Page 1


A supplement to the Gilroy Dispatch & Morgan Hill Times

MAY 24, 2019


Fallen Korean War soldier’s brother vows to keep memory alive P2


MAY 24, 2019

Baldonado is shown in this undated photo. Baldonado was killed while fighting in the Korean War.



t was long ago and far away—November 1950, the Harry Truman era. About 85 percent of Americans living today weren’t even born yet. The place was deep inside what is today North Korea, geographically more than 5,600 miles away, but politically even more remote. For an American, it remains one of the most inaccessible places on Earth. But, however distant in time and space, the story of Joe Baldonado cuts to the heart of the annual observance of Memorial Day. He

was a young man of 20, a kid from Gilroy, serving as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. What he did on the last morning of

his life deserves to be remembered. It’s a story that demands retelling. Baldonado’s platoon was part of the 187th Airborne Regiment, stationed at Kangdong, just northeast of North Korea’s capital. In the predawn hours of Nov. 25, 1950, an enemy force attacked a hill that the American platoon held. Running low on ammunition, the platoon’s commander decided to take a defensive position and it was

up to Cpl. Baldonado, a machine gunner, to buy time for his platoon and hold off the approaching enemy. According to the official military report of the incident and a narrative published in the book Disaster In Korea: The Chinese Confront MacArthur by Roy E. Appleman, Baldonado drew fire from an exposed position and, for about three hours, single-handedly held

MAN OF HONOR Gilroy vet Joe Baldonado’s short life and long journey to proper recognition BY WALLACE BAINE

Angeles. “They came in bunches and he kept on pushing them back. Finally they decided to concentrate on his position. Grenades were exploding all around him. The machine gun would not stop. He fought them off.” Finally, though, Joe’s luck ran out. After dodging several grenades, one found his target, killing him instantly. There can be no accounting for

how many American lives that Joe Baldonado saved over the course of those three hours. But his heroism earned him the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest and most prestigious military decoration given for “valor in action.” The wrinkle to Baldonado’s story is that it took him almost 65 years for that recognition. Baldonado is part of Valor 24, a group of 24 Army vets who

were awarded the Medal of Honor in 2014 for their service in Vietnam, Korea and World War II (the award was posthumous for all but three). Each man on the list was initially given the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest honor awarded by the military. But a review of the awards determined that these particular soldiers were denied the nation’s highest honor because of their ethnicity. ➝ 4

MAY 24, 2019

back the advancing North Korean guerilla force. Baldonado’s younger brother Charles Baldonado has been the tender of his brother’s memory for decades. He has always been eager to tell the story of what happened at Kangdong that morning. “They were within 25 yards from him at one point,” he said in a phone interview from his home in Apple Valley, northeast of Los




Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

HIGHEST HONOR Charles Baldonado accepts the Medal of Honor from

MAY 24, 2019

President Barack Obama on his late brother’s behalf in 2014.


‘He would never go looking for trouble, but he wouldn’t back away from it either. He was not a troublemaker.’

Every member of the Valor 24 group was either African-American, Jewish or Latino. In March 2014, Charles Baldonado traveled to Washington D.C. to accept the Medal of Honor in his brother’s name from then-President Obama. “I got it in a nice place on the wall,” he said of the Medal. “I see it every day.” The medal ceremony at the White House put a cap on a decades-long effort by Charles to give his brother his proper due. A veteran himself, Charles was looking for answers to why Joe was not given the Medal of Honor going

back, he said, to at least the 1980s. “Like the song says, I couldn’t get no satisfaction,” he laughed. “I started looking into it, checking here, checking there. I was not necessarily pushing for the Medal, I was just looking to get satisfaction in learning why they had downgraded (Joe for the honor).” He didn’t get very far, but he credits now-retired Republican Congressman Jerry Lewis and Democratic U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein in helping him get answers. Finally, a review was undertaken, resulting in the honors bestowed to the Valor 24.

