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July 23, 2024

Nominating begins for Nov. 5 election candidates

The nomination period opened July 15 and will close at 5pm Aug. 9 for candidates for local elected offices on the Nov. 5 general election ballot. The closing date can be extended to Aug. 14 for offices in which an eligible incumbent has not...

Applications open for MHUSD trustee’s seat

The Morgan Hill Unified School District Board of Education has begun accepting applications for a vacant seat on the seven-member body. The successful applicant will be provisionally appointed by the existing board members after the application deadline of Aug. 20 has passed, in a...

Insurance scammers face sentencing this week

In two separate Santa Clara County workers’ compensation insurance fraud cases, a child therapist and San Jose father and son business owners will face serious sentences for committing felony fraud, according to authorities.  Mark Anthony Ramos, 50, of Escondido, owner of Stars Bay Area Therapy...

Authorities ID man who died in Gilroy in 1983

County officials recently identified three men who were found dead in separate incidents in the 1980s, including one whose body was found on the railroad tracks in Gilroy.  According to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office, Scotty Edward Echols was found on July 4,...

Local Scene: Recreation Month in Morgan Hill

Friday Night Music Series The chamber’s Morgan Hill Friday Night Music series runs June14 through Aug. 16 from 5:30-9:30pm at the Downtown Amphitheater, 17000 Monterey Road. The lineup is as follows: • July 12: Alex Lucero Band • July 19: Daze on the Green • July 26: Pop Fiction •...

South Bay man accused of molesting children in Morgan Hill

A South Bay man has been charged with sexually molesting teenage children during church trips at his house on a Morgan Hill lake, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. The case against 54-year-old Norlan Macias, of San Jose, was launched several years...

Valley Water postpones decision on homeless encampment ban

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The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors on July 9 held off on a decision regarding an ordinance that would prohibit homeless encampments along waterways in the water district’s jurisdiction. After hours’ worth of public testimony from speakers on both sides of the...

Knudsen announces resignation from MHUSD board of trustees

Terri Eves Knudsen on July 2 announced her resignation from the Morgan Hill Unified School District Board of Trustees, nearly two years into her four-year term.  Knudsen said she is resigning for health reasons and due to her plans to move outside MHUSD boundaries. Her...

Photos: Morgan Hill celebrates

Thousands of Morgan Hill residents and out-of-town visitors braved a crushing heat wave to attend a full slate of Independence Day events on July 3 and 4.  The events included the July 3 Patriotic Sing and Family Street Fest. On July 4, spectators enjoyed the...

Santa Clara County’s property values climb 5.4%

Driven by increasing residential values and despite a “troubled” commercial real estate market, Santa Clara County’s overall property assessment roll grew by $35.6 billion, or 5.4% in the last year, according to Assessor Larry Stone’s office. The growth includes an increase of around 5% in...

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