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May 22, 2022

Taste of Morgan Hill canceled

The annual Taste of Morgan Hill food, wine, art and music festival has been canceled for 2020, according to the event sponsor the chamber of commerce.

Nomination period opens for November election

The nomination period for the Nov. 3 election in Santa Clara County opened July 13. The period can be extended to Aug. 12 for contests in which an eligible incumbent officeholder does not file. Local offices up for election in November are the Morgan Hill City...

Covid-19 pop-up testing site in Gilroy extended

Santa Clara County’s pop-up Covid-19 testing site in Gilroy will continue July 14-18. The site, located at the South County Annex (formerly Antonio Del Buono Elementary), 9300 Wren Ave., first opened July 7. It provides Covid-19 viral detection tests free of charge without an appointment, symptoms,...

Report: County could see more than 2K daily Covid-19 cases by August

New projections released by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia PolicyLab show that Santa Clara County could report more than 2,000 daily cases of COVID-19 by August.

SBA lists Morgan Hill loan recipients

More than 150 companies in Morgan Hill have collectively received millions of dollars worth of loans through the Small Business Administration since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

County issues industry-specific reopening rules

Starting July 13, nail salons, barber shops and gyms are among the businesses permitted to open in Morgan Hill if they have implemented an approved social distancing plan.

Guest view: Deal lets Bay Area counties off the hook

Charitably, officials in five wealthy Bay Area counties erroneously—but in good faith—miscalculated how local property taxes were divvied up among local governments and schools. A more jaundiced view is that five county auditors disregarded state law and state Department of Finance guidelines and grabbed hundreds of millions of dollars in “excess ERAF” funds that were supposed to go to schools.

Memorial to mark one year since festival shooting

The 2020 Gilroy Garlic Festival was supposed to be an opportunity for the community to reflect on the tragic end of the 2019 festival, while being reminded of the light-hearted fun of the event’s four-decade history. But the Covid-19 public health emergency forced festival organizers...

Transient arrested on suspicion of rape in Gilroy

Police arrested a 32-year-old man after he allegedly kidnapped, beat and raped a woman under a bridge in Gilroy Tuesday night.

Teams, coaches hopeful for fall

As if high school football coaches weren’t busy enough, another layer was added to their duties when the coronavirus pandemic hit.