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April 12, 2024

Earthquake reported near Morgan Hill

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake occurred near the city of Morgan Hill early in the morning April 10, the U.S. Geological Survey said.  The quake was reported at 1:09am, centered more than 9 miles north of Morgan Hill and nearly 15 miles west-northwest of San Jose, according...

Enforcement increases for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Morgan Hill Police Department is advising motorists that officers throughout April—which is known as Distracted Driving Awareness Month—will be on the lookout for drivers who are in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law.  “In today’s fast-paced life, it is common to lose focus...

Police say threats against Morgan Hill facility not credible

Morgan Hill police have determined threats directed earlier this week against workers of a facility run by the city were not credible.  On April 8, Morgan police were alerted to a  specific threat of loss of life directed toward community members at a city-operated facility....

Poppy Jasper International Film Festival offers biggest slate of programming to date

This weekend, a month before the world’s biggest film festival kicks off in the south of France, the bucolic hills south of San Jose will become magnets for movie lovers. Over the course of eight days, starting on April 10, a total of 267...

Letter: Restore sanity to MHUSD budget process

I write to address the recent discourse surrounding Morgan Hill Unified School District’s budgetary challenges and the need for accountability within our local educational leadership. I also write to respond to Heather Orosco’s recent letter to the editor, "This isn’t FUND anymore!"  Let’s be clear:...

Sobrato baseball close to turning the corner

Playing the strongest teams in the league has resulted in competitive defeats for Sobrato, but the Bulldogs are close to turning the corner. “We’re close,” coach James Pozas said. “We’re right there. Sometimes, it’s just one bad inning. We’re pitching well, have made some errors....

Santa Clara County DA seeks to resentence death row inmates to life without parole

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is moving to eliminate the county’s death row, looking to sentence the 15 local men still sitting on it to serve life in prison without the chance of parole instead, according to an April 5 press release.  “Judges...

Celebrate Earth Day April 20 in Morgan Hill

In honor of Earth Day, the American Association of University Women and the City of Morgan Hill are joining hands to host the third annual Earth Day festival.  The event—which promotes environmental consciousness and sustainable living—will start at 9am April 20 at the Morgan Hill...

Local Scene: Sidewalk Saturday returns to Morgan Hill April 13

Burnham joins Westmont Morgan Hill Mia Burnham has been hired as Community Relations Director at Westmont of Morgan Hill, says a press release from Westmont.  A seasoned professional in senior living, Burnham is known for her integrity, work ethic and unwavering commitment to fairness and honesty...

Letter: Civics education needs vast improvement

In case you have missed the barrage of political campaign commercials, I thought I would let you know 2024 is an election year. And not just any election year—a Presidential Election Year.  Locally, our general election ballots will include the Presidential race, U.S. Senate, U.S....

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