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THE LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE OF MORGAN HILL, GILROY & SAN MARTIN

JANUARY 31, 2020

A supplement to the Gilroy Dispatch & Morgan Hill Times

Calendar of Events P8 Home of the Week P14 Real Estate P15

Food, drinks and more for Super Bowl LIV

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DELECTABLE BENEFIT The Operation Freedom Paws Annual Crab Feed is set for Feb. 1 in Gilroy.

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CRAB FEED The public is invited to a night of all-you-can eat crab at the Operation Freedom Paws Annual Crab Feed. The dinner includes crab, pasta, salad and garlic bread, with all proceeds benefiting OFP. This non-profit organization matches disabled veterans, adults and children with rescued dogs and trains them together. Saturday, Feb. 1, 6-9pm at Old City Hall Restaurant, 7400 Monterey St. For tickets and information, visit operationfreedompaws.org.

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YOUNG EAGLES Kids ages 8-17 fly free at the February Young Eagles Rally. Young aviation enthusiasts will get the chance to ride the skies on a safe flight and gain new perspectives on the world. Participants will receive a free 20-minute flight along with a commemorative certificate. Saturday, Feb. 1, 9am-noon at the Watsonville Aviation Education Center, 60 Aviation Way. For information, visit eaa119.org/youngeagles. To register, visit youngeaglesday.com.

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ANTIQUE AIRCRAFT Frazier Lake Airpark will host the Antique Aircraft Display & Fly-In.The old-fashioned airpark hosts numerous classic antiques with a 2,500-foot-long turf runway that makes the Cubs, Stinsons, Cessna 180s and Stearmans right at home. Antique Aircraft Display & Fly-In is a free event, Saturday, Feb. 1, 10am-3pm at Frazier Lake Airpark, 7901 Frazier Lake Road. Guest vehicle parking is located north of the hangars via the dirt road. For information, visit frazierlake.com.

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Veterans are invited to a Veterans Resource Fair featuring medical professionals, counseling, benefits assistance and local businesses with services specially for veterans. Santa Clara County Veterans Service Officers will educate on benefits, help file claims, discuss education assistance and start the process for obtaining a driver’s license with veteran’s designation. Veterans must bring either their VA card and/or a DD214 for proof of service. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 10am-2pm at Gilroy Veterans Memorial Hall, 74 West Sixth St. For information, call 408.842.3838.

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South Valley area will be showing the Super Bowl.

“We’re kind of a Niner bar—we have a lot of Niner memorabilia up,” Kelly said. “So we get a pretty big crowd for Niner games.” The Capos Event Center at 7588 Monterey St. in Gilroy will also be showing the game—on a 22-foot LED screen. Private booths with 65-inch TVs will also be available for small groups. Raffle prizes will be given out after each quarter, and guests who wear team gear can purchase drinks and appetizers at discounted prices. The event runs from 2:30-8pm. Morgan Hill Wine Shop & Cigar Company at 16375 Monterey Road in Morgan Hill will also be having a Super Bowl party. “We always do one every year,” said managing partner Jeff Burrus. The cigar shop features a full bar and six TVs that Burrus said, “will all have the Super Bowl on.” And he welcomes guests to bring food in from a neighboring company. “There is a pizza place right next door so people could have the pizza delivered, wings, or whatever they’d like,” he said. Claddagh Pub and Restaurant at 1300 First St. in Gilroy has also been celebrating the Super Bowl “for 20, 21 years,” said owner Mike Benson. “We do happy-hour throughout the game with special appetizers for the day,” he said.

Raffle tickets will be given out with every drink that is purchased and drawings will be done throughout the game. The game will be showing on all seven big screen TVs, Benson said. Sinaloa Cafe at 17535 Monterey St. in Morgan Hill will be hosting its Super Bowl party from 3:30-8pm. Drink and appetizer specials will be available for purchase throughout the game. And though Sushi Omakase at 6905 Camino Arroyo, Suite 50 in Gilroy will be closing at 3:30pm— right at kick-off—they encourage to-go orders to cater your own Super Bowl parties. “We have a special on our 49ers roll,” said Sushi Omakase’s Melissa Kato. She also promises another 49ers roll is in the works now that the team is in the Super Bowl. “We’ll do something a little more,” she said. A variety of places in the Hollister area also offer promising options as well. Sports lovers looking for pregame fun may consider signing up for the Super Bowl Scramble at San Juan Oaks Golf Club & Restaurant at 3825 San Juan Road in Hollister. The 18 Hole Scramble—and two-person team event—will begin with a shotgun


