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April 11, 2024

Local Scene: Apply for a seat on a city commission

Apply for city commissions The City of Morgan Hill is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the Library, Culture, and Arts Commission (LCAC) and the Parks and Recreation Commission.  The city is recruiting to fill five upcoming vacancies on the LCAC. There are four...

A sip of history

Fortino Winery, likely one of the most familiar Santa Clara Valley wineries to local people, reflects the history of winemaking in a region famed for the craft.  Premium wine has been made in the Santa Clara Valley longer than anywhere else in California. Part of...

Wildflower Run brings 1,200 runners to Morgan Hill

Despite the threat of rain, the 41st annual Wildflower Run on March 24 in Morgan Hill was once again a sold out event, with about 1,200 participants in six races.  New to this year’s Wildflower Run—sponsored annually by the Morgan Hill chapter of the AAUW—was...

Youth take stage at Bach To Blues show

The Hollister High School Winter Percussion Ensemble took their talents to the stage earlier this month.  The youth band, led by Director Michael Tabrizi, performed March 16 at Gavilan College for the annual Bach To Blues concert at the college’s theater at the main campus...

Gavilan College to host Poppy Jasper Film Fest opening ceremonies

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The 2024 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival will take place April 10-17, with an opening night celebration set to take place at Gavilan College.  The festival’s April 10 opening ceremony, scheduled to begin at 8pm, will feature local guests and dignitaries, including a land acknowledgment...

Federal, state water managers announce increased deliveries

Managers of California’s two main water storage and delivery systems on March 22 announced increases to forecasted water allocations for millions of people and vast tracts of farmland. The state Department of Water Resources, which runs the State Water Project, said its anticipated water deliveries...

Local Scene: Meet the Panthers

MH residents earn academic honors Morgan Hill residents Julie Diaz, Isabella Corona and Rubyjon Lorono were named to the fall 2023 dean’s list at California State University, Stanislaus.  Nelson inducted into honor society Catherine Nelson, of Morgan Hill, was inducted to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa...

Morgan Hill schools face layoffs as district cuts millions

The Morgan Hill Unified School District has begun issuing layoff notices to staff in an effort to cut about $5.5 million from the budget before the 2024-25 school year begins.  Parents of some students who attend MHUSD schools say the staff cuts will have a...

‘On Golden Pond’ opens in Morgan Hill March 29

For the past few months, I’ve been part of the team at South Valley Civic Theatre getting ready to bring the classic play “On Golden Pond” to life on stage in Morgan Hill. The play, written by Ernest Thompson, explores themes of aging, family...

Police say suspect tried to kill man in Hollister robbery

Police arrested a Vallejo woman who fled through multiple cities after she allegedly stole from a victim in Hollister and tried to kill him as she drove away, according to authorities.  About 6:40pm March 18, Hollister Police responded to a report of a woman driving...

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