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September 29, 2022

Monument installation symbolizes global peace

Marty Cheek has a plan to achieve global peace by Christmas Day in 2040. He admits people will roll their eyes at this point, but he remains undeterred. “It’s ambitious, it’s audacious, it’s also 100% doable,” he said. Cheek, the publisher of Life Media Group, which produces...

Local Scene: South Valley Symphony plays Oct. 9; Pumpkin Patch open now

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Symphony season begins Oct. 9 South Valley Symphony will open its 49th season Sunday, Oct. 9 with a concert of music entirely by American composers. Maestro Anthony Quartuccio will lead the orchestra in a “Made in America!” program that will open with the National Anthem and...

Properties on the move from commercial to residential 

Two major housing projects in the works in Morgan Hill are proposed on land that has long been classified for commercial use.  The developments are both in the planning stages on the north side of town, and together would add a total of 218 units...

Gavilan College dedicates new bridge to longtime faculty member

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Susan Dodd cemented her legacy in Gavilan College lore long ago, but now, it can be seen in the most literal sense. A new concrete-and-steel pedestrian bridge that spans over the college’s main road, connecting the central Gilroy campus to its athletics facilities, was celebrated...

Upstart Sobrato High boys and girls water polo teams are on the road again

The Sobrato High boys and girls water polo teams might as well be called the Road Warriors this season.  Due to lingering issues at their home pool, the Bulldogs won’t have a single home match this year. While it’s far from an ideal situation, neither...

Author tells story of early Santa Clara County gunfighter-sheriff

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Nineteenth century Santa Clara County Sheriff John Hicks Adams is the subject of a new book, “Badass Lawman: Gangs, Guns, and the Sheriff Who Tamed the Golden State.” Author William Briggs, a former San Jose State University mass communications professor and Dean Emeritus at Cal...

Religion: The Shofar’s Call at Rosh Hashanah—The Jewish New Year

When a soloist holds a note for a very long time, the audience is mesmerized. They guess how much longer the note will play and express excitement upon the conclusion. One of the most recognizable symbols of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is the...

Sobrato’s strong defense not enough against Gilroy

Defense was the name of the game when the Gilroy and Sobrato football teams squared off on Sept. 17. Though the host Mustangs came away with a 27-14 win, the result was closer than the score indicated. Gilroy’s defensive line was unstoppable, breaking through to...

Local Scene: Academic honors, Climate Action Week

Valencia joins University Iowa Class of 2026 The University of Iowa continues to attract high-achieving students. This fall’s incoming first-year class includes Nyla Valencia, of Morgan Hill, who plans to pursue a degree in biology, says a press release from the University of Iowa.  Collectively, the...

Crawl for a cause

Mild temperatures and sunny skies made for the perfect afternoon Sept. 17 to spend time outdoors with friends, family members—and nearly 20 craft breweries at the Downtown Morgan Hill Brew Crawl. The annual event—sponsored by the Morgan Hill Downtown Association—allowed ticket holders to sample beers...

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