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Street work scheduled

Keeping ahead of potholes before the onset of winter rains, the

GOLF: O’Hern matches course record to grab Round 1 lead at Frys.com Open

Australian Nick O’Hern had the late shift for Thursday’s first round of the Frys.com Open and carved up the links, firing a 9-under par, 62 to claim the lead at San Martin’s CordeValle Golf Club.

Food trucks are required to get permits

“Red Phone, there seems to be a lot of trailer restaurants popping up on Monterey Road, three in San Martin and one in the outskirts of north Gilroy. Do they need permits and health certificates to operate? And does the county ever check these out?”

Palma looms as Live Oak preps for semifinals

Live Oak got over a 10-season obstacle last week in defeating Monte Vista Christian to advance in the CCS Open Division III playoffs.

MHPD: Man molested children at Morgan Hill dance production

Morgan Hill Police arrested a 36-year-old man accused of inappropriately touching girls during a dance performance at Sobrato High School.The suspect, Kevin Cole, of Newark, was working as a production assistant contracted by the organization that produced the Dec. 1 production, according to a press release from MHPD.Police received a call just after 10pm Dec. 1 reporting an adult male subject had touched two juvenile victims on “intimate areas,” the press release states. The inappropriