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Morgan Hill
July 20, 2024

Jensen inches closer to front runner Jonsen in Sheriff’s race

Retired sheriff’s captain Kevin Jensen continued to inch closer to the top spot in the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s race Tuesday, but Palo Alto Police Chief Robert “Rob” Jonsen held on to a narrowing lead, with just 10% of votes remaining to be counted. After...

The science of water and weather

These days Californians have water on the brain—and that’s understandable. In April of 2022, Santa Clara Valley residents were worrying about the drought. By New Year’s Eve, they were worried about floods as a series of atmospheric rivers brought localized flooding along West Little...

Sobrato boys basketball team poised for great things next season

Anwar Ayyad had the hot hand for the No. 7 seed Aptos High boys basketball team as they defeated No. 10 Sobrato, 54-42, in the opening round of the Division III playoffs on June 5. The senior forward caught fire at the right time by...

Religion: Roots and branches

With Memorial Day just a few weeks ago and Independence Day right around the corner, this time of year we often think about those who have gone before us and the legacies that they left behind. We often reflect back on those who have...

Letter: Local Dem club’s confusing actions

I was a member of the South County Democratic Club for over 14 years. It was not always a pleasant experience for me, but now I must say that I am angry and confused about who they support in the Party and why.  Years ago,...

Water shortages and fires loom after a dry winter

The weather forecast Monday called for sunshine across California, with barely a cloud on the horizon for the next week or so. Pour yourself a nice, cool glass of water—and then think about how you’re going to start conserving it. The lack of rain and snow...

Flu season prompts advice from health officials

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Public health officials in the Bay Area and surrounding counties are reminding people to stay safe this holiday season by following some basic medical advice.  As flu season settles in for the winter months and the spread of respiratory viruses, including Covid-19, increases, people are...

Convicted pimp sentenced to 104 years for trafficking Gilroy woman

A Watsonville man was sentenced to 104 years in prison Tuesday after being convicted of pimping, trafficking and abusing a Gilroy woman over a period of several years, according to authorities.

Murder suspect charged in Superior Court

Dane Cleeton was charged today with murder and attempted murder in relation to a June 21 stabbing that left his mother dead and his father severely injured, according to authorities.

Nathan Ortiz, Sobrato finish the season strong

Nathan Ortiz may not have the prototypical size college coaches look for when they’re recruiting players, but Ortiz’s talent will give him an opportunity to play somewhere.  It could very well be at Gavilan College, where two solid years of growth would give him a...