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A supplement to the Gilroy Dispatch & Morgan Hill Times

A story of talent and ambition


TRIALS OF SAINTJOHN Ambitious Gilroy R&B singer ready to take his shot at stardom

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10-year-old boy steps off a Greyhound bus in San Jose with his mother. After a trip that took the better part of two days, the boy blinks in the California sun for the first time. He is 1,700 miles away from everything he’s ever known— friends, family, school, everything. There’s a plan: the boy and his mother are to stay with a relative. But one phone call changes everything. The relative cannot, or will not, host them after all. She has her reasons. The boy doesn’t know, or understand, what those reasons are. The relative gives them the number of a homeless shelter. ➝ 9

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CALIFORNIA SUN Texas-born, Saintjohn Ward journeyed with his mom to the golden state, where he now works as an aspiring R&B artist.


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LUNAR NEW YEAR Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Guests will learn about the customs and traditions of Lunar New Year, traditionally observed by many Asian cultures. Revel in the lively Lion Dance, make culturally-relevant art and crafts and enjoy traditional and contemporary music and dance performances. Explore Lunar New Year Saturday, Feb. 17, 10am-5pm and Sunday, Feb. 18, noon-5pm at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way. For more information, visit


COMEDY THEATER Join the funny folks at Pintello Comedy Theater as it kicks off its 16th season with Hate Mail, a “comedy of correspondence.” This inventive story follows the correspondence of Preston, a spoiled rich kid, and Dahlia, an angstfilled artist. Guest will laugh along as the correspondence becomes increasingly crazed while the characters move from hate to love and back again. Enjoy comedy theater Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17, 8pm and Sunday, Feb. 18, 2pm at Gilroy Grange Hall, 8191 Swanston Lane. Visit


TRIBUTE BAND Head to The District Theater for a funky night with PaPa’s Bag—James Brown Tribute Band. PaPa’s Bag stays loyal to the soul and funk of “The Godfather of Soul,” allowing guests to experience the music of James Brown the way he wrote it, with the funky drums and bass, the cutting edge guitar and the jazzy horns. Enjoy the music of the greatest entertainer ever Saturday, Feb. 17, 8pm-2am at The District Theater, 7430 Monterey St. For more information, visit


Seek out early wildflower blossoms that bloom and are gone before the start of spring during an afternoon hike at Rancho Cañada del Oro. Participants will stroll along the Longwall Canyon and Mayfair trails during this 4.5-mile long hike. Be prepared for muddy conditions and a stream crossing. Look for early blossoms Sunday, Feb. 18, 1-5pm at Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve, 4289 Casa Loma Road. For more information, visit

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Get answers to consumer question regarding the salmon species at the South County Lifelong Learning discussion, “Salmon, Sustainability & the Seafood Consumer.” With so much confusion and uncertainty about salmon among consumers, this discussion will answer pressing questions including what kinds of salmon are in the marketplace, which are best, are they sustainable and should consumers eat farm or wild salmon? Other discussion topics will include salmon farming, hatcheries and genetic engineering. Join the discussion Wednesday, Feb. 21, 10am - noon at Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey St, Morgan Hill. Visit

GILROY WINE & CHOCOLATE Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend with Fortino

Winery at Sweetheart Saturday. Experience an unforgettable combination of delectable chocolates and exquisite wines. Guests will

enjoy five different wines paired perfectly with a delicate chocolate. Enjoy family wines and celebrate like family Saturday, Feb. 17, 1-3pm at Fortino Winery, 4525 Hecker Pass Highway. Guests must be 21 to attend. For tickets and more information, visit TRIBUTE BAND Head to The District Theater for a funky night with PaPa’s Bag—James Brown Tribute Band. PaPa’s Bag stays loyal to the soul and funk of “The Godfather of Soul,” allowing guests to experience the music of James Brown the way he wrote it, with the funky drums and bass, the cutting edge guitar and the jazzy horns.

