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A supplement to the Gilroy Dispatch & Morgan Hill Times

Sandra McNeal honored for teen mentoring

Rock the Mock


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SANDRA MCNEAL Morgan Hill’s Volunteer of the Year.


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etirement brings to mind relaxation and time to live the good life. For longtime Morgan Hill resident Sandra McNeal, retirement provided her with a gift. The gift of time. McNeal uses that gift to give back to the community she loves—in particular, helping local teens prepare for the next chapter in their lives.


After 33 years in the corporate world of human resources, including 16 years with IBM and 17 with Abbot Laboratories, McNeal retired in 2014. Although she said good-bye to the corporate side of HR, she still owns and operates her own company, Ivey

League Consulting, which specializes in strategic planning, problem solving, business transformation and heightening individual self-awareness. “When I retired I wanted to get involved with the community. The Chamber of Commerce was the first organization I joined,” McNeal says. McNeal found a perfect fit for her skills in the Chamber’s Education Committee program, Rock the Mock, founded in 2012 by Brenda Glimpse and John and Ann Horner, who McNeal considers to be the “trailblazers” of the program. “Brenda had a host of notes and information for me to take on the program,” she says. “I just took her information and transformed it into a project plan that I could execute.” Rock the Mock is a two-and-a-halfhour program that provides high school students with hands-on interviewing skills. Students are instructed on how to

dress, the proper handshake and how to prepare for an interview. Each student participating in the program takes part in a 20-minute mock interview with volunteer community professionals. The program is presented to all three Morgan Hill high schools, Live Oak, Central and Ann Sobrato, December through February. Approximately 600 students have taken part in the program. Brenda Glimpse, a former chair of the Rock the Mock program, feels McNeal was a great benefit to the committee and led the program in a direction it needed to go. “She really captivates her audience and I thought that would be really good for the students,” says Glimpse. “Also, I just thought she would bring the program to another level. She’s very detail oriented, she comes with a lot of passion and ideas, and she’s very creative, so the program needed that for its next step.” ➝ 15

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WOMEN’S CONFERENCE All high school and junior college students are invited to the Future Women Leaders Conference. Developed by five local youth leadership clubs, this conference features professional speakers, interactive workshops and a panel of successful women in a variety of careers ready to share secrets to success and answer audience questions. The conference is free and includes morning refreshments and lunch. April 14, 9am-2:30pm at Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Rd. Visit


PROJECT LINUS Become a “Blanketeer” and join San Martin Lions Club in making blankets for Project Linus that will be donated to children being cared for in local hospitals. Participants will need to bring 1 1/2 to 2 yards of fleece fabric and good fabric scissors; and are invited to bring snacks or drinks to share. Make a difference Saturday, April 14, 2pm at San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave. For information, visit


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, evocative renditions of contemporary flamenco for orchestras and dance companies, Saturday, April 14, 7-10pm. For tickets, visit

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Walking a Skyline Trail

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OCEAN VIEW La Honda Creek trail provides spectacular views.


Opening of new trail in La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve offers visual treats in a moderate hike By RON ERKSINE


he southern portion of Skyline Boulevard twists and rolls along the crest of the peninsula hills alternating stunning views of the Pacific with full length Bay views that sweep from Mt. Tamalpais to Mt. Hamilton. I think of this road as a thread generously strung with outdoor pearls—Midpen preserves, county parks, and state parks—inviting us to get out and look closer. La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve is among the most lustrous of those pearls. Until recently, only a small portion of the 6,100acre preserve was open to the

public. Last November, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District opened the lower portion of the preserve, a larger and more open property with sweeping distant views. Or so I heard. Time to verify the rumors. California State Route 84 climbs the peninsula hills as Woodside Road, then at Skyline Boulevard it changes to La Honda Road and begins its descent to the coast. Six miles down La Honda Road, a friend and I reached the sleepy berg for which the road is named. Directly across the street from the storied roadhouse, Apple Jack's Inn, we turned onto Sears Ranch

