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64 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy, CA Mailing address: P.O. Box 516, Gilroy, CA 95021 Phone: 408-842-6400 Publisher

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s the hub of activity in a home, the kitchen serves many purposes: meal prep base, dining area, family gathering place, celebration zone, and entertainment center, to name a few. Does your high-use, heart-of-the-home kitchen meet the challenges and needs of your family life? If not, then it's time for a renovation. A kitchen remodel can be inspired by lifestyle changes, the need for energy efficiency, upgrading of decades-old styling,

or simply that you are ready for a change. The good news is that remodeling the most used room in your house not only improves the space itself, it increases the overall value of your home. Research from Remodeling magazine shows homeowners who undergo a mid-range kitchen remodel can expect to recoup 81 percent of their spend upon selling their home. A major kitchen remodel will recoup 59 percent, according to the same study. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your kitchen remodeling

project today. Here are six ideas, ranging from minor to major: • Replace your faucet. For the amount you use your kitchen faucet, functionality and easeof-use should be top priorities—highlighted with stylish designs lines, of course. • Paint your cabinets. If replacing your kitchen cabinets is not in the budget this year, repainting them is the next best thing. A fresh coat of paint can dramatically change the appearance of your kitchen. Select a paint that dries hard so it can stand up to wear and tear; choose a satin finish paint to hide imperfections in the cabinet surface. To complete the look, consider replacing the cabinet hardware. • Add a backsplash. Create an instant wow factor by enhancing the walls above the work areas of your kitchen. The use of varying shapes and materials can really showcase your creative side. Extending the backsplash all the way to the ceiling, with the use of shelving instead of cabinets for storage, is a new trend gaining ground. • Elevate your faucet. For homeowners who enjoy crafting delectable meals for family and friends, an upgrade can provide the perfect combination of modern functionality and high style. • Explore sink options. Whether it's for food preparation, dish washing or bathing a small child, families depend on the kitchen sink for a lot of things. • Change out those cabinets. While repainting cabinets can change the look of your kitchen, replacing them can totally upgrade the room's core style and functionality. Select new cabinets based on the current needs of your kitchen, considering accessories that can improve functionality. —Brandpoint

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e all need more green in our lives. On so many levels, this is true, whether your thoughts turn to leafy kale, a verdant lawn, a pile of cash or saving water. So says longtime sod farmer, Erin Gil, an ardent advocate for green spaces.

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“Kids need grass,” Gil says. “They need a surface where they can have fun and not get hurt. Kids need to get outside more. Green spaces play a key role in the urban community. They improve people’s lives.”


California’s drought conditions zeroed in on lawns as water guzzlers, and prompted a wave of stone-and-cactus replacements. In defense of sod, grasses trap dust and dirt, along with atmospheric pollutants like carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride and peroxyacetyl nitrate. Grasses also produce oxygen and reduce erosion. According to a 50x50-foot plot of grass produces enough oxygen for a family of four. Turfgrass also purifies water as it leaches through the root zone down into underground aquifers, which is one of the reasons it’s used to recycle effluent. Grass also mitigates heat. On a sunny summer day, grass will be 10-14 degrees cooler than

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concrete, asphalt or artificial turf. Your feet know what’s good for them. Sure, grass takes water, but let’s be sensible about it. Says Gil, “Let’s stop the social shaming of lawns.” Grass Farm raises and sells the most water-efficient and disease- and pest-resistant turfgrass available: It puts down deep roots and only needs watering every fourth day. When established, it can survive a month without water, and reduces chemical inputs, too. Gil and his sister, Debbie Barncord are the second-generation owner/operators of Grass Farm in Morgan Hill, established in 1969, along with their sister company, Garden Accents,

