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THE LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE OF MORGAN HILL, GILROY & SAN MARTIN

A supplement to the Gilroy Dispatch & Morgan Hill Times

DECEMBER 14, 2018

Gourmet Gifts Casa de Fruta delights for more than 70 years

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More than 70 years since the Bisceglia brothers opened their first roadside fruit stand, Casa de Fruta is a tourist landmark.

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A’PLENTY Pacheco Pass fruit stand evolves into a holiday shopping destination BY JENNY ARBIZU PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT ELIASON

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hen Clara Bisceglia Zanger inherited orchards along the Pacheco Valley in the 1940s, she encouraged her three sons—George, Joseph and Eugene—to use the land as a nice business venture. ’60s and ’70s,” says managing partner Suzan Slater. Located on Pacheco Pass Highway in Hollister, Casa de Fruta’s Fruit Stand is no longer just a stand but a fair competitor with any gourmet produce store. Growing slowly over the years, the fruit stand is still known for its fresh fruit, dried fruit and vegetables, but it now sells wine and has a wine tasting area and an extended area that includes a gift shop. There are also a variety of nuts for sale, Slater explains. But “variety” doesn’t really do Casa’s selection justice. Upon entering the Fruit Stand, shoppers will ➝ 6

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But no one could have predicted what that venture would become when her sons opened a cherry stand, becoming one of the country’s most unique and successful businesses. The families of Joseph and Eugene continue to operate the family business, Casa de Fruta, today. Seventy years after it first opened, its name is now synonymous with quality fruit, nuts and gifts. And with the addition of Casa de Wine, Casa de Sweets, a restaurant, an amusement area (Casa de Choo Choo and Carousel), the tourist landmark has evolved into a shoppers’ haven. “It just grew over the course of the years of the

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ONE-STOP Casa de Fruta shoppers will be delighted to find a

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restaurant, shops and amusement areas all in one location.

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find mounds of nuts waiting to be scooped up into bags. “We have 10 varieties of almonds,” Slater says, including “seasoned, sweetened, salted, roasted, glazed.” There are also 15 varieties of cashews and pistachios, with such eclectic flavors as jalapeno and garlic, according to Slater. Those looking for more than fruit and nuts can find a wide selection of items in Casa’s shops, where visitors can check the whole family off their holiday lists. “We bring forward the different gift packs and the baskets—the larger selection at that time of year. And we also carry different themed gifts in the wine tasting room (Casa de Wine) for other items other than the gourmet gifts that we carry,” Slater says. Items found in Casa de Wine include hot sauces, pickled vegetables, olives, garlic, garlic-stuffed olives, barbecue sauces, marinades, jams, and jellies. Beautiful displays showcasing holiday decor, angels, cooking items and local sports team memorabilia are also available. And anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate Casa de Sweets, where such popular items as

traditional fudge, a variety of candies, holiday gift boxes and children’s toys can be found. The sweet shop also serves Santa Cruz’s Marianne’s ice cream, novelty pomegranate bars and Casa de Fruta’s nationally known pie, which was recently recognized in a USA Today 10 Best article for the best pie in California. Guests of Casa de Fruta will also be delighted to find its restaurant, shops and amusement areas all decked out for the holidays. Casa de Choo Choo, is also decorated along with its train, and there are Christmas tree displays and plenty of photo opportunities for the holidays as well. “And at night we have on all the lights on all of our buildings,” Slater adds. “There’s some different, unique items that you won’t find everywhere else, but you will find them here,” Slater says. Casa de Fruta is located at 10021 Pacheco Pass Highway in Hollister. Casa de Choo Choo and Carousel hours are Mon-Sun, 10am-4pm, weather permitting. For more information, and for holiday and regular store hours, visit casadefruta.com or call 408.842.7282.


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WINTERFEST

Gilroy FFA presents its second annual Winterfest Dec. 14 and 15.

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Cat lovers are invited to celebrate the holiday season with Town Cats, a non-profit cat shelter working to restore health and find homes for homeless cats. Attendees will enjoy refreshments, holiday festivities and guaranteed kitty fun. Bring along a gift or donation for the cats and celebrate the holidays Friday, Dec. 14, 5-8pm at Town Cats of Morgan Hill, 195 San Pedro Ave. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/yb9wyoht.

