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September 27, 2022

Land-use initiative supporters turn focus to 2024

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Organizers of a statewide land-use initiative, which includes the support of some South County officials, announced Feb. 18 that they are now eyeing the 2024 ballot. The “Our Neighborhood Voices” initiative seeks to amend the California Constitution to allow local land-use and zoning laws to...

Town hall informs public on dangers of fentanyl

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Youth Alliance and the California Youth Empowerment Network will hold a virtual town hall on May 18 to educate the community about the dangers of the fentanyl drug.  The youth-led event will discuss the impacts on mental health and the consequences of fentanyl poisoning in...

Photos: Scarlet Regiment Tournament of Bands

Rain or shine, the Scarlet Regiment Tournament of Bands was going to take place at Andy Hardin Stadium on Oct. 23.  Luckily there was no rain storm on Saturday night as nine different scarlet regiments from schools in the tri-county area competed at San Benito...

County declares April Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors is expected to proclaim April 2022 as Distracted Driving Awareness Month at its April 5 meeting. The proclamation reminds motorists to drive with caution and to leave the phone alone while operating a vehicle, says a...

Uvas Creek work aims to help fish

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Crews have been stationed inside the currently dry Uvas Creek alongside Christmas Hill Park for the past few weeks, adding redwood logs and gravel along three sites, with the hope that when the water flows again, fish will have a safer habitat. Valley Water’s Uvas...

Officials urge Covid-19 vaccines for youngest children

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With the first day of school rapidly approaching and Covid-19 circulating at a high rate, health officials are urging parents to get their youngest vaccinated against the virus. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 5...

Gavilan College selects new leader

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Gavilan College has selected its new superintendent-president.  Pedro Avila comes from Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), where he serves as Vice President of Student Services. College officials are negotiating Avila’s contract, and the college will place the employment agreement on the agenda for public review and...

Local Scene: Sign up for planning commission

Sign up for MH planning commission The City of Morgan Hill is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the planning commission. The city is recruiting to fill one unexpired term on the seven-member commission, for the term ending June 1, 2025, according to...

FDA approves first non-prescription Covid test that also detects flu

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its approval Monday of the first non-prescription at-home Covid-19 test that also detects the flu.  The test allows users to swab the inside of their nose and send the sample to the test's manufacturer, Labcorp, for analysis. In...

Arenas leading in District 1 supervisor race

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Sylvia Arenas led all candidates in the five-person race for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat, early results show. As of 9pm June 7, Arenas, a San Jose city councilmember, secured nearly 30% of the votes, while former San Jose City...