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July 21, 2024

Free adoptions at SCC animal shelter May 30-31

Animal lovers rejoice, because free adoption days are here again at the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter in San Martin as part of the annual Maddie’s Fund event.The two-day collaborative effort, which gets under way May 30-31 at the 12370 Murphy Avenue facility, “will be offering free pet adoptions all weekend and for every animal adopted, the shelter will receive grant money from the Maddie’s Fund to provide lifesaving veterinary care.”On Saturday, May 30, the shelter will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and, on Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.“This event is a great opportunity for adopters to find the love of their life for free while simultaneously helping other animals,” according to the May 21 announcement from the county animal shelter. “Maddie’s Fund has chosen Santa Clara County, along with five other counties across the U.S., to be part of this year’s event in an effort to work together to empty the shelters and save lives.”This is the third year that county shelter has participated in the event. Last year, the shelter placed 77 animals and raised $45,000.

MH May Day March focuses on working class, immigration

A local community that has become increasingly active since a U.S. immigration agency moved to Morgan Hill took to the streets May 1, this time organized by a group of Gavilan College students working tandemly with Community Agency for Resources and Advocacy Services.

New nonprofit art school opens in MH

Local art instructor Anthony Stenberg wants to “build community through art and literacy,” and he’s starting with his new nonprofit business venture, the Morgan Hill Art School.

Rebekah Workers Threaten Walkout Today

Morgan Hill – The head official at Rebekah Children's Services has dismissed calls for an independent investigation into the firing of three top administrators and has warned employees that a walkout scheduled for today is a violation of union contract.

Congressman visits Morgan Hill

Congressman Jerry McNerney has never voted for a tax increase,

MH Burger King closed

The Burger King restaurant at the southern end of Morgan Hill

County Schools Supe pens letter to Pres. Trump

Santa Clara County education leader Mary Ann Dewan sent a July 2 letter to the Office of the President of the United States, asking for the reunification of divided families, according to staff.

Sheriff’s Office Receives $125,000 Grant from ABC

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has received $125,000 as part of the grant assistance program from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to assist in fighting drinking-related crimes.

Health Advocates Discuss Troubling Trends In Children

San Jose – Mirroring troubling national trends, slightly more than one in seven children ages 4 and under is overweight in Santa Clara County, according to the 2005 Children's Report: Key Indicators of Well Being.

Ceremony celebrates first hoisting of flags

Morgan Hill residents took advantage of the newly re-installed flagpoles outside the Community and Cultural Center to conduct a unique, traditional flag raising ceremony June 4.The ceremony started with an escort of the American and California state flags by Morgan Hill Police and Fire Department—as well as motorcyclists from the Patriot Guard Riders, American Legion Riders and Warrior Watch Riders—to the CCC at 17000 Monterey Road. When the flags arrived, they were “ceremonially” handed over to veterans with the American Legion Post 217, which is based in Gilroy and serves Morgan Hill residents, according to Morgan Hill resident Kirk Bertolet. The veterans raised the flags atop the flagpoles for the first time since the city moved them from their previous location along Monterey Road on the CCC grounds.Bertolet, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Patriot Guard Rider, organized the flag raising ceremony as a fulfillment of a promise to the community of Morgan Hill. He explained that a flag raising ceremony is a traditional way to honor and respect the flag when it is raised for the first time at a new location.When the city determined the flagpoles had to be removed from their original location in order to make way for new public artwork, they were initially going to be placed at the rear entrance of the CCC, facing the facility’s parking lot. Residents contacted City Hall “en masse” to object to this location, and urged the city to place the flagpoles prominently at the front of the facility, where they can be seen from Monterey Road and Dunne Avenue, Bertolet said.“The message to the citizens was the art was more important than the flagpoles, and that was the wrong message,” Bertolet said. “The citizens contacted the city and said the front is the best location. To honor that, I said I would do a flag raising ceremony, and I did.”The ceremony was attended by local elected officials, city staff and a wide range of Morgan Hill residents.Morgan Hill Program Administrator Anthony Eulo was invited as a guest speaker. He talked about the new water-saving demonstration garden surrounding the front of the CCC, which recently replaced the facility’s old landscaping.“We were delighted to see so many members of the community come out to celebrate our new flagpoles and our new garden,” Eulo said after the event.Mayor Steve Tate, who attended the June 4 ceremony, was one of the city officials who heard “in no uncertain terms” that residents wanted the flagpoles placed in their current location. “They wanted it to be like it was when the old Morgan Hill School was there. It was great to have that kind of engagement with the community,” Tate said.

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