Head to the seventh annual Christmas Double Road Race benefiting the American Red Cross. Double Racing consists of two-stage running events; participants run the longer stage, take a halftime break and then run the second stage. Enjoy four Double Racing events, including a Kids’ Double and two open races. Participants will receive a Santa hat and official long-sleeve shirt, and finishers will receive a medal. Saturday, Dec. 15, 7am at 406 Second St. To register, visit tinyurl.com/y7nczsob.

Take a special holiday picture with Santa at BookSmart. Santa will be in town to pose for selfies with the whole family. Santa is great with shy children, and all ages are encouraged to attend and take photos while shopping for new books and educational toys. Saturday, Dec. 15, 11am-2pm or Saturday, Dec. 22, 2-5pm at BookSmart, 1295 E. Dunne Ave. Suite 120. For more information, call 408.778.6467 or visit mybooksmart.indielite.org.

Join Gilroy High School Future Farmers of America (Gilroy FFA) at its second annual Winterfest. Enjoy games, music, food and fun on the high school farm. Attendees will also enjoy getting lost in the decorated forest, viewing the lights on the barn and trying their luck at the carnival games. Friday, Dec. 14, 5-8pm and Saturday, Dec. 15, 4-8pm at Gilroy High Farm, 9110 Kern Ave. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or blanket and receive free refreshments. Visit tinyurl.com/ycr5jmpd.

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KNIT RIGHT When only handmade will do, knitters can purl up with Continental Stitch

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in Morgan Hill for the best gifts this season.

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Morgan Hill yarn shop offers quick projects in time for the holidays By MARY BARTHOLOMEW

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xperienced knitters know working with luxury yarn really feels wonderful. Quality yarns glide easily through the fingers. “As knitters become more experienced, they become more educated on benefits of working with quality yarns,” explains Shirley Todd. “Luxury and hand-dyed yarns truly elevate the projects.” Continental Stitch owners, mother and daughter duo Shirley Todd and Nadine Berthiaume, are a longtime staple in the yarn community. Open for 35 years and relocated a handful of times, Continental Stitch is South Valley’s only

knitting store in a 35-mile radius. The Candy Park Center location offers high-fashion luxury yarns from the U.S. and imported yarns from Peru, Uruguay, Italy, Australia and Japan. Top brands include Noro, Queensland Collection, Rozetti, Malabrigo as well as hand-painted yarns Cat Mountain Fiber Arts. “I love all the yarns we carry because they all have something special to offer,” says Todd. “Our shop favorite is Noro because of all the amazing color combinations within the yarn. Noro also has wonderful pattern designs for their yarn.” With many high-quality yarns in various fibers to choose from including alpaca, wool, organic cotton,

bamboo, blended yarn and more, yarn lovers can find almost anything at the Morgan Hill store. And Todd offers her expertise to knitters in selecting yarns and patterns—even for quick projects like cowls, scarves, hats and socks that are great for beginners. Continental Stitch offers variety of patterns to help keep loved ones warm in the cool winter months, including knitted socks, hats, lap afghans or that one-of-a-kind knitted baby hat. Too busy to knit or aren’t sure what to buy? Ready-made fashionable garments for all styles are available for sale and gift certificates or classes make great last-minute gifts. Yarn bowls, hand thrown by local artists and essential for keeping yarns in place, are for sale. “Knitting notions, stitch markers, scissors, shawl pins, and jewelry by Julie make great stocking stuffers,” says Todd. Special orders like swifts and ball winders can be ordered ahead in time for the holidays. After more than three decades in business, Todd has a passion for knitting and creating but is most fulfilled by teaching others to knit. In recent years, Todd has seen a shift in interest from more complex projects to fast, single-skeined designs. Shirley and Nadine have taken a new approach by offering single-skein kits like “Paint” or “Fashion Box” to make fashionable shawls in the latest trends and colors that cleverly include a pattern on the packaging for less than $30. “Knitters used to knit lots of complicated sweaters,” Todd explains “Now they knit quick projects like cowls and scarves. We think this is because life has become so much more fast-paced over the last 35 years.” Continental Stitch is an inviting place, where knitters can drop in and work on their projects. Visit Continental Stitch, 16375 Monterey Road, Suite J, Morgan Hill in the Candy Park Mall or online at knitboutique.com. View their Facebook page for class and event schedules.


