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May 24, 2024

Local Scene: Meditation workshop is June 8

Doherty completes intensive research project Morgan Hill resident James Doherty, a member of the class of 2024 majoring in Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), recently completed a senior thesis that is required of all graduating seniors as part of the university’s distinctive project-based...

Vineyard brings romantic vibe to South Valley

I love our local wineries but have to admit I haven’t been to them all. In an attempt to spice things up and seek something new, I wanted to take a trip to Leal Vineyards near Hollister.  I decided I wanted to slow it down,...

Religion: An example of love and friendship

Over the past few months, we have seen demonstrations throughout the Bay Area and across the country calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. We have also seen both the Gilroy and Morgan Hill city councils consider resolutions on the matter.  During the Morgan Hill City...

City of Morgan Hill will host May 30 Economic Mobility Symposium

The City of Morgan Hill recently embarked on an “Economic Mobility Study” to better understand the community's needs and address existing disparities in housing and access to opportunity, says a press release from the city.  With a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...

Letter: Deny permits for Sargent Ranch mine

Juristac is an important wildlife habitat in southern Santa Clara County, and is sacred to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Unfortunately, it is threatened with destruction by a proposed sand and gravel mine that would destroy more than 400 acres of pristine landscape.  County residents...

A look inside: Anderson Reservoir diversion tunnel

Crews for Valley Water and various construction contractors later this month will finish digging a new 1,736-foot diversion tunnel for Anderson Reservoir—which has been about 80% complete since February. In late May, crews will dig out the final 350 feet of the tunnel by opening...

Newsom proposes lower spending on homelessness, affordable housing

After Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled out a deficit-bridging budget plan in January, advocates pushing for more affordable housing and shelters hoped he might reconsider his intent to make deep cuts—or scrounge up some more money. On May 10, Newsom released a revised proposal showing that...

County celebrates new ambulance fleet at Saint Louise Regional Hospital

A fleet of 12 new ambulances dedicated to transporting patients among the county’s hospitals and medical offices was unveiled at Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy on May 9.  The new emergency medical vehicles will improve transport times among Santa Clara Valley Healthcare’s three hospitals—SLRH,...

Local Scene: Academic honors

Morgan Hill residents graduate from Biola University Morgan Hill residents Gabrielle Stieg (majoring in Public Relations & Strategic Communications), Sanford Kenyon III (Business Administration) and Kaitlyn Pershall (Comm Sciences Disorders) graduated from Biola University at the spring 2024 commencement ceremony. The ceremony took place on...

Religion: Embracing the love of God for all people

I missed it, but it’s never too late to talk about Autism or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). April is Autism Awareness month and I usually mention it in a sermon sometime in April.   Autism is particularly close to my heart because one of my adult...

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