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September 29, 2022

Thousands lose power due to failing equipment

California’s power grid operator made it through Sept. 7 without rotating outages, but thousands of PG&E customers in the Bay Area still lost power as fatigued transformers failed in the extreme heat. Nearly 24,000 customers were affected at one point Wednesday evening by the outages,...

Religion: Interfaith year of resilience

This year the Multifaith Action Society is celebrating the Interfaith Year of Resilience. The “Resilience” theme was chosen to remind communities to continue to be strong and maneuver through the perils and all the uncertainties we find ourselves going through.    We are living in times...

Local Scene: Rally for Juristac, Apply for AAUW Scholarship

Leadership scholarship Each year the American Association of University Women (AAUW) selects a community member to receive a full scholarship to the Leadership Morgan Hill Program. Applications (21+ years old) for the scholarship for the Leadership Class of 2023 are available on the website, aauwmh.org.   Those...

Record temperatures take a toll on South Valley

The historic heat wave that has gripped most of California this week has resulted in broken temperature records, prompted cities and counties to open public “cooling centers” for the vulnerable, limited outdoor school activities—and might have even damaged a stretch of highly traveled asphalt...

Sobrato High football team finds its identity with the run game

After playing a tough Alisal High team in its season-opener, the Sobrato High football team was prepared for its Week Two contest against a struggling Andrew Hill High squad.  Struggling would be an understatement, as Andrew Hill was coming off a 77-0 loss to Gunderson...

Sheriff’s bomb squad detonates items found at San Martin home

Authorities are investigating a Sept. 5 emergency incident in San Martin where hazardous materials were found at a residence, prompting the sheriff’s bomb squad to conduct a controlled explosion near Rucker Elementary School. Firefighters and emergency medical personnel responded to a report of a medical...

AAUW, Leadership MH to host local candidate forums

The Nov. 8 ballot will be filled with choices for candidates and issues at every level of government. Two local organizations and the City of Morgan Hill aim to help local voters become informed by sponsoring three public candidate forums in the coming weeks.  Candidate...

Heat warning extends to Thursday, more flex alerts issued

A statewide Flex Alert has been issued for Sept. 5 as a heat wave impacts the Golden State with blistering temperatures over the Labor Day weekend and beyond. The alert for Labor Day is the sixth consecutive day that the California Independent System Operator has...

Turner steps down from Gilroy Chamber post

Gilroy Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Mark Turner, who is running for mayor of Morgan Hill, announced Aug. 26 that he will step down from his position at the end of the year after nearly a decade at the helm. Turner said that although the election...

Cooling centers open in South County

Officials in Santa Clara County are providing cooling centers during the Labor Day weekend, when forecasters say much of the region will see temperatures over 100 degrees. Eight libraries in Santa Clara County were pressed into service as cooling centers Sept. 1 and will be...

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