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JINGLE RIDE

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Join Bike Therapy for a ride around Morgan Hill to experience the holiday lights and decorations at the Jingle Ride. Riders of all ages are encouraged to break out their ugly sweaters and bikes decorated with holiday lights for this slow group ride that will take place on neighborhood streets as much as possible. The Jingle Ride will roll out at 6:30pm and riders will enjoy hot cocoa and cookies upon their return. Saturday, Dec. 22, 6:15-8pm at Bike Therapy, 17540 Depot St, Morgan Hill. Roll out at 6:30pm. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/yamlo4fr.

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GILROY HOLIDAY CRAFTS Children are invited to get ready for the holidays at Holiday Crafts for Kids

at Gilroy Library. Head to the library to make fun, festive holiday crafts; all supplies will be provided. Saturday, Dec. 15, noon-2pm at Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St.

For more information, visit sccl. org or call 408.842.8207. HOLIDAY WINE TASTING Solis Winery is offering its awardwinning vintage wines from its library cellar to celebrate the holiday season. Guests are invited to taste and/or purchase handselected, super-premium wines. Quantities are limited. Experience Holiday Library Wine Tasting weekends from through Dec. 30 at Solis Winery, 3920 Hecker Pass Road. For more information, visit soliswinery.com. EVENING EXPERIENCE Celebrate the wonder of the season during Gilroy Gardens’ Gardens@ Night Holiday. Experience Gilroy

Gardens’ 26 acres of majestic trees and gardens come alive with twinkling light displays and special holiday treats around every turn. Ice skate under the stars, visit with Santa, ride favorite rides, find crafts in the Marketplace and more. Friday-Sunday nights, Dec. 14-16, 4-9pm at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, 3050 Hecker Pass Highway. For more information visit gilroygardens.org.

MORGAN HILL MOVIE NIGHT Head to Guglielmo’s free Winery Movie Night, where guests can discover their inner Elf. Guests are invited to bring along their favorite snack


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or enjoy refreshments available for purchase from Ricky’s Grill BBQ Food Truck while viewing. All ages are welcome, children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Friday, Dec. 14, 6pm at Guglielmo Winery, 1480 E. Main Ave. For more information, visit guglielmowinery.com or call 408.779.2145.

JAZZ NIGHT Don’t miss an evening of free, live music at the library. Head to the Morgan Hill Library for Holiday Jazz Night and listen to some festive holiday music performed by local musicians. Monday, Dec. 17, 7-8pm at Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. For more information, visit sccl.org.

Join the Machado School Heritage Society for the 16th annual evening of Caroling by Candlelight at Historic Machado School, built by local residents in 1895. Everyone is welcome to enjoy singing carols led by Karen Crane inside the historic schoolyard followed by festive refreshments of cookies, cocoa and cider. Sunday, Dec. 16, 5-7:30pm at Machado School, 15130 Sycamore Dr, Morgan Hill. Caroling will be held inside if there is rain. For updates, visit tinyurl.com/ y9c6v27o or directions, call 408.422.9444.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE Enjoy lots of holiday fun at Sobrato Murphy Music Associations Second Annual Holiday Boutique. Shop amongst more than 40 local vendors and enjoy live music, food and photos with Santa. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 & 16, 10am-4pm daily at Ann Sobrato High School Gym, 401 Burnett Ave. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/yapyqpy3.

