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April 11, 2021

South County political veterans crowd 2022 supervisor race

The election for Santa Clara County District 1 Supervisor is well over a year away, but the field of candidates is already packed with veteran local politicians. Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine, former San Jose City Councilmember Johnny Khamis, County Board of Education Trustee Claudia...

Newsom: California economy ‘fully reopening’ June 15

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced that the state is “setting our eyes on fully reopening by June 15—with commonsense measures like masking.” Newsom made the announcement via Twitter, and reiterated the state’s plan to eventually forgo the current four-tiered, color-coded reopening system during...

Caldwell’s Comics & Cards opens in downtown Gilroy

In his quest to bring superheroes to downtown Gilroy, David Caldwell got a lift from some everyday heroes. While hanging the awning in front of his new store, Caldwell was approached by a man and his young child, who volunteered to help with the effort....

MHUSD high schools plan live graduation ceremonies for Class of 2021

High school students graduating from the Morgan Hill Unified School District Class of 2021 will be able to walk in live graduation ceremonies late this spring, as long as the region’s Covid-19 case rates don’t spike before then. School district staff and community members are...

MHPD increases distracted driving enforcement during April campaign

Morgan Hill Police and other law enforcement agencies in South County, and beyond, are participating in a national campaign to remind drivers about the dangers of texting and distracted driving. The efforts are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “U Drive. U Text....

Parents raise concerns over MHUSD in-person classroom schedules

Students and staff throughout Morgan Hill Unified School District are getting ready to return to school April 12, but some parents are concerned the new in-person classroom schedules don't give all students equal time on campus. Most of the district’s 8,500 or so students have...

San Martin man sentenced to 33 years for violent ‘crime spree’

A San Martin man was sentenced this week to more than 33 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a slew of violent crimes—some involving firearms—dating back to 2018. The most recent charges against the defendant, Alfonso Castillo Navarro, 37, are related...

Watsonville homicide suspect arrested at Gilroy motel

A man wanted for reportedly killing his brother in Watsonville was arrested at a Gilroy motel Thursday. Francisco Diaz, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene of a family disturbance on the 100 block of Delaney Avenue in the outskirts of Watsonville late Tuesday night. The...

New Covid-19 cases flatline in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County has experienced a sharp decrease in the number of known Covid-19 cases since January that have led to loosening restrictions. But those numbers have flatlined in recent weeks, and with new variants circulating in the county, cases could be on the...

What 3-foot social distance means for return to California schools

New state and federal Covid safety guidelines that reduce the recommended minimum distance between students from 6 feet to 3 feet should make it easier for California schools to return students to classrooms full time, but most districts are not likely to make the...