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February 29, 2024

Local Scene: Rebates available to upgrade to electric appliances

Vallez named to Dean’s List Gianna Vallez, of Morgan Hill, was named to The University of Alabama Dean's List for fall semester 2023, says a press release from the university. A total of 13,950 students enrolled during fall semester 2023 at The University of Alabama...

Gavilan College celebrates ‘topping out’ of new Hollister campus project

About 100 people attended a ceremony Jan. 24 to commemorate the “topping out” of construction of Gavilan College’s new San Benito County campus, located on Fairview Road in Hollister. The ceremony included a traditional signing of a steel beam, the last one to be placed...

2024 Mushroom Festival coming to downtown Morgan Hill

The 43rd Morgan Hill Mushroom Festival, formerly known as Mushroom Mardi Gras, will take place May 25-26 in the city’s downtown, organizers announced on Jan. 25.  The board of directors of Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras, Inc.—the organization that runs the festival—was “excited” this week...

PG&E offers $550,000 in scholarships for area students

PG&E is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to help students in South Valley and beyond offset their costs for higher education.  One pool of funds totaling $350,000, provided by the PG&E Foundation, is part of the utility company’s annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program...

Local Scene: Leadership MH to announce Excellence Award winner

Reid named to Dean’s List Jennifer Reid, of Morgan Hill, was named to the Utah Tech University Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester.  A total of 1,489 students were included on the Dean's List, reflecting their strong commitment to academics, says a press release from...

CA lawmakers consider banning youth tackle football

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Jan. 16 that he would veto any bill with an outright ban on youth tackle football. “My Administration will work with the Legislature and the bill’s author to strengthen safety in youth football—while ensuring parents have the freedom to...

Local Scene: Academic honors; seismic retrofit grants available

Mortensen named to Dean’s List Jared Mortensen, of Morgan Hill, has been named to the 2023-24 Fall Term Dean's list at Oregon Institute of Technology. Mortensen studies Environmental Sciences-Water. Valley Water board elects Hsueh for 2024 chair The Valley Water Board of Directors on Jan. 9 elected...

Local Scene: Preschool information night Feb. 5

Locals recognized at SNHU Three local students were named to Southern New Hampshire University’s Fall 2023 President's List. The fall terms run from September to December. Alvaro Alvarado and Kendra Stewart, both of Morgan Hill, and Christopher Smith of San Martin were honored. Full-time undergraduate students who...

Report card finds CA struggles to support children’s educational needs

Despite statewide efforts, California is still struggling to support the personal and educational needs of its students, according to the 2024 California Children’s Report Card conducted by the organization Children Now, which “grades the State on its ability to support better outcomes for kids”...

Morgan Hill schools face growing budget deficit

The Morgan Hill Unified School District is facing an annual budget deficit of more than $13 million by 2025, and may have to cut a number of staff and programs that have been funded by state and federal pandemic funds in recent years.  The district’s...

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