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June 26, 2022

Primary Ballots Trickling In, Approaching Record Low Total

Although a near-record 81.5% of eligible Californians were registered to vote as of May 23 — the highest percentage heading into a gubernatorial primary election in 68 years — just 14% of them had returned their ballot as of June 6, according to a...

In the classroom or behind the dish, Tyler Pina got the job done

It was getting late in the recruiting process and Tyler Pina still didn’t have anything he was “super excited about.” The soon to be Sobrato High graduate’s goal of playing for a four-year baseball program straight out of high school seemed to be waning.  “I knew...

Expansion to increase South County recycled water capacity

An expansion project underway at the South County Regional Wastewater plant will increase the treatment facility’s capacity by nearly 30%, bring advanced technology to the local recycled water production system, tighten South Valley’s commitment to sustainability and help accommodate the long-term growth coming to...

Students at Charter School serve their unhoused neighbors  

Special to the Times As homeless numbers continue to rise in Santa Clara County, 7th grade students at Charter School of Morgan Hill (CSMH) used project-based learning to help their community better understand this crisis. They created Project MERCY to assist unhoused neighbors, and help...

Local scene: Academic honors, voting centers open

Le Truong named to President’s List Thao Le Truong, of Morgan Hill, was named to the spring 2022 semester President's List at Georgia State University. To be eligible for the President's List, degree-seeking students must have earned a GPA of at least 4.0 for a minimum...

Return of the fungi

The 41st Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras took over the city’s downtown for the holiday weekend, bringing patrons and visitors all the arts and crafts, food vendors and live entertainment they missed from the festival’s cancellations due to Covid-19 in recent years. The Mushroom Mardi...

Shane Callison awaits new challenge at Sonoma State

Shane Callison won’t soon forget the penultimate game of his high school baseball career. The soon to be Sobrato High graduate scored the winning run in the Bulldogs’ 5-4, eight-inning walk-off win over Branham High on May 13.  Callison was hit by a pitch, advanced...

Morgan Hill man dies in San Jose traffic crash

A 51-year-old Morgan Hill man died when his vehicle veered off U.S. Highway 101 and struck a tree in San Jose over the weekend, California Highway Patrol officials said Tuesday. The crash was reported at 1:43am May 29 on southbound Highway 101 south of Blossom...

DA creates new unit for homeless, mentally ill defendants

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has created a new unit dedicated to seeking alternatives to putting non-violent criminals behind bars.  The unit will seek treatment, rehabilitation and accountability for non-violent defendants suffering from mental illness and drug addiction who end up cycling in...

Local grower excited for Mushroom Mardi Gras

The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras returns for the 41st year this weekend, May 28-29—this time with a new “Platinum Sponsor,” local mushroom cultivator Sempera Organics. Sempera Organics, located off Church Street, grows and processes “functional mushrooms” for a variety of wellness and cuisine purposes,...

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