Joe Baldonado was born in Colorado in 1930, but he grew up at his family’s home in Gilroy, on the corner of Eigleberry and 10th streets. Charles said that he and Joe were two of 13 children his parents had. Five survive today. He said that the Baldonado kids, when they weren’t going to school, were working in the agricultural fields around Gilroy “from sun up to sundown.” Joe was four years senior to Charles. “He didn’t take no guff, you know what I mean?” said Charles of his brother. “He would never go looking for trouble, but he wouldn’t back away from it either. He was not a troublemaker.” Joe was only 15 when World War II came to an end, and he came of age at the dawn of the Cold War. His motivation to join the military, according to his brother, was entirely altruistic. “He used to tell my mother that he wanted to get her a house,” Charles said. “And the only way to get her a house was to join the Army and get it on the G.I. Bill. And that’s exactly what he did. He got killed, but he got her that house.” The Medal of Honor is not the end of the road for Charles Baldonado’s campaigning on his brother’s behalf. Of the Valor 24 recipients, Joe was the only one whose body was never recovered. Charles has tried to do the detective work to find his brother’s remains. For a while, he believed that Joe was laid to rest at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii, also known as the “Punchbowl.” But he now believes that Joe is still buried in North Korea. The Medal of Honor is gratifying, but ultimately Charles Baldonado is still fighting to find his brother’s remains and bring them back to the United States. “He’s going to be buried in Arlington if I have anything to say about it,” said Charles in reference to the nation’s most hallowed burial ground across the Potomac from Washington D.C. “I’m constantly fighting for him. I’m 83 now, but barring anything unforeseen, I still plan to be around for another 10 to 15 years. I think I can make it.”




Music, games, food and more are all part of the Day on the Ridge private pool party fundraiser May 26.








Day on the Ridge 2019 will feature world-famous act Drake White and the Big Fire and more entertainers in a private, intimate setting. Attendees will listen to rock, country, pop and more while floating in front-row inner tubes, and there will be games, beer, wine, food trucks and more. Event proceeds benefit St. Joseph’s Family Center. Admission is 21 and over only. Sunday, May 26, 2-11pm, park at Solorsano Middle School, 7121 Grenache Way, Gilroy and shuttle to party location. For tickets, visit

Vertigo Coffee Roasters presents a line-up of acoustic performances at “Coffee and Acoustics,” a part of the Vertigo Garden Show Series. Marvie Hill, Izaiah Marchu, Kyle B.B., Swells and Phantom Flowers will perform. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome to attend. Friday, May 24, 6-9pm at Vertigo Coffee Roasters, 81 Fourth St, San Juan Bautista. For information, visit

The entire family is invited to Gilroy Gardens for a Camp Out and Movie Night inside the park. Attendees will camp overnight and then enjoy Gilroy Gardens the next day. This campout features a family movie shown in the park’s amphitheater. Packages include three meals, movie with free popcorn and park admission the following day. Saturday, May 25, 6pm at Gilroy Gardens, 3050 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy. For information, visit

Astronomy docents will share the view at Starry Nights in Open Space. Attendees are advised to dress in warm layers and bring drinking water; telescopes will be provided. Space is limited, registration is required. Saturday, May 25, 9:1511pm at Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve, 4289 Casa Loma Road, Morgan Hill. Arrive before the gates close at 8pm to allow for undisturbed viewing. Participants are asked to register by the number of cars in each group. For information, visit

MAY 24, 2019




Recognizing fallen heroes

File photo

MAY 24, 2019

NEVER FORGET Gilroy’s Memorial Day Parade returns to downtown on May 27.


Gilroy parade highlights Memorial Day ceremonies By ERIK CHALHOUB


outh County’s fallen soldiers will be remembered and celebrated at several events on Memorial Day Weekend. The Gilroy Memorial Day Parade committee, along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6309 and the American Legion Post 217, will begin the day with the Remembrance Ceremony at St. Mary Cemetery, 1000 First St., at 9am on May 27.

