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July 20, 2024

Folklorico music conference coming to Central Coast

Esperanza del Valle, Pajaro Valley’s long-standing Mexican folklorico dance group, is preparing for the “Reinforcing Cultural Identity” conference coming to Cabrillo College on Aug. 15-25. The group will welcome Ballet Folklórico del Puerto de Veracruz de la Universidad Veracruzana, from Mexico, to offer a series...

Fines triple for illegal fireworks in Morgan Hill

An extreme heat wave is not the only risk that authorities are cautioning Morgan Hill residents to prepare for this holiday weekend. Illegal fireworks—in addition to posing a fire danger—can result in fines up $1,500 for local violators, Morgan Hill Police said.  MHPD has adopted...

Local Scene: Freedom Fest, Friday Night Music

MacNoughton graduates with honors Giselle MacNaughton, of Morgan Hill, graduated from Emmanuel College May 18, during the college's 102nd commencement exercises on its campus in Boston. MacNaughton graduated magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Writing, Editing & Publishing. Rosa named to dean’s list Tyler...

Hate crimes down in CA since 2022, attorney general says

The number of reported hate crimes in California decreased slightly from 2022 to 2023, but those against Jewish, Muslim and LGBTQ+ people rose over the same period, according to the annual hate crime report from California Attorney General Rob Bonta.  The number of hate crimes...

Country music fans flock to Morgan Hill festival

Thousands of country music fans attended the June 29 Boots and Brews Country Music Festival at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center. The concert lineup featured Lee Brice, Lee Montgomery, Michael Ray and Dasha. Fans danced and enjoyed cold beverages throughout the afternoon and evening....

Newsom signs state budget into law

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the 2024-25 budget into law on June 29, solidifying $16 billion in cuts and other moves that closed a $46.8 billion deficit.  The budget is $297.5 billion, with $211.5 billion committed from the general fund. It maintains $22.5 billion in reserve...

State requires financial literacy course for graduation

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an agreement June 27 making personal financial literacy a required course to graduate high school in California, according to a news release from the governor's office. “We need to help Californians prepare for their financial futures as early as possible. Saving...

Heat wave forecast for region through July 6

The first major heat wave of the year is hitting the Bay Area as of Tuesday afternoon. Most of the Bay Area and neighboring counties are under National Weather Service-issued heat advisories or excessive heat warnings, as temperatures are expected to top 110 degrees inland...

Propane truck catches fire on Highway 101

The California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire were on the scene of a truck fire on southbound U.S. Highway 101, just south of the Cochrane Road exit Monday afternoon.  Reports of a truck carrying propane that caught fire came in at approximately 1:24pm July 1,...

Morgan Hill prepares for holiday events and festivities

Morgan Hill Freedom Fest—one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the Bay Area—returns to town July 3-4 with a full slate of celebrations and activities. Residents and visitors are encouraged to prepare for road closures and large crowds during the holiday festivities, which will...

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