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December 10, 2023

MHPD proposes city’s first concealed weapon licensing program

For the first time, the Morgan Hill Police Department may soon have a program in place to process and issue permits for local residents to carry concealed firearms.  MHPD officers and city staff have been working on the local CCW licensing program after a 2022...

County and its largest union reach tentative agreement three-year contract

Santa Clara County government’s largest union, Service Employees International Union Local 521, representing more than 12,000 workers, announced July 28 it had reached a tentative agreement on a labor contract providing an effective 13% in wage increases over three years. The announcement came more than...

Mount Madonna School to commemorate International Day of Peace

Held each year on Sept. 21, the United Nations has declared this as a day “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire." “The International Day of Peace is a wonderful opportunity for our students to reflect on...

Foundation sets up disaster relief fund for Maui fire victims

The California Fire Foundation announced Aug. 13 it set up a disaster relief fund to support the people and firefighters impacted by the recent firestorm in Maui, Hawaii.   The California Fire Foundation is assisting Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 1463, and the community to...

‘Place branding’ grants offered for outdoor businesses

Through a new “Place Branding Partnership” grant program, the City of Morgan Hill aims to work with local business owners to commit to a long-term future of outdoor activity as the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines drag on with no end in sight.

First storm of 2023 expected late Tuesday

Sunday's dry spell helped the greater Bay Area briefly recover from a powerful storm on New Year's weekend, but a Pineapple Express on the way will soak the region mid-week, forecasters said Monday. Mop-up efforts to bail out flooded basements and clear mudslides from roadways...

Fernwood Cellars navigates changes

Matt and Tiffany Oetinger fernwood cellars
Much has changed in the Santa Clara Valley since the pandemic. Brands have come and gone, but Fernwood Cellars, at the end of Redwood Retreat Road, has stayed the course, even through rocky times. Owners Matt and Tiffany Oetinger are in it for the...

Local Scene: Freedom Fest coming up; burn permits suspended

Freedom Fest starts July 3 The annual Morgan Hill Freedom Fest festivities in celebration of Independence Day start July 3, with the Patriotic Sing at 5pm at the Downtown Morgan Hill Amphitheater, 17000 Monterey Road. It will be followed by the Family Music Fest, starting...

CineLux Gilroy scheduled to open April 23

After more than two years of renovations coupled with Covid-19 closures, the CineLux Gilroy Cafe and Lounge at 6851 Monterey Road is scheduled to open on April 23. The seven-screen theater has received a complete overhaul. The box office was removed to add a lounge...

Deputies and Dogs 5K fundraiser set for Nov. 18 at Harvey Bear Ranch

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office will host the Deputies and Dogs 5K run—a fundraiser for local animal services—on Nov. 18 at the Harvey Bear Ranch Martin Murphy Trail. The event takes place from 8:30am-12pm.  The Deputies and Dogs 5K is a community-driven initiative that...