After the ceremony, the Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11am at the Gilroy Caltrain Station on Monterey Street. The parade will head south on Monterey Street, then proceed west on Tenth Street, ending at Gilroy High School. For information, visit Gilroy Gardens is also marking the holiday with a Memorial Day Barbecue. All military members, active

and retired, will receive free admission to the park. Six additional tickets can also be purchased for $30 each. The barbecue will be held from May 25-27, noon-1pm each day. The menu includes lemon pepper chicken, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and more. For tickets and information, visit For the 28th year, Veterans Memorial Morgan Hill will hold a Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Square, at the intersection of First Street and Monterey Road in downtown Morgan Hill. The service will begin at 9am on May 27. Morgan Hill will also celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with the 40th annual Mushroom Mardi Gras in downtown. Taking place May 25-26, the festival features two food courts and more than 36 food vendors. The star of the festival will be on full display: Dishes include mushroom burgers, mushroom quesadillas, stuffed mushrooms, deep fried mushrooms, mushroom cheesesteak sandwich and more. For a complete schedule of Mushroom Mardi Gras events, visit In Hollister, a Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the IOOF Cemetery, 600 Buena Vista Road, at 9am on May 27. Another ceremony will take place at Calvary Cemetery, 1100 Hillcrest Road, at 10am. Both are open to the public. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9242 and American Legion Post 69 are inviting the community to their annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27 at 11am at the Veterans Memorial Building, 649 San Benito St. in Hollister. The ceremony will include a banner presentation and remembrance tiles. A barbecue lunch will follow the ceremony. For $10, the menu includes tri-tip sandwich, beans, chips and drink.



Happy Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 24—27 Daytime & Sunset Sails Wine & Beer Tastings 25+TAX 1-Hour Sails $ 39+TAX 1.5-Hour Sails $ 50+TAX Special Events $

to our Veterans Learn how to apply for your veterans benefits.



(831) 818-3645

Team O’Neill is U.S. Coast Guard licensed, insured and inspected annually. Aerial Imagery ©Archer Koch of MultiRotorCam.


MAY- 24, 2019

Contact the Santa Clara County Veterans Service Office for more information



File photo


MAY- 24, 2019

The 40th annual Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival features educational displays, cooking demonstrations and food vendors showcasing mushroom dishes, with two stages of live entertainment, strolling musicians and street performers. Kids will enjoy games and rides at Munchkinland and attendees will find food and beverages to please everyone’s palate. Also featured is a handcrafted artists area and a 10k/5k Fun Run. Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 25, 10am-7pm and Sunday, May 27, 10am-6pm at the Downtown Morgan Hill Amphitheater Grounds and Depot Street, 17000 Monterey Road. For information, visit


GILROY RELAXING SOUNDS Experience an afternoon of pure sound bliss with Dallas Mckenzie

at Yoga Bella Gilroy’s Sound Symphony and Gentle Breath. Receiving sound brings the benefits of reduced stress, lower blood pressure and clarity of mind.

Saturday, May 25, 12:30-1:30pm at Yoga Bella Gilroy, 8060 Santa Teresa Blvd. Cost is $35. For information, visit yogabellagilroy. com. To pre-register, call 408.842.9688. BLUE HOUSE Blue House will perform at Aver Family Vineyards. Attendees will enjoy Blue House’s close harmonies and unique folk acoustic and rock sound while taking in the scenic surroundings. Sunday, May 26, 12:30-4:30pm at Aver Family Vineyards, 2900 Soma Way. For information, call 408.203.8575. GOLF TOURNAMENT The Gilroy Sunrise Rotary is sponsoring its ninth annual Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament to

benefit youth in the community. Lunch begins at 11am, with a shotgun start at noon and an awards dinner at 6pm. The tournament will feature a scramble format, hole in one putting contest and mulligans. Cost is $175 per person. Friday, May 31, 11am at Gilroy Golf Course, 2695 Hecker Pass Road. For information and registration, visit

