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September 26, 2022

MHPD files gun violence restraining order against San Jose officer 

A San Jose Police veteran potentially faces the loss of his right to own firearms after he was involved in a domestic dispute while off duty—and armed—at a Morgan Hill residence, according to court records. The Morgan Hill Police Department filed a gun violence emergency...

Morgan Hill sets first-ever campaign funding limits

For the first time in Morgan Hill’s history, candidates for local political office are subject to limits on how much money their individual contributors can give to their election campaigns. But city council members want to convene on the issue in the near future to consider imposing even tighter limits than those approved at a recent meeting.

Scientists race to save endangered shrub ahead of Anderson Dam retrofit

Janell Hillman remembers the first time she noticed the coyote ceanothus plant, more than 15 years ago after a 2003 fire on the ridge above Anderson Reservoir cleared the way for a strange little shrub that seemed to take over. “The next year the whole...

Backyard Pirate Paradise

Rich Firato has been known as Morgan Hill’s “benevolent pirate” for many years. He has opened his authentic backyard pirate cove to hundreds of local friends, families, children and community members for charity fundraisers, Halloween parties, private tours and countless other events. But now, Firato’s...

Police briefs: Burglary suspects arrested; vehicle break-ins

Morgan Hill Police arrested two suspects who were seen loitering in a “suspicious vehicle” near a local construction site, according to authorities. About 3:14am Feb. 8, an MHPD sergeant who was on patrol at the Hale Avenue extension construction site observed the suspicious vehicle, says...

County opens resource hub for fire evacuees

Santa Clara Valley residents ordered to evacuate to escape the SCU Lightning Complex fire can find shelter at the Milpitas Library starting at 5pm this evening.

FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 12-15

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds in the United States, a crucial step in the nation’s steady recovery from the pandemic and a boon to millions of American families eager for a...

MH student aims to improve mental health services for people of color

Morgan Hill native Harleen Judge has been spending her summer researching and practicing trauma-informed mental health care at the California University of Science and Medicine. Judge, a 19-year-old third-year student at UC Riverside, hopes the internship will not just help her land a job in...

State data reveals rise in hate crimes in 2020

2020 wasn't just about one deadly virus for some. Across California, Asian Americans and other minority groups also faced an epidemic of hate, as revealed by the state's Department of Justice in a specialized report Wednesday.  Attorney General Rob Bonta presented a report on anti-Asian...

Gavilan College football team stays resilient amid Covid game cancelations

No team has been affected by Covid more than the Gavilan College football program. The Rams (1-4 overall, 1-2 conference) have had three games cancelled this season due to Covid protocols. They also had their season-opener at Feather River in Quincy canceled due to...