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BEST of Morgan Hill 2020


BEST OF MORGAN HILL 2020

The Performance Team The Performance Real Estate Team of Exit Realty Keystone is primarily comprised of the two founding members, Connie Martin and Darryl Johnson. Both are veterans of the Real Estate business with more than 25 years of experience in representing buyers as well as helping homeowners sell their homes and properties with the least amount of stress or drama. Concurrently with his Real Estate career Darryl was a Director of Business Development for HP’s Services Division Western Region for 14 years. Both have degrees from well established University’s with Connie graduating from Texas A&M and Darryl from University of Minnesota and Old Dominion University. Beyond these academic credentials are numerous designations for the practice of Real Estate as licensed agents in California. Both of them are certified as SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialists) and PSA’s or Pricing Strategy Advisors.

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Currently they are developing new solutions focused Real Estate services to support both attorneys and spouses in Divorce scenarios where Real Estate is a significant factor. After receiving a practical education in this field from a renowned Stanford Cum Laude and Harvard Law School graduate they can make a real difference in supporting all parties involved. It can literally save one’s economic life!

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Simply the Best Through painstaking deliberations and difficult decisions, the community voted for their favorites. Now, in this issue, we unveil the winners of the annual Best of Morgan Hill awards. Readers had the chance to vote for a variety of businesses, organizations and more through an online ballot that was live for a month. With more than 100 categories to consider, at least 20 selections had to be made in order for the ballot to count. We received numerous entries, with the community telling us their favorite places to eat, where to shop,

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In addition, they have developed a new specialty for the Senior Community who are equity rich but are living on retirement incomes. The program allows for taking advantage of special loan programs that allow seniors to live in a newer home for life with no mortgage payments and also for selected locations allow them to move original property tax basis to the new home. They can also show sellers how to defer their capital gains on the sale of highly appreciated assets for 30 years. Combined these solutions can change Seniors lifestyles! Go to www.performancerealestateteam.com for more info.

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DARRYL JOHNSON

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EXIT REALTY KEYSTONE | DRE: 01045961

408-483-1814 | johnsondarr4@gmail.com

CONNIE MARTIN

EXIT REALTY KEYSTONE | DRE: 01043538

408-483-0987 | connie@conniemartin.com 16175 A Monterey Road, San Jose CA 95125 Morgan Hill, CA 95037

what they like to do on the weekend and more. The results show many old favorites have once again reclaimed their titles, but plenty of others have been voted the best for the first time. With Covid-19 forcing us to change the way we live, now more than ever these businesses and organizations need your support. Order takeout at your favorite restaurant. Volunteer with an organization. Pick up some goodies curbside. Thank you to all who participated in Best of Morgan Hill 2020. It truly couldn’t happen without your support.

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Best food & Beverage

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BRUNCH

Odeum Restaurant

17500 Depot St, Suite 180, 408.782.5151 odeumrestaurant.com Odeum’s extensive brunch menu includes New York steak, bacon omelet, waffles and more.

BURGER

Mooyah

255 Vineyard Town Center, 408.779.2255 Angus beef burgers, turkey burgers, black bean vegan burgers and more are on the menu.

BURRITO/TACO

Super Taqueria

15840 Monterey Rd, 408.778.3730 Tacos, burritos and other Mexican staples are served daily.

CHINESE FOOD

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China Palace

BEST BURRITO Super Taqueria’s burritos are a Morgan Hill favorite.

BAKERY

Lawson’s Bakery 15862 Monterey Rd, 408.779.4991 lawsonsbakery.com Wedding cakes, birthday cakes, tarts, brownies, muffins and more are baked fresh.

BARBECUE

Trail Dust Barbeque

17240 Monterey Rd, 408.776.9072 traildustbbq.com Trail Dust Barbeque’s menu is inspired by different regions, from California to the Carolinas.

BAR/PUB

The Running Shop and Hops

17500 Depot St, Suite 100, 669.888.3900 therunningshopandhops.com The Running Shop and Hops brings together a running store and a 54-tap craft beer destination.

COFFEE SHOP VIETNAMESE FOOD

Jonty’s Vietnamese Eatery

17300 Depot St, 408.722.0517 jontysvieteatery.com The family-run business serves Vietnamese sandwiches, rice plates, spring rolls and more.