MORGAN HILL OPEN SPACE HIKE Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) will host a free hike through Rancho Canada del Oro, part of its community event series. POST volunteers will share the history of

Nydia Avila



the preserve and the region, and the importance of conservation in the area while leading hikers on a 4.1-mile loop hike through the Mayfair Ranch and Longwall Canyon trails. Saturday, May 25, 9am-noon at Rancho Canada del Oro, 4289 Casa Loma Road. Upon registration hikers will receive additional information including what to bring, where to park and more. To register, visit tinyurl. com/y3jta8jh.

will have the opportunity to see electric cars up close and personal, talk with the owners, learn about EV charging and more. The Recurrents will perform, and Mexican food will be available from Marshall’s Market. Wednesday, May 29, 5-8pm at Blohm Avenue and Carpenteria in Aromas. For information, visit

leave behind on this one-mile stroll along Beck Trail in the Nature Area. Park entrance fee is $5 per vehicle; there is no charge for the event. Saturday, May 25, 6-7pm at Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area, 7800 Cienega Rd, Lower Ranch, Nature Center in the back of Madrone Campground. For information, email hollister.



Gilroy’s annual Remembrance Celebration and Memorial Day Parade returns on May 27. At 9am, the Remembrance Celebration will honor fallen, but not forgotten, heroes at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Following the Remembrance Celebration is the Gilroy Memorial Day Parade at 11am beginning at Monterey Street, progressing along Tenth Street and ending at Gilroy High School. Monday, May 27, 9am-12:30pm in Downtown Gilroy. For information, visit

ELECTRIC CARS Electric vehicles will be showcased in downtown Aromas at the Aromas Electric Car Show. Attendees

EVENING IN NATURE Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area presents a free family Evening Nature Walk. Attendees will discover the ins and outs of tracks, trails and scat that animals

SEWING BASICS Ages 8 and older are invited to learn the basics of the sewing machine at Machine Basics, presented by Family Threads Quilt Shop. Students

will learn about thread, needles, tension, bobbins and stitch count, and may bring their own sewing machine to class or may rent one from instructor Michelle Zeiler. Machine Basics is appropriate for beginners, and the cost is $45. Friday, May 24, 5-8pm or 8-11pm at Family Threads Quilt Shop, 107 The Alameda. For information, including a list of supplies needed for class, visit yxjqyt6x. EVENING PROGRAM Fremont Peak’s free Evening Public Program features a media presentation and the opportunity to observe the night sky through the 30-inch Challenger telescope and volunteers’ instruments ➝ 11

MAY- 24, 2019


The 24th Annual Young Artists Show, presented by Sheri’s Art Studio, features 65 pieces of artwork created by students ages 7-18. The show exhibits craftsmanship in various subjects and media including watercolor, acrylic, pencil and pen. The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge and on display through Friday, May 30 at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill. For information, call 408.607.6607 or visit



Coe Park backpack

Ron Erskine

PEACEFUL PLACE Backpackers take in the view from the Rooster Comb at Henry W. Coe State Park.

A springtime journey through Coe’s east side MAY 24, 2019




nce each spring, an outing at Henry W. Coe State Park brings the park's remote east side within easy reach of weekend backpackers. No, not the Backcountry Weekend event that is attended by hundreds of people. With only 20 campers, this overnight outing is a chance to feel the intimate touch of a secluded and peaceful place. The Pine Ridge Association, Coe Park’s cooperating association, offers many events and activities to enhance visitors’ appreciation and understanding of the park (visit Among them is the Coe Outings Backpack trip. On this

trip, a small group of backpackers shoulder their packs after a 12-mile drive from Bell’s Station, a location deep in the park’s backcountry on the edge of the Orestimba Wilderness. Spring is when Coe Park sings: the hills are green, the creeks are running and the flowers are in bloom. Nowhere is the springtime song prettier than in the softly rolling terrain of Coe’s east side. This year’s trip left no doubt about that. Early on an April Saturday morning, 20 backpackers from as far away as Walnut Creek and Santa Cruz met at Coe Park’s Dowdy Ranch gate near Bell’s Station on the Pacheco Pass highway.

