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February 28, 2024

Gavilan College celebrates ‘topping out’ of new Hollister campus project

About 100 people attended a ceremony Jan. 24 to commemorate the “topping out” of construction of Gavilan College’s new San Benito County campus, located on Fairview Road in Hollister. The ceremony included a traditional signing of a steel beam, the last one to be placed...

2024 Mushroom Festival coming to downtown Morgan Hill

The 43rd Morgan Hill Mushroom Festival, formerly known as Mushroom Mardi Gras, will take place May 25-26 in the city’s downtown, organizers announced on Jan. 25.  The board of directors of Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras, Inc.—the organization that runs the festival—was “excited” this week...

PG&E offers $550,000 in scholarships for area students

PG&E is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to help students in South Valley and beyond offset their costs for higher education.  One pool of funds totaling $350,000, provided by the PG&E Foundation, is part of the utility company’s annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program...

Local Scene: Leadership MH to announce Excellence Award winner

Reid named to Dean’s List Jennifer Reid, of Morgan Hill, was named to the Utah Tech University Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester.  A total of 1,489 students were included on the Dean's List, reflecting their strong commitment to academics, says a press release from...

Ranch purchase adds to Bay Area Ridge Trail plan

The Conservation Fund purchased the Richmond Ranch on Jan. 22, a 3,653-acre property in southern Santa Clara County.  The Fund is a national organization that provides money to bridge the acquisition of conservation lands by private and public sources. In this case, they are buying...

Local Scene: Academic honors; seismic retrofit grants available

Mortensen named to Dean’s List Jared Mortensen, of Morgan Hill, has been named to the 2023-24 Fall Term Dean's list at Oregon Institute of Technology. Mortensen studies Environmental Sciences-Water. Valley Water board elects Hsueh for 2024 chair The Valley Water Board of Directors on Jan. 9 elected...

Local Scene: Preschool information night Feb. 5

Locals recognized at SNHU Three local students were named to Southern New Hampshire University’s Fall 2023 President's List. The fall terms run from September to December. Alvaro Alvarado and Kendra Stewart, both of Morgan Hill, and Christopher Smith of San Martin were honored. Full-time undergraduate students who...

Local Scene: Register for Community Police Academy

Registration is open for Community Police Academy The Community Police Academy (CPA) provides community members with an up close and personal look at local police work, according to the City of Morgan Hill. The program is designed to inform community members about Morgan Hill Police...

Groundbreaking for pickleball courts rescheduled for Jan. 5

City officials, athletes and community members will break ground on the construction of new pickleball courts at the Morgan Hill Community Park at 10am Jan. 5.  A previously scheduled groundbreaking ceremony was delayed due to weather. The forecast for Jan. 5 is for a slight...

Rotary Club gives $45K to Morgan Hill nonprofits in 2023

The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill donated a total of $45,000 worth of grants to local organizations in 2023. The sum includes $25,000 distributed by the Morgan Hill club during its December grant cycle, says a press release from Rotary Club of Morgan Hill.  Applications...

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