BEER SELECTION

The Running Shop and Hops

17500 Depot St, Suite 100, 669.888.3900. therunningshopandhops.com More than 50 craft brews are on tap.

65 W Main Ave, 408.779.0618 chinapalacemh.com Chinese cuisine with an American twist.

BREAKFAST

Betsy’s Restaurant

650 Tennant Station, 408.779.3721 betsysrestaurant.com Betsy’s Restaurant has been providing homestyle meals for more than 20 years.

Grinds, Vines and Automobilia 17400 Monterey Rd Suite B, 408.776.0571 gvacafe.com GVA opened in 2012, serving organic coffee, gelatos and pastries as well as all-day breakfast and lunch meals.

DELI/SANDWICH SHOP

Erik’s DeliCafe

309 Vineyard Blvd, 775 Cochrane Rd eriksdelicafe.com Classic sandwiches and soup are served daily.

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Best food & Beverage KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Craft Roots

17230 Monterey Rd, 408.612.8297 craftroots-mh.com Craft Roots, which opened in 2019, has quickly become a favorite establishment thanks to its plantbased menu.

MEDITERRANEAN FOOD

Odeum Restaurant

17500 Depot St, Suite 180, 408.782.5151 odeumrestaurant.com Odeum is led by a Michelin star chef in Salvatore Calisi.

MEXICAN FOOD Erik Chalhoub

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NEW TASTES Craft Roots and its plant-based menu opened in 2019 to much fanfare.

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Mooyah

255 Vineyard Town Center, 408.779.2255 Hand-cut Idaho and sweet potato fries are staples on the menu.

HAPPY HOUR

Ladera Grill

17305 Monterey Rd, 408.201.9200 laderagrill.com Ladera Grill offers a varied cuisine, with dishes ranging from Americana to Italian.

HOT DOG

AJ's Cheese Steaks

17400 Monterey Rd #1F, 408.779.0088 ajayscheesesteaks.com The family owned restaurant may be

known for its cheese steaks, but don’t sleep on its variety of hot dogs.

ICE CREAM/YOGURT

Sweet Retreat

97 E 3rd St, 669.888.3824 sweet-retreats.com The ice cream parlor offers more than 30 flavors and numerous toppings.

ITALIAN FOOD

Maurizio’s Authentic Italian Cuisine

25 E. First St, 408.782.7550 mauriziosrestaurant.com Since 1998, Maurizio’s has been serving authentic Italian food with fresh ingredients.

THAI FOOD

Siam Thai

17120 Monterey Rd, 408.776.1559 siamthaimorganhill.com Siam Thai offers authentic Thai cuisine coupled with local wines.

VEGETARIAN DISHES

Craft Roots

17230 Monterey Rd, 408.612.8297 craftroots-mh.com Craft Roots, which opened in 2019, has quickly become a favorite establishment thanks to its plantbased menu.

VIETNAMESE FOOD

Jonty’s Vietnamese Eatery

Margarita’s Bar and Grill 411 Vineyard Blvd, 408.779.5300 Classic Mexican cuisine served daily.

17300 Depot St, 408.722.0517 jontysvieteatery.com The family-run business serves Vietnamese sandwiches, rice plates, spring rolls and more.

NEW RESTAURANT

WAITRESS/WAITER

Craft Roots FRENCH FRIES

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17230 Monterey Rd, 408.612.8297 craftroots-mh.com Craft Roots, which opened in 2019, has quickly become a favorite establishment thanks to its plantbased menu.

Chris Ward Odeum Restaurant

17500 Depot St, Suite 180, 408.782.5151 odeumrestaurant.com Chris Ward is a crucial member of the team at the Mediterranean restaurant.

PIZZA

My Pizza

229 W. Main Ave, Suite A, 408.776.3333 mypizzamh.com Customers have been creating their own pizzas here for 25 years.

RESTAURANT

Ladera Grill

WINERY

Guglielmo Winery

1480 E. Main Ave, 408.779.2145 guglielmowinery.com The Guglielmo family has been producing wines in the Santa Clara Valley since 1925.

17305 Monterey Rd, 408.201.9200 laderagrill.com Ladera Grill offers a varied cuisine, with dishes ranging from Americana to Italian.

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BARBERSHOP

Timeless Barbers 16375 Monterey Rd, 408.726.9026 Timeless Barbers, a full service barbershop, was established in 2012.

BED/MATTRESS STORE

Mattress Firm

1031 Cochrane Rd Suite 180, 408.779.2111 Chain retailer sells an array of branded spring, memory foam and adjustable mattresses.