Road, which rose a half mile to the La Honda Creek OSP parking area. Much of the ride down from Skyline was through a dark forest of Douglas firs and redwoods, but we stepped from the car into wide open landscape of spring-green grassy slopes where most shade trees had retreated into the mountain's moist folds. Fences, cattle ponds, barns and other out buildings, and of course grazing cattle at La Honda OSP tell this land's ranching history that continues today. Over the first mile, we walked up a gentle ranch road to a low divide. From there, we looked across a vast two-mile wide bowl, virtually the entire landscape our route would traverse. At the far end, we could trace our path as it rose to the top of a huge round hill that we hoped would reveal special views. The first half of our walk across the bowl dropped steadily to Harrington Creek, where we began the climb to our target hill. Clumps of coyote brush dotted the grassy slopes. Tucked into the hill's wet creases, madrone, coast live oak, buckeye, and an occasional Douglas fir found comfortable homes. The hilltop view was all we hoped for and more. Wide ocean views reached from the San Gregorio Beach breakers beneath us to the horizon. Toward every compass point, the Santa Cruz Mountains showed crisp, clear, and beautiful. I can think of no finer spot for a well-earned peanut butter and jelly sandwich. While ongoing ranching activities serve an important purpose on these hills, they have left their mark. Widespread milk thistle, close cropped and trampled slopes, and an almost complete lack of wildflowers give the land a worn and tattered look. When you go, don't look down, look up. It's the amazing views that make this moderate 6.5-mile hike well worth the drive.


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Celebrate lovely spring weather and a great night out with friends at Leadership Gilroy’s fourth annual Spring Fling event. Enjoy the evening at Sarah’s Vineyard with 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. Event proceeds support Leadership Gilroy’s ability to provide a high-caliber program and opportunities for adults to build leadership skills and to provide scholarships to participants. Enjoy a beautiful evening Saturday, April 14, 5:30-9pm at Sarah’s Vineyard, 4005 Hecker Pass Road, Gilroy. For tickets and information, visit


GILROY BOOK SALE The community is invited to join the Friends of the Gilroy Library book sale to browse

the wide variety of great reads. Proceeds from purchases go toward supporting the collection and programs at the Gilroy Library. The sale is held on the second Saturday

each month. Find a great read Saturday, April 14, 10am-1pm at the Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St. For more information, visit or call 408.842.8207.

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CAR SEAT SAFETY Join the California Highway Patrol’s Hollister-Gilroy Area office as it partners with St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy to offer a free car seat safety installation and inspection event. Thousands of children are injured or killed every year because their child safety seats are not properly installed. Have confidence that child safety seats are properly installed by attending this free first-come, first-served event; no appointment is necessary. Saturday,

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION Join the Gilroy Library for a nonsectarian practice-based meditation. This class is based on 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. Tuesday, April 17, 7-8:30pm at Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St. Visit

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BRIDGE LESSONS Learn to play bridge at beginning bridge lessons in Gilroy. Learn the popular Two Over One method of bridge in six instructional sessions featuring lecture, practice hands and handouts. First lesson free, then $7 per lesson. Learn bridge Thursdays, April 19-May 24, 2:30-4:15pm at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7871 Hanna St. To register, call accredited bridge instructor Patty Stone, 408.981.1043 or email

begs to be blasted. Also joining this bill is Northern California punkadelic band Trez Maschine playing punk, rock and progressive metal. Don’t miss the show Tuesday, April 17, 7-10pm at Grinds Vines Automobilia Cafe, 17400 Monterey St. Visit

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BIRDHOUSE WORKSHOP Learn to create a whimsical and witty mini birdhouse with local artist and designer Sonya Paz at VinoPaint. Hand paint a mini birdhouse perfect for spring with colorful and funky techniques. Absolutely no experience is necessary and all tools, supplies

SEA OTTER CLASSIC Experience the World’s Premier Cycling Festival at the Sea Otter Classic. Join hundreds of professional cyclists as they race and meet with fans. Most cycling racing disciplines will be represented. Enjoy non-competitive ➝ 13

Join the first annual Jake’sFest Fundraiser benefiting Jake’s Wish Dog Rescue to help save at-risk dogs from the local shelters. Enjoy live music by Beagle at the Door, dog-related vendors, food trucks–including vegan, sales of beer and wine and 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

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& 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 more information, visit

Experience the T Sisters and enjoy their inventive songwriting and acoustic instrumentation while benefiting the 104-year-old Aromas Community Grange Hall. The T Sisters have toured all over America with influences from traditional to pop and with moments of breath-taking a cappella to swells of energetic Indie Americana. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Enjoy this great show Sunday, April 15, 3:30-7pm at Aromas Community Grange Hall, 400 Rose Ave, Aromas. For tickets, visit


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The Tabard Theatre Company presents the fast-paced musical Adrift in Macao. Set in 1952 Macao, China this musical lovingly parodies the Hollywood film noir classics of the ‘40s and ‘50s and features shamefully silly lyrics, lethally catchy music and a drop-dead funny book. Watch the mystery of Macao unfold in this film noir musical adventure Friday, April 13-Sunday, May 6 at Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St, San Jose. Visit

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TOAST & JAM All musicians are welcome to head to Crēdo Studio for Toast & Jam. Attendees will enjoy meeting to eat toast and jam, and then hanging out - to jam. Crēdo Studio is a Center for the Arts

