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April 24, 2024

Your 2024 primary election guide

As the March 5 presidential primary election approaches in California, Joe Biden and Donald Trump are enjoying significant leads in the polls and appear to be well on their way to securing their political parties’ respective nominations.  In Santa Clara County, there are also a...

Council explores options to reopen remote public comment

Morgan Hill City Council members want to resume remote public comment via Zoom at their meetings, but they hope they can do it in a way that discourages people who might seek to use the forum to spew hateful or offensive views.  On Oct. 4,...

State’s gas tax revenue projected to drop by $6B

California’s funding from gas taxes will drop by nearly $6 billion in the next decade due to the state’s electric car rules and other climate programs, “likely resulting in a decline in highway conditions for drivers,” according to a new state analysis released Dec....

New 2024 laws protect workers who use cannabis

Californians that partake in cannabis use in their off-work down time will have more employment protections beginning Jan. 1 thanks to new laws.   Assembly Bill 2188 is an amendment to the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act and prohibits employers from discriminating against a worker...

Former sheriff’s deputy convicted of faking drive-by shooting in Morgan Hill

A former Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy was convicted this week of fabricating a “mysterious” drive-by shooting in which he claimed he was the victim near Morgan Hill nearly four years ago, authorities said.  Sukhdeep Gill, now 30, has pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor...

A sip of history

Fortino Winery, likely one of the most familiar Santa Clara Valley wineries to local people, reflects the history of winemaking in a region famed for the craft.  Premium wine has been made in the Santa Clara Valley longer than anywhere else in California. Part of...

Morgan Hill likely to vote on city council term limits in November

Voters in Morgan Hill will likely get to vote in November on whether elected city officials should be subject to term limits, after the city council decided at a recent meeting to place a measure on the ballot.  Currently, Morgan Hill and Gilroy are the...

Looming federal shutdown would cause immediate impacts

Unless Congress passes legislation with a financial package to keep it running, the federal government will shut down beginning at 12:01am Sunday, Oct. 1. Federal workers were put on notice Sept. 27 that a shutdown is imminent and millions of government employees and military...

St. Louise Regional Hospital to provide free flu vaccinations

St. Louise Regional Hospital (SLRH) in Gilroy, a part of Santa Clara Valley Healthcare, will be providing 200 free flu shots on Oct. 15 from 8am–1pm at St. Mary’s Church in Gilroy.   There will be no cost to the public for the vaccinations and no...

Religion: How much better the world would be

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed. The Holiday Season is in full swing. The ramp-up started the day after Halloween, thanks to retailers who let us know Christmas is coming and it’s time to get ready! For many Christians though, there’s another season that...

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