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February 23, 2024

Nominations period opens for Nov. 8 election

The nominations period will open on July 18 for candidates who want to run for local offices in the Nov. 8 election. The nominations period closes at 5pm Aug. 12, according to a press release from the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Office....

Meet the candidates: Morgan Hill City Council District B

Running for Morgan Hill City Council District B in the Nov. 8 election are incumbent Yvonne Martinez Beltran and Bryan Sutherland.  As part of the Times’ ongoing election coverage, we presented candidates with a series of questions to give them a chance to make their...

New 2024 laws protect workers who use cannabis

Californians that partake in cannabis use in their off-work down time will have more employment protections beginning Jan. 1 thanks to new laws.   Assembly Bill 2188 is an amendment to the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act and prohibits employers from discriminating against a worker...

Kennett on his way to Open Space re-election

Incumbent Alex Kennett is well ahead in the vote count for his reelection bid to the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority District 1 Director’s seat.

Council approves 269-home Crosswinds project

The Morgan Hill City Council recently certified an environmental study and approved permits for a 269-home development at the southwest corner of Mission View and Half roads. The city’s planning commission had recommended the project’s approval at a previous meeting.  Known as Crosswinds, the project...

Sheriff candidate charged with perjury

A 48-year-old Cupertino woman who ran for the position of Santa Clara County sheriff in the June 7 primary election has been charged with perjury for allegedly saying she had the law enforcement experience required to qualify for the job, prosecutors said. Anh Colton, who...

City officials sworn in

Last Wednesday was a historic and emotional night at the Morgan Hill City Council meeting as the body welcomed new officials and bid farewell to two longtime public servants.

Altman-Palm expands slim lead in MHUSD Trustee election

Nancy Altman-Palm has widened her lead to nearly 80 votes over incumbent Wendy Sullivan in the Morgan Hill Unified School District Trustee Area 1 race.  As of 5pm Nov. 14, Altman-Palm had received 1,953 votes, to Sullivan’s 1,874, according to the Santa Clara County Registrar...

Candidates qualified for most Nov. 8 Morgan Hill races

Most incumbents will face competition on the Nov. 8 ballot for elected offices representing the City of Morgan Hill and the Morgan Hill Unified School District, according to local elections officials. The qualifying period to appear on the Nov. 8 ballot ended Aug. 12 for...

Five candidates pull papers for Morgan Hill election

The nomination period for candidates for City of Morgan Hill offices in the Nov. 8 election continues through next week, and some local residents have already begun showing their interest in running. Up for election on Nov. 8 in Morgan Hill are the offices of...