DANCE PARTY Break out the rock ‘n’ roll dancing shoes and party down at Snarky Cats Rock & Roll Dance Party at Ridgemark. The Snarky Cats pride themselves in being an anti-cover, cover band; while the band does play cover songs, it very seldom plays the song like the recording, or even

FREE FILM Enjoy a free screening of The Hunting Ground, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month. This film showcases student advocacy and changes nationwide regarding the issue of sexual assault on campuses in the community. Classes are invited and certification of attendance will be provided. Enjoy this free film and refreshments Wednesday, April 25, 5:30-7pm at Granada Theater, 336 Fifth St, Hollister. For more information, visit YOUTH AUDITIONS Local youth ages 5-18 are invited to audition for Gilroy Children’s Musical Theater’s upcoming production of Destination Oz. John Bisceglie’s original scripted musical comedy combines the three classic musicals Wicked, The Wiz and The Wizard of Oz into one electrifying and unforgettable journey down the yellow brick road. Audition Thursday, April 26, 4:307pm at Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill. For information

BACKCOUNTRY WEEKEND Don’t miss a once-a-year opportunity to enjoy Henry W. Coe State Park’s Coe Backcountry Weekend, held in the little-traveled east side of the 87,000 square foot park. Drive 11 miles into the park’s interior at the south entrance and enjoy the day, camp, or backpack. Feel free to bring a bike, horse or fishing pole and enjoy kids’ activities, guided hikes and rides or exploring alone. Space is limited and pre-registration is a must. Explore the backcountry Friday-Sunday, April 27-29 at the Henry W. Coe Dowdy Visitor Center, Bell’s Station Entrance on Highway 152. For registration, information and detailed directions, visit FOOD FOR FINES Those with overdue library fines or lost items are invited to clear their fines while doing a good deed and helping others. Participate in Santa Clara County Library District’s Food for Fines event during the month of April and donate any non-perishable food donation to any library or bookmobile in the Santa Clara County Library District to have up to $100 in outstanding fees and fines waived. Please bring donations to the Accounts Desk at any Santa Clara County Library location during normal open hours through Monday, April 30. For information and a list of most needed items, visit RECIPE SUBMISSIONS Amateur chefs are invited to submit their original recipes for The Gilroy Garlic Festival’s 40th annual Great Garlic Cook-Off amateur cooking competition. Eight finalists will be selected to compete on stage at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Saturday, July 28, 2018 for the garlic crown and grand prize of $5,000. Each original recipe must include a minimum of six cloves of fresh garlic or three teaspoons of chopped or minced garlic. Submit original recipes for Great Garlic Cook-Off by May 1. For entry rules and more information, visit

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CULTURAL FESTIVAL Immerse the whole family in the Vietnamese culture at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose’s Children of the Dragon Festival. This celebration is an exciting and colorful two-day event highlighting music, dance and art. Guests will enjoy lively music, culturally rich hands-on art activities and colorful dances including the famous lion dance. Also discover how rice cakes are folded, explore the bustling marketplace and participate in creating lanterns and other art projects. Head to this fun weekend celebration Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, noon-4pm each day at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose. Visit

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‘It’s great to see after I pass it on that it’s continuing to thrive. We’re doing such a great job for the community and for the students.’

COMMUNITY SERVANT Sandra McNeal is the Volunteer of the Year.

“Sandra McNeil epitomizes how volunteers bring their unique skills, experiences and passion to enhance a chamber program in an area of their personal interest,” according to a Chamber statement. “Sandra’s particular efforts have been focused around chamber youth initiatives, most significantly through her multi-year leadership of the Rock the Mock Program which specializes in interview skills training at MHUSD High Schools.”

picked it up and run with it,” McNeal says. “The feedback I’ve received is that the project plan that I put in place is very executable, and that it’s easy to follow, and it’s organized. It’s a step by step of what to do and how to do it.” Although she’s stepped away from the committee, McNeal is still very involved with the community. In 2015, she participated in the Leadership Morgan Hill program. The following year she joined the group’s board, and in 2017 she became a member of the Leadership Executive Board. “The last two years I’ve been running the project for State Government Day. So, I take the class up to Sacramento for two days,” McNeal says. “So, I put another project plan together and I’m executing it and hopefully I can pass that on.” Looking back on her work with Rock the Mock, McNeal is confident that the program will continue for years to come, benefiting hundreds more students. “It’s great to see after I pass it on that it’s continuing to thrive. We’re doing such a great job for the community and for the students,” McNeal says. “It’s a lifelong remembrance. They’ll come back after years and say, ‘hey, I remember when I took this class, and because of this workshop it helped me.”

