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April 12, 2024

Local hospitals thrive five years after county purchase

After nearly losing two critical medical centers in Santa Clara County five years ago to bankruptcy, both are now thriving and experiencing tremendous growth under the stewardship of Santa Clara Valley Healthcare, according to county officials. O’Connor Hospital (OCH) in San Jose, St. Louise Regional...

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...

Increased tuberculosis cases reported in Santa Clara County

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department recently released new data showing a 19% increase in new tuberculosis (TB) diagnoses in the county in 2023, compared to the previous year.  This follows a 6% increase in new TB diagnoses in the county for 2022,...

Storms expected to soak South County

Residents and property owners began preparing early this week for an incoming round of storms that forecasters say could drench some areas from Morgan Hill to south San Benito County with more than two inches of rain by Sunday.  As this story goes to press...

CA lawmakers consider banning youth tackle football

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Jan. 16 that he would veto any bill with an outright ban on youth tackle football. “My Administration will work with the Legislature and the bill’s author to strengthen safety in youth football—while ensuring parents have the freedom to...

Morgan Hill celebrates pickleball

The City of Morgan Hill and local athletes celebrated the groundbreaking of new pickleball courts at the Community Park on West Edmundson Avenue Jan. 5. City officials were joined by members of the Morgan Hill Pickleball Club for the occasion.  The city recently hired EF&S...

Morgan Hill schools face growing budget deficit

The Morgan Hill Unified School District is facing an annual budget deficit of more than $13 million by 2025, and may have to cut a number of staff and programs that have been funded by state and federal pandemic funds in recent years.  The district’s...

State stiffens penalties for fentanyl trafficking

People convicted of distributing fentanyl will face stiffer criminal penalties in the coming year under a new law shaped by rising overdose deaths. The law increases the penalty for selling or distributing more than one kilogram of fentanyl by an automatic addition of three years...

State approves rules that turn sewage into drinking water

In a milestone for creating a major new source of drinking water, California has approved its first standards for turning sewage into potable water supplies delivered to homes and businesses. The State Water Resources Control Board, in a unanimous vote Dec. 19, outlined for the...

California’s food insecurity rises as pandemic aid ends

Food insecurity in California ticked upward over the past year, bringing the share of hardship back up to levels early in the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data released by the California Association of Food Banks on Dec. 12. “Families are buying less food,” said May...

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