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in Gilroy. They’ve been providing turf to golf courses, parks, schools, cemeteries and private homes for decades. Garden Accents is filled with patio furniture, fountains, statuary, pottery and plants. In the end, it’s all about water, says Gil. He urges homeowners to have a water audit performed by the Santa Clara Water District, so they know exactly how much water they are using and where it is going. Being informed drives better decisions. Gil recommends Western Tree Nursery as a great source of drought-tolerant plants. “Make sure you know how tall a tree or bush will grow,” he says. “Do research on what is required to maintain whatever landscape you are installing.” Green Nature’s Fidel Salmeron came from El Salvador when he was 15, getting his first job at a golf course in San Jose. He says the most important thing he can do is educate customers. “Drip irrigation offers a 30-percent water savings, and reduces weeds,” Salmeron says. “You’re delivering water directly to the plant. Smart controllers can save a lot of water, as they

can automatically adjust to the weather.” As water resources become more precious, the landscaper and grass advocate has nonetheless been persuaded to expand his business to include rocks and dirt—”hardscapes.” Hardscapes are becoming a large part of his business, as people reduce lawns in favor of patios and pavers. Eric Jardine of Earthworks Landscape has been providing landscape services for 19 years. “I like working outdoors,” Jardine says. “I love flowers and plants and taking a piece of dirt and turning it into someone’s vision.” But he says many of his clients also have scaled down yards in favor of hardscapes and garden boxes, with succulents in pots and everything on drip. “Lighting is huge,” he says. “So is color. People are going for Spanish lavender and salvia and nice ground cover like African daisies: they come in purple, yellow and burgundy and look great on hillsides.” Owner Ryan Dinsmore of Alpine Landscapes, says that on the corporate campus of Sakata Seed ➝ 12

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TERRACE Stone terraces can build erosion barriers. America in Morgan Hill, his company removed tens of thousands of square feet of existing turf and installed drip irrigation and lowwater-use plants, including: Carex pansa—a popular sand dune sedge Festuca ‘Elijah Blue’—beautiful blue-green ornamental grass that grows in clumps Dietes iridioides—a common blooming ornamental called African Iris Abelia kaleidoscope—versatile variegated foliage that changes color seasonally Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’—compact shrub with yearround color; red in winter Loropetalum chinensis—Chinese fringe flower, a white-flowered broad-leaved evergreen shrub

of the witch hazel family At the Butterfield Self-Storage Facility in Morgan Hill, Alpine Landscapes installed drip irrigation and low water-use plants, with a small 500-square-foot section of turf block for emergency vehicle access. Alpine is currently landscaping an eight-building, 100-unit housing project in Hollister, where it just completed the installation of exclusively sub-surface irrigation. Dinsmore says you have to get in the main line and valves, pressurize the system and check for leaks, then put in the plants. The project also requires big bioswales, up to 2,000 feet, filled with grasses for erosion protection. Horticulturist, Harvey Sandoval of Alpine Landscapes got into ➝ 14



FILM FESTIVAL Experience great films by talented filmmakers at the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival. Enjoy four days of film screenings, speaker panels, mixers and community events. Special guests include Randy Spendlove, President of Paramount Motion Picture Music, and Kevin Rubio creator of the characters Tag and Blink from the new movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Enjoy this awesome festival April 5-8 in the downtown districts of Morgan Hill and Gilroy. For information, schedules and festival passes, visit


ART & WINE STROLL Head to Downtown Gilroy for the annual Gilroy Art and Wine Stroll and enjoy wine tasting, art, special dining and more. More than 20 local wineries will be featured at this 21-and-over event. Be sure to visit the artists and vendors that will be hosted by The Gilroy Center for the Arts and bring dancing shoes to enjoy live music at both check-in stations. Don’t miss the fun Saturday, April 7, 1-5pm in Downtown Gilroy. For tickets and information, visit


COMEDY FUNDRAISER Enjoy Stand Up for Kids, a dinner and live comedy show fundraiser, featuring comedian Michael Mancini and benefiting Chamberlain’s Children Center. Tickets include appetizers, buffet dinner, dessert and beverages. Laugh it up at the live comedy, then enjoy a raffle and silent auction. Event is 21 and over, tickets are non-refundable, dress code enforced. Have a great time for a great cause Saturday, April 7, 5-10pm at Leal Vineyards, 300 Maranatha Dr. For more information, visit


Celebrate the rich history and abundance of Santa Clara Valley with The Learning & Loving Education Center’s 12th annual fundraiser, “The Valley of Heart’s Delight.” Enjoy music, dance, a silent auction and farm-to-table dining. Guests that bring two bottles of wine will receive a ticket good for a “Wine Heist” drawing during the event. Enjoy community spirit Saturday, April 14, 5-9pm at St. Catherine’s Parish Hall, 17400 Peak Ave. For