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barbecue plate and raffle during the game. “There will be 48 beers on tap, eight HDTVs and a game sound will be on,” said owner Chuck Frowein. Valley Pizzeria at 551 McCray St. in Hollister will also be open, offering a special on its pizzas: customers can buy an extra large pizza (any topping), and receive a second one at half price. Johnny’s Bar & Grill at 526 San Benito St. will be having specials on its drinks and appetizers (as they do every year), while Mountain Mike’s Pizza at 261 McCray St. is expecting a full house to cheer on the 49ers on Super Bowl Sunday. “We’re always open for the Super Bowl,” said Mountain Mike’s Claudia Avalon. “We have a group of 49ers fans that come in every time the Niners play. It’s nice, they get all dressed in 49ers gear and stuff.” Avalon encouraged sit-down or to-go diners to take advantage of their regular menu. Other Hollister area restaurants that will be open and showing the game are The Hollister House at 500 San Benito St., Round Table Pizza at 496 Tres Pinos Road and The 19th Hole at 7071 Airline Highway in Tres Pinos.

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start time of 9am on Super Bowl Sunday. “The way we plan it has the tournament wrapped up prior to the start of the Super Bowl,” said club Head Golf Professional Mike Jansen. Past Super Bowl Scrambles have ended around 2:30pm, he said. “Game time is at 3:30, so the [scramble times] will pretty much give everybody a chance to get where they need to be for the Super Bowl,” he said. Participants can expect contests to take place on the golf course, and raffle prizes, drink and appetizer specials offered after the scramble. A special dress code for the event— hats, shirts and jerseys to support players’ favorite NFL teams— is encouraged for participants. “It’s more leisurely and fun,” Jansen said. “It’s not as serious as going out where everyone is playing their own ball.” The deadline to enter the scramble is Friday, Jan. 31, with a cost of $115 per person or $85 for Mission Club Members. To register, contact the golf shop at 831.636.6113. For those looking for a place to eat good food, have good drinks and watch the game, Chillin’ and Grillin’ Alehouse on 401 McCray St. in Hollister will be featuring a

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LUNAR NEW YEAR

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Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat as Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose brings together Vietnamese and Chinese traditions. Attendees can take part in Lion Dance, make culturally relevant art and crafts, play the game of Bau Cua Ca Cop, and enjoy traditional and contemporary music and dance performances. Saturday, Feb. 1 and Sunday, Feb. 2, noon-4pm each day at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way. For information, visit cdm.org.

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GILROY AC/DC TRIBUTE Bonfire, a high-energy tribute to AC/DC, is coming to The District Theater.

The band performs the music of early AC/DC from the Bon Scott years to the more current Brian Johnson era. Also enjoy the highenergy, electrifying melodic hard

rock of local favorite Gundacker. Friday, Jan. 31, 9pm-midnight at The District Theater, 7430 Monterey St. For information and tickets, visit tinyurl.com/tbmsjyw. COMEDY THEATER Pintello Comedy Theater will present the campy comedy musical blockbuster Little Shop of Horrors. Watch as hapless florist’s assistant Seymour tends to a new breed of plant he has named “Audrey II” after his coworker crush, and Audrey II promises Seymour fame, fortune and all his desires—as long as Seymour keeps him fed. Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb.

1, 8-9:30pm each night at Pintello Comedy Theater, 8191 Swanston Lane. For information and tickets, visit pintellocomedy.com. HISTORIC TOUR Learn about the historic districts of Gilroy the first Saturday of each month during Historic Walking Tours. Members of the Gilroy Historical Society on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10am-noon will hold a free Women’s History Tour. Reservations are recommended but not required. Meet at the Gilroy Historical Museum, 195 Fifth St. For information, call 408.846.0446.


WETLANDS CELEBRATION

MOTHER-SON DANCE

CHESS FUN Kids ages 7-12 are invited to learn chess with the Gilroy Library’s teen volunteer chess expert. No experience is required, and all required materials will be provided. Sunday, Feb. 2, 3-4pm at Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St. For information or to register, visit tinyurl.com/ u3uvs6e.

KNIT-IN All knitters are invited to gather their needles and yarn and work together at the First Tuesday Knit-In at the Morgan Hill Library. Show projects to others and get advice and help from more experienced knitters. This free drop-in event will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30-8:45pm at Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave. For information, visit sccld. org/locations/MH.

Watsonville Wetlands Watch invites everyone to show appreciation for the diverse environment of the wetlands at the 2020 World Wetlands Day celebration. The family-friendly event features tree planting, educational activities, music and more. Plant a tree and enter to win a free tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium for the whole family. Food and planting tools will be provided. Saturday, Feb. 1, 9:30am-noon. Meet at the Struve Slough trailhead behind 1810 Main St., Watsonville. For information, visit tinyurl.com/sy6vzh9.

