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March 6, 2021

Appeals court upholds county ban on indoor religious gatherings

By Bay City News Santa Clara County officials are applauding a federal court's ruling that affirmed the county's ban on indoor gatherings. The ruling reversed the court's earlier decision to provide an exception for churches to the county's prohibition of indoor gatherings of any kind, after...

South African coronavirus strain detected in two Bay Area counties

Public health officials say they’ve detected the first known cases of a South African Covid-19 variant in Santa Clara and Alameda counties. Chief health officers in each jurisdiction, doctors Sara Cody and Nicholas Moss, hosted a press conference Feb. 10 to field questions about the...

Local sports fundraising goes old school, new school

Even though high school sports competition has been suspended since March 2020, athletic directors and coaches are still busier than ever with scheduling and fundraising. The latter remains an absolute necessity as teams are responsible for generating funds to pay for certain expenses that...

Morgan Hill’s infection rate accelerates

Morgan Hill has overtaken the city of San Jose as the county’s second most infected city, according to county data released Monday. For much of the pandemic, San Jose’s rate per 100,000 residents has been exceeded only by Gilroy, the city with the county’s...

Internet outage no surprise to some, but frustration remains

On Feb. 3 in Morgan Hill, a construction contractor just south of town accidentally cut a fiber optic cable that provided telecommunications service for multiple providers and thousands of customers. The result was a 12-hour internet, cable and cell service outage that brought local...

Restaurants pivot again

Downtown Morgan Hill is rising “out of the ashes” after public health officials lifted the Covid-19 order that prohibited outdoor dining. Kerry Wallace, Morgan Hill Downtown Association board member, said restaurants were encouraged to see dining patios busy with customers Jan. 30-31, the first...

Small businesses face big fines for alleged Covid-19 violations

Some South County businesses have been fined thousands of dollars for alleged violations of the state and local Covid-19 public health guidelines since Black Friday weekend 2020, when enforcement officers stopped offering proprietors a grace period to correct the offenses before issuing penalties. Fines levied...

Meals For Heroes program grows

Cecily Murray may live in Mountain View, but her heart remains firmly entrenched in South Valley. How else to explain her efforts to pay it forward with the Meals for Heroes program? On Jan. 3, Murray took it upon herself to deliver dozens of...

Gilroy High to be considered for mass vaccination site

Gilroy High School is poised to become South County’s first mass Covid-19 vaccination site. On Feb. 11, the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education will consider allowing Santa Clara County Public Health to operate the site through the end of July. According to the tentative...

Police blotter: Grand theft, reckless vehicles

Reckless vehicles Two vehicles—one a white Chevrolet Camaro—were seen racing and spinning donuts in the downtown parking structure, 50 East Third St. The recklessness was reported 8:21pm Feb. 5. Burglary Someone broke open the front door of Fast Stop food store, 15878 Monterey Road, and burglarized the...