HOLLISTER WINTER CONCERTS Join San Benito Oriana Chorale and the Oriana Youth Chorus at this year’s Winter Concert Series, “Season of Light.” Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for students and free for children under age

12. Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30pm at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 1200 Fairview Road and Sunday, Dec. 16, 3pm at Christ Fellowship Church, 2066 San Benito St. For more information, visit orianachorale.org. HOLIDAY HAYRIDE Get in the festive spirit while discovering park trivia during a hayride through Hollister Hills State Vehicle Recreation Area. The Holiday Hayride Tours will begin at 6pm in the Madrone Campground and will make stops picking up passengers along the way. Bring along a thermos of hot cocoa, a blanket and warm clothing and enjoy

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MUSICAL THEATER The students of Martin Murphy Middle School invite the community to experience a holiday performance of Snoopy, The Musical. The hour long performance is the sequel to “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” features the whole Peanuts gang and follows the

daily life of everyone’s favorite beagle. Saturday, Dec. 15, 1pm or 6pm at Live Oak High School, 1505 E. Main Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the Martin Murphy Middle School main office, 141 Avenida Espana, San Jose until the night of the show.

Join National Wreaths Across America Day to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach the value of freedom. This annual wreath-laying ceremony is held at more than 1,400 memorial sites nationwide, at sea and abroad. Fallen heroes are recognized as each veteran’s name is read aloud and wreaths are laid on their graves. Saturday, Dec. 15, 9am at Calvary - Sacred Heart Cemetery, 1100 Hillcrest Road, Hollister. Visit wreathsacrossamerica.org

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Casual collectibles

Robert Eliason

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TREASURES Debbie Bird of Sweet Pea Antiques offers a wide selection of nostalgic finds from yesteryear.

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New mementos at Sweet Pea Antiques By KIMBERLY EWERTZ

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or the past 15 years Debbie Bird, owner of Sweet Pea Antiques located at 400 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, has been offering shoppers a wide mix of treasures. With six local vendors working under one roof the variety of items to pick from is endless. Sweet Pea Antiques offers art deco, mid-century modern, architectural, repurposed, shabby-chic, lots of home and garden decor, pictures, mirrors, chandeliers, in

addition to a wide selection of collectible antiques. When it comes to holiday shopping, Sweet Pea is the place to be. “We carry gift items like La Lavande French soaps, La Vie earrings, local honey, and Adventures of Claudia greeting cards,” Bird said, adding, “We’re going to have lots and lots of vintage Christmas for your holiday decorating.” Bird describes shopping in downtown San Juan Bautista as, “a stroll back in time.” The fact that

there’s free parking and much less traffic compared to the mall or the outlet stores is an added bonus, and Bird says, “Don’t forget to visit the Mission.” Sweet Pea Antiques hours of operation are, Wednesday and Thursday 11am-4pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm. For more information call, 831.623.9338, or go to: www.facebook.com/Sweet-PeaAntiques-118008678234869/.


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11 grassroots celebration of comics Saturday, Dec. 15, 10am-5pm and Sunday, Dec. 16,10am- 4pm at Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave, Salinas. For more information, visit steinbeck.org. COFFEE WITH A COP Join neighbors and uniformed members of the local California Highway Patrol office for a cup of coffee. Topics of conversation are open, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in their neighborhood. Thursday, Dec. 20, 9:30-11am at Sandy’s Cafe, 6120 Monterey Road, Gilroy. For more information, email call 408.848.2324.

VIRTUAL LAWYERS

Virtual Lawyers in the Library will be offering free legal advice at Gilroy Library Virtual Pro Bono Clinic. Video and internet technology will be utilized to connect participants for a 20-minute legal consultation with an attorney. Advice will be offered on a variety of subjects including immigration, landlord/tenant, divorce, child custody, elder issues and small claims court. Monday, Dec. 17, 5-7pm at Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St. Space is limited, make appointments at the information desk or, visit tinyurl.com/ycl3mlko.

to enjoy this free event Saturday, Dec. 15, 4-6pm at Alum Rock Park, 15350 Penitencia Creek Road, Log Cabin Picnic Area, San Jose. For information and to register, visit openspaceauthority.org.

