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April 11, 2021

New web page offers mental health resources for Morgan Hill public

The Morgan Hill Police Department has created a new web page that offers mental health resources for members of the public. MHPD said in a press release: “In partnership with the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services and the South County Suicide Prevention Workgroup,...

Two MHPD veterans promoted to captains’ positions

Two veteran Morgan Hill Police officers have been promoted from within the local department to the rank of captain. Mario Ramirez and Ramon Ramos—who have worked for MHPD for a combined 40 years—will begin their new posts as captains April 4, says a press release...

State to make Covid-19 vaccine available to all adults starting April 15

California will open Covid-19 vaccine access to all residents age 16 and up starting on April 15 based on expected increases in the supply of vaccine doses, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.  Vaccine doses will first become available statewide to residents age 50 and over...

MHPD accepts tobacco grant to fund community enforcement officer

After the school district board of trustees rejected a tobacco enforcement grant that would have kept a school police officer on the campuses, officials from the California Department of Justice and City of Morgan Hill found a way to keep the funds local and...

Santa Clara County moves into Orange Tier

San Francisco, Santa Clara and Marin counties moved into the state's orange tier of Covid-19 restrictions Tuesday, allowing them to expand indoor capacities for some businesses and reopen bars outdoors.  The three counties join San Mateo County as the only Bay Area counties to proceed...

City and Responsible Growth Coalition reach compromise

Proponents of the Morgan Hill Responsible Growth Coalition and city officials have reached a compromise on an ordinance that would define and prohibit fulfillment and distribution centers in the city limits. The City of Morgan Hill will host an online town hall meeting with the...

Local memorial will honor Japanese-American veterans

Local residents are raising funds for a memorial to be installed outside the Morgan Hill Library for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, of which local resident Lawson Sakai—who died in June 2020—was a member. The 442nd RCT served in combat during World War II, and...

Property tax relief available for businesses impacted by Covid-19

The Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office is offering temporary property tax relief to businesses affected by Covid-19. “This recession is very different than the 2008 Great Recession when we reduced the property assessments of 136,000 homes,” County Assessor Larry Stone said. “The 2008 Recession was...

Authorities investigate car submerged at Chesbro Reservoir

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating how a vehicle ended up in Chesbro Reservoir in unincorporated west Morgan Hill last week. The sheriff’s office was dispatched to the reservoir, located off Oak Glen Avenue, about 5:50pm March 18 in response to a report that...

Morgan Hill City Council condemns ‘all forms of hate and violence’

The Morgan Hill City Council unanimously approved a resolution “condemning all forms of hate and violence” at the March 17 meeting, in response to the deadly riots that occurred at the U.S. Capitol earlier this year. The resolution not only repudiates the Jan. 6 attack...