Enjoy the music of the greatest entertainer ever Saturday, Feb. 17, 8pm-2am at The District Theater, 7430 Monterey St. For more information, visit SCAVENGER HUNT Discover night phenomena with family and friends at the Youth Night Scavenger Hunt at Coyote Lake Park. Participants will work through team activities designed to ignite curiosity in youth ages nine and above. Dress for cool weather, please note that rain will cancel the event. Hunt for fun at this free event Friday, Feb. 23, 7-8:3pm at Coyote Lake Park, Mendoza Lot Entrance on Roop Road. Reservations are


Eat up! Come to a fun night of all-you-can eat crab and a raffle drawing at the Operation Freedom Paws (OFP) Annual Crab Feed. Enjoy crab, pasta, salad and garlic bread with all proceeds benefiting OFP. This non-profit organization matches disabled veterans, adults and children with rescued dogs and trains them together. Head to the Crab Feed Saturday, Feb. 24, 6-9pm at Old City Hall, 7400 Monterey St, Gilroy. For tickets and more information, visit

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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Experience the photography exhibition “Where in the World?” presented by The Morgan Hill Photography Club and the City of Morgan Hill. This exhibition will be held through Tuesday, Feb. 27, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. For more information, visit MUSICAL ROMP Join South Valley Civic Theater at its production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie is

Head to Clos LaChance for an After Dark Dance Party. Enjoy the music as the lights are dimmed, the sound is turned up and Big Fun DJ performs all evening long. Pizza prepared by Chef Lou will be available for purchase. Please note outside food is not permitted, and attendees must be 21 or over. No tickets are required, just join the party Saturday, Feb. 24, 6-11pm at Clos LaChance Wines, 1 Hummingbird Lane, San Martin. Visit

set in 1922 and takes audiences back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City as young Millie Dillmount searches for a new life for herself. Enjoy this musical production Friday, Feb. 23 to Saturday, Mar. 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm at Morgan Hill Community Playhouse, 17090 Monterey Road. For tickets and more information, visit

of My Life, this story follows the journey of Keller and her tutor, Annie Sullivan, revealing the power of commitment and strength when the choice is made to reach beyond the understandable and tangible. See The Miracle Worker Friday, Feb. 16-Sunday Mar. 11 at Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St. For tickets and more information, visit



MIRACLE WORKER Experience The Tabard Theatre Company’s presentation of William Gibson’s Tony-award winning play, The Miracle Worker. Based on Helen Keller’s autobiography, The Story

COUNTRY TUNES Put on those boots, jeans and hats and get to Ridgemark for a Country dance party with Bootleg. Bootleg is riding into Hollister to play the energetic sound of Modern Country. ➝8

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MEET THE DESIGNER Meet fashion designer and illustrator, Malene Grotrian, the artist behind the watercolor fashion illustrations on Alara Cellars’ wine labels. The rich handcrafted wine from Alara is only part of the story. While Alara wines are composed to highlight the expressions of its fruit, the labels complete Alara’s image and connection to fashion. Learn more about Grotrian and the creative process that goes into designing Alara’s labels Saturday, Feb. 24, noon-5pm at Alara Cellars, 6500 Brem Lane. For more information, visit





7 Space Preserve, 550 Palm Ave, Morgan Hill. Meet in the parking lot. Space is limited, please register. For registration and more information, LOCAL BEER Explore beers from local breweries at Local Beer Thursday. The beer program at Vertigo Coffee Roasters is strictly “Locals Only,” and on Thursdays from 2pm to close draft beer is just $5 each. Enjoy beers featured from breweries in San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties that are always fresh, exciting and delicious. Discover a new local favorite, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2-6pm at Vertigo Coffee Roasters, 81 Fourth St, San Juan Bautista. For more information, visit


Discover the world at the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show. Explore endless vacation options and learn from travel experts representing more than 250 destinations from around the globe. Enjoy fun for the whole family with camel rides, virtual reality experiences and song and dance from faraway cultures. Find thousands of vacation options under one roof Saturday Feb. 17, 10am-5pm and Sunday, Feb. 18, 11am-4pm at Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great American Pkwy, Santa Clara. For more information and tickets, visit

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Enjoy crowd favorite songs from Luke Bryan to the classic standards of Brooks and Dunn. Dance and sing along at this fantastic show Saturday, Feb. 17, 9pm-midnight at Ridgemark Golf Club and Resort, 3800 Airline Highway. For more information, visit


EVENTS BOOK SALE The Friends of the Morgan Hill Library invite the community to a sale of old and rare books. This special sale will feature old, rare and “interesting” books, plus ephemera and non-book items. The sale will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, noon-3pm in the Morgan Hill Library