MORGAN HILL HOME COMPOSTING UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County present “Composting in Your Own Garden.” Creating compost will enrich the soil, retain moisture and nutrients, suppress plant diseases and lower carbon footprints. Participants will learn how to make compost and grow a healthier garden. There is no cost to attend. Monday, Feb. 3, 7-8:30pm at Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. For information, visit mgsantaclara.ucanr.edu.

POTTER NIGHT BookSmart of Morgan Hill will host aHarry Potter Book Night. The public is encouraged to dust off wands, get out spell books and arrive in costume to win prizes, play games, try to be the Harry Potter trivia champion and more. Thursday, Feb. 6, 4-7pm at BookSmart of

Morgan Hill, 421 Vineyard Town Center. For information, visit mybooksmart.indielite.org.

HOLLISTER FASHION SHOW The Women’s Club of Hollister will host its second annual fashion show and brunch, “Beauty is a Strong Woman.” The event, which typically sells out, features fashions by Mrs. B’s “Z Place,” Cabi, Target and Irma’s Fashions. Proceeds will benefit various causes. Tickets are $45 and may be purchased in advance by Feb. 1 at Postal Graphics, 1760 Airline Highway, or online; tickets will not be available at the door. Saturday, Feb. 8, noon-4pm ➝11

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VALENTINE’S CRAFTS The public is invited to the Gilroy Library to create Valentinethemed crafts and projects using Makerspace equipment. A variety of projects will be available including 3D printer, laser cutter, sewing and vinyl cutter projects. Guests ages 13 and older are invited to see these new tools in action and learn how to create simple designs Wednesday,

Feb. 5, 5-7pm at Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome. For information, visit sccld.org.

Mothers and their sons, ages 4-11, are invited to a glow-in-the-dark-themed Mother-Son Dance. Refreshments, a sit-down dinner and dessert will be served, and guests are encouraged to dress to impress. A grandmother, aunt, family friend or other family member is welcome to take a mother’s place. Saturday, Feb. 1, 5:30-8:30pm at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill. Space is limited. To register, visit mhreconline. com with activity code: WSY002. For information, call 408.782.0008.

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he Santa Clara County Library District welcomes two musical acts in February. Caribbean singer Asheba is the featured musician for the Family Concert Series, while Black Cedar Trio reimagines classics with their three-piece ensemble. “We are happy to introduce wide-ranging musical talent to our patrons,” said County Librarian Nancy Howe. “From the Caribbean-style musical storytelling of Asheba to the Renaissance masterpieces performed by Black Cedar Trio, they are performances all ages will enjoy.” Asheba specializes in calypso, the musical and folkloric oral tradition of his native Trinidad. The focus of his music is hope and happiness, which can be heard in his

original works as well as his covers of classics such as “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “You Are My Sunshine.” Asheba performs Feb. 1 at 3pm in the Gilroy Library Community Room, 350 West Sixth St. Black Cedar Trio is a three-piece ensemble dedicated to music for flute, cello and guitar. They re-create classic and commissioned compositions that work for this combination. Their performances have been described as “deeply personal” with “perfect synchronization of subtle rhythms and phrases.” Formed in 2013, the group has performed all over the state. The ensemble will perform Feb. 24 at 7pm at the Morgan Hill Library Program Room, 660 West Main Ave. All events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early.


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9 and be ready to sow. There is no cost to attend. Participants will be working outside in the shade structure, and rain will cancel the session. Saturday, Feb. 8, 10-11:30am at St. Louise Hospital Teaching & Demonstration Garden, 9400 No Name Uno, Gilroy. For information, visit mgsantaclara.ucanr.edu. BOOK SALE The Gilroy Library invites the community to the Friends of the Gilroy Library book sale. All ages are welcome to browse the variety of reads to find a deal. Proceeds from purchases go toward supporting the collection and programs at the Gilroy Library. Saturday, Feb. 8, 10am-1pm at Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St. For information, visit sccl.org or call 408.842.8207.

AGRICULTURAL HISTORY

Agricultural History Project’s Second Saturday on the Farm, this month themed Hearts & Flowers on the Farm, features sugar cookie decorating, Valentine’s crafts and spring flower planting. Other activities include tractor driving and wooden cow milking, as well as photo opportunities and a puppet show. Saturday, Feb. 8, 11am-3pm at Agricultural History Project, 2601 E. Lake Ave, Watsonville. For information, visit aghistoryproject.org.

at San Juan Oaks Golf Club, 3825 Union Rd, Hollister. For information and online tickets, visit womensclubofhollister.org.

