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January 22, 2021

Covid-19: By the numbers in Morgan Hill

As of Jan. 11, there have been 83,655 cases of Covid-19 in Santa Clara County.

Holiday donations give boost to families

Youth Alliance’s Solidarity Fund, which provides assistance to youth and families affected by Covid-19, has distributed $110,000 in financial support since April.  Through contributions from Destination Home, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Sunlight Giving, and staff- and board-led fundraising campaigns, YA has been able to distribute the...

Police seek information on shooting at Morgan Hill park

Police are looking for a suspect or suspects who shot a man at a Morgan Hill park early in the morning Jan. 5, according to authorities.

2021 Wildflower Run goes virtual

This year’s Wildflower Run—one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the local AAUW chapter—is going virtual, and participants are encouraged to sign up as soon as they can.

Judge orders city, developer to pay $416K in legal fees

A superior court judge has ordered the City of Morgan Hill and developer of a once proposed hotel project to pay $416,508.75 in attorneys’ fees to a coalition of South County hotel owners in a legal dispute that dates back to 2015.

New laws: Youth justice, minimum wage, circus animals

Starting on Jan. 1, employers will be required to inform employees of potential exposure to Covid-19 within a day of the exposure occurring under Assembly Bill 685.

Local electeds react to Capitol riots

Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, where Congress was meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Local elected officials reacted on Twitter. Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) said he is sheltering in place in the Capitol complex. “My staff and I are safe...

DA’s office cracks down on EDD fraud

Santa Clara County prosecutors are cracking down on people—and particularly inmates—who’ve scammed taxpayers out of a fortune in ill-gotten unemployment benefits.

Morgan Hill Library going fine free in 2021

The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) has eliminated late fines for all materials, including books, magazines, music and movies, which took effect Jan. 1.  While SCCLD has not charged late fines for children’s materials for years, the new change covers materials for all ages. “One...

VTA to increase service on Route 68, other bus lines

The Valley Transportation Authority will increase the frequency of seven key bus routes—including the 68 line that makes dozens of stops in South County—as of Feb. 8.