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April 18, 2024

Scammers stole nearly $900K from PG&E customers in 2023

In 2023, PG&E received nearly 43,000 reports from customers who were targeted by scammers impersonating the company, and customers lost approximately $875,000 in fraudulent payments. The average customer lost $785, says a press release from PG&E.  This includes hundreds of customers on the Central Coast,...

Lofgren jumps to big lead in initial March 5 primary results

With the polls closed across California, longtime U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren holds a commanding lead in the race for the state’s 18th District.  With about 83% of precincts reporting partial results throughout the district as of 8:30pm March 5, Lofgren has received about 57% or...

Letter: Lawsuit abuse inflation hits all Californians

What would you do if you had another $2,298? Take a tropical island vacation, buy new kitchen appliances, put the money in the bank or hand it over, as you do now, through higher prices every time you shop by way of the little...

Lightpost Winery brings knowledge to winemaking 

If you’re like me you rarely enter a weekend without some kind of plan and cherish the times you can be spontaneous waking up on a weekend morning. If that’s the case I think I’ve got a great spontaneous fun destination that’s worth planning...

Religion: The cracked pot

The Jewish prayerbook includes a morning prayer that says: “In God’s goodness, day after day, God renews creation.” God did not set the world in motion and then withdrew from it. Rather, creation is an ongoing process, continuously being renewed and sustained with mercy.  Just...

Local Scene: Mayor’s State of the City address set for March 13

State of Morgan Hill Morgan Hill Mayor Mark Turner will deliver his State of the City address on March 13 at the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse, 17090 Monterey Road. Doors open at 6pm, and the speech starts at 6:30pm.  Refreshments will be provided.  The mayor’s State of...

Hernandez to face Lofgren in Nov. 5 runoff for U.S. Congress

Longtime U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren cruised to a commanding lead as ballots were counted for the March 5 primary election.  Lofgren, who is running for her 15th term in office, will face Hollister resident Peter Hernandez—the only Republican in the five-candidate primary field—in a runoff...

Man charged with murder in overdose death of Morgan Hill woman

Authorities recently charged a man with murder in relation to the February 2023 drug overdose death of a Morgan Hill woman.  On March 1, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office charged Benjamin Nathan Williams, 34, of San Jose with one count of murder and...

Local hospitals thrive five years after county purchase

After nearly losing two critical medical centers in Santa Clara County five years ago to bankruptcy, both are now thriving and experiencing tremendous growth under the stewardship of Santa Clara Valley Healthcare, according to county officials. O’Connor Hospital (OCH) in San Jose, St. Louise Regional...

Local women’s sports pioneer Susan Dodd dies

Susan Dodd, who started her three-decades-plus career at Gavilan College as the first female full-time staff member in the Department of Kinesiology & Athletics, died on Feb. 1. She was 74 years old.  “Susan's dedication to Gavilan College and its students spanned almost five decades,...

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