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BRIGHT BEAUTY Colorful flowers attract bees and hummingbirds.


the business because of summer visits to his grandparents’ farm. He says bioswales look simple but are important. “They are meant to keep rainwater on the property and filter out contaminants.” Some of the common plants for bioswales include Carex pansa, along with: Carex divulsa—tough, versatile and carefree evergreen clumping grass Chondropetalum tectorum— beautiful, clumping, reed-like plant from South Africa Achillea ‘Moonshine’—aka Fern Leaf Yarrow, silver-green foliage and flat yellow flowers Calamagrostis ‘Karl Forester’— the world’s most popular ornamental feather reed grass Sandoval grew up in San Francisco. His family was in steel and helped build the Golden Gate Bridge. Gardening was a license to play in the dirt, and he’s made

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His key advice to homeowners and would-be gardeners or landscapers: “Everyone should have Sunset’s Western Garden book,

or get a library card and go borrow a copy.” When Sandoval goes home to his corner lot in San Juan Bautista, he is immediately enveloped in a garden paradise filled with espaliered fruit trees and edibles from artichokes to asparagus. He loves experimenting with new plants, especially semi-dwarf and dwarf rootstocks. “Having a garden means bounty: you are always sharing. It goes out in one form, and might come back to you in another. That’s the whole sharing thing. It all goes back to my grandmother. None of this is new.” Sandoval admits he’s still in awe of planting a seed and watching it grow. Yet he knows his obsession for gardening isn’t for everyone. “I admire the lawnmower jockey on the block—his whole life revolves around that lawn. Whatever you do, you have to own it.”

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Experience José Antonio Rodríguez, one of Spain’s leading flamenco guitarists, in a unique appearance at Gavilan College. This remarkable award-winning guitarist is acclaimed for his powerful and evocative renditions of contemporary flamenco, has composed for orchestras and dance companies, and has participated in major projects with Paco de Lucía and Alejandro Sanz. In this exciting program Rodríguez will be accompanied by percussionist and vocalist, Patricio Cámara and bassist, Paco Peña. Don’t miss José Antonio Rodríguez Trio in Concert Saturday, April 14, 7-10pm at Gavilan College, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy. For tickets and more information, visit


the first Saturday of each month

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7, 10am-noon for a free walking tour of Old Gilroy. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Meet at the Gilroy Historical Museum, 195 Fifth St. For more information, call the Gilroy Museum at 408.846.0446. MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP Young people ages 11 to 18 are invited to unlock their creativity at Teen Media Maker Mondays, a free multimedia class at the Gilroy Library. Participants will explore Adobe Creative Cloud and make their own photo mashups with Photoshop or learn to edit a video with Premiere. Registration recommended to ensure attendance, drop-ins welcome space allowing. Get creative Monday, April

9, 4-5:30pm at Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St. For more information, visit SPRING FLING Celebrate the lovely spring weather and a great night out with friends at Leadership Gilroy’s fourth annual Spring Fling event. Enjoy a beautiful evening at Sarah’s Vineyard with a catered dinner by Kneaded Bakery, live music by Miko’s Mon’Taj and a live auction. This year will also include raffle prizes and a bocce tournament. Proceeds from the event support Leadership Gilroy’s ability to provide a highcaliber program and opportunities for adults to build leadership skills and to provide scholarships to participants. Enjoy a beautiful evening Saturday,

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Join Art of Yoga as it welcomes local watercolor artist Elissa Nesheim at its first art-opening reception. Experience “Watercolors Landscapes & Owls”, Nesheim’s new exhibit featuring abstract landscapes and owls doing yoga, while enjoying wine and refreshments. This exhibit will be open April 12-June 12. Be sure to catch the art opening and reception Thursday, April 12, 7-9pm at Art of Yoga, 16165 Monterey Rd, #200, Morgan Hill. For previews and more information, visit

April 14, 5:30-9pm at Sarah’s Vineyard, 4005 Hecker Pass Road. For tickets and information, visit


FAMILY CONCERT Bring the entire family to enjoy the Celtic/ Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short as they perform the free family concert Around the World in 30 Instruments. This multicultural educational concert will present traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, England, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, the Americas and India on over thirty instruments. Don’t miss this exciting free performance Tuesday, April 10, 7-8pm at Morgan Hill Library, 660 West Main Ave. Visit

