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April 20, 2024

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...

Newsom outlines plan for state budget deficit

California is in a budget hole, its depth measured not in feet, but in dollars. How deep? A projected $38 billion deficit, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who said Jan. 10 he will declare a fiscal emergency when necessary and unveiled his initial plan to...

ASU’s first Dean’s Medalist prepares for career takeoff

As technologies with unprecedented aptitude, adaptability and influence proliferate across every industry, it’s up to tomorrow’s leaders to learn how to implement those technologies responsibly. As the first technological leadership student to be awarded a Dean’s Medal at Arizona State University, Morgan Hill resident...

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