CARPET CLEANING

Classic Clean

15650-A, Vineyard Blvd #107, 408.779.0689 classic-clean.biz Classic Clean has been locally owned and operated for more than 25 years.

CAR WASH

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HARDWORKING VOLUNTEER Cecelia Ponzini, executive director of the nonprofit Edward Boss Prado Foundation, has remained busy since statewide shelter-at-home orders went into effect in March.

Morgan Hill Car Wash 16225 Monterey Rd, 408.779.5477 mhcarwash.com The environmentally friendly car wash features its own gift shop.

CATERER ACUPUNCTURE

Melton Acupuncture

18525 Sutter Blvd #180, 408.778.7959 morganhillacupuncture.com Daniel Melton is a California board certified acupuncturist and herbalist, and has worked and trained in the health field for more than seven years.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

Mt. Madonna YMCA

171 W. Edmundson Ave, 408.762.6000 ymcasv.org The YMCA partners with the City of Morgan Hill to provide health, fitness and wellness programs.

ATTORNEY

Adam Ferguson, Ferguson Law Group

1886 The Alameda, San Jose, 408.296.3700 ferglawgroup.com Adam Ferguson has practiced trust and estate litigation for more than a decade.

AUTO BODY SHOP

Advanced Auto Body

16170 Jacqueline Ct, 408.778.9678 advancedautobody.com The crew at Advanced Auto Body has been repairing cars since 1990.

AUTO SERVICE SHOP

Auto Solutions

16250 Railroad Ave, 408.782.0234 autosolutionsmh.com Auto Solutions has been providing car care in Morgan Hill since 2005.

Catered by Diana 16100 Jacqueline Ct, 408.375.4809 cateredbydiana.com Specializes in corporate and social gatherings of all sizes.

CHIROPRACTOR BANK/CREDIT UNION

Union Bank

500 Tennant Station, 408.778.1514 Union Bank offers personal and business banking, investments, commercial banking, corporate accounts and private banking services.

Dr. Armen Agacanyan, Active Spinal and Sports Care

88 W. Second St, 408.990.3656 activespinal.com Dr. Armen Agacanyan is the only Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehab Board, Certified A.R.T. Provider and Certified Graston Technique Provider in the South County.

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2020

DAY SPA

electrical service for residential, commercial and industrial.

275 Tennant Ave #201b, 408.701.7734 r-n-rmassagestudio.abmp.com Specializing in therapeutic customized massages and facials.

FINANCIAL ADVISER/ PLANNER

R & R Wellness Studio

DECK AND FENCING COMPANY

D.R. Domenichini Construction 408.691.3283 drdcon.com The family-owned and -operated business is a fully licensed, bonded and insured general contracting firm.

DENTIST Michael Moore

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YOU’VE GOT IT! Morgan Hill resident Brandon Pride does a set on the bench press while his father, David Pride, spots him at the Centennial Recreation Center.

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION

Edward Boss Prado Foundation

In the last five years, the Edward Boss Prado Foundation has served more than 10,000 families through programs that focus on providing dignity to adults and children in need.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

Cecelia Ponzini

Cecelia Ponzini, executive director of the nonprofit Edward Boss Prado Foundation, has remained busy collecting donated food, clothing and other necessities at her residence since statewide shelter-at-home orders went into effect in March.

COMPUTER REPAIR

Chris Foster 4 IT Longtime community member Chris Foster runs his own IT consulting firm.

CURBSIDE RESTAURANT

Rosy's at the Beach

17320 Monterey Rd, 408.778.0551 rosysatthebeach.com The downtown restaurant specializes in fresh fish and seafood from the Moss Landing area.

DAY CARE/ PRESCHOOL

St. John's Epsicopal Preschool

17740 Peak Ave, 408.779.9510 St. John's Epsicopal Preschool was established in 2003.

Santa Teresa Dental

16160 Monterey Rd, 408.782.6568 stdental.com Dr. Andrew Huang and his wife Dr. Ann Lien bring more than 40 years of combined dental experience.

DOG GROOMER

Le Pooch Grooming

15650 Vineyard Blvd, 408.778.1488 lepoochgrooming.com Established in 2017, Le Pooch offers a fullservice dog grooming salon and pet store.

