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July 20, 2024

Letter: Deny permits for Sargent Ranch mine

Juristac is an important wildlife habitat in southern Santa Clara County, and is sacred to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Unfortunately, it is threatened with destruction by a proposed sand and gravel mine that would destroy more than 400 acres of pristine landscape.  County residents...

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: Embracing the love of God for all people

I missed it, but it’s never too late to talk about Autism or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). April is Autism Awareness month and I usually mention it in a sermon sometime in April.   Autism is particularly close to my heart because one of my adult...

Letter: Kudos to local newspapers

Thank you for existing!!! I’m seeing so many small town publications closing and I am grateful to have a quality local paper to read!  Please keep putting out such quality information to your readers. I’m so worried about the loss of important truthful communications to...

Santa Clara, Santa Cruz counties report measles exposure

Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties may have been exposed to measles in recent days after an infected person from outside the region visited, according to public health officials.  The infected individual traveled out of San Jose Mineta International Airport on July 2, the Santa...

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...

Viewpoints exhibit showcases three artists in Morgan Hill

A new art exhibition known as Viewpoints on display at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center showcases a range of works from local artists. The exhibit, which runs through July 11, features the works of Jennifer Blalack, Marylin Host and Diana Earl, who provide...

Religion: We will build the world from loving kindness

At the end of the school year, my childhood rabbi gave us the same homework assignment every summer: Read a good book; take a long walk; make a new friend; and do something kind for someone. I gave the same lesson to my students.  As...

‘Kinky Boots’ opens June 21 in Morgan Hill

The South Valley Civic Theater this summer will perform “Kinky Boots,” a pop rock musical that tells the story of acceptance, individuality and community in a small town.  Based on the book by Harvey Firestein, with music by Cyndi Lauper, “Kinky Boots” the musical was...

Local Scene: Summer events on tap

Leedy named to dean’s list Mackenna Leedy, of Morgan Hill, earned dean's list recognition at George Fox University for the spring 2024 semester. Traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work to earn...

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