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January 20, 2022

Red Cross faces blood shortage ‘crisis’

The American Red Cross is facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade—a dilemma the organization calls a “national blood crisis”—and is pleading with people to donate blood. “Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing...

Off to a flying start, Oakwood Hawks eye league, CCS, NorCal and possible state titles

Even with an outstanding 13-1 start, the Oakwood High boys basketball team said it hasn’t come close to reaching its potential yet.  “There is a way to go to hit that ceiling,” longtime Hawks coach Kort Jensen said. “That’s why we’re trying to think outside...

Newsom proposes budget with Medi-Cal expansion

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed 2022-2023 state budget Monday, including a proposal to extend health care coverage to every low-income resident in the state. The proposal would expand access to Medi-Cal, the state's version of Medicaid, to all residents who meet the program's income...

Man struck, killed by vehicle on Monterey Road

A man was killed after a vehicle struck him while he was walking on the shoulder of Monterey Road in San Martin on Jan. 10. California Highway Patrol officers are now seeking the public’s help in finding the driver, who fled the scene. According to the...

Covid-19 surge wreaks havoc on high school sports schedule

The recent Covid surge has led to mass cancellations for winter high school sports teams throughout the state.  Teams in Santa Clara and San Benito County have been hit particularly hard this week as several teams couldn’t play their scheduled games due to positive tests...

Centennial Recreation Center is a popular spot for New Year goals

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Gyms across the nation typically see an uptick in business in January, as getting in shape is one of, if not the most, popular New Year’s resolutions people make. The Centennial Recreation Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. in Morgan Hill, sees many people signing up...

Local eye doctor offers ‘Gift of Sight’

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Morgan Hill resident Dr. Michael Furlong—an ophthalmologist who has served thousands of patients in the South Bay Area—saw early in his career that many people around the world who could improve their lives with corrective eye surgeries were unable to afford such procedures.  As an...

Local scholar receives prestigious scholarship

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Ever since she was a young girl, Bérénice Sylverain dreamed of attending a prestigious university in the United Kingdom, inspired by her uncle and mother who encouraged her that she could do anything she set her mind to. That dream, however, was realized in the...

Climate plan targets gas emissions in Morgan Hill

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The City of Morgan Hill has adopted a Climate Action Plan that aims to make it easier for residents to own electric vehicles and convert homes, businesses and public buildings to use cleaner energy over the coming decades. The city council unanimously adopted the non-binding,...

Uvas Reservoir about to overflow as wet season begins

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The Uvas Reservoir in Morgan Hill is the fullest it has been in three years, pointing to a positive trend in the county’s water situation after a long dry period. As of Jan. 4, the reservoir was 96% full, and was a few inches away...