EVENTS

COMIC CON Visit the Salinas Valley Comic Con, now in its fifth year, and celebrate comics, comic books, zines, pop culture and more. The event features an expanded Artists’ Alley, enhanced Game Room, local costuming clubs and popular cosplayers. Other highlights include great toy and comic vendors, food trucks and much more. Enjoy this

HOLIDAY CAMPFIRE Get into the holiday spirit while being surrounded by nature at Santa and S’mores! A Holiday Campfire. Enjoy a wildlife presentation featuring a live animal, games and prizes, hot apple cider, s’mores and a visit from Santa Claus. Everyone is welcome

HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES Toast the holidays with friends and family at Blended, A Winemaker’s Studio’s third annual Holiday Party. Enjoy festive snacks, music and wine available for purchase by the glass or the bottle. Friday, Dec. 21, 6-9pm at Blended, A Winemaker’s Studio, 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy. Tickets are available for $20 in the tasting room or by visiting, tinyurl.com/y77nvcjo. MEET SANTA Join Santa Claus at First Street Coffee House for some Holiday cheer. Santa is stopping by Gilroy before heading out for his busiest night of the year. Everyone is invited to meet, take pictures, and share wishlists with Santa during his visit. Drop in Saturday, Dec. 22, 9-11am at First Street Coffee House, 1211 First St, Gilroy. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y9vga6mt.

OPEN SPACE Enjoy an evening under the stars with astronomy docents eager to share the view at Starry Nights in Open Space. Dress in warm layers 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, Dec. 29, 7-9pm at Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve, 4289 Casa Loma Road, Morgan Hill. Please arrive before the gates close at 8pm to allow for undisturbed viewing. Please register by the number of cars in each group. Visit, openspaceauthority.org. ENERGY SAVING TOOLKIT Use a library card to check out a free “Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Saving Toolkit” from the Morgan Hill or Gilroy library and learn how to save on energy and water bills, presented by Silicon Valley Energy Watch. The kit features energy and water saving supplies to keep including two LED light bulbs, three low-flow faucet aerators, weather stripping, and more. Also included are tools to borrow to measure appliance energy use, determine heat loss, set refrigerators and freezers to appropriate temperatures, and much more. A guidebook instructs how to install supplies and use the tools, and includes money saving tips. Also enjoy an opportunity to win a smart power strip after using the toolkit and completing a survey. The program runs through the end of the year. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/ ycp64dgf.

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this free event. Saturday, Dec. 15, 6pm at Hollister Hills State Recreation Area, Lower Ranch, 7800 Cienega Road. Park entrance fee is $5. For information, email HollisterHills@parks.ca.gov.

GARLAND WORKSHOP Learn to create holiday garlands from fresh greenery at Expressions Floral’s Holiday Garland Floral Workshop. Participants will be instructed on how to make their own fresh garland from seeded eucalyptus and a mix of holiday greens. Space is limited and cost is $40 per participant. Friday, Dec. 21, 6:30-8:30pm at Expressions Floral, 8840 Forest St, Gilroy. For information or to reserve a spot, call 408.842.8400.

HOLIDAY POSADA Party in the Park Series presents San Ysidro Park Holiday Posada, a free community event for the whole family including live entertainment, arts and crafts and face painting. Also enjoy fun activities for children, pinatas and much more. Saturday, Dec. 22, noon-4pm at San Ysidro Park, 7700 Murray Ave, Gilroy. For more information, visit tinyurl. com/yd4mfugn.

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Pinot from the Santa Lucia Highlands, beautifully autumnal with chestnut, cranberry and forest floor; the 2015 Big Basin Vineyards Coast Grade Pinot from the Santa Cruz Mountains (a Top 100 2018 Food & Wine pick), shining with raspberry tea; and the 2016 Windy Oaks Estate Cuvée, brimming with spice, ready to meet any culinary mashup you can concoct. Another way to carve your way around holiday flavors and differing wine preferences is gewürztraminer or riesling. Hobo Wines makes an excellent well-priced Monterey gewürztraminer, filled with orange peel and ginger, while Scratch (Carmel) has a righteously juicy, flavor-packed riesling. Ryan Stirm, in Aromas, is a veritable riesling ninja, sourcing from heritage vineyards. We’re thankful winemakers still make merry with these holiday-perfect grapes.