After introductions, we drove seven miles over the Kaiser-Aetna Road to the Dowdy Ranch Visitor Center. The road beyond the gate at the Dowdy Ranch is normally closed to park visitors, but for this event we were granted permission to drive another five miles to the very edge of the Orestimba Wilderness, a two-day journey from park headquarters. Visitors to Coe Park headquarters above Morgan Hill know that the terrain there is rugged. Any journey beyond Pine Ridge means significant elevation gain/loss often along old ranch roads so steep that they can break a hiker’s heart. That country—a watershed that runs to San Francisco and Monterey bays—was behind us. From the very divide of the inner Coast Range, we set out down the just-born South Fork of Orestimba Creek slipping gently toward the Central Valley. Perfect spring weather and gentle terrain made for ideal hiking. Streaks of soft morning sunlight bled through a canopy of blue oaks lighting a garden of lupine, delphinium, linanthus and gilia. We stopped to inspect acorn grinding holes in streamside rock outcrops left by long-gone natives who first lived here. After five easy miles, we pitched camp beneath more blue oaks on a sprawling green bench above Orestimba Creek. For the afternoon, take your choice: Relax around camp, or come along on one of two day hikes. I led a group out to the Rooster Comb while Heather led another group up to Mustang Pond. As the day faded, we trickled together to share munchies, conversation, a creative assortment of libations, and the joy of a day well spent. Words can't fairly describe the sensation of watching evening, dusk and darkness succeed one another in such a beautiful and empty setting.



Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose


Families are invited to join Sid the Science Kid from the award-winning PBS Kids TV series at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Guests will use scientific tools and thinking to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power and the five senses. “Sid the Science Kid: The SuperDuper Exhibit!” will be open May 25-Sep 2 at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose. For information, visit

EVENTS INSPIRATIONAL EXHIBIT Stories and perspectives of Civil

Rights and Chicano voting rights activists are on display at the visual art and history exhibit, “Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice/¡Vote! Su Voto es Su Voz,” In Memory of Bob Fitch. The exhibit features selections from Stanford University Libraries, Watsonville voting rights history artifacts and contemporary art expressing the meaning of voting rights from a variety of perspectives. The exhibit can be viewed Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm daily through May 26, at Pajaro Valley Arts, 37 Sudden St, Watsonville. For information, visit

HISTORIC TOUR The public is invited to learn about Gilroy’s historic districts during Historic Walking Tours. Members of the Gilroy Historical Society will host a free walking tour of Gavilan Hills Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, Jun 1, 10am-noon. Reservations are recommended but not required. Meet at the cemetery, 1000 First St, Gilroy. For information, call the Gilroy Museum at 408.846.0446. BOOK SALE The Friends of the Morgan Hill Library invite the community to a special summer book sale featuring fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, hardcover and paperback books. All books will be offered at $1 or less, and a bag sale will be held at 2pm. The sale will be held Saturday, Jun 1, 10am-3pm at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave, Morgan Hill. For information, visit VINES & VIBES Guglielmo Winery’s Vines & Vibes summer concert series kicks off Jun 5. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal onsite and relax while enjoying a bottle or glass of Guglielmo’s award-winning wine. Area bands will perform throughout the series. Attendees must be 21 or over, and no outside alcohol is permitted. Wednesday, Jun 5, 6-9pm at Guglielmo Winery, 1480 East Main Ave, Morgan Hill. For information, visit

