a great time, sharing stories, nibbling on yummy [...]

Backyard ranch space

The more than one-acre backyard at this rural Gilroy home has just enough room and amenities for a beginning rancher. Located at 221 Rucker Ave., the 2,550-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and three baths. The home, custom-built in 1998, features an updated kitchen with [...]

Gilroy Gardens seeks photos, stories for 20th season

Gilroy Gardens is celebrating its 20th season in 2020. As with any milestone, memories are sure to come up—and the park is hoping to capitalize on that. Gilroy Gardens is looking for photo and video memories from visitors to the horticulture park over the last two decades. [...]

Trees must be properly cared for during winter

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.
Erik Chalhoub
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 [...]

Upgraded private patio

This Morgan Hill home’s shaded outdoor patio, complete with a gas firepit, is ideal for entertaining. Located at 291 Oak Grove Court, the 2,765-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and three baths. The single-story home, located in a northwest neighborhood of the city, [...]

Holiday plant care

Kate Russell

Kate Russell is a UCCE Master Gardener in Santa Clara county.

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Most holiday plants receive too much water and heat, and not enough sunlight, to make it through January. Poinsettias, Amaryllis and miniature Christmas trees make delightful gifts, but they need special care to last. Poinsettias are fascinating. The bright red blooms are [...]

Observing a digital day

By Lisa Catterall Recently my family was snowed in at a lodge in Tahoe. The roads were closed, and the news declared that students in their district would not take a snow day; they would observe a “Digital Day.” Any time I use something with an electronic screen in my [...]

Coping with failure

By Shubhra Jain We see the disappointments, anger, hatred, depression and many more negative emotional outbursts that lead to senseless shootings. We all talk about gun laws and government bans. Should we not ponder about what we can do to nip the problem in the bud? Do we teach [...]
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