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SPRING PLANTING Gardeners can discover tips for starting seeds in trays for spring planting with the UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County. Participants will learn information about seeds, hands-on sowing of seeds, tips for best results and use of containers, pots and tools. The UC Master Gardener vegetable seed chart of what to sow now will also be covered. Bring along gloves, dress comfortably for the outdoors

BARRELS & BEASTS For the first time ever, Fernwood Cellars presents a dinner at the winery, featuring multiple barrel tastings. Attendees can spend the evening learning about Fernwood’s winemaking process and philosophies as winemaker Matt Oetinger walks guests through tasting wines not yet bottled. A three course meal by The Meatery will also be served. Seating is limited. Saturday, Feb. 8, 5:30-9:30pm at Fernwood Cellars, 7137 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy. For information, visit fernwoodcellars.com. SAFETY FAIR The “Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility” Safety Fair 2020 is hosted, developed and created by 4-H member Samantha Slykas to help the public be more

ZENTANGLE CLUB The public is invited to tangle with Zentangle artists at the free Morgan Hill Tangle Club. Attendees are advised to bring their own supplies and share ideas and trade tips with other artists. All skill levels are welcome; and the club is open to visitors; there will be no formal instruction given during club time. Bring 20 handmade Valentines to trade with Zentangle friends and a gift bag or box to collect cards. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6-8pm at Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. RSVP is required to participate. For information, visit linedotcalm.com/tangleclub. MAKE & TAKE Art of Yoga’s February make and take is a wood panel board with a flower garland and message. Stenciled outlines for the garland and messages will be available. Admission of $25 includes board; members will receive a 15 percent discount. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6-9pm at Art of Yoga, 16165 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill. For information or to sign up, visit artofyogamorganhill.com. WINE ROAD Cienega Road wineries will host a Valentine’s Day weekend event with music, wine and food at “Wine is My Valentine.” Calera Wine Company and Eden Rift Vineyards have teamed up to offer access to both properties along with food and wine pairings, new spring releases and more. Saturday, Feb. 15, noon-4pm at Cienega Wine Road, 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/wa93okc.

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BUNCO FUNDRAISER South County Tail Waggers presents its third annual Bunco Event, “Mardi Paws Bunco Night.” Attendees will have the opportunity to win bunco and raffle prizes. They will also enjoy complimentary appetizers, desserts, refreshments and a no-host bar. Instructions will be available before the game begins for those that need it. All proceeds will go to helping South County Tail Waggers

save lives. Friday, Feb. 7, 6-9pm at Old City Hall Restaurant, 7400 Monterey Road, Gilroy. Tickets are limited. For information, visit tinyurl.com/t5ptcse.

WINE & CHOCOLATE Solis Winery’s Gourmet Wine and Chocolate event is back by popular demand. The event includes five specialty chocolates paired with five different Solis wines. Tickets are $50 per couple, and reservations are required. Saturday, Feb. 8, 10am-1pm at Solis Winery’s Cellar, 3920 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy. For information and reservations, call 408.847.6306.

aware of their surroundings and stay safe. Free for all to attend, this event features presentations on bullying, harassment, substance abuse and mental health, as well as self-defense, first aid and wildlife safety. Booths with an assortment of information and supporters will round out the event. Sunday, Feb. 9, noon-3pm at the Veterans Memorial Building, 649 San Benito St., Hollister. For information, visit tinyurl.com/vqorfmt.

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MEDIA ROOM Lighting is an important factor viewers should consider when preparing their entertainment space.

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Media room lighting is key to good viewing

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ith Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs approaching quickly, fans will want to make sure their viewing room is comfortable when they catch the action. One thing you might want to consider while planning your perfect entertainment space (and something that is often overlooked) is proper lighting.

According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), good lighting can significantly enhance watching movies and sports, while poor lighting can be a distraction. “Lighting,” said Joe Rey-Barreau, education consultant for the ALA and an associate professor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Interior Design, “is especially important and tricky in media rooms.” Rey-Barreau stressed that, more than any other room in the

house, the media room has to be designed with multiple layers of light because the room will be used for different purposes. For example, viewers might need a certain type of lighting for watching a movie, different lighting if they’re watching TV, and a third level if they’re using the room to entertain. To ensure your media room offers the ultimate in viewing pleasure for the Super Bowl, the ALA offers these do’s and don’ts for outfitting your room: • Do focus on ambient light. Overhead light will cause more glare. Ambient light, or task light such as side lights and sconces, will help diffuse the light from the ceiling to the walls. • Do consider reflection. The bigger the TV, the bigger the reflective surface. This equates to more bounce, especially from overhead light sources. • Don’t completely dim the lights. It would seem reasonable to watch movies in total darkness, but a little lighting is needed and helpful. This will create a balance so the TV isn’t the only glowing source. It will also aid in keeping you from bumping your shin on an unseen coffee table if the room is dark. • Do cut down on glare. Use window treatments to reduce the amount of natural light that filters in, and supplement with artificial light sources as needed. Whatever your style, lighting and fixtures should be just as important as your furniture. For help with your lighting needs, visit your local ALA-member retail showroom to see the newest products and to talk to an expert about what’s right for you and the space you want to create. To find your closest ALA-member lighting showroom, visit www.americanlightingassoc.com. — NewsUSA