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Photographers of all levels of experience and skill are invited to join Morgan Hill Photography Club meetings. Members and guests will have an opportunity to discuss an image that they bring with them, ask one another about various aspects of photography, socialize and admire others’ photography. Wednesday, Jun 5, 7-9pm at the Centennial Recreation Center Multipurpose Room, 171 W Edmundson Ave, Morgan Hill. For information, visit CHILDREN’S MUSICAL Mount Madonna School presents its 41st annual musical theater production of Ramayana! The play follows Hanuman, the monkeys and princes Ram and Lakshman, as they journey to Lanka in their quest to rescue the Princess Sita from the demon King Ravana. This Broadway-caliber production features lively action, dazzling costumes, family humor and universal life lessons brought to the stage by a cast and crew of nearly 200 students from preschool to grade 12. Friday, Jun 7, 7pm and Saturday and Sunday, Jun 8 and 9, 2:30pm each day at Mexican Heritage Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose. For information, visit ramayana. MUSIC SERIES Morgan Hill’s biggest free concert series, the 2019 Friday Night Music Series–Rockin’ the UpBeat Vibes, runs Fridays through Aug 30. The event features music, booths offering local goods and services, local wines, and free admission and parking. No outside alcohol permitted; beer, wine, food and more are available for purchase on site. All food proceeds from this event will go toward youth scholarships in the community. Friday, Jun 14, 6-9:30pm at Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheatre, 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill. For information, visit

MAY- 24, 2019

from dusk until midnight. Weather may cause delays, shortening or cancellation of program. Saturday, May 25, presentation at 8:30pm, viewing from 8pm-midnight at Fremont Peak Observatory, San Juan Canyon Road. Parking is available at nearby lots in Fremont Peak State Park for $6. For information and updated program times and availability status, visit

DAZZLE PARTY Rotary Club of Morgan Hill’s annual benefit, Rotary Dazzle Event, features a night of dinner, dancing and fundraising for the community. The band Notorious, returning for a second year, will perform. Dinner packages include a champagne reception, wine, beer and dinner. Attendees can enter to win raffle items or bid on live auction items. 21 and over only, attire is dressy casual. Friday, May 31, 5:30-10pm at Fortino Winery, 4525 Hecker Pass Road, Gilroy. Tickets are available now and registration closes May 20. For information, visit



MAY- 24, 2019


Thank You To Our Sponsors

The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and supported further by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters. ®

Neal H. Fearn


Bill Lister




Jennifer Blalack (Un)Layered

April 5-July 5, 2019

SPECTACULAR VIEWS Anderson Lake can be seen from nearly every window in this Morgan Hill home.

Views from every floor Morgan Hill home’s vantage point overlooks Anderson Lake 3,760 square feet, the home, constructed in 2000, features five bedrooms and four baths. This home, recently put on the market, is listed for sale for the first time since it was built, according to its listing on Zillow. 2987 Holiday Court is listed at nearly $1.4 million by Cypress Realty. For information, visit 408 206 0018

MAY 24, 2019


ith 180-degree views of Anderson Lake from every floor, this home is located in the coveted Holiday Lakes Estates. If the view wasn’t enough, 2987 Holiday Court in Morgan Hill features a sauna, hardwood floors, and a two-car garage with an additional spot for the downstairs unit. At

60 5th Street, Gilroy


Showcase, REALTORS® Featured Agent


Open Sunday Noon-3pm D A R L I N G!!! ~ Lovely 3Br/2Ba on corner lot w/great access to large backyard. Pride of ownership shows w/newer windows, sliding glass doors, painted exterior, light fixtures & more. 1201 Brighton Drive, Hollister $524,900 Charlene King (831) 801-5464 NEW LISTING

Open Monday Noon-3pm HIDDEN GLEN ~ Single-story 4Br/2Ba w/nice amenities & spacious rooms. Separate living & dining rooms, kitchen w/island open to family room. Backyard is great entertaining space WOW! 6445 Sussex Place, Gilroy $774,999 Monica Weltz (831) 801-0592 NEW LISTING

Deanna Lopez

Mobile: (831) 359Ͳ5652 REALTOR® DRE #01957307

Results that Move You Deanna’s interest in Real Estate was sparked during her first experience buying her own home. Since then she’s combined hard work, organization and persistence to develop an admirable program that results in a smooth and efficient transaction. Negotiating the highest possible price for a listing is her favorite part of working with sellers. And buyers will appreciate her “hands Ͳon” approach. Deanna is committed to being with her clients every step of the way! In her spare time, you’ll find Deanna working out and spending time with her husband and two children.