Enjoy an afternoon of succulent goodness and sipping wine at Plant ‘n’ Chat. Build a beautiful garden of easy case succulents in a white washed pine planter while learning succulent care and propagation tips. One glass of wine and all plants and supplies will be included. Event is 21 and over. Relax, plant and chat Saturday, April 7, 1-3pm at Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery, 645 W. San Martin Ave, San Martin. For tickets and more information, visit

HOLLISTER ROCKABILLY BLUES Experience Sweet Daddy & The Bad Cats as they rock the Ale House with their brand of countryfied rockabilly blues with a Texas twist. Enjoy music from Freddy Fender, The Texas Tornados, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more mixed with great danceable original rockabilly blues. Make the scene Friday, April 6, 7-10pm at Grillin & Chillin Alehouse, 401 McCray St, Unit B24. For more information, visit HISTORICAL LECTURE Join historian and educator Mas Hashimoto as he speaks about his experiences in a Japanese

internment camp during WWII at 76 Years Ago—Japanese Internment. Learn about what it was like for the families who were sent from their homes to these camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor during. Don’t miss this interactive event April 13, 9-10:15am at Gavilan College Hollister Briggs Building, Room 2, 365 Fourth St. For more information, visit

PAICINES SOIL WORKSHOP Join the fourday workshop, How to Produce Nutrient Dense Food, hosted by Jefferson Center for Holistic Management. The course focuses on soil health, current issues ➝ 19

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OPEN SPACE Enjoy an evening under the stars with astronomy docents eager to share the view at Starry Nights in Open Space. Dress warm and bring drinking water and a sense of wonder for the night sky; telescopes will be provided. Space is limited, registration is required. Enjoy the view Saturday, April 7, 8:30-10:30pm at Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve, 4289 Casa Loma Road. Please arrive before 9:30pm as the gates will be closed

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Meet Armand Baltazar, author, illustrator and animator of Timeless—Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic, the first in a new science fiction/fantasy series that explores a world painted new by the Time Collision. Get an insider’s look at the making and development of this best selling middle reader featuring more than 150 full-color illustrations Tuesday, April 10, 4-5pm at BookSmart, 1295 E. Dunne Ave, Suite 120, Morgan Hill. For more information, visit

with industrial food systems, how farming practices impact nutrients in food and more. Attendees will learn the processes of holistic management and work on their own holistic context and plans Thursday, April 12, 9am-Sunday, April 15, 5pm at Paicines Ranch, 13388 Old Airline Hwy. For tickets and more information, visit

HORSE ADOPTION Wild horses and burros from Western public rangelands will be available for public adoption in King City. The animals are all healthy and ready to train. Preview the animals Friday, April 6,

WIZARDING SYMPHONY Relive the magic of Harry Potter soaring across the screen while experiencing the music of Symphony Silicon Valley as it performs Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Symphony Silicon Valley will delight audiences with performances of Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable, award-winning score while the film plays in high definition on a 40-foot screen in

WOMYN’S ADVENTURE Join Cal State Monterey Bay Outdoor Recreation’s Womyn’s Adventure Program on a climbing trip in Pinnacles National Park. Adventurers identifying as women are invited to experience the outdoors in an inclusive, welcoming and comfortable environment. Expedition will be led by women, for women. No experience is required, and gear and transportation is included in the cost. Womyn’s Adventure Climbing Trip will be held Friday, April 13, 9am-5pm at Pinnacles National Park, 5000 Highway 146, Paicines. For information, visit

DRIVER SAFETY Teens and their parents are invited to a free Driver Safety Education Start Smart Class presented by Ann Sobrato High School and the Hollister-Gilroy CHP office. Students from all schools are welcome. Community service hour credits will be given to students enrolled within Gilroy Unified School District, but enrollment in Sobrato High School is not a requirement to attend. Start driving smart Thursday, April 12, 6-8pm at Ann Sobrato High School, 401 Burnett Ave, Morgan Hill. For more information, visit y8neq3uf.

