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City approves $800 CCW permit fee in Morgan Hill

For the first time, Morgan Hill Police will begin offering Carry Concealed Weapons permits to local residents at the end of May, at a cost of $800 for a two-year license.  The Morgan Hill City Council approved the new fee and licensing program at the...

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...

Kamei tapped for San Jose Vice Mayor

San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan on Jan. 6 named newly-sworn-in District 1 Councilmember Rosemary Kamei—who started her political career in Morgan Hill—to serve as the city’s vice mayor.  Prior to her election in June, Kamei served as a Morgan Hill planning commissioner, a trustee of...

New mayor, council members take seats in Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill’s new mayor, Mark Turner, and District D Councilmember Marilyn Librers were sworn in and welcomed to the dais at the Dec. 14 meeting at City Hall meeting chambers.  Also sworn in was Morgan Hill District B Councilmember Yvonne Martinez Beltran, who was reelected...

Santa Clara County Registrar certifies Nov. 8 election

The County of Santa Clara Registrar of Voters’ Office certified the official results of the November 8, 2022 General Election on Dec. 8.  The final turnout totaled 550,602 ballots cast, representing 54.55% of the 1,009,422 registered voters. This makes the county’s turnout higher than the...

Santa Clara County DA leaves Twitter due to hate speech

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Dec. 5 that he will deactivate his office's Twitter account due to the recent rise in hate speech on the platform. In a statement, Rosen called on other district attorneys around the country to leave Twitter in...

Arenas wins Supervisor District 1 going away

In Santa Clara County Supervisor District 1, San Jose Councilmember Sylvia Arenas led on Election Day, and never looked back. On the eighth day of ballot counting, Arenas cemented her victory, roaring to a more than 9,000-vote lead over former council member Johnny Khamis, with...

Jensen inches closer to front runner Jonsen in Sheriff’s race

Retired sheriff’s captain Kevin Jensen continued to inch closer to the top spot in the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s race Tuesday, but Palo Alto Police Chief Robert “Rob” Jonsen held on to a narrowing lead, with just 10% of votes remaining to be counted. After...

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...

Altman-Palm widens Trustee election lead by dozens of votes

As elections officials closed out their first ballot-counting weekend after the Nov. 8 election, Nancy Altman-Palm has widened her lead over incumbent Wendy Sullivan in the Morgan Hill Unified School District Trustee Area 1 race—but only by a few dozen votes.  As of 5pm Nov....

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