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April 14, 2021

Police briefs: Vehicle thefts up, ‘non-essential’ complaints

Vehicle thefts in Morgan Hill have gone up dramatically since the Bay Area’s March 17 shelter-home order was enacted, though police can’t say definitively if the increase is related to the current public health directives.

City: No rent increases during pandemic

Residential landlords in Morgan Hill are prohibited from increasing their tenants’ monthly rent prices while the coronavirus crisis and related stay-home orders are underway, according to city officials.

Pizzeria donates to first responders

The business has also donated pizzas to hungry staff at De Paul Health Center in Morgan Hill.

Rivas introduces farmworker relief package

With California farms facing labor shortages, grocers experiencing empty shelves because of logistical bottlenecks, and many of the state's up to one million farmworkers lacking access to health care, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) introduced legislation on April 9 to protect the health, safety and economic security of agricultural workers and prevent disruptions to the nation’s food supply.

Local manufacturers meet demand for medical equipment

Many of Morgan Hill’s more than 100 manufacturers have seen a sharp increase in business as the demand for critical medical equipment skyrockets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

County: 25 cases confirmed in Morgan Hill

Newly released data show that dozens of cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in South County, but health officials noted that residents should “behave as if the virus is everywhere.”

City to host ‘virtual town hall’ Thursday night

Morgan Hill city staff will host a virtual town hall meeting at 5:30pm tonight regarding the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Times earns top honors

The Morgan Hill Times’ coverage of the June 2019 Ford Store shooting netted the newspaper a first-place award in the California News Publishers Association’s annual California Journalism Awards.

First time at the food pantry

With the COVID-19 public health crisis keeping businesses closed due to an ongoing shelter-at-home order, some Morgan Hill residents have been forced to visit the food pantry for the first time just to receive basic provisions.

County to remodel De Paul for pandemic ‘surge’

Santa Clara County officials are fast-tracking their assessment of the old De Paul Health Center hospital building in north Morgan Hill to determine if the structure can be renovated to treat and house patients during the COVID-19 public health crisis.