DRY CLEANERS

A - French Cleaners

415 Vineyard Blvd, 408.778.0087 Alain Baran moved from Paris to Morgan Hill, where he and his wife Margo operate A - French Cleaners using environmentally friendly methods.

ELECTRICIAN

Jet Electric

16230 Church St, 408.779.6695 Locally owned and operated for more than 35 years, Jet Electric provides

Ledwith Financial

55 W First St, 408.778.3000 ledwithfinancial.com Ledwith Financial has been providing financial planning for 20 years.

FITNESS CENTER

Morgan Hill Fit Body Boot Camp 1295 E Dunne Ave #120, 408.290.0102 Fit Body Boot Camp offers a one-onone program with a coach to create a fitness and nutrition program.

FRAMING SHOP

Colibri Art and Framing

17505 Monterey Rd, 408.776.3056 colibrigallery.com Colibri Art and Framing specializes in custom picture frame designs.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

D.R. Domenichini Construction 408.691.3283 drdcon.com The family-owned and -operated business is a fully licensed, bonded and insured general contracting firm.

HAIR SALON

Top Knot Salon, Cherisse's Hair Salon and Dezign Salon (tie) Morgan Hill has so many worthy hair salons that the community could not decide on just one as the best.

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2020

LANDSCAPE COMPANY

Houle L/M

408.686.9307, houlelm.com Houle L/M has been serving the South County and Bay Area since 1991.

MARTIAL ARTS

United Academy of Martial Arts 330 Digital Dr, 408.779.4364 unitedacademyofmartialarts.com Offering a variety of programs for all ages.

MASSAGE THERAPIST BEST NAIL SALON Tina’s Nails provides full-service nail care at 15750 Monterey Road.

HEALTH FACILITY

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Centennial Recreation Center

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171 W Edmundson Ave, 408.782.2128 tinyurl.com/y57hl8gv The center offers a number of programs and classes designed to get residents healthy.

HOTEL / MOTEL / LODGING

Holiday Inn Express and La Quinta (tie)

Two Morgan Hill hotels took the top spot.

HOUSE OF WORSHIP

St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church 17400 Peak Ave, 408.779.3959 stca.org A bilingual English/Spanish congregation.

INSURANCE AGENCY

Kelly Mandani State Farm

Erin CahillCasillas - R & R Wellness Studio

275 Tennant Ave #201b, 408.701.7734 rrwellnessmh.com Erin Cahill-Casillas specializes in rehabilitative massage, chronic pain management and injury specific work.

502 Vineyard Town Center, 408.353.0303 kellymandani.com Kelly Mandani specializes in auto, home, property, business, life and health insurances.

MORTGAGE BROKER

INTERIOR DESIGN

MOTORCYCLE DEALER

D.R. Domenichini Construction 408.691.3283 drdcon.com The family-owned and -operated business is a fully licensed, bonded and insured general contracting firm.

KITCHEN BATH REMODELING COMPANY

D.R. Domenichini Construction 408.691.3283 drdcon.com The family-owned and -operated business is fully licensed, bonded and insured general contracting firm.

Guild Mortgage

155 E Main Ave #170, 408.782.8800 Guild Mortgage has been a part of the community since 1960.

House of Thunder Harley Davidson

16175 Condit Rd, 408.776.1900 houseofthunderhd.com House of Thunder offers new and used motorcycles as well as service, parts and merchandise.

NAIL SALON

Tina’s Nails

15750 Monterey Rd, 408.776.7755 Nails are this local business’ specialty.

OPTOMETRY/VISION CENTER

E-Optometry Group

18181 Butterfield Blvd, Suite 150, 408.779.2000 eoptometry.com E-Optometry has been offering comprehensive eye care since 1984.

PHARMACY

Walgreens

745 E Dunne Ave, 408.782.9591 Drugstore chain with health and beauty aids, prescriptions and photo services.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Aly Mallon

alyrosephotography.com Aly Mallon specializes in wedding, baby and graduation photography.

