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February 23, 2024

Bulldogs boys basketball establishing as contenders for BVAL crown

Sobrato boys basketball coach Sean Tate is looking for his team to put together four great consecutive quarters.  It’s happening more and more often, yet sometimes they’ll still need at least four-and-a-half good quarters to get the job done. The Bulldogs played a complete game to...

San Martin toilet storage project delayed

monterey road toilet storage site plan
The Santa Clara County Planning Commission delayed its consideration of a portable toilet storage facility in San Martin Jan. 18, as most members said they needed more information about the company’s operations and potential impacts on neighbors before making a decision.  Washington-based Honey Bucket, which...

CA lawmakers consider banning youth tackle football

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Jan. 16 that he would veto any bill with an outright ban on youth tackle football. “My Administration will work with the Legislature and the bill’s author to strengthen safety in youth football—while ensuring parents have the freedom to...

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...

Big 5 closing soon

Big 5 Sporting Goods, 150 Cochrane Road in Morgan Hill, is in its final days after announcing its closure in late 2023. The store is liquidating its inventory at deep discounts. A sign on the front of the store directs customers to Big 5’s...

Religion: Action and contemplation

Often when we meet other people, we exchange information about what we “do”—our work, our job, our studies, our recreational activities, hobbies, family obligations and more. Our lives have much doing in them, and that is good and what we’re made for. Just as much,...

St. Louise hospital installs new CT scanner

ct scanner st louise regional hospital
A new CT scanner that went online at St. Louise Regional Hospital on Jan. 8 will help the hospital care for its rising number of patients more effectively, officials say. Physician Executive Olivia Lee said the machine, which had already completed 120 scans as of...

Young Gilroy author releases first novel

LJ Hardwicke Red Watson and the Gifted Lands
LJ Hardwicke will celebrate the release of her first novel, “Red Watson and the Gifted Lands,” with a book signing event on Jan. 27. The 14-year-old Gilroy resident said it’s taken a while for this day to come. “I’ve always loved writing and creating stories, so...

Survival and triumph

The only memory Leon Malmed, 86, has of his parents was a tragic moment in July 1942, when French police—acting under orders of the country’s Nazi German occupiers—showed up at his family’s home to arrest the adults for being Jewish. It was also the...

Sobrato’s Lim signs to compete at UC Davis

One may not know of Sobrato High senior Katherine Lim or the sport of high school diving, but diving is an essential part of every swim meet throughout the season.  And Lim’s accomplishments with the Bulldogs are among the most phenomenal ever recorded in the...

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