Program Room, 660 W. Main Ave, Morgan Hill. For more information, visit PLANT COMMUNITIES HIKE Hike through grassland, chaparral and oak woodland to learn about local plant communities in Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve. See serpentine outcrops and unique native plants that have adapted to succeed in a challenging environment on this moderately paced 4-mile hike. Dress in appropriate layers for winter weather and bring water, a hat, bag lunch and any favorite hiking accessories. Learn more about local plant communities Sunday, Feb. 18, 10am-3pm at Coyote Valley Open

BRIDAL SHOWCASE Plan the perfect wedding at Guglielmo Winery’s That’s Amore Bridal Showcase. Meet some wonderful vendors, taste delicious cuisine and sample award-winning Guglielmo wine and champagne. Experience Guglielmo’s gorgeous venue while meeting with vendors offering services including florals, food, cakes, photography, music and more. There will be a $5 fee for the event. Get a head start on wedding season Saturday, Feb. 24, 11am-3pm at Guglielmo Winery, 1480 E. Main Ave, Morgan Hill. For more information, visit RAT PACK TRIBUTE Travel back in time to 1960s Las Vegas at Granada Theatre’s Vegas 1960s Tribute to the Rat Pack Era dinner and show. Enjoy a three-course dinner by executive chef Mark Johnson and dance to the music of the Jonathan Poretz Band. Guests must be 21 or older to attend and dress to impress with collared shirts and no ball caps. Celebrate the Kings of Cool Saturday, Feb. 24, 6-10pm at Granada Theatre, 17440 Monterey St, Morgan Hill. For tickets and more information, visit TRAIL REGULATIONS Learn how to explore community trails

safely at The Trails and You: What to Know Before You Go. This dropin event highlights shared-use trails and regulations that help protect trail users and park resources. Learn how to explore safely while having fun and enjoying the natural beauty parks have to offer Sunday, Feb. 25, 1-3pm at Coyote Lake Park, Mendoza Lot Entrance on Roop Road, Gilroy. For more information, visit GRANT REQUESTS The Gilroy Assistance League is now accepting grant requests for the year 2018 that will benefit Gilroy youth organizations. A formal grant request must be completed and returned no later than Monday, Feb. 26. Grant request proposal forms may be downloaded at For additional information, call Gina Anderson at 408.843.8604. BLACK HISTORY Join the Gilroy Center for the Arts at the fourth annual Black History Month Exhibit. Experience the featured art of black folk artists, collage artists, photographers, sculptors and more through March 3 at Gilroy Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey St, Gilroy. Admission to the gallery and receptions are always free. For more information, visit SEEKING VOLUNTEERS Make a difference and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Morgan Hill by joining Morgan Hill’s Urban Forest Advisory Group. Energetic and forward thinking individuals are needed to establish a group that will be the community voice for tree plantings throughout 2018. This group will assist City staff between March and July with creating fun, informative ways to care for trees in the community as well as taking part in the free October tree-planting party at the Outdoor Sports Center. An expertise in trees is not needed, but an enthusiasm to make a difference in the community is ideal. For more information call 669.253.4251 or email christina.



HARMONY Ward first shared his pipes with the public at a high school talent show. loss of the family home and most of their possessions. They had lost almost everything. But going back to Dallas, particularly in the face of some relatives who thought the whole San Jose idea was a big mistake, was not an option. Janice was determined to stick it out. With her son in tow, she went to that shelter. The memories are not all bad, however. For her son’s sake, Janice worked to maintain a sense of adventure. “We would get up super early,” said Saintjohn. “We would get on the bus and we would ride that bus all the way to the end of the line. We were just looking, learning our way around. That’s how I go to know San Jose so well.” She told her son that she would give them three months to get out of the shelter. “Three months later, sure enough,” he said, “we’re moving into our first condo. I was so glad to have my own place. I just laid on the floor and said, ‘Thank you, God, thank you, God.’” None of this compelling backstory is apparent on Ward’s first album, “Remind Me to Forget,” that he released in January under

his stage name Vashoun Stjon (The first name is pronounced vuh-SHAWN and the last name is an alternate spelling of his given name). The music is sensuous, seductive R&B. It’s not music of the streets; it’s music of the bedroom. When you hear that winkwink term “Netflix and chill” (older folks would use the term “hanky panky”), this album represents the “chill” part. Before the catastrophe of his father’s death, Saintjohn lived a comfortable life during which he fell hard for the particular brand of R&B that flourished in the 1990s. Think R. Kelly, Usher, D’Angelo. “Even though we’re sitting here in 2018,” he said, “I still find myself going back to ’90s R&B. That was a good time for music.” The album opens with “2 A.M.,” a gently swaying booty-call tune in which Saintjohn intones “Don’t be shy/It’s all right,” followed by the only slightly more upbeat “The Way You Love” that showcases the singer’s tender falsetto. Of the seven songs, all are originals, except for a cover of the Drake hit “Hotline