JAKE’SFEST FUNDRAISER Make a difference in the community while having a great time at the first annual Jake’sFest Fundraiser benefiting Jake’s Wish Dog Rescue. All proceeds at this indoor/outdoor benefit will go to help Jake’s Wish save at-risk dogs from the local shelters. Enjoy live music by Beagle at the Door, dog-related vendors, food trucks—including vegan and sales of beer and wine. The fundraiser will also feature a silent auction featuring Hawaiian and Mexican vacations, wine packages and much more. Sunday, April 15, noon-6pm at The Grapevine and Running Shop and Hops, 17530 Depot St, Morgan HIll. For tickets and more information, visit

SELF-CARE SUPPORT Find out more about self-care at Healing Strong Morgan Hill. Participants are encouraged to thrive when conditions like cancer, autoimmune or any other conditions are present in the body. Healing Strong believes there is nothing more powerful than a group of people coming together to support each other, especially in times of healing. Connect and learn with others who are healing naturally Thursday, April 12, 6:30-8:30pm at Healing Strong Morgan Hill, 503 Vineyard Town

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION Join the Gilroy Library for a nonsectarian practice-based meditation. This class will be based on the teachings found in Dr. Kabat-Zinn’s book, “Wherever You Go, There You Are.” Participants will practice breath awareness and use ancient practices combined with modern neuroscience to become intimate with their innate capacities for peace and satisfaction. Practice mindfulness Tuesday, April 17, 7-8:30pm at Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St, Gilroy. For more information, visit

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3-5pm and Saturday, April 7, 7-9am and attend the auction Saturday, April 7, 9am at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St, King City. Animals not taken during the auction will be available through Sunday, 11am. For more information, visit

INDIVISIBLE MOVEMENT Join Indivisible South Valley, a grassroots effort aligned with the national Indivisible Movement, in working to protect the democracy and core values of society, with a focus on local communities. Indivisible South Valley meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Attend the next meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 7-8:30pm at Centennial Recreation Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave, Morgan Hill. For more information, visit

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COLORFUL ADDITION You don’t need a lot of space to add color and life to the outside of your home.

Gardening provides a hobby that has benefits


One of the most exciting parts of gardening is deciding what to grow. With thousands of plants to choose from—flowers, vegetables and herbs—a small pot of soil can be a canvas for creativity. To find the most popular flowers and plants this year, we checked in with Ball Horticultural Company, a global leader on all things gardening, to see what the top trends are in 2018. When spring arrives, we all crave color and warmth to celebrate the end of winter. To get that wow factor—and get it fast—try planting flowers that grow and fill in quickly and thrive in extremes.

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et active outdoors with a hobby more satisfying than binge-watching another television series. As a pastime, gardening can help you eat delicious, more flavorful food while transforming your patio or yard into a colorful hangout for butterflies and bees. Many people don't realize how easy it is to have a fresh supply of crisp veggies, fragrant herbs or freshgrown flowers. Whether you have a balcony, rooftop or patio, gardening is a hobby that quite literally allows you to harvest big rewards.

The Megawatt Begonia brings magnetic color even in shaded spaces. It's also a low-maintenance option if you're new to gardening. Likewise, the Echinacea Sombrero Sangrita is a perennial flower that returns each year with stunning red blossoms. Every chef knows the secret to tasty cooking is great ingredients. For many gardeners, the truly magical combination is finding that edible veggie that looks as good as it tastes. Take 2 Combos combine two sweet pepper plants with a touch of heat and beautiful orange and yellow fruit. There's also a combo of a slicer and cherry tomato perfect for small spaces and for snacking and cooking. Speaking of peppers, a new, attractive variety is Candy Cane Red Pepper. It has green fruit striping that ripens to red and offers up crisp, sweet flavors, much like a candy cane! There are dozens of reasons people choose to garden: fresh food, interior and exterior decoration, relaxation, stress reduction and more. One emerging trend is that people want to make their garden a destination for pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. A few captivating flowers that attract these beautiful and helpful creatures are: • Lucky Star Pentas: Provides butterflies summer-long flower clusters in eye-catching colors • Copper Prince Ornamental Millet: This thriller makes a dramatic statement with foxtail plumes that birds feast upon • SuperBlue Lavender: A deeply colorful and fragrant bee magnet Gardening helps you relax and decompress. What's more, there is a huge amount of satisfaction involved in seeing your vegetables and flowers grow. Follow these trends and watch your plants blossom and beautify your home and yard. After all, we could all use a little more color in our lives. — Brandpoint




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Infuse life into the bath that mimics the sensory experience of a waterfall. Inspired by the strength found in nature, the defined edges of the spout create a balanced aesthetic, while subtle facets offer visual depth. Paired with natural stone accents, this collection evokes elements of natural inspiration.