Open Saturday Noon-3pm NICE & SPACIOUS ~ 4Br/2Ba featuring living room w/tile floor & cozy fireplace. Light & bright kitchen w/lots of cabinets, breakfast bar & dining area. Included: fridge, washer, dryer. 207 Burgundy Street, Los Banos $329,000 Ana Milenewicz (831) 595-2036

MAY- 24, 2019


Open Sunday 12:30-3:30pm SO MUCH TO OFFER ~ Well maintained 3Br/2.5Ba w/upgraded tile floors, kitchen w/island, maple cabinets, granite & S/S. Spacious bedrooms. Master suite w/walk-in. Low maintenance yard. 152 Heartland Drive, Hollister $519,500 Ana Milenewicz (831) 595-2036


17,203 Sq.Ft. lot on the 18th Tee 2832 Sq.Ft. Updated Home • 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath

Family Room, has a retreat with a stone fireplace, ideal for a reading room + wet bar. Formal Dining room, Sunken living Room, Home “Lives Big”. Master bedroom has floor to ceiling fireplace and access to study or retreat. 6x6 walk in marble shower, dual shower heads + a Rainbird head. It just gets better and better. Enjoy your new kitchen, all new appliances, island + a breakfast area. PLUS walk in pantry. Room for everything.


Asking: $848,800




Side yard, backyard with deck to enjoy the panoramic views of the hills, the full golf course view on the 18th tee. Cathedral beam ceilings in Living Room, built in fireplace with gas logs, generous use of brick, ash entertainment area, book shelves that are reflected in a mirrored wall in the Dining room, plus a built in cabinet to store your precious treasures. 3 Bedroom, 3 bath 2700 +/- S.F. Upgraded kitchen with newer custom cabinets and granite counter tops, island where you can enjoy your breakfast. State of the art stainless steel appliances, including refrigerator, 5 burner stove toop, Fisher/Paykel 2 drawer dishwasher, microwave, double ovens/convection, microwave, refrigerator, bar sink. Family room off the kitchen with work area, floor to ceiling brick fireplace with gas log insert. Inside utility room + bath with shower, breezeway takes you to your oversized deep 3 car garage with storage.

Asking: $752,880



That’s how you feel living at Ridgemark Golf and Country Club – a 18 hole gated community! Large oversized corner lot, approx.. 13,000 + S.F.. 3 car garage – 682 S.F. New exterior paint and trim, lot slopes up from the street, new sod in private backyard, fresh plants in the front and new drip system. – it looks great! 2159 S.F.

Asking: $615,000

Featured Property NEW LISTING


Open Sat & Sun 1-4pm Hosted by Shannan Matthews (209) 410-8078 Listed by Charlene King (831) 801-5464 FABULOUS QUALITY ~ 3-years new 4Br/3Ba w/upgraded Anderson Homes features. 1Br/1Ba downstairs. Master suite w/space for office. 1637 Santana Ranch Drive, Hollister $759,900


Spectacular Family Home

Looking to sell your home? Want to buy a home? NEW LISTING!

Open Saturday 1-4pm Charlene King (831) 801-5464 SOLAR OWNED w/SOLAR HEATED POOL! Located at the end of a cul-de-sac w/large backyard & great views of the Hills. NEW WINDOWS & SLIDERS! 4Br/3Ba including 1Br/1Ba downstairs—a great space for your adult child or parents. Kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances & sink w/garden window. Dinette & patio doors are conveniently located to the outdoor patio space for entertaining & grilling. Upstairs master suite opens to the balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee & majestic views or at night to gaze at the stars. Come splash in the pool & relax after a day of work in your hot tub.

