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September 29, 2022

Potential rail strike would halt Caltrain service between Gilroy and San Jose

UPDATE SEPT. 15: Federal officials announced a tentative agreement late Wednesday between Union Pacific and unions representing workers, avoiding service interruptions anticipated Friday for Caltrain between Gilroy and San Jose. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: CalTrain officials plan to suspend service between Gilroy and the Capitol station in San...

South Valley environmentalist chosen for national film project

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Herman Garcia and his crew of volunteers’ mission to clean up the watershed and save steelhead is well-chronicled in the local region. But now, the story of Gilroy-based Coastal Habitat Education and Environmental Restoration (CHEER) is going national. A crew from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Live Oak High football team looks to improve through bye week

Mike Gemo and his assistant coaches had a message for the Live Oak High players following their 34-0 loss to Los Gatos High on Sept. 9. “We moved the ball pretty well against Los Gatos; we just needed a little more effort and that shows...

County approves wildfire protection drones

In an effort to address California's growing problems with wildfires, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 13 to allocate more funds for fire resources, including a drone fire detection program.   Supervisors unanimously approved a referral that funds 14 drone systems to be...

Santa Clara County rescinds vaccination order for workers in high risk settings

Workers at Santa Clara County health care and long-term care facilities, homeless shelters and prisons will no longer be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 after the county's health officer on Sept. 12 rescinded a health order mandating that they do so. Vaccination or frequent...

Hundreds join rally against Gilroy mining proposal

Hundreds of people rallied against a proposed mining project south of Gilroy in front of Santa Clara County government buildings on Sept. 10, at an event co-sponsored by 70 area organizations that advocate for human rights and environmental protection. During the rally, about 75 members...

Leadership Class project promotes road safety, welcomes visitors

Leadership Morgan Hill’s Class of 2022 is working on a community service project that promotes cycling and pedestrian safety, and the co-existence of these non-motorized activities with vehicular uses on the public roadways throughout town.  The nonprofit class’s three-part project evolved from a series of...

Letters: National Assisted Living Week, rule of law

Honor our elders, celebrate joy Now that the closures of the pandemic have waned, many are returning to regular schedules and making up for missed travel. I would like to remind everyone that it’s easy to forget that our elders took the brunt of illness...

Morgan Hill author’s new science book explores ‘evolution of life’

“The Evolution of Life: Big Bang to Space Colonies,” a new book by longtime Morgan Hill resident Richard Anderson, explores the origins—and future—of life in the universe through the lens of multiple scientific disciplines.  Anderson, a San Jose State University alumnus with a Master’s in...

Jordan Fuentes a true difference-maker on both sides of the ball

Jordan Fuentes has been the workhorse for Live Oak High’s football team for the better part of two seasons.  In that span, he’s had several games in which he’s carried the ball over 20 times in a contest and taken some big hits along the...

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