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October 25, 2021

Wildfire prevention bill becomes law

Gov. Gavin Newsom this week signed a bill that will require the state to establish a long-term fire prevention action plan “to ensure statewide investments to combat fires are comprehensive, science-based and utilize complementary partnerships,” says a press release from Sen. John Laird.  The bill...

Local teen author to lead Oct. 2 anti-bullying event

Teen author Riyani Patel has already written two books that aim to raise awareness of some of the challenges that kids like her struggle with on a daily basis, with her latest work having debuted as a “No. 1 new release” on Amazon in...

Local Scene: City Hall opens soon, Redistricting meetings coming up

City Hall opens Oct. 4 The Morgan Hill Civic Center, including City Hall at 17575 Peak Ave., is scheduled to fully re-open to the public on Monday, Oct. 4. City Hall hours will be 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. All individuals—employees and visitors—must wear a...

A boost for immunity

Now that federal authorities have issued specific guidelines for “booster” shots for some people, public health officials, healthcare providers and volunteers are in the midst of a renewed push for vaccination against Covid-19 in Santa Clara County. At a Sept. 25 vaccination clinic at the...

Gavilan College women’s volleyball team filled with local talent

After longtime women’s volleyball coach Kevin Kramer left Gavilan College to become the athletic director at Chabot College in 2018, Tyson Norton assumed the responsibilities for the 2019 season.  But Norton was gone after just one season, taking a job as an assistant coach at...

Sobrato High football team finding its rhythm

For the first time since Jubenal Rodriguez took over as the Sobrato High football coach, the Bulldogs have strung together back-to-back victories.  As such, one can’t blame the Bulldogs for being on a high after they came away with an impressive 22-14 win over Branham...

Morgan Hill Library wins award for Covid response

The Morgan Hill Library has been recognized with a 2021 Community Impact Award from local organization Living Above the Influence (LATI), which honors Santa Clara County groups and agencies that go above and beyond in providing services to youth, families and community.  LATI said in...

Live Oak goes nuts in win over Oak Grove

There used to be a time when Oak Grove High was a thorn on the side of the Live Oak High football team—and the rest of the Blossom Valley Athletic League for that matter. But that is no longer the case.  With a 34-0 drubbing...

Local Scene: Micro grant program for businesses

Business micro-grant program The Morgan Hill Community Foundation and local chamber of commerce are teaming up to offer a “Business Relief Micro Grant” program for local small businesses. To be eligible, applicants must be operators of a permanent physical commercial storefront within the city limits...

Activists rally for immigration reform in Morgan Hill

CARAS, the Community Agency for Resources, Advocacy and Services of South Santa Clara County, hosted a Papeles para Todos (Citizenship for All) rally on Sept. 18 in front of the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center.  About 20 supporters showed up to support what has...