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ant to toast with local wines as you sit down to your holiday feasts? Begin with the 2017 Guglielmo Grignolino Rosé and the 2016 Lion Ranch Grenache Blanc, move to a 2015 Aver Family Carignane, 2015 Alara Tempranillo or 2015 Medeiros Sangiovese and finish with a Thérèse Vineyards 2015 Malbec or a 2013 Creekview Old Vine Zin. For pinot lovers, aside from Sarah’s Vineyard estate, there’s not much growing here in South Valley. That’s where Monterey comes in handy. Try the 2016 JD Hurley Central Coast Pinot or the J Lohr 2016 Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir, one of the best they’ve ever made. Their Gesture series includes a deep, dark take on Mourvedre, too. More great nearly local pinots include the 2011 Mansfield-Dunne

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Thank you for being a part of our family. Friends, neighbors and clients like you give us so much to celebrate, and we look forward to ringing in the New Year together. Cheers!

Daniel J. Furtado, Broker www.danfurtadorealestate.com 408.313.0833 | 831.313.1656 furtadodan@gmail.com CalBRE: 01131718


Kick off

2019

in a New Home AT C E R R ATO

Solar Homes Now Selling in Hollister!

What better way to start 2019 than in a beautiful,

brand new home? With select homes ready for move-in

now, you can find the perfect fit for you and your family. • Priced from the $500s • Up to 3,015 square feet

Visit our Sales Office Today Mon 12 - 5pm Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm 705 Valencia Way, Hollister, CA 95023 (located by Highway 25 and Meridian Avenue) (831) 313-0999 Blythe.Milano@centurycommunities.com

A H O M E F O R E V E R Y D R E A M TM

Offered for sale by BMC Realty Advisors, Inc. CA Broker License #01920450. General Contractor License #971581. Seller reserves the right to make changes or modifications to plans, amenities, maps, plan specifications, materials, features, and colors without notice. Maps, plans, landscaping and elevation renderings are artist’s conceptions, are not to scale, and may not accurately depict the homes or lots as they are built. These illustrations may depict options and features that are not standard on all models. Optional features may be included in the purchase, and if included, will vary according to size and location of the lot. Exterior treatments, square footages, window locations, and room configurations may vary with elevation. Model home interior decorating, options, landscaping, fencing, and other amenities are for display purposes only. All marketing material is for illustrative purposes only and not a part of a legal contract. Square footages are approximate. All prices, plans, standard features, specifications, options, availability, and estimated delivery dates are subject to change without prior notice. Additional restrictions may apply. See a New Home Counselor for further details. Depictions of homes or other features are conceptual. Decorative items and other items shown may be decorator suggestions that are not included in the purchase price and availability may vary. Persons in photos do not reflect racial preference and housing is open to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. ©2018 Century Communities.

DECEMBER 14, 2018

• Just a few blocks from downtown Hollister

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REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/ CONDO RENTALS

BELLAGIO VILLAS 2 Bedroom apartments starting at $2150. Pool. Park like setting Contemporary landscaping. 1129 Monte Bello Drive, Gilroy, CA 95020. Apply online: bellagiovillas.eprodesse.com 408.847.2328

FINISHED LOTS

HOLLISTER HOME RENTALS

HOME RENTALS

1/1 2/2 3/2 3/2 3/2.5 4/2 4/2 4/4

NICE 2BD/1.5BA $1,700 Townhouse in gated community

Refurbished 3BD/2BA $2,100 Duplex, Available Mid-Jan, Deposit $2,600

3BD/2BA $2,100 Duplex, Available Jan 1st, Deposit $2,600

$1,800 $2,500 $1,550 $2,500 $2,800 $2,500 $2,600 $4,400

Land Sales Built-to-Suit For Sale or Lease Select Lots Have Airport Access Financing Available

airparkbusinesscenter.com 831.684.0802

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA APARTMENTS

4BD/2BA $3,300 Corner lot house in Gilroy, Available NOW

HOLLISTER-RENTAL-PROPERTIES.COM EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITE

