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January 18, 2022

Valley Water accepting applications for 2022 Grant Program

Valley Water is accepting applications for its 2022 Grant Program, which provides important funding for projects that support the water district’s mission of “providing safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment and economy,” says a press release.  For 2022, Valley Water has a total...

County gains $2.4M for grants to small businesses

Santa Clara County will receive about $2.4 million from the California Microbusiness Covid-19 Relief Grant Program (MBCRG) to aid very small businesses adversely affected by the pandemic, according to county officials. On Jan. 11, the Board of Supervisors accepted the grant and approved community partner...

Red Cross faces blood shortage ‘crisis’

The American Red Cross is facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade—a dilemma the organization calls a “national blood crisis”—and is pleading with people to donate blood. “Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing...

Off to a flying start, Oakwood Hawks eye league, CCS, NorCal and possible state titles

Even with an outstanding 13-1 start, the Oakwood High boys basketball team said it hasn’t come close to reaching its potential yet.  “There is a way to go to hit that ceiling,” longtime Hawks coach Kort Jensen said. “That’s why we’re trying to think outside...

Newsom proposes budget with Medi-Cal expansion

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed 2022-2023 state budget Monday, including a proposal to extend health care coverage to every low-income resident in the state. The proposal would expand access to Medi-Cal, the state's version of Medicaid, to all residents who meet the program's income...

Covid-19 surge wreaks havoc on high school sports schedule

The recent Covid surge has led to mass cancellations for winter high school sports teams throughout the state.  Teams in Santa Clara and San Benito County have been hit particularly hard this week as several teams couldn’t play their scheduled games due to positive tests...

Sobrato High boys soccer team aims for special season

Sobrato High boys soccer coach Jeff Brown remains cautiously optimistic the team could be in the midst of a special season. The Bulldogs had an impressive 7-0-1 record before entering BVAL West Valley Division play, including victories over traditionally strong programs such as Willow...

Still dry, despite storms

Fueled by two wetter-than-normal months, Morgan Hill’s rainfall for the 2021-22 rainy season (which starts July 1 annually) has already far surpassed that of the entirety of last season.  But even with an atmospheric river soaking the region in the year’s final weeks, rainfall totals...

Parents demand action on school violence

A student who was assaulted by multiple classmates at Live Oak High School in November is still recovering from injuries he suffered in the attack, according to his mother, who recently addressed the local school board to ask for more action to reduce on-campus...

Police arrest fast food robbery suspects

Morgan Hill Police arrested two men who robbed a local fast-food restaurant twice this month, according to authorities. On Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, two suspects entered Burger King, 1107 Cochrane Road, and demanded money, Morgan Hill Police reported in a press release. Restaurant employees...