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July 21, 2024

Lighting up downtown Morgan Hill

The Morgan Hill Kiwanis Club’s Holiday Lights Parade—a long-standing annual tradition that was canceled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic—will return to the city’s downtown this Saturday. Festivities begin Dec. 4 with carolers from Valley Christian performing at select locations in downtown Morgan Hill....

Politicos attack Santa Clara County redistricting map

As Santa Clara County lawmakers prepare to approve new political boundaries, some local politicians are raising complaints about the process. The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 earlier this month to advance a proposal for redistricting the county's five political boundaries, choosing the so-called Yellow Map...

‘Nice Family Christmas’ leads off full slate of holiday events

Allie Bailey, director of “A Nice Family Christmas,” faces a tall task: How can she turn seven strangers into a multi-generational family that’s known each other for decades? The mannerisms, the arguing, the compassion for each other—it’s something that’s nearly impossible to accomplish in a...

Holiday events kick off this weekend in South County

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6th Street Studios and Art Center will present its Holiday Arts & Crafts Boutique on Nov. 27 from 11am to 3pm at 64 West Sixth St. The public is invited to support local artists and artisans at the boutique, which takes place on Small Business...

Jewish Center to host Nov. 28 Chanukah celebration in Morgan Hill

Chabad South County Jewish Center invites the community to participate in a celebration of Chanukah Nov. 28 at the Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheater. The outdoor event is free and open to the public. The celebration goes from 4-5:30pm. “We are so grateful to be able to...

Guest view: Giving thanks on Thanksgiving

As we draw nearer to Thanksgiving, I am reminded of this holiday’s origins and significance. There are some interesting and noteworthy parallels with today’s world, two years after Covid-19 began. While Thanksgiving has only been a national holiday since it was established in 1863 by...

VTA recruiting advisory committee members

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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is intensifying its efforts to fill seats on two committees that advise the Board of Directors on transportation policy. This includes infrastructure projects such as the BART Silicon Valley Extension and decisions on transit service operations. VTA encourages applications for...

CalFire: Prevent fires and injuries this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving near, the Morgan Hill Fire Department, South Santa Clara County Fire District and Cal Fire are warning residents about the many dangers that the holiday can pose. Thanksgiving remains the leading day for home cooking fires with three times as many cooking fires...

Letter to the editor: Leave Monterey Road alone

The case for leaving Monterey Road alone In May 2021, the Morgan Hill City Council voted to reduce the downtown road lanes on Monterey Road (from East Dunne Avenue to Main Avenue) from two lanes each way to one lane each way. The narrative given...

Market donates 500-plus turkeys to South County families

Thanks to generous donations from loyal customers of Rocca’s Market, more than 500 South County families in need will have a turkey on their Thanksgiving dinner table this week. Dan Keith, general manager of San Martin-based Rocca’s Market, organized the donation to St. Joseph’s Family...

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