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July 23, 2024

Local Scene: Blood donors needed, summer reading begins

Blood donations needed for busy summer months ​​The American Red Cross is asking people to book a time to give blood or platelets now to address a recent drop in donation appointments that could lead to fewer transfusions for patients in the weeks ahead.  Type O...

State water storage at healthy levels 

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California’s water storage and delivery systems are in good shape heading into the rainy season, having benefited from last year’s near-historic rain and snowfall totals, according to the state’s top water managers.  Coming off three years of punishing drought conditions, last year was the sixth...

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...

Arenas moves to early lead in District 1 supervisor race

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San Jose City Councilmember Sylvia Arenas was building a solid early lead over former councilmember Johnny Khamis for the Santa Clara County Supervisor District 1, according to unofficial returns Tuesday.  As of 8:30pm with none of the precincts reporting in the Board of Supervisors’ only...

Suspicious package at Britton Middle was empty fireworks container

Morgan Hill Police responded to the area of Britton Middle School on a report of a suspicious package Monday morning, but the item was determined to be an empty fireworks container, according to authorities.  MHPD said in a public safety alert posted online at 9:53am...

Calera Wine Company stands out with perfect location

This column is probably more along the lines of what many would expect from a wine related column—this one is about a South Valley winery. This winery represents many of the aspects of my past columns, so let’s take a look. We are fortunate to...

South County native wins NHL game in San Jose

As a young boy, Gilroy native Dustin Wolf went to San Jose Sharks games with his parents. On April 9, Wolf started an NHL game at goalie in the same building for the first time. Playing for the Calgary Flames, Wolf backstopped his team...

St. Louise Regional Hospital’s ICU recognized

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St. Louise Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) received the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) on May 21.  The Beacon Award lauds hospital critical-care units that set standards for excellence in patient-care environments by collecting and using...

Santa Clara County DA seeks to resentence death row inmates to life without parole

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is moving to eliminate the county’s death row, looking to sentence the 15 local men still sitting on it to serve life in prison without the chance of parole instead, according to an April 5 press release.  “Judges...

South County celebrates Hanukkah

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Hundreds of South County residents celebrated the beginning of Hanukkah Nov. 28 at an event organized by the Chabad South County Jewish Center. Attendees enjoyed live music and traditional Hanukkah foods while children created menorah crafts. The crowd was also treated to an LED light...

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