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August 10, 2022

Shootings leave one dead, another critically injured in Gilroy

A rash of gunfire over the weekend left one man dead and another seriously injured, Gilroy Police reported. According to police, a 35-year-old man was killed after he was shot on the 400 block of Fairview Drive on Jan. 3 at about 9:30pm. The victim,...

Several hospital workers infected with Covid-19 as capacity is exceeded

Seven workers of St. Louise Regional Hospital’s emergency department recently tested positive for Covid-19 as the hospital and others throughout the county are operating beyond capacity. According to Santa Clara County Health System spokesperson Joy Alexiou, more than 80 individuals work in the South County...

Police to crack down on New Year’s Eve fireworks

As 2020 comes to a close Thursday evening, Morgan Hill Police will be enforcing a local “zero tolerance” policy on illegal fireworks in the city limits.

Conservation organization implores public to stop dumping trash into rivers

Monica Garcia can be frequently found along the Pajaro River watershed, chucking tires, concrete, beer bottles and other trash out of the habitat and transporting it to where it belongs: the landfill. She does it all from the seat of her motorized wheelchair, and in...

Rotary Club offers grants for skilled labor professionals

The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill has started a new grant program that offers up to $1,000 to individuals who are seeking a career in the skilled trades.

Year in review: Pandemic dominated news in 2020

As the calendar flipped to Jan. 1, the prospect of 2020 was one filled with dreams of a fresh start and hope for the future, as the beginning of a new decade typically brings.

Covid-19: A year of loss

Since then, as of Dec. 28, Covid-19 has killed 27 more people in San Benito County, and another 652 in Santa Clara County, according to public health officials. The rate of the virus’ spread has expanded exponentially—with more than 1,000 positive cases reported daily in recent weeks in Santa Clara, and a positivity rate of 68.3 new cases per 100,000 residents per day in San Benito.

Guest view: Pandemic’s economic impact may be permanent in CA

After seemingly retreating during the summer and early fall months, thus allowing many economic sectors to resume hiring, the stubborn disease exploded with a vengeance in late November and Newsom has once again clamped down on businesses deemed to be infection hot spots, such as restaurants.

South County leaders urge residents to stay home

With the intensive care unit beds full at St. Louise Regional Hospital, health and city officials converged in Gilroy Dec. 28 to urge residents in South County to stay home and avoid gathering with others over the New Year holiday. South County continues to be...

SCU Complex fully controlled after record-setting wildfire season

More than four months after it ignited then slowly burned almost 400,000 acres, the SCU Lightning Complex is fully controlled as 2020 comes to a close.

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