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June 20, 2024

Britton Middle School celebrates new student union building

Local educators and students hosted a ribbon-cutting on June 3 to celebrate the public’s first view of the newly built Student Union Building at Britton Middle School, located at 80 West Central Ave. in Morgan Hill.  The project was funded by Morgan Hill Unified School...

Religion: The promise of a second chance

Less than two weeks ago, amidst lots of food, party poppers and Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, my family and I celebrated the new year. I’m not sure where my neighbors obtained their military grade explosives, but it was an impressive show!  Once my...

State stiffens penalties for fentanyl trafficking

People convicted of distributing fentanyl will face stiffer criminal penalties in the coming year under a new law shaped by rising overdose deaths. The law increases the penalty for selling or distributing more than one kilogram of fentanyl by an automatic addition of three years...

Local Scene: Academic honors; seismic retrofit grants available

Mortensen named to Dean’s List Jared Mortensen, of Morgan Hill, has been named to the 2023-24 Fall Term Dean's list at Oregon Institute of Technology. Mortensen studies Environmental Sciences-Water. Valley Water board elects Hsueh for 2024 chair The Valley Water Board of Directors on Jan. 9 elected...

As May approaches, Cal Fire offers fire prevention tips

With the month of May beginning this week, with its warmer weather, lower humidity and drying vegetation, Cal Fire is urging Bay Area homeowners to do all they can to protect against fire. “Fires are mostly caused by the human factor,” Cal Fire Battalion Chief...

From fungus to fentanyl, new laws address variety of topics in 2024

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Every year, California’s legislators send a flurry of bills to the governor in hopes he or she will sign them. And that’s before the byzantine legislative process that leaves most proposed laws on Assembly and Senate cutting floors. In 2023, the lawmakers sent off 1,046...

Religion: Maze of life allows a new start

Do you remember doing mazes as a kid? Maybe you went to a corn maze around Halloween? Perhaps you have been to a restaurant with your child or grandchild and done the small maze on the kids’ menu? Mazes teach us about going the...

Santa Clara County and nurses union agree on new contract

Santa Clara County and the union representing nurses at the county’s hospitals and clinics have reached an agreement on a four-year contract, after months of negotiations, failed mediation efforts and a first-ever three-day strike last month. About 88% of the Registered Nurses Professional Association members...

Grants from DAs office aim to help disadvantaged youth of color

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said that $60,000 will be awarded to community organizations and groups to aid local disadvantaged youth of color. The grant money will be used to invest in the education and future of children in Santa Clara County, according...

Heat advisory extended through Saturday, high risk in Santa Clara Valley

The National Weather Service has extended a heat advisory for the Bay Area through Saturday.  The weather service said temperatures are expected to remain high on Saturday afternoon, which could impact vulnerable populations.  A heat advisory is issued when there is a threat to life, travel...

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