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January 20, 2022

Letter to the editor: Leave Monterey Road alone

The case for leaving Monterey Road alone In May 2021, the Morgan Hill City Council voted to reduce the downtown road lanes on Monterey Road (from East Dunne Avenue to Main Avenue) from two lanes each way to one lane each way. The narrative given...

Letter: Empty reservoir is not Valley Water’s fault

I am a Valley Water Ambassador for District 1, here in South County. I would like to make a statement for the record about who is responsible for draining Anderson Dam.  On Feb. 20, 2020, Valley Water received a letter from Ms. Sharon Tapia, Chief...

Letter: Morgan Hill not as safe as it used to be

What happened to the small farm-town that we all knew and grew to love, the town where there was only one high school and everyone knew each other? The small town of Morgan Hill is now experiencing shootings (Police: Man killed in Gilroy shootout...

Guest View: Struggling artists take note—and take to social media

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The past year and a half has been extremely hard on everyone, but it has been especially hard on small business owners. And according to Americans for the Arts, the arts were tremendously impacted by the pandemic, with an overall expected financial loss of...

Letter: More development could damage our water system

An only child and an only grandchild my summers were spent at my grandparent’s avocado and lemon ranch in Carpinteria. It was the late ‘50s and early ‘60s when the California water projects were in full swing and my grandfather, Cliffford “Brad” Bradbury, a...

Guest view: Changing the way we talk about miscarriage

If there’s one thing we all have in common, no matter how many differences may separate us afterward, it’s this: we all came into this world in more or less the same way—we were born. In fact, celebrating one’s “birth” day is so common...

Letters to the editor: Measure your landscape irrigation needs

No more gigantic warehouses Morgan Hill City Council (MHCC) passed an ordinance banning distribution centers. Then they approved Redwood Tech at 101 ([email protected]), with over 10 football fields of warehouse space with loading docks. A project of equal size, Butterfield Technology Park, was also approved,...

Letter to the editor: Keep trees alive

As we turn our focus to the local effects of the drought, I have seen many browning lawns. One of the things that I am also seeing is stressed and dying trees. In many cases the only water available to trees in the landscape...

Guest view: Project will protect downtown Morgan Hill from flooding

Although Santa Clara County is facing a drought, flooding remains a threat to many of our communities. The last drought was followed by one of the wettest winters on record. Climate change has made extreme weather the new normal. Valley Water remains committed to keeping...

Letter: Vaccines become more crucial as variant spreads

What is the “Delta variant" you have been hearing so much about in the news? All living organisms have the capacity to mutate for survival and some more than others. Mutation is one of the key biologic mechanisms used by microorganisms for their survival.  Sars-CoV-2...