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April 22, 2024

Religion: Thanksgiving: My 30 years in the priesthood

How shall I return to the Lord for all the good He has done to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord, (Psalm 116:12-13). I would like to think that these 30 years have not been in...

Mount Madonna School hosts regional Model United Nations for youth

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Middle and high school students from six schools in four counties joined their peers at Mount Madonna School (MMS) for its inaugural regional Model United Nations (Model UN or MUN) conference on Feb. 11.  The theme of the conference, “Climate Justice for All: Addressing Inequality,”...

Local Scene: Downtown Trick-or-Treat Oct. 28

Downtown trick-or-treat is Oct. 28 Trick-or-treating in downtown Morgan Hill this year will take place the Saturday before Halloween, rather than on the holiday itself.  This year’s Halloween festivities are part of the city’s 4th Saturday Downtown Street Series, and are scheduled for Oct. 28. Events...

Local Scene: Academic honors, coffee with the mayor

Briones makes dean’s list Jason Briones, of Morgan Hill, was one of 264 students named to the spring 2023 dean's list at Presbyterian College. This honor recognizes students who have achieved between a 3.3 and a 3.9-grade point average for a semester, and is a...

Gavilan College breaks ground for new San Benito campus

Nearly two decades after Gavilan College purchased property for a new San Benito County campus, officials held a groundbreaking ceremony June 16 at the Fairview Road site.  Plans for the new local community college campus site, which is located at the intersection of Highway 25,...

Congregation Emeth prepares to celebrate High Holy Days

The sound of the shofar, a trumpet-like blast made by blowing on a ram’s horn, will ring through Congregation Emeth in Morgan Hill for the upcoming High Holy Day services. Congregation Emeth, serving southern Santa Clara County, will be offering a variety of High Holy...

County supes approve multi-faceted approach to fentanyl crisis

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved amping up services and resources to combat the fentanyl crisis with money from opioid lawsuit settlements and other grants.  San Jose has been dubbed a “fentanyl hub,” and Supervisor Cindy Chavez established the county’s...

Volunteers pick up tons of garbage on Coastal Cleanup Day

Events at 52 local sites on Coastal Cleanup Day, Sept. 23, resulted in the removal of a number of unusual discarded items, including an ATM machine, iMac computer, a counterfeit $100 bill, a sign declaring “Not a Through Street,” a Statue of Liberty figurine,...

Crafts fair and picnic merge at Machado School

A first ever picnic and holiday craft sale unfolded Saturday at the 1895 Machado School on Sycamore Drive in Morgan Hill. Scattered about the grounds, both indoors and out, local merchants staged their wares, from homemade candles, lotions, aprons, and handmade signs, to pine...

Letter: Restore sanity to MHUSD budget process

I write to address the recent discourse surrounding Morgan Hill Unified School District’s budgetary challenges and the need for accountability within our local educational leadership. I also write to respond to Heather Orosco’s recent letter to the editor, "This isn’t FUND anymore!"  Let’s be clear:...

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