PHYSICIAN GENERAL PRACTICE

Robin Bennett 18550 Depaul Dr Suite 207-208, 408.871.3400 Dr. Robin Bennett specializes in family medicine and cares for patients of all ages

PLACE TO TAKE A CLASS

Orangetheory Fitness

50 E 3rd St, 408.762.5858 Orangetheory is a total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology.

PLUMBER

Sullivan Plumbing Services

408.778.9971 Specializing in new construction, remodel, repair; backflow testing and repair, water lines and more.

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Thank You Morgan Hill community for Voting CommonWealth the Best Place to Bank! We are proud to have been a part of this wonderful Morgan Hill Community for over 30 years and look forward to serving you for the years to come. For those of you who may not know us yet, CommonWealth is a full-service financial institution with five branches across Santa Clara County – including two branches here in Morgan Hill. Unlike a bank, we're a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative dedicated to the financial well-being of our members. Whether their financial goals include a new home, a car, a dream vacation, or a secure retirement, CommonWealth is here to help. During these uncertain times, we want you to know that we are all in this together. The financial wellness of our community is important to us, and we have resources available to help ensure that you can feel safe and supported during challenging times. We have several convenient services available allowing you to handle all of your finances, without having to leave the comfort of your home. We also offer financial education programs to provide you with the knowledge and tools that will keep you on the path to financial success. Additionally, we have resources for financial counselors and financial assistance programs to help ease your hardships or prepare you for your financial goals. Reach out to us any time to explore the options available to you.

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Supporting our local communities is an important part of who we are. While we miss seeing everyone at events like the Friday Night Music Series, Read Across America, the Morgan Hill Freedomfest and so much more, we continue to stay connected to the community. We look forward to seeing you in person again, but until then, we’ll continue to find ways to give back and engage with our local community. Thank you again to our members and the Morgan Hill community for your support throughout the years. Because we’re always looking for ways to improve the experience for our members, we are remodeling our Tennant Station branch. The branch is currently closed for construction, but we can’t wait to share our new and improved space with you! If you don't know us yet, we'd love to meet you!

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COMMONWEALTH BY THE NUMBERS Here's a look at CommonWealth's 2019 member and community impact. FINANCIAL EDUCATION & GRANTS AWARDED

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TOP WEALTHMATTERS MODULES

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Charitable Contributions

IN-SCHOOL FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Schools

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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Community Events Participated

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Best services

2020

TATTOO PARLOR

El Toro Body Shop

17400 Monterey Rd #2d, 408.778.5444 eltorobodyshop.com El Toro Body Shop is a custom tattoo and body piercing studio since 2002.

TREE SERVICE

Moki Smith Tree Specialists

408.722.8942 smithtreespecialists.com Moki Smith provides a variety of tree trimming, removal and other services.

TIRE SHOP

Advanced Wheels BEST VETERINARIAN South County Animal Hospital provides complete medical care for all small animals.

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REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Terry Moriyama and Debbie Adamo (tie)

The best real estate agent in Morgan Hill came down to a tie between Terry Moriyama of Re/Max Realty Partners and Debbie Adamo of Coldwell Banker.

REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Coldwell Banker Realty

950 Tennant Station, 408.779.5000 The Coldwell Banker brand was established in North America in 1906.

ROOFER

Top Tier Roofing 408.337.6985 Local contractor offers a variety of roofing services.

SCHOOL - PUBLIC

El Toro Elementary

408.201.6380, eltoro.mhusd.org El Toro Health is host to preschool, fulland half-year transitional kindergarten, along with kindergarten through fifth grade classes.

SKIN CARE

J’aime Skin Spa

92 W 2nd St, 408.461.6379 jaimeskinspa.com J’aime Skin Spa, founded in 2013, specializes in sugar hair removal and customized healthy aging facials.

SPORTS MEDICINE SCHOOL - PRIVATE

St. Catherine of Alexandria 408.779.9950, stcatherinemh.org St. Catherine School is a Catholic elementary and middle school.

Active Spinal and Sports Care 88 W. Second St, 408.990.3656 activespinal.com Active Spinal & Sports Care, Inc. is a Sports Chiropractic and therapy office run by Dr. Armen Agacanyan.

SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY

STORAGE FACILITY

16515 Butterfield Blvd, 669.258.3500 lomaclaraseniorliving.com Morgan Hill’s newest senior community features 67 residential units and various amenities across 62,000 square feet.

411 Woodview Ave, 408.479.5759 cochranestorage.com The 20-year-old locally owned and operated facility has a variety of ground-level indoor storage units and drive-up outdoor units.

Loma Clara Senior Living

16845 Monterey Rd, 408.776.8473 advancedwheelsmh.com Advanced Wheels stocks rims and tires for a variety of vehicles.

VETERINARIAN

South County Animal Hospital

15790 Monterey Rd Suite 500, 408.779.6867 southcountyanimalhospital.com South County Animal Hospital provides complete medical, surgical and dental services for dogs, cats and other small animals.

