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January 17, 2022

Valley Water accepting applications for 2022 Grant Program

Valley Water is accepting applications for its 2022 Grant Program, which provides important funding for projects that support the water district’s mission of “providing safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment and economy,” says a press release.  For 2022, Valley Water has a total...

County gains $2.4M for grants to small businesses

Santa Clara County will receive about $2.4 million from the California Microbusiness Covid-19 Relief Grant Program (MBCRG) to aid very small businesses adversely affected by the pandemic, according to county officials. On Jan. 11, the Board of Supervisors accepted the grant and approved community partner...

Amazon purchases South County farmland

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Online retail and web services giant Amazon purchased 60 acres of farmland in Gilroy, documents filed Dec. 22 with the county show. According to the documents recorded by the Santa Clara County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, Amazon.com LLC purchased the land at the corner of Highway 152...

Letter: Local doctor a ‘caring surgeon’

Dr. Michael Furlong is a gifted and caring surgeon who has been our ophthalmologist for nearly 20 years, performing several advancement surgeries that have made our sight and our lives much improved.  Not too long ago we were thrilled to welcome him, his lovely wife...

Red Cross faces blood shortage ‘crisis’

The American Red Cross is facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade—a dilemma the organization calls a “national blood crisis”—and is pleading with people to donate blood. “Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing...

Off to a flying start, Oakwood Hawks eye league, CCS, NorCal and possible state titles

Even with an outstanding 13-1 start, the Oakwood High boys basketball team said it hasn’t come close to reaching its potential yet.  “There is a way to go to hit that ceiling,” longtime Hawks coach Kort Jensen said. “That’s why we’re trying to think outside...

Newsom proposes budget with Medi-Cal expansion

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed 2022-2023 state budget Monday, including a proposal to extend health care coverage to every low-income resident in the state. The proposal would expand access to Medi-Cal, the state's version of Medicaid, to all residents who meet the program's income...

Man struck, killed by vehicle on Monterey Road

A man was killed after a vehicle struck him while he was walking on the shoulder of Monterey Road in San Martin on Jan. 10. California Highway Patrol officers are now seeking the public’s help in finding the driver, who fled the scene. According to the...

Covid-19 surge wreaks havoc on high school sports schedule

The recent Covid surge has led to mass cancellations for winter high school sports teams throughout the state.  Teams in Santa Clara and San Benito County have been hit particularly hard this week as several teams couldn’t play their scheduled games due to positive tests...

Centennial Recreation Center is a popular spot for New Year goals

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Gyms across the nation typically see an uptick in business in January, as getting in shape is one of, if not the most, popular New Year’s resolutions people make. The Centennial Recreation Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. in Morgan Hill, sees many people signing up...