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Open Sat & Sun Noon-3pm Hosted by Tammy Davis (831) 801-3179 Listed by Charlene King (831) 801-5464 SIX-YEARS NEW ~ 3Br/2Ba boasts pride of ownership! Living room w/cozy fireplace, spacious dining area, light & bright kitchen open to family room & easy-to-maintain yard. 1990 Morning Glory Drive, Hollister Offered for $599,999

Live the High Life in Custom Built Home BREATHTAKING VIEWS ~ Gorgeous Victorian-style 5Br/3Ba, 2,600 sf + 480 sf finished attic. Master suite w/huge additional retreat/office/workout room. On 2.5 acres in gated area. Owned solar, tankless water heater, chicken coop, fruit trees + so much more! Call Today About This Exceptional Home! $850,000 Soledad (831) 245-0321

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Mobile: (831) 595Ͳ2036 REALTOR® DRE #01366850

I started a career in Real Estate so I could help people make their dreams of owning a home come true. Owning your own home is one of everyone’s biggest dreams! And I get enjoyment out of seeing dreams come true.  I have been working in Real Estate since 2003, making deals throughout California. I like working with sellers because they are moving on to another adventure in their future of home buying – either upgrading or downͲ sizing. I like working with buyers because I like to see their reactions to the houses we look at. I also like the fulfillment of making their dream of owning a home come true. The most important thing I do for my clients is making myself available at all times – 7 days a week – morning, afternoon and evening.

Featured Property NEW LISTING

JANUARY 31, 2020

In Well-Established Neighborhood with Nearby Elementary & Middle Schools GREAT FAMILY HOME ~ Light & bright 3Br/2Ba at end of cul-de-sac. Features include separate living room w/fireplace, kitchen w/ pass through open to dining area & spacious attached 2-car garage. Large fenced backyard. Make 2020 Your Year for Homeownership! $532,000 Hollister (831) 245-0321

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HOME OF THE WEEK

Well Maintained Four-Plex DRESSED TO INVEST ~ Each unit is 2Br/1Ba 850 sf. Convenient to nearby schools, downtown & shopping. Parking area refinished to last for years to come. Six additional parking spaces on the premises. Interested in this Wonderful Investment Opportunity? Call Today for More Details! $1,099,999 Hollister (831) 245-0321

Live the Lifestyle in Santana Ranch

Open Saturday 1-3pm Hosted by Jose Vargas (831) 524-2813 Listed by Charlene King (831) 801-5464

There is nothing like the sunsets you can experience nightly from this state-of-theart Anderson Home. This newer 3Br/2Ba 1-story has everything & more w/all the included upgrades this quality builder offers! A warm color of hardwood flooring compliments the cabinetry. The kitchen boasts granite countertops, S/S appliances & spacious island for the chef in your family! The backyard is professionally landscaped w/designer pavers & plenty of space to add a garden. Added monitored alarm, Nest & Ring systems along w/whole house water filtration system. 1642 Sunflower Drive, Hollister Offered for $625,000

We are an award winning company offering superior services across  San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties! And we are the only real estate company in  San Benito County that is worldwide! DRE #01879796

PRIVATE VENUE This Riverbank Road home can hold up

to 40 vehicles for special events.

Gated venue in Gilroy Private estate’s backyard features pool, gazebo and more

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his private gated estate in Gilroy can also serve as a venue for events and weddings, complete with parking for 40 vehicles. Located at 11895 Riverbank Road, the 4,879-square-foot home includes five bedrooms and four baths. Four of the bedrooms are located on the first floor, and the master suite features its own sitting area, master bath and walk-in closet.

The kitchen includes commercial-grade appliances, such as a Viking six-burner gas cooktop, double oven and built-in refrigerator. An in-ground pool and spa, gazebo, fruit trees and more adorn the backyard. The home, built in 1989, is listed at $1,929,000 by Coldwell Banker Realty. For information, visit tinyurl.com/yxcjnhsm.


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