YOGA STUDIO

One Yoga

17305 Depot St, 408.612.8052 One Yoga recently opened its doors in downtown Morgan Hill.

Cochrane Road Self Storage

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The Best Mortgage Company in Morgan Hill 155 East Main Avenue #170 Morgan Hill, CA 95037 408-782-8800 getinfo@guildmortgage.net

guildlending.com

Equal Housing Lender NMLS #3274. Morgan Hill Branch NMLS #38480. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. AZ BK #0018883; AZ BKBR #1007114. (20-7271)

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Best shopping

2020

JEWELRY STORE

The Jewel Box

17190 Monterey Rd, Suite 101, 408.776.9444 jewelboxofmorganhill.com Offers all types of jewelry and repairs.

KID-FRIENDLY STORE

Thinker Toys

311 Vineyard Town Center, 408.779.5260 thinkertoys.com Thinker Toys, which was founded in Carmel in 1969, opened its Morgan Hill location in 2010.

PET STORE Michael Moore

KID-FRIENDLY STORE Thinker Toys employee Brandon Rodriguez waits for customers inside the store’s front door at Vineyard Town Center.

ANTIQUES

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Murphy’s Mercantile

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17375 Monterey Rd, 408.779.5400 murphysmercantile.com What began as a way for two sisters to share their love of antiques has turned into a vintage housewares, furniture and jewelry business.

CAR DEALER

The Ford Store

17045 Condit Rd, 408.782.8201 fordstoremorganhill.com The Ford Store was established more than 20 years ago and has been ranked among the Top 100 Ford dealerships in the nation.

CLOTHING BOUTIQUE

Mainstream Boutique

1049 Cochrane Rd #100, 408.612.8594 Mainstream Boutique of Morgan Hill is a locally owned women's clothing boutique.

ETHNIC MARKET

Trader Joe’s

17035 Laurel Rd, 408.778.6409 Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy and more.

GARDEN/NURSERY CENTER

Johnson Garden Center

520 Tennant Ave C, 408.779.7171 johnson-gardencenter.com The locally owned and operated Johnson Garden Center offers a variety of ecofriendly fertilizers, nontoxic pesticides and other gardening supplies.

GIFTS/SPECIALTY SHOP

Johnson Garden Center 520 Tennant Ave C, 408.779.7171 johnson-gardencenter.com The locally owned and operated Johnson Garden Center offers a variety of ecofriendly fertilizers, nontoxic pesticides and other gardening supplies.

GROCERY STORE/ SUPERMARKET

Trader Joe’s

17035 Laurel Rd, 408.778.6409 Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy and more.

An-Jan Feed & Pet Supply

433 Vineyard Blvd, 408.779.6800 anjan.com For 50 years, An-Jan Feed & Pet Supply has provided supplies for all types of animals.

SPORTING GOODS

Dick’s Sporting Goods

1007 Cochrane Rd, 408.763.4779 dickssportinggoods.com Sporting goods, athletic products, footwear and equipment for outdoor recreation.

HARDWARE

Johnson’s Lumber Ace Hardware

THRIFT STORE

Goodwill

600 Tennant Ave, 408.778.1550 johnson-lumber.com Johnson Lumber is a family-owned and -operated full-service lumber yard and hardware store.

17630 Monterey Rd, 408.778.3253 goodwillsv.org The longstanding non-profit chain offers a range of pre-owned clothing, furniture, houses and other items.

HOME FURNISHINGS

WATER STORE

212 Tennant Station, 408.776.8100 rosso.com More than 30 years since its founding, Rosso's Furniture employs 49 furniture professionals and interior designers.

16985 Monterey Rd, 408.779.1677 shopmorganhill.com/wateroutlet The full service water store provides distillers, filters and more.

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BEST GOLF COURSE Coyote Creek Golf Club is home to two 18-hole courses.

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Coyote Creek Golf Course

1 Coyote Creek Golf Dr, 408.463.1400 coyotecreekgolf.com Coyote Creek Golf Club is home to two 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf courses, each featuring vistas of Silicon Valley.

VIRTUAL EVENT

4th of July Celebration

The community enjoyed the Morgan Hill Freedom Fest’s 4th of July Celebration at home this year with live virtual events.

