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April 24, 2024

Former sheriff’s deputy convicted of faking drive-by shooting in Morgan Hill

A former Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy was convicted this week of fabricating a “mysterious” drive-by shooting in which he claimed he was the victim near Morgan Hill nearly four years ago, authorities said.  Sukhdeep Gill, now 30, has pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor...

A sip of history

Fortino Winery, likely one of the most familiar Santa Clara Valley wineries to local people, reflects the history of winemaking in a region famed for the craft.  Premium wine has been made in the Santa Clara Valley longer than anywhere else in California. Part of...

Religion: How much better the world would be

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed. The Holiday Season is in full swing. The ramp-up started the day after Halloween, thanks to retailers who let us know Christmas is coming and it’s time to get ready! For many Christians though, there’s another season that...

Looming federal shutdown would cause immediate impacts

Unless Congress passes legislation with a financial package to keep it running, the federal government will shut down beginning at 12:01am Sunday, Oct. 1. Federal workers were put on notice Sept. 27 that a shutdown is imminent and millions of government employees and military...

St. Louise Regional Hospital to provide free flu vaccinations

St. Louise Regional Hospital (SLRH) in Gilroy, a part of Santa Clara Valley Healthcare, will be providing 200 free flu shots on Oct. 15 from 8am–1pm at St. Mary’s Church in Gilroy.   There will be no cost to the public for the vaccinations and no...

California’s food insecurity rises as pandemic aid ends

Food insecurity in California ticked upward over the past year, bringing the share of hardship back up to levels early in the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data released by the California Association of Food Banks on Dec. 12. “Families are buying less food,” said May...

Delta Kappa Gamma holds annual conference

Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of professional women educators, held its Area V Fall conference in early November. The conference in Seaside included Delta Kappa Gamma members from counties and cities throughout the Central Coast.  Delta Kappa Gamma is “a philanthropic force on the...

2024 law makes opiate antagonists more widely available, liability free

As California tackles its fentanyl crisis, two new laws will be taking effect in January that will make drugs that reverse the effects of opioid overdoses easier to access in certain places and update the so-called good Samaritan law to include those who administer...

New law allows cruising and speed cameras

Two new laws taking effect Jan. 1 could affect safety on California’s roads. Cameras at intersections across California already flag drivers who run red lights. Under one law, six cities can begin a pilot program to catch and fine speeding drivers with cameras, with hopes...

Enforcement increases for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Morgan Hill Police Department is advising motorists that officers throughout April—which is known as Distracted Driving Awareness Month—will be on the lookout for drivers who are in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law.  “In today’s fast-paced life, it is common to lose focus...

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