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July 23, 2024

San Benito County Rodeo is June 28-30

The San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo kicked off rodeo week on June 22 with the annual rodeo parade in downtown Hollister.  The procession began with a traditional cattle drive down the middle of San Benito Street, featuring dozens of steers, longhorn cattle...

Lawmakers agree on across-the-board cuts in state budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders reached a nearly $300 million budget agreement on June 21 that closes a $46.8 billion deficit that was projected for the coming fiscal year with across-the-board cuts of nearly 8% to every department.  The $297.5 billion budget is proposed...

Study calls for higher sewer rates from Morgan Hill customers

A new study commissioned by the City of Morgan Hill has found that the city needs to raise its wastewater customers’ rates by 8-9% per year through 2029 in order to keep up with the system’s ongoing operating expenses and debt payments.  City officials will...

District offers new air quality alert system

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District on June 17 announced a new subscription service that can notify residents via text and email of incidents impacting county-level and regional air quality. Residents can sign up for air quality incident notifications on the district's website, at...

Local Scene: Summer events on tap

Leedy named to dean’s list Mackenna Leedy, of Morgan Hill, earned dean's list recognition at George Fox University for the spring 2024 semester. Traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work to earn...

Garlic City Car Show draws crowds to Gilroy

In downtown Gilroy on June 15, under a warm summer sun, the 2024 Garlic City Car Show unfolded with a blend of nostalgia and innovation.  The streets were lined with classic American and foreign automobiles, immaculately maintained or meticulously restored to their vintage states. Families...

Stay cool at the Morgan Hill Aquatics Center

As summertime temperatures are here to stay for a while, local residents and families can cool off at the Morgan Hill Aquatics Center during its recreational swim hours through the end of August.  The Aquatics Center’s recreational swimming runs through Sept. 1. Hours are Tuesday-Friday,...

Supervisors adopt $12.5B Santa Clara County budget

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors this week adopted a fiscal year 2024-25 budget that closes a $250 million revenue shortfall while maintaining key public services, according to county officials.  The adopted $12.5 billion budget—approved by the board on June 11—also prevents any of...

Rucker fire in San Martin fully contained

Crews have full containment on a vegetation fire in the unincorporated area of San Martin in Santa Clara County, Cal Fire said Wednesday morning. In a statement on social media around 7:25am June 19, Cal Fire said firefighters have 100% containment on the blaze in...

‘Kinky Boots’ opens June 21 in Morgan Hill

The South Valley Civic Theater this summer will perform “Kinky Boots,” a pop rock musical that tells the story of acceptance, individuality and community in a small town.  Based on the book by Harvey Firestein, with music by Cyndi Lauper, “Kinky Boots” the musical was...

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