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McNeal is confident she made the right choice in joining the program when she did. “I’m really a servant. I’m really one to help and lead the way,” McNeal says. “As long as I stay on that path it feels good to me.” McNeal’s countless hours of volunteer work were recognized on Saturday, March 3, at the 60th “Celebrate Morgan Hill” event, where she was honored for being selected as the Volunteer of the Year for 2018.

McNeal was actually presented with the award late last year, which came as quite a surprise to her. “They staged it so well,” McNeal says explaining that she was called in to the chamber’s office by Diana Wood, who took over as chair of the program when McNeal stepped down in 2017. A few minutes later the office door opened and a large swarm of people, including Mayor Steve Tate, filled the room. “They kept coming and Marty (Cheek) is taking pictures and Mayor Tate he sat down next to me and then John (Horner), says, ‘You’ve been nominated as Volunteer of the Year.’ I was just blown away,” McNeal says. “I couldn’t believe it. And he did say it was because of Rock the Mock, where it is, and said I brought it to the next level.” Glimpse feels McNeal deserves to be singled out for her success with the program. “I’ve been working with Sandra for a lot of years and I know that she put in 100 percent genuine effort in everything that I’ve seen her do. I thought it was very fitting,” Glimpse says. Through McNeal’s efforts the program now has a viable project plan for all future members of the program, so the can pick up where she left off. “It’s going very well, they have


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Great Home for Entertaining Large Loft for Additional Entertaining EXQUISITE 5BR/4BA ~ Family home w/ chef’s kit (granite, dbl ovens, built-in desk) open to FR w/dramatic FP covered in stone. Master suite away from junior suite. Call Today for an Exclusive Showing! $1,225,900 Gilroy (831) 245-0321

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Very Clean 1-Story Townhouse MISSION VISTA ~ Two masters each w/ bath & walk-in closet. Cozy family room w/ wood burning FP. Open kitchen w/breakfast bar. Fenced patio. This is a gem! Let this Beautiful Home be Yours!

$450,000 San Juan Bautista (831) 245-0321

3Br/2.5Ba 2,000 SqFt Open Sat 1-4pm

Charlene King (831) 801-5464

Open Sun 1-4pm

Ana Milenewicz (Host) (831) 595-2036

This lovely & spacious home awaits you to make this your family home! As you enter, step down into the separate light & cozy music room. Or, step down into the family room that’s open to the kitchen with S/S appliances, lots of cabinets & large walk-in pantry. Dining area w/plenty of room to host a large group or, as the current owner has it, setup a full-size pool table. Unique floor plan offers master suite privacy away from the other beds & baths.

1486 Windsor Court, Hollister Offered for $565,900

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY APRIL 15TH 1-4PM 840 CALAIS DRIVE Desirable cul-de-sac location on oversized lot with approximately 9335 sf. 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath home with approx. 2250 sf of living space. Main level bedroom with separate entrance. New carpets, refinished hardwood floors that gleem and fresh interior paint. Formal living room and dining. Spacious family room with beautiful tiled fireplace. Upgraded kitchen with granite countertops. Georgeous backyard setting with extensive decking and separate storage building. Offered at $610,000


1920’s gem has been on the Historical Walking Tour. 3 bedroom Spanish style home with arched porch entry. Gorgeous Eucalyptus wood has been used throughout the home. Original lighting fixtures & inlaid wall tiles display the era of long ago. Beautiful arched picture windows. Spanish style fireplace with custom inlaid tiles is the focal point of the spacious living room. Coffered ceilings throughout. Formal dining room & separate library with french doors. Spacious bedrooms with built-in dresser draws in the walk-in closets. Enclosed Lanai overlooks the backyard area. Oversized 11,900+ sf lot allows for second unit potential. Offered at $698,000 Call Augie or Calla

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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.



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

9611 BLUE HERRON CT., GILROY ALL SINGLE LEVEL 3 bedroom on an oversized cul-d-sac parcel. From the time you walk in the front door you realize how inviting this home is and how much you will enjoy the beautiful back yard. $699,996

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

10 ACRES WITH WATER can be the perfect location for your dream home. Gentle rolling topography allows for a home to be set back off the road. Recent survey allows for the property lines to be identified. Just minutes from historical downtown San $374,974 Juan Bautista.



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.


To buy, sell or invest in Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy, Hollister, San Juan Bautista or San Benito County, call...

950 Tennant Station Morgan Hill

APRIL 13, 2018

Page Welton

DRE #: 00700221


SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 1 - 4PM


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



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Friday, April 13