6635 Angela Court, Gilroy Offered for $824,900

We are an award winning company offering superior service in each of our five locations! 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite D1, Hollister (831) 245Ͳ0321 1544 Constitution Blvd, Salinas (831) 800Ͳ7341 534 Abrego Street, Monterey (831) 648Ͳ7271 237 Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley (831) 438Ͳ8400 13117 Highway 9, Boulder Creek (831) 338Ͳ2125 or 338Ͳ2184

26 Years of Helping Buyers and Sellers

2160 Alturas Ct. Hollister Priced to Sell at $649,950

3200 square feet, 4 huge bedrooms 2.5 baths His and her walk-in closets in master suite. Pool, leased solar, awesome neighborhood! A great value!

Aggressive Commission Structures! Ask About Our Savings Programs...

Daniel J. Furtado, Broker 408.313.0833 | 831.313.1656 CalBRE: 01131718



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

$1,950 Month/$2,500 Deposit Upstairs apartment Very clean with covered carport. Garbage and water paid by landlord. 3 Bedroom 1 Bath AVAILABLE MID MAY


$2,950 Month/$3,450 Deposit Beautiful house on corner lot in Gilroy. Hardwood/Granite 4 Bedroom 2 Bath. AVAILABLE NOW

2 Bedroom Apartments starting at $2095. Pool. Park like setting.  Contemporary Landscaping. 1129 Monte Bello Drive Gilroy, CA 95020

$2,980 Month/$3,480 Deposit Beautiful home on corner lot, great room with fireplace, A/C & Gardner included. 4 Bedroom 3 Bath


(408) 847-2328 • Apply online:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES 200 Tres Pinos Road Excellent Location/Good Parking 2 units available starting at $325 to $525


HOLLISTER HOME RENTALS $2,200 $2,000 $1,550 $4,400

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


$1,300 $1,800


$1,850 831.684.0802

HOLLISTER DUPLEX/TRIPLEX RENTALS OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE Adam Square Business Complex 330 Tres Pinos Rd. Executive Suite available and



Call Marilyn Ferreira 831-901-0161 Hollister Rental Properties BRE# 00409787

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


HOLLISTER RENTAL PROPERTIES For more information, call


330 Tres Pinos Rd. Ste. B-1

831.637.7337 Lic# 429006





J. Casalegno Concrete

All Residential

South County Cleanup, Demo & Hauling 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

Humberto Montes Tree Services

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


Installed • Finished Repaired • Entry • Patio Closet Pocket And More Call Adam at 408.710.4556



Rianda Construction

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

- 35 years experience -

Quality • Integrity New construction Additions & remodels

408.847.1490 Lic: #649968 Credit cards accepted


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


Lic: #7921 Fully Insured

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

Call 408.847.4337 Cell 408.314.5920

MAGNOLIA LANDSCAPE AND CONCRETE, INC. Specializing, Pavers, Concrete, Irrigation, Sod, Cleanups, All Landscape Construction Serving the Bay Area since 1992 Call for Free Estimates Licensed, Bonded and Insured 408-309-2973 License # 962540

MAY- 24, 2019

Lic# 381833 Bonded & Insured

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

Adrian Urenda Gardening Service


Modern Medicine, Compassionate Care

for Outstanding Safety Standards

Our 2nd

Score in a Row!

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has again earned the nation’s top distinction for patient safety with an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The “A” recognizes our high standards in patient safety. This honor belongs to everyone of our Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital team members, who work everyday for our patients. Congratulations and thank you!

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a public service provided by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.

911 Sunset Drive, Hollister ▪ (831) 637-5711 ▪

Profile for Metro Publishing


Friday, May 24


Friday, May 24