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July 23, 2024

Photos: Morgan Hill celebrates

Thousands of Morgan Hill residents and out-of-town visitors braved a crushing heat wave to attend a full slate of Independence Day events on July 3 and 4.  The events included the July 3 Patriotic Sing and Family Street Fest. On July 4, spectators enjoyed the...

Santa Clara County’s property values climb 5.4%

Driven by increasing residential values and despite a “troubled” commercial real estate market, Santa Clara County’s overall property assessment roll grew by $35.6 billion, or 5.4% in the last year, according to Assessor Larry Stone’s office. The growth includes an increase of around 5% in...

Santa Clara, Santa Cruz counties report measles exposure

Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties may have been exposed to measles in recent days after an infected person from outside the region visited, according to public health officials.  The infected individual traveled out of San Jose Mineta International Airport on July 2, the Santa...

Folklorico music conference coming to Central Coast

Esperanza del Valle, Pajaro Valley’s long-standing Mexican folklorico dance group, is preparing for the “Reinforcing Cultural Identity” conference coming to Cabrillo College on Aug. 15-25. The group will welcome Ballet Folklórico del Puerto de Veracruz de la Universidad Veracruzana, from Mexico, to offer a series...

Letter: Is hotel tax break fair?

Most people would like to see the full-service downtown hotel (Hotel MoHi) completed.  The hotel’s skeleton was built in 2019, but very little has been done since then. Two years ago, Frank Leal, the hotel’s developer, came to the Morgan Hill City Council and requested...

Religion: The Rising Generation

I’m extremely impressed with the youth in our community. I see immense potential in them and hope that they see that potential in themselves. I am grateful for all those who raise, teach, coach, mentor and bring out the best in them. I recently had...

Fines triple for illegal fireworks in Morgan Hill

An extreme heat wave is not the only risk that authorities are cautioning Morgan Hill residents to prepare for this holiday weekend. Illegal fireworks—in addition to posing a fire danger—can result in fines up $1,500 for local violators, Morgan Hill Police said.  MHPD has adopted...

Local Scene: Freedom Fest, Friday Night Music

MacNoughton graduates with honors Giselle MacNaughton, of Morgan Hill, graduated from Emmanuel College May 18, during the college's 102nd commencement exercises on its campus in Boston. MacNaughton graduated magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Writing, Editing & Publishing. Rosa named to dean’s list Tyler...

Letter: Making energy safer and more affordable

At PG&E, we recognize that like many goods and services, energy prices are increasing. Those increases are helping build a safe, reliable and clean energy system to protect you and your family and meet the future energy needs of this community.  For example, in the South Bay and Central Coast region, we’ve...

Hate crimes down in CA since 2022, attorney general says

The number of reported hate crimes in California decreased slightly from 2022 to 2023, but those against Jewish, Muslim and LGBTQ+ people rose over the same period, according to the annual hate crime report from California Attorney General Rob Bonta.  The number of hate crimes...

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