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July 23, 2024

Housing project to include homes for farmworkers

A newly funded housing complex in Morgan Hill will include units specially dedicated for farmworkers, the city announced on July 11.  The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors originally signed off on a $13.2 million proposal for the site on June 28.  The Magnolias will be...

Board of supervisors approves Coyote Valley preservation plan

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has voted to limit development across some 7,500 acres in unincorporated Coyote Valley in an effort to preserve agricultural land for local farmers. The plan, which the board approved unanimously Dec. 14, will limit the number of single-family...

Mushroom Festival is this weekend

The 43rd Morgan Hill Mushroom Festival, formerly known as Mushroom Mardi Gras, will take place May 25-26 in the city’s downtown.  The festival will take place throughout the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center’s grounds, and surrounded by a temporary fence. The site encompasses the...

Ready to grow

Like many growers in Santa Clara Valley, Dilip Sharma and Hektor Luis Calderon-Victoria are eager to plant rows of fruits, vegetables and other organic, commercial crops on their unincorporated Morgan Hill farmland as soon as the long, cold, wet winter finally comes to a...

Morgan Hill drenched

A formidable rain storm arrived in Morgan Hill this week, further drenching a region that was just beginning to dry out from heavy rains over New Year’s weekend.  Authorities are advising residents, motorists and property owners to take precautions to avoid rain-related problems during the...

Local Scene: South Valley Symphony plays Oct. 9; Pumpkin Patch open now

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Symphony season begins Oct. 9 South Valley Symphony will open its 49th season Sunday, Oct. 9 with a concert of music entirely by American composers. Maestro Anthony Quartuccio will lead the orchestra in a “Made in America!” program that will open with the National Anthem and...

Another atmospheric river expected to cause more flooding along low-lying riversheds

Another atmospheric river is expected to wash over the Bay Area this weekend, bringing significant risks of flooding in coastal areas and in some riversheds. Forecasters with the National Weather Service's Bay Area office expect showers throughout Friday before steadier rain arrives on Saturday. Most...

Return of the fungi

The 41st Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras took over the city’s downtown for the holiday weekend, bringing patrons and visitors all the arts and crafts, food vendors and live entertainment they missed from the festival’s cancellations due to Covid-19 in recent years. The Mushroom Mardi...

Valley Water celebrates $727M in EPA loans for Anderson Dam, other projects

With a cold winter storm bearing down on Morgan Hill, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrators joined local and regional representatives Feb. 23 at the top of Anderson Dam to announce the availability of $727 million in low-cost loans that will fund the rebuilding of...

District ends water use emergency

The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s board of directors voted unanimously April 11 to rescind a “water shortage emergency” that was declared in 2021 during a historic statewide drought.  But Valley Water officials still want local residents, businesses and other customers to conserve water. The...

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