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OUTDOORS INDOORS Earth colors and textures combine for a unique bath setting.

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Neutral calm Light colors such as cool grays and muted blues evoke tranquility and

peacefulness. Neutral colors for walls and fabrics create a soothing aesthetic that fosters relaxation in the space. To create visual interest within a neutral palette, incorporate varying shades of earth tones to serve as complementary accents throughout the room—from decorative rugs and plush towels to cabinetry and tiling.

Nature's inspiration Elements inspired by nature work together to produce a sense of relaxation in the home's oasis. Intuitive in design, the Vettis Bath Collection by Brizo combines solid proportions and angular architecture with an optional four-sided open chamber

Living accents Natural lighting and live plants blur the line between the great outdoors and the enclosed space. Large floorto-ceiling windows and skylights serve as eye-catching accents while also naturally illuminating the room. Hanging succulents and potted bamboo plants are additional decor options to bring nature indoors without sacrificing clean, simple design. —Brandpoint

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oday, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls, to neutral color schemes and natural light, nature infuses life back into luxury bath design for a serene sense of calm.

A freestanding stone tub makes a luxurious statement to enhance the spa atmosphere. Sleek, oval architectures provide an organic contemporary touch, while rectangular basins deliver a strong geometric focal point. Take the spa-like experience even further and incorporate the use of essential oils. Lavender and chamomile reduce stress and encourage sleep, while peppermint and lemon oils increase focus and mental alertness in the morning. From modern to transitional aesthetics, a freestanding, natural stone tub paired with the sensory infusion of essential oils creates the perfect at-home getaway.


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PLANTING THE FUTURE Planting trees teaches important lessons and leaves a legacy for future generations.

Plant a tree this spring Plant a tree to help Mother Nature


many variables. When you're dealing with trees, there's none of that. Just choose a spot in your yard and you're good to go. Trees conserve energy in summer and winter, providing shade from the hot summer sun and shelter from cold winter winds. With trees standing between you and the elements, you'll spend less on your energy bill to heat and cool your home. Trees provide nesting sites, food and shelter for your bird friends. Hang a feeder in one of the branches and enjoy the birdsong all year long. A view of trees in urban areas has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety and even the crime rate.

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id you know planting a tree is one of the easiest and most powerful things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment? It's true. Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff, help you save energy and even combat global warming. With Arbor Day just around the corner in April, there's no better time to give Mother Nature a little TLC. Trees absorb harmful carbon dioxide, odors and pollutants like nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone. It's estimated that one tree can absorb nearly 10 pounds of polluted air each year and release 260 pounds of oxygen. Gardening can be intimidating for newbies because there are so



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‘Springtime means tasting time at local wineries.’ Willow Glen Wine Walk April 14, 2-5pm Tickets: $34/$45 What’s not to love about Willow Glen? Come downtown for lunch and to spy the murals.

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pril is blooming with wine events. Here’s a sampling of the opportunities for savoring wines in various communities this month.

Gilroy Art and Wine Stroll April 7th, 1pm - 5pm Tickets: $35 Downtown Gilroy welcomes twodozen local wineries, with artists at the Gilroy Center for the Arts

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Clos la Chance Creekview Cellars DeRose Winery Dorcich Family Vineyards Fernwood Cellars Fortino Winery Guglielmo Winery Hecker Pass Winery Heller Vineyards Kirigin Cellars La Vie Dansante

Join all the wineries at the Stomping Ground for their first bi-annual “all club” mixer where Wine Club members will enjoy a complimentary tasting for two from any of the tasting rooms at the Stomping Ground, accompanied by light appetizers.

Los Gatos Wine Walk April 21, 1:30-5:30pm Tickets: $50 Wineries from the Santa Clara Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains fill the many shops of downtown Los Gatos with spring cheer at this largest of all local wine walks. It’s also Passport Day in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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