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September 29, 2022

South Valley environmentalist chosen for national film project

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Herman Garcia and his crew of volunteers’ mission to clean up the watershed and save steelhead is well-chronicled in the local region. But now, the story of Gilroy-based Coastal Habitat Education and Environmental Restoration (CHEER) is going national. A crew from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Live Oak High football team looks to improve through bye week

Mike Gemo and his assistant coaches had a message for the Live Oak High players following their 34-0 loss to Los Gatos High on Sept. 9. “We moved the ball pretty well against Los Gatos; we just needed a little more effort and that shows...

County approves wildfire protection drones

In an effort to address California's growing problems with wildfires, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 13 to allocate more funds for fire resources, including a drone fire detection program.   Supervisors unanimously approved a referral that funds 14 drone systems to be...

Santa Clara County rescinds vaccination order for workers in high risk settings

Workers at Santa Clara County health care and long-term care facilities, homeless shelters and prisons will no longer be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 after the county's health officer on Sept. 12 rescinded a health order mandating that they do so. Vaccination or frequent...

Hundreds join rally against Gilroy mining proposal

Hundreds of people rallied against a proposed mining project south of Gilroy in front of Santa Clara County government buildings on Sept. 10, at an event co-sponsored by 70 area organizations that advocate for human rights and environmental protection. During the rally, about 75 members...

Leadership Class project promotes road safety, welcomes visitors

Leadership Morgan Hill’s Class of 2022 is working on a community service project that promotes cycling and pedestrian safety, and the co-existence of these non-motorized activities with vehicular uses on the public roadways throughout town.  The nonprofit class’s three-part project evolved from a series of...

Morgan Hill author’s new science book explores ‘evolution of life’

“The Evolution of Life: Big Bang to Space Colonies,” a new book by longtime Morgan Hill resident Richard Anderson, explores the origins—and future—of life in the universe through the lens of multiple scientific disciplines.  Anderson, a San Jose State University alumnus with a Master’s in...

Jordan Fuentes a true difference-maker on both sides of the ball

Jordan Fuentes has been the workhorse for Live Oak High’s football team for the better part of two seasons.  In that span, he’s had several games in which he’s carried the ball over 20 times in a contest and taken some big hits along the...

Nursery plants remain Santa Clara County’s most valuable crops

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Nursery crops remained at the top in Santa Clara County, growing by 19% in 2021 to exceed $109 million in value, according to the 2021 crop report released Aug. 31. Mushrooms, meanwhile, grew by 5% but remained in second place at $79,480,000, followed by bell...

Valley Water negotiates to buy homes for Anderson Dam project

Valley Water, the water district that serves Santa Clara County, is in negotiations to purchase at least nine homes in east Morgan Hill as part of its Anderson Dam seismic retrofit project, according to the district. The homes are located on the 17500 block of...

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