Bling,” which Saintjohn turns into a sweet-soul piano ballad. “My goal is to bring it back,” he said, in reference to 1990s-style R&B. “Because we lost it. If you turn on the radio today, you won’t hear R&B. I want to bring that feeling back. I’m trying to write for the women.” A few years after the lowest point in Saintjohn’s life came one of the high points, another pivotal moment that was to determine his future. Like that awful moment at the bus station, this one was also marked by a last-minute betrayal. He was a freshman at Willow Glen High School in San Jose. A group of friends had talked him into joining them on stage at the school’s annual talent show. But on the day of the event, every one of those friends withdrew from the show. Saintjohn, who had to be persuaded to participate in the first place, was suddenly a solo act. He could have bailed too, but “Something hit me: You gotta do this.” The song he chose was “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys. No one ➝ 10

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“This was definitely something new to the both of us,” said the boy 15 years after the fact. “I never had to live like that. Since I was a kid, I never had to ask or beg for anything. Everything was pretty much handed to me. But this was a real struggle. I’m in a whole new atmosphere. I don’t know where I am, or who I’m with. My family’s not here. It was a nightmare.” Saintjohn Ward is remembering the darkest days of his life while sitting in the sunshine of Gilroy on an unseasonable February day. He is now 25, an aspiring singer with a new recording, a new stage name and a burning ambition to be a professional performer. It’s something of a miracle that he’s even here, considering where he was. You might think, given the circumstances, that he and his mother Janice would have climbed right back on that bus and headed back to Texas, from which they came. But the move to San Jose was no lark. It was a desperate move to escape calamity back in Dallas. The year before, Saintjohn’s father had died of cancer, which led to the




YOUNG ARTIST A bright and talented young man, Ward has developed positive outlook toward his past and his future.

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‘Like putting a tea bag in hot water brings out all the flavors. This is my flavor’


had the vocal-less karaoke recording, which meant that Saintjohn had to sing an unwitting duet with one of the world’s most popular and talented singers. “I was singing on top of Alicia Keys,” he said. “I was harmonizing. It wasn’t the ideal situation.” Nervous, shy, annoyed at his friends, the young man took the stage anyway. His first clue that things were going well was when he looked at the audience mid-song and saw couples embracing and people standing to wave their arms back and forth. When he finished, the crowd erupted, catching him by surprise. “It could not have gone any better,” he said. In an instant, he went from invisible freshman to campus star. It was that moment, more than any other, that led in a straight line to the recording of an album of original material a decade later. Before that talent show, Saintjohn never thought about singing professionally. “I wasn’t sold before,” he said. “But after that, I figured, y’know I might have a shot at this.”Not long after the Willow Glen talent show, the young singer

and his mom were on the move again, this time to Gilroy where Saintjohn attended Gilroy High. A few years later, while working at Gilroy Gardens, he befriended a co-worker named Eric Garcia. Of all the friends that expressed interest in his music career, who entertained ideas of collaborating with him, Garcia has the been the most stalwart. On the new album, Garcia is not only co-songwriter on two songs, he has signed on to be Saintjohn’s bass player. He’s also put his hard-earned money into the project. “If you’re sure about something,” said Garcia, “and you want to put your all into it, you have to invest in it, so it’s not all talk.” Garcia was purely a rock fan until he met the amiable Saintjohn, who was eager to share his love for old soul. “I always say that I’m kind of cheating on rock because I’m playing R&B,” he laughed. The two friends began recording “Remind Me to Forget” in the summer of 2016 and now that the album is finished and finally in hand, it’s time to take the next

step—touring and promotion. Saintjohn, who now earns his living at Wells Fargo in Gilroy, said he’s aiming high in determining a performance strategy, reaching out to every platform from the Gilroy Garlic Festival to Coachella. “All I’m trying to prove with this is that I have something to give,” he said, “that the best is yet to come and I’m up for the journey.” In a fickle and often arbitrary business, Saintjohn is certainly a long shot, but his unusual backstory, as painful as it was to live through, has taught him some valuable lessons in perseverance. “It’s been a blessing,” he said of that period of loss and upheaval he experienced as a child. “But it did not feel like a blessing at the time. I felt like God had cursed us. I kept thinking, what did we do that was so bad to deserve all this? But God puts you in different situations to see what you’re made of, like putting a tea bag in hot water brings out all the flavors. This,” he held up a CD copy of his new album, “this is my flavor.”

