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September 27, 2022

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...

Turner steps down from Gilroy Chamber post

Gilroy Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Mark Turner, who is running for mayor of Morgan Hill, announced Aug. 26 that he will step down from his position at the end of the year after nearly a decade at the helm. Turner said that although the election...

Downtown lane reduction measure goes to Nov. 8 ballot

Morgan Hill’s voters will get to decide in the Nov. 8 election if any future attempt to reduce the number of lanes of Monterey Road through the city’s downtown should be determined by a popular citywide vote. But it’s possible the city council will implement...

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...

Former Santa Cruz County Clerk running for 28th Assembly District 

Former Santa Cruz County Clerk Gail Pellerin is running for the 28th Assembly District in the upcoming June 7 primary after receiving the nod from current representative Mark Stone, who is reportedly not seeking reelection. Over the past few months, Pellerin has encouraged women to...

Arenas, Khamis lead in District 1 Supervisor election

Two veterans of San Jose politics appear to be headed toward a runoff election in November for the Santa Clara County District 1 Supervisor’s seat, as Sylvia Arenas and Johnny Khamis solidly lead the five-candidate field that includes two longtime South County officials.  Balloting closed...

AAUW, Leadership MH to host local candidate forums

The Nov. 8 ballot will be filled with choices for candidates and issues at every level of government. Two local organizations and the City of Morgan Hill aim to help local voters become informed by sponsoring three public candidate forums in the coming weeks.  Candidate...

Residents—including former mayor—threaten to sue city over redistricting

Four Morgan Hill residents—including former longtime Mayor Steve Tate—are threatening to sue the city over the council’s recent approval of a redistricting map that they say is illegal under state law.  Attorney Christopher Skinnell, of the San Rafael-based Nielsen Merksamer law firm, sent a demand...

Former mayor sues city over redistricting

After the Morgan Hill City Council spent months in public discussions and soliciting input from residents and redistricting experts, the courts are likely going to decide which boundaries will apply in local elections for the next 10 years. Former Mayor Steve Tate is one of...

South County woman sentenced to jail for role in U.S. Capitol breach

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., sentenced Mariposa Castro, of Gilroy, to 45 days in jail Feb. 23 for her participation in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Castro, also known as Imelda Castro, was also ordered to pay a $5,000...

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