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February 28, 2024

Assemblymember Gail Pellerin leads fight to ban deep fake political ads

A suite of five bills introduced this week seeks to protect election integrity from bad actors using AI, especially on social media. Concerned that AI-generated fake political ads can discourage voter participation, 28th District Democratic Assemblymember Gail Pellerin of Santa Cruz said she’ll propose a...

Santa Clara Valley Wineries earn gold at competition 

Getting to the Sweepstakes round at the largest wine competition in North America takes a wine that outshines and outlasts 5,700 entries from more than 1,000 wineries in North America, Mexico and Canada.  The San Francisco Chronicle is not only the first official wine competition...

Floral fulfillment

Jerry Ayala, owner of The Flower Cottage on First Street in downtown Morgan Hill, said the top selling items in his store for Valentine’s Day, by far, are long-stem roses, teddy bears and chocolate.  It’s clear that Ayala has learned this pattern from owning the...

Local Scene: Fundraiser for youth music, locals earn academic honors

Magesh earns Faculty Honors Aadhavan Magesh, of Morgan Hill, earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for fall 2023 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 4.0 academic average for the semester, says a press release...

Moriyama named Morgan Hill Leadership Excellence recipient

Local volunteer and nonprofit leader Terry Moriyama is the 2024 Leadership Excellence Award recipient, Leadership Morgan Hill announced this week.  The Leadership Excellence Award each year recognizes the vision and leadership that advance the spirit of community and charity; reflect courage and insight; and inspire...

Local Scene: Rebates available to upgrade to electric appliances

Vallez named to Dean’s List Gianna Vallez, of Morgan Hill, was named to The University of Alabama Dean's List for fall semester 2023, says a press release from the university. A total of 13,950 students enrolled during fall semester 2023 at The University of Alabama...

Gavilan College celebrates ‘topping out’ of new Hollister campus project

About 100 people attended a ceremony Jan. 24 to commemorate the “topping out” of construction of Gavilan College’s new San Benito County campus, located on Fairview Road in Hollister. The ceremony included a traditional signing of a steel beam, the last one to be placed...

2024 Mushroom Festival coming to downtown Morgan Hill

The 43rd Morgan Hill Mushroom Festival, formerly known as Mushroom Mardi Gras, will take place May 25-26 in the city’s downtown, organizers announced on Jan. 25.  The board of directors of Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras, Inc.—the organization that runs the festival—was “excited” this week...

PG&E offers $550,000 in scholarships for area students

PG&E is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to help students in South Valley and beyond offset their costs for higher education.  One pool of funds totaling $350,000, provided by the PG&E Foundation, is part of the utility company’s annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program...

Local Scene: Leadership MH to announce Excellence Award winner

Reid named to Dean’s List Jennifer Reid, of Morgan Hill, was named to the Utah Tech University Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester.  A total of 1,489 students were included on the Dean's List, reflecting their strong commitment to academics, says a press release from...

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