200 Tres Pinos Road All inclusive Tenant responsible for phone and internet, good signage, front location & parking. $750+ sec. dep. Contact Marilyn Ferreire, BRE 00409787 831.635.6700

1/1

$1,300

OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE in Adam Square Business Complex 330 Tres Pinos Road $1,735/Month $1,735 Deposit 2 Executive Suites in Adam Square Business Complex 330 Tres Pinos Road $325/Month $325 Deposit

HOLLISTER INDUSTRIAL LAND 3.5 Acres for Sale Lease or Build to Suit IndustrIal shops For lease

northpointebusinesscenter.com

831.637.4297

RENTALS Country Home Small Ranch, 2 Units 20+ Acres One Year Lease

$2,400

COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE 600 sq. ft.

$800

STORAGE UNITS

127 sq. ft. to 790 sq. ft.

831.637.7337

For more information, call

831.637.1691

www.pivetticompany.com Lic# 429006

HOME & GARDEN SERVICES CONCRETE

FENCES

HAULING

LANDSCAPE & GARDEN

J. Casalegno Concrete

Soares Lumber P.S.G. Fencing

South County Cleanup, Demo & Hauling

Humberto Montes Tree Services

A+ rated BBB company 35+ years experience • Driveways • Patios • Walkways • Stamped Concrete

Redwood Fencing Chain Link • Decks Arbors • Hole Drilling

408.279.8036

339 Seventh St., Ste. B, Hollister

CONSTRUCTION

HANDYMAN

www.professionalpropertymgt.com

Rianda Construction

Hauling, yard work tree & brush trimming, fence repair, vacant home & garage cleaning FREE ESTIMATES Ruben 408.310.0078

Professional Property Mgmt. & Sales

CALL 831.637.9273

DECEMBER 14, 2018

HOLLISTER RENTAL PROPERTIES

408.842.0260 831.726.2002

Margaret L. Pidd, BROKER

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330 Tres Pinos Rd. Ste. B-1

WHEN BUYING OR SELLING A HOME ALWAYS CONSULT A REALTOR

Lic# 381833 Bonded & Insured

- 35 years experience -

Quality • Integrity New construction Additions & remodels

408.847.1490 Lic: #649968 Credit cards accepted

Lic. #606051

LOW RATES FREE ESTIMATES CLEAN UP-Yards, homes, properties, rentals & garages DEMO-Bathrooms, kitchens, decks, patios, small buildings HAULING-Garbage, yard waste, rock, sand & mulch POWER WASHING 408.430.3560

Publish

Your Business or Service Ad Here For more information Contact 408.842.5066 or email

classifieds@

• Hauling • Lawns • Aeration • Landscaping • Yard clean-up • Garden maint.

408.394.6824

Lic: #7921 Fully Insured

Adrian Urenda Gardening Service

Complete Maintenance • Landscaping • Sod & seeding • Hauling & yard cleanups • Plants • Sprinklers • Lawns Lic. #1397

Call 408.847.4337 Cell 408.314.5920


Kick off 2019 in a New Home at Tierra! Now Selling in Salinas from the Mid $400s

Visit our Sales Office Today 1208 Campania Way, Salinas, CA centurycommunities.com (831) 800-3964 Se habla espaĂąol

A H O M E F O R E V E R Y D R E A M TM

Start the new year in a brand new home at Tierra at Monte Bella! Distinct 1- and 2-story plans are now selling in Salinas from the mid $400s. Located just 15 miles from Monterey Bay! Select move-in ready homes are now available. For more information, please contact: Norma.Ramos@centurycommunities.com or Lori.Davis@centurycommunities.com

General Contractor License #971581. Price, plans and terms are effective on the date of publication and subject to change without notice. Depictions of homes or other features are conceptual. Decorative items and other items shown may be decorator suggestions that are not included in the purchase price and availability may vary. The combined value of seller incentives, credits and other seller contributions may exceed lender limits established for the loan program for which homebuyer qualifies. Homebuyer should ask Inspire Home Loans about the impact of such limits. Persons in photos do not reflect racial preference and housing is open to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Š2018 Century Communities.

DECEMBER 14, 2018

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