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May 26, 2024

Hernandez aims to unseat longtime congresswoman

Former San Benito County supervisor talks about 18th District issues

As Biden visits, Bay Area reps plead for disaster aid

The Bay Area Congressional delegation—Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-18), Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-16) and Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)—wrote to President Joe Biden on Jan. 19 to request that relief for Santa Clara County be included in the Presidential Major Declaration for...

Council aims to reduce credit card processing costs

The City of Morgan Hill spends more than $200,000 per year in fees for processing credit card payments for various city services—including utilities, business licenses and recreation.  These costs came up during a discussion of new and updated fees for city services at the April...

Registrar certifies election results

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office on July 7 certified the official results of the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election.  “Voter turnout has been on par for this election,” said Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey. “Gubernatorial Primaries generally see lower voter participation...

City Council hosts redistricting workshop Feb. 16

The deadline to submit a City Council redistricting map for consideration by the elected council is 5pm Jan. 31, according to city staff. All draft maps are available for public review on the city’s redistricting webpage at http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/2182/Draft-Maps. A City Council workshop will be held at...

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....

Rosen proposes ballot initiative to address gun violence in California

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Aug. 3 that he is sponsoring an “unprecedented” statewide ballot initiative that seeks to “transcend the bitter politics of gun control and save the lives of crime victims, the suicidal and children.” If approved by voters, the...

Primary Ballots Trickling In, Approaching Record Low Total

Although a near-record 81.5% of eligible Californians were registered to vote as of May 23 — the highest percentage heading into a gubernatorial primary election in 68 years — just 14% of them had returned their ballot as of June 6, according to a...

Officials begin mailing ballots for June election

Election officials in Santa Clara County on May 9 began mailing ballots for the June 7 primary to the county’s one million registered voters, who will cast 2022's first ballots in local and state races and on some ballot measures. The vote-by-mail ballots can be...

South Valley Democrats lead in U.S. Congress balloting

The incumbent members of Congress representing portions of Santa Clara and San Benito counties—Anna Eshoo, Ro Khanna, Zoe Lofgren and Jimmy Panetta, all of them Democrats—are easily headed to reelection this year, despite encountering significant changes in district boundaries because of reapportionment based on...

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