BIKE RIDE

Coyote Creek Trail

Malaguerra Avenue and Morning Star Drive, sccgov.org The Coyote Creek Parkway features

free parking and paved paths that are popular for bicyclists.

DAY TRIP

Henry Coe State Park

9100 E. Dunne Ave, 408.779.2728 parks.ca.gov Henry Coe is the largest state park in Northern California, with more than 87,000 acres of wild open spaces.

PARK

Railroad Park

17130 Depot St morgan-hill.ca.gov The park focuses on active play equipment designed to serve children and families.

PLACE TO TAKE THE DOG

Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

10840 Coyote Reservoir Road, Gilroy. 408.842.7800. tinyurl.com/yd5h77mc Nestled in the hills east of Gilroy, this 6,695-acre recreation area features a 449-acre lake for fishing and boating.

PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS

Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

10840 Coyote Reservoir Road, Gilroy. 408.842.7800. tinyurl.com/yd5h77mc Nestled in the hills east of Gilroy, this 6,695-acre recreation area features a 449-acre lake for fishing and boating.

RUN/HIKE/WALK

Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

10840 Coyote Reservoir Road, Gilroy. 408.842.7800. tinyurl.com/yd5h77mc Nestled in the hills east of Gilroy, this 6,695-acre recreation area features a 449-acre lake for fishing and boating.

SWIMMING

Morgan Hill Aquatics Center 16200 Condit Rd, 408.782.2134 morganhill.ca.gov The aquatics center features two large water slides, a water play feature, fullsize competition pool and more.

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POPULAR SPOT Parktown Pizza continues to offer a full menu of Indian and traditional pizzas in their outdoor seating areas.

BEST PLACE TO EAT AN INDIAN PIZZA WHILE WATCHING THE NBA PLAYOFFS THROUGH THE WINDOW FROM THE OUTDOOR PATIO

that sit along the side of the road. A quick detour on Redwood Retreat Road will take you to the Uvas and Calero reservoirs, both great places to stop and relax for a breather.

16375 Monterey Rd, Suite O, 408.776.9866 Although the pandemic has put a serious damper on business at Morgan Hill's most popular sports bars and birthday party venues, Parktown Pizza continues to offer a full menu of Indian and Traditional pizzas in their outdoor seating areas. They still leave the TVs on inside the bar area—a big plus for sports fans.

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Your Local Mortgage Expert Tiffany has a referral-based operation that has been growing over her 25 years as a mortgage expert. She has a reputation for uncompromising ethics and attacks every home loan with the tenacity needed for a timely close. Year after year Tiffany is recognized as a President’s Club level producer and recognized in the Top 1% of Originators* in the United States. Call Tiffany to receive a personal and professional approach on your home loan! NMLS ID: 236890 CA CA - CA-DOC236890 - 41DBO-68350 - NMLS ID # 1598647 (Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org) CA - Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight, Divi- sion of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act Lic #41DBO-68350 - Guaranteed Rate A nity, LLC is a registered trademark of Guaranteed Rate, Inc., used under license. Guaranteed Rate A nity, LLC is a subsidiary of Guaranteed Rate, Inc.* Source: Mortgage Executive’s Top 1% Originators list, 2019.

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BEST ROAD TO TAKE A SUNDAY DRIVE

Watsonville Road (County Highway G8)

CA Highway 152 leads to County Highway G8, also known as Watsonville Road goo.gl/maps/k6yeS7LKSapSm87w7 There’s something special about driving down Watsonville Road after coming down the winding curves of Highway 152. I know we’re supposed to keep our eyes on the road but one can’t help looking at the luscious green hills in the background and admire all the well kept farms. What’s also great about the backroad are the several vineyards and wine tasting rooms

BEST BURGER NOT MADE WITH MEAT

17230 Monterey Rd, 408.612.8297 craftroots-mh.com We still can’t get over how much the Beyond Patty tastes like a medium-rare meat burger. But there’s no cows here. Craft Roots in downtown Morgan Hill features the plant-based burger in various menu items, providing hungry diners with healthier alternatives to their favorite dishes.

GOOD IDEA

Touch-Free Pedestrian Signal

Santa Clara County announced that it would be installing touch-free pedestrian activation devices at crosswalks located at 25 intersections across the county, where pedestrians only have to wave their hand in front of them. So far, only one in South County is on the list at Monterey Road and San Martin Avenue. We hope the county adds more in Morgan Hill. We’re tired of using our elbows to awkwardly press those buttons.


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