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July 23, 2024

Religion: Take courage, hope in God

On Oct. 27, 2018, as Jews gathered in Sabbath worship at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we were horrified with the news that a gunman entered the synagogue and killed 11 Jews in worship. This year, almost exactly five years later, as...

State grants Open Space Authority $1.2M for Coyote Valley preservation plan

The Board of the State Coastal Conservancy recently authorized funding totaling $84 million for projects throughout California to protect and restore coastal lands, increase coastal resilience to climate change, improve public access to the coast and reduce the impact of wildfire on coastal lands.  Locally,...

Veterans Day ceremony canceled

The annual downtown Morgan Hill Veterans Day ceremony has been canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions against public gatherings, according to city staff.

Primary Ballots Trickling In, Approaching Record Low Total

Although a near-record 81.5% of eligible Californians were registered to vote as of May 23 — the highest percentage heading into a gubernatorial primary election in 68 years — just 14% of them had returned their ballot as of June 6, according to a...

Class of 2022: ‘Just the beginning’

Hundreds of seniors from Ann Sobrato, Live Oak and Central high schools received their diplomas at ceremonies throughout Morgan Hill last week, after surviving a tumultuous academic experience over the past four years. Central High’s Class of 2022 graduated in a June 2 commencement ceremony...

City council approves Butterfield Fire Station contract

Gilroy-based Kent Construction has been awarded a nearly $8 million construction contract to build a new fire station for the City of Morgan Hill.  The new, 6,065-square-foot Morgan Hill Fire Department station will be located at 17285 Butterfield Blvd., at the former site of the...

Local Scene: Freedom Run, Patriotic Sing

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducts locals Nine Morgan Hill students and a San Martin student, all attending San Jose State University, were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, a collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students are David Bahar,...

Santa Clara Valley wineries offer deals during COVID-19

By Laura Ness While tasting rooms are currently closed, most local wineries are ready to supply with the wine people need to sip while sheltering.  Local restaurants Maurizio’s, Odeum, Rosy’s, Siam Thai and West Side Grill are all offering local bottles to go with food orders. Visit...

Religion: Ramadan: A season to reflect and be generous

This Saturday, April 2, Muslims will begin our month-long daytime fasting. Fasting in its infinite variations is practiced by many faiths, East and West. For Muslims, Ramadan goes beyond fasting; it is a season to be generous and forgiving.  It is said that the Gate...

County expands free Covid-19 testing

Santa Clara County this week expanded its local Covid-19 testing access with six new testing locations throughout the county.