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September 27, 2021

Artists show strong interest in Morgan Hill Open Studios tour

The registration deadline for artists to participate in Morgan Hill Open Studios this fall is fast approaching, and organizers say they have already seen strong interest in the event. Morgan Hill Open Studios is scheduled for 10am to 4pm Nov. 6-7. Each participating artist will...

Brew Crawl returns to downtown Morgan Hill

The Morgan Hill Downtown Association’s annual Brew Crawl returned for the ninth year this year, after taking a hiatus in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. About 800 people attended the Sept. 11 event in downtown Morgan Hill. With the event scheduled on the 20th anniversary...

Local activist starts university’s first NAACP chapter

When Morgan Hill local Ellie Mae Fisher started at Texas Tech University in fall of 2018, she was shocked that there was not a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter there already.  “Why did I come here if they don’t even...

Sobrato football team breaks through in a big way

Nate Ortiz couldn’t believe what he was seeing. His teammate had just returned a kickoff 21 yards before fumbling the ball away.  Ortiz, who was hustling to deliver a block downfield, alertly scooped it up and was gone, going 58 yards for a touchdown. Ortiz...

Photos: San Martin Food Truck Fly In

The San Martin Airport presented The Food Truck Fly-In, an event filled with food, aircraft displays, aviation-centered entertainment and live music on Sept. 11. The event included a 9/11 tribute skydive by Skydive Silicon Valley in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist...

Aver Family pulling up stakes

After 16 years in the wine business, John and Carolyn Aver of Aver Family Vineyards in San Martin are closing out a fast-paced chapter.  The couple, who operated a tasting room on the grounds of their home off Watsonville Road for much of that time,...

Local nonprofits can apply for Covid rescue funds

The City of Morgan Hill will soon give up to $100,000 of federal “rescue” funds to local nonprofits, with a priority on organizations that have been financially impacted by Covid-19 or have a recent track record of supporting others who have suffered due to...

Police: Man killed in Gilroy shootout led officers to location

Gilroy Police identified the man killed in a Sept. 8 shootout with an officer as David Lopez, who was a suspect in an Aug. 31 shooting that left a person in critical condition. In a Sept. 10 press release, police released details of the events...

Local Scene: Brew Crawl, Food Truck Fly-In scheduled for Sept. 11

Brew Crawl is Sept. 11 The Morgan Hill Downtown Association’s 2021 Brew Crawl will take place 1pm-5pm Sept. 11 at various shops, restaurants and small businesses throughout downtown Morgan Hill. About 20 craft beer brewers will be in attendance offering samples to ticket holders. The...

MHPD captain recognized with international award

Morgan Hill Police Capt. Mario Ramirez—who has worked up the ranks within the local department during his nearly 20-year law enforcement career—was named a 2021 “40 under 40” awardee by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The Morgan Hill Police Department sent out an...