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February 28, 2024

Rotary Club offers grants for trades careers, education, training

Rotary Club of Morgan Hill is accepting applications for grants for local residents who are seeking careers in the trades.  The Darren Dean Vocational Education Grant program offers financial support to people age 17 and older who live within the boundaries of the Morgan Hill...

Local Scene: Friends of Library book sale Feb. 24

Brown named to dean’s list Gage Brown, of Morgan Hill, has been named to the fall 2023 dean's list at Buffalo State University. In general, students who have completed at least 12 credit hours and who have attained a term GPA of 3.5 or higher...

Rivas leads effort to combat growing retail theft problem

Nearly four months after forming a bipartisan select committee and two hearings later, Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas announced legislation Feb. 15 to combat shoplifting and organized retail theft—just beating a legislative deadline to introduce new bills. The Hollister Democrat joined Democratic Assemblymembers Rick Zbur of...

Wet weather ‘a big boost’ for district’s reservoir levels

Santa Clara County’s water storage reservoirs are at healthy levels due to the rainy winter, according to Valley Water.  The local water district’s 10 reservoirs are collectively about 130% of their normal water levels for this time of year, Valley Water spokesperson Matt Keller said...

Local football players compete in Wedemeyer all-star game 

Football, fun, rain and more competition than usual in an all-star game. That was the story for many local gridiron seniors on Feb. 3, in the 49th annual Charlie Wedemeyer Game at Los Gatos High.  Athletes from Gilroy, Christopher, Live Oak and Sobrato filled out...

A year after Britton’s heartbreak, redemption

A year ago, the Britton Middle School seventh-grade boys basketball team was denied a storybook ending, suffering its first and only loss of the season in the East Side Athletic League playoff championship game.  With many of those same players grading a year up and...

SVCT’s ‘Percy Jackson Musical’ features youth cast and crew

South Valley Civic Theatre’s upcoming production, “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” is making its way to the stage Feb. 23 at the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse.  The show is based on the popular book “The Lightning Thief” by author Rick Riordan, which was...

Bill proposes bond measure for offshore wind energy

In a step toward building the first massive wind farms off California’s coast, three Assemblymembers on Feb. 12 proposed a $1 billion bond act to help pay for the expansion of ports. The bill, if approved, would place a bond before voters aimed at helping...

Morgan Hill man charged with swindling $2.4M from victims

Prosecutors in Santa Clara County are charging a Morgan Hill man with multiple counts of fraud-related crimes after he allegedly befriended people only to swindle them.   Sayed Faquiryan, 45, is charged with grand theft, securities fraud, identity theft, passing bad checks and filing a false...

Nonprofit helps clean up Morgan Hill roadways

Volunteers helped spruce up Morgan Hill on Feb. 10 as part of a nationwide cleanup drive dedicated to the birth centennial of Dr. Shri Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari, a Hindu spiritual master and social reformer. The cleanup in Morgan Hill took place on the Madrone Channel...

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