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Morgan Hill
February 28, 2024

Letters: Going all-electric

This action by the city council shows that the political leadership is out of touch with cost of living issues that are hitting our community residents.

Guest view: Pandemic’s economic impact may be permanent in CA

After seemingly retreating during the summer and early fall months, thus allowing many economic sectors to resume hiring, the stubborn disease exploded with a vengeance in late November and Newsom has once again clamped down on businesses deemed to be infection hot spots, such as restaurants.

Letter: Vote No on Measure S

A NO vote now ensures that Valley Water will have the opportunity to respond with a better measure that includes a sunset date, a less regressive tax, and truly independent citizen oversight—a new measure that we can all support in the next general election cycle.

Guest view: Twenty-two veterans a day…

By Lesley Miles So sad, so beautiful both in the same choking breath, the photos flashed by. Runners with a veteran’s photo safety pinned to their backs. The smooth, clear plastic lamination catching the sun as they moved, alive again for a moment as light...

South County year in review

Animal lovers gathered in November to witness a monumental construction milestone: the “topping off” of the new Santa Clara County Animal Services Center in San Martin. After years of planning, the new LEED Silver certified Animal Services Center is on track to open in...

Guest view: A star reborn

By Lesley Miles 2003. Frozen in time; coffee cups exactly where they were left seven years before, desks, chairs, file cabinets filled with files were all left as part of the Isaacson Granary sale. Even the power was on, waiting, as if the workers would...

Mental illness doesn’t explain gun violence

The notion that mental illness drives the current spate of mass shootings is a dangerous oversimplification. Some shooters, such as the Aurora. Col., movie theater gunman James Holmes, yes, have had diagnosed mental illness, while others have not. To unfairly stereotype people with conditions...

Using the convenient minor convention

Last time we talked about opening the bidding when partner does not have a five-card suit. The bridge gurus came up with an interesting convention to handle just this situation. Called the “convenient minor” convention, partner would open one club or diamond, bidding the longer and stronger suit. If partner is 4-4 in the minors, then partner opens one diamond - this allows partner to respond two clubs at the next opportunity. And, if partner is 3-3 in the minors, then partner opens one club. This allows YOU to bid one diamond if that is your best suit.

Guest view: Yes on open space, Yes on Measure T

I love Morgan Hill for both its small-town community and its rural open space. Since I love open space, I also love the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA) and Measure T.

Guest view: Power shutoffs and fire safety

By Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman Like you, I am frustrated with how PG&E has been handling power shutoffs in our county. PG&E’s decision to execute power shutoffs is very costly, both to local governments and to our residents, who understandably feel ignored, scared and...

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