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t’s almost here, and instead of just one weekend, Passport lasts the entire month of March this year. So you have ample opportunity to make that $45 investment pay off in Rhones, Italians, cabs or whatever suits your fancy in the Valley of Heart’s Delight. The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Passport event gets off to a fine start with a Kick-Off Party on March 2, from 6-8pm at the Coyote Creek Golf Club in Morgan Hill. Tickets are $60, and include a $45 Passport book. Purchase tickets by March 2 for a chance to stay at Rosewood Cordevalle in San Martin, CA. Winner will be announced during the Kick-Off Celebration. You do not need to be present to win. “The WSCV 2018 Spring

Passport is going to be very exciting,” says Santa Clara Valley Winegrower’s President, Karen Seeker. “Free tasting for booklet holders will be available at all of our 32 member wineries throughout the month of March (beginning March 3rd) during each winery's normal business days and hours. For the Kick-Off Party, we currently have 22 wineries and 14 restaurants participating. You can expect great wine, food, and music in a gorgeous setting—the perfect way to launch our spring celebration.” Passports are $45 and good at member wineries on the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail, March 3 through March 31, 2018. Wineries may offer music, food and special pricing, in addition to wine tastings.


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a Friday night in the middle of winter. And as the northern lights hover in the sky in the frigid air, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in various and unexpected ways. “We felt it was appropriate around Valentine’s Day,” says Hall. “It kind of shows the ups and downs of love. Overall, it’s a pretty fun show.” The play stars CJ Patereau, Nick Fryou, Derek Barnes, Betsey Mochan, Maddison Alipaz and Sarah Smith. Hall says the cast of six share 19 roles; all playing at least three characters. But an added benefit is the

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here’s a little-known town in the state of Maine, where temperatures are low, relationships are ever-changing, and surreal experiences are commonplace. San Benito Stage Company (SBSC) is bringing this fictional town—and the play of the same name— Almost, Maine, to the I.O.O. F. Building on 330 Fourth Street in Hollister. It opens on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7pm. Produced by Anne Hall and directed by James Swan, the play by John Cariani is a series of vignettes taking place in Almost, Maine - on

experience the cast brings to the production. “The cast is really good,” she says. “And it’s good they have experience because they have to be so versatile.” And due to the vignette-style of the play, Fryou says the entire cast didn’t work together for the first three weeks of rehearsals. “It’s been only two weeks, today, that we’ve been rehearsing scenes together,” says Fryou. But in those two weeks, Smith says it’s been a blast. “I feel the six of us are sort of a weird family,” she laughs. Swan says he has been waiting to direct this play for some years, and is excited to finally have the opportunity. “I’ve been in love with this play for a for a long time and to be able to finally do it is really fun,” he says. Doors to the I.O.O.F. Building will open at 6:30 pm and dinner will be served at 7pm. Dinner is being catered by Cozy Cup Cafe in Hollister. Guests will receive a chicken or steak, with a side and vegetables. A cash bar will be open at 6:30, where wine and mixed drinks will be for sale. “Once everyone’s had a chance to eat, we’ll start the show around 7:30,” Hall says. “Hopefully everyone will have had time to mingle and chat with friends, then they’ll have dinner and a show. It’s a big evening of entertainment!”



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8401 Church Street 408.767.2868

DECEMBER 1, 2017

60 4th Street 408.767.2055

FEBRUARY 16, 2018



Don’t Wait! ... Call “PAGE” Today! 9655 NEW AVE, GILROY 79 ACRE ESTATE just waiting for you to come enjoy country quiet. 2,850 square foot home, 70 acres of prime farm land with a 900+ gallon per minute well, facilities for 19+ horses, 2 large steel buildings, office, scales and a fourplex.

THE HOLLISTER PROJECT is a total of 66 acres immediately adjacent to the city limits. You could do 1 acre ranchettes today or wait to be annexed to the city to do a mixed zoning. Adjacent to the Hwy 25 Eastside Bypass. Sellers are open to an option or seller carry.



33 ACRES OF PRIME FARM LAND with good water and easy access. Great location between Morgan Hill and Gilroy with easy access to Hwy 101. Just 40 minutes to Salinas. Currently planted to corn. Seller will consider carrying the financing. $1,388,883





PERFECT FIRST HOME or investment. This unit is in the very back, private, corner of the complex and it has just been refurbished with new paint, mini blinds, light fixtures, dishwasher, carpet and vinyl. Move in condition. $299,992

40 ACRES for your private estate or personal retreat. Solitude and star gazing are just the beginning of what you can enjoy from this ridge above the valley floor. The views are something to behold and perfect for you to plan your home around Mother Nature’s art. $298,892




1932 SPANISH BUNGALOW ON 1/3 ACRE in the country just waiting for your imagination and enthusiasm. Absolutely original (no renovations or refurbishments). Character and charm in need of tender loving care. Wait until you see the main bath$274,947 room.

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50+ BEAUTIFUL ACRES for your dream estate. Located on the west side of Hollister for great views out over the San Juan Valley and Fremont’s Peak. Excellent well shared with the neighboring parcel. Seller may be willing to carry the financing for five years. $649,946

97 ACRES OF PRIME ROW CROP. Good soil, good water and a great Mediterranean climate. Great location for shiping in any direction. Currently farmed conventional. Large barn-workshop and equipment yard. Williamson Act Taxes in place. $2,500,000


20 ACRES just north of Gilroy by the hospital. Just what you have been looking for with a small ranch house that has a basement, a pool and character. Good soil and good water make for good farming. Excellent investment property.

40 ACRES at the Old Summit Ranch is half way between Los Banos and Gilroy. Almost immediately adjacent to exceptional state and county parks. One half shared well, with a pump and electricity. Within a gated community. Beautiful views $699,996


FOUR PARCELS - 78.9 acres. Several dwellings, big old barn, farm lease and Bill Board Income equal $6,000 per month. Rural Residential 5 Acre Zoning. Huge potential for the right buyers. Stop and think about the uses in the area and then check with the County. $3,650,000

219 ACRES on the edge of Panoche Valley. If you are looking for a weekend get away you may have found it. Hunting, deer or birds? Only an hour from Hollister or Los Banos. Some level along the valley floor; some elevated with great views. $149,941


18 ACRES OF FARM LAND with two very nice homes, three large barns and several out buildings. 12 acres are being farmed with two wells. The two homes are two of the nicest around. The barns have character and charm and might be used for several different things. Just minutes to Costco and Walmart. $1,498,894

11 ACRE EQUESTRIAN ESTATE: Two homes, an 18 stall barn, a hay barn, an arena, a round pen and several turn out fields with shelters. Formal or family comforts. Entertain around the pool and enjoy the views. Just 3 minutes to town and about 40 minutes to Monterey or San Jose. $1,499,994


17+ ACRES JUST SOUTH OF GILROY. Currently in conventionally farmed row crops. Good soil. Good, newer well and water. Electricity and telephone. County paved road, as well as, freeway frontage. Near Gavilan College, new developments and new schools. $999,990

80 ACRES with beautiful views out over the valley and Chesboro Lake. On a clear day you can see for miles. Commute to San Jose on the back roads and stay out of traffic. 1 or 2 wells on the back side of El Toro Mountain.

8 ACRES of almost all level land with a seasonal creek running along the southern property line.The flag lot allows privacy. Great location just a short distance from the Outlets, the coffee shop and the freeway. Equal distance to San Jose or Monterey. $599,995

25 ACRES WITH POTENTIAL Newly surveyed parcel with a well and 5 acre zoning. Beautiful rock out-croppings and majestic oak trees. Just a short distance from the historic downtown. Perfect for a private estate or a small subdivision. Equal distance between San Jose and Monterey. $474,947






CUTE AND COMFY. Just right for one or two.The two bedroom with a nice living room and a great kitchen. Neat and clean. Located in one of the best parks in the county and is convenient to $39,930 $129,921 most everything.

40 ACRES FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD. Whether you are a star gazer looking for the dark of night or a hunter you will find these 40 acres perfect to escape from the noise of every day life.


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