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April 22, 2024

Crowd celebrates new open space preserve in Morgan Hill

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority teamed up with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area to raise awareness of the importance of irreplaceable landscapes at a community celebration in Morgan Hill this past weekend.  The event took place Oct. 14...

Mount Madonna School to commemorate International Day of Peace

Held each year on Sept. 21, the United Nations has declared this as a day “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire." “The International Day of Peace is a wonderful opportunity for our students to reflect on...

Audit shows county jail still has hundreds of recommendations to address

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has implemented about a quarter of the more than 600 reforms identified in a 2016 plan to improve its jail system, according to a report received Oct. 17 by the county Board of Supervisors from an independent oversight...

Morgan Hill club invites orgs to apply for grants

Local organizations have until Sept. 30 to apply for grants from the Morgan Hill Rotary Club to fund philanthropic projects or programs.  Grants providing financial assistance to help community organizations fulfill their missions are offered in two categories: Community Grants and Hearts of Rotary, says...

Fire burns in Henry W. Coe State Park

A 5-acre fire is burning in Henry W. Coe State Park east of Morgan Hill on Tuesday afternoon, according to Cal Fire. Cal Fire's Santa Clara Unit reported at 12:55pm that the fire was burning in an area of the park near Willow Ridge. No...

City council affirms ban on gas in new homes, commercial buildings

Infrastructure for gas appliances—including stoves and water heaters—will remain prohibited in new homes in Morgan Hill after the city council heard a review of the local ban at a recent meeting.  Mayor Mark Turner earlier this year had requested that city staff return to the...

Newsom signs ‘Melanie’s Law’ requiring fentanyl safety plans in schools

Middle and high school students across California will be protected by a new law requiring life-saving prevention and response resources for fentanyl overdoses under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.  Newsom announced Oct. 13 that he had signed Senate Bill 10 or Melanie’s Law, introduced...

Religion: Coping with the world

Whenever I feel like life is difficult or my circumstances are less than desirable, I think of the story of the ancient Israelites, led by Moses out of Egypt into the wilderness as found in the Holy Bible.  They wandered from land to land for...

Business owner admits soliciting bribe in former sheriff’s alleged gun permit scheme

A Milpitas business owner has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to solicit a bribe, the latest development in the case that uncovered a scheme under former Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith’s administration to trade concealed firearms permits for political contributions. After Michael Nichols, the...

Sheriff: Armed, dangerous suspect at large in South County

A man who allegedly tried to shoot a process server at his residence is at large as police attempt to locate him, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said Jan. 28.  At about 11:15am Jan. 27, deputies were sent to the 6000 block of Mount...

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