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April 24, 2024

Religion: Easter hope

I once saw a sign I have never forgotten. It read: “People can live weeks without food, days without water, and minutes without air, but they can’t live even a second without hope.” I have often thought about this. Is it true, I wondered?...

Letter: Thank you for safe return of wallet

Wow, I just received a phone call that was a real surprise! Our Morgan Hill Police Department called saying that someone had found my wallet in the parking garage and turned it in to the MHPD lost and found. All the money and credit...

Letter: Not seeking re-election to city council

Dear Residents of Morgan Hill, After much consideration and discussions with my husband, Mark Hoffmann, I have decided not to seek re-election to the Morgan Hill City Council (District C) in 2024.  I have had the privilege of serving our city for 12.5 years—first as a...

Religion: Was it not just for this moment?

I was born in the shadow of the Holocaust. My earliest memories are of Holocaust survivors coming to our house, telling their stories to my parents. My father was known for welcoming people and helping them find jobs and become part of the community....

Letter: A heartfelt salute to Rosso owners

In the heart of Gilroy and Morgan Hill, there exists a beacon of warmth, quality and community spirit—Rosso Furniture. For over four decades, this family-owned establishment has been more than just a furniture store; it has been a cornerstone of our towns, shaping homes...

Letter: City council absent for March, April

Where have our mayor and city council gone? Morgan Hill City Council meetings for March 20, March 27, April 3 and April 17 were canceled with no explanation. Why were these meetings canceled? These are not dates noted as canceled per council policy in the...

Letter: Fraud at the polls is nearly impossible

I was a greeter for the March 5 Santa Clara County primary election. I trained for three hours for my job, which was to work in a team to direct voters to an area for voting in person.  When voters dropped off a ballot, my...

Religion: A time of discipline, sacrifice and reflection

A special time of the year for millions of Muslims worldwide began in the first week of March 2024, the Islamic month of Ramadan.  Ramadan is the ninth month and holiest month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is a time of festivity, community, charity and...

Guest view: Updated district master plan meets water needs

Valley Water is committed to ensuring enough safe, clean water for families, homes, farms and businesses in Santa Clara County today and for future generations.  Our agency is updating the Water Supply Master Plan, which helps identify how to maintain a reliable, clean water supply...

Letter: Lawsuit abuse inflation hits all Californians

What would you do if you had another $2,298? Take a tropical island vacation, buy new kitchen appliances, put the money in the bank or hand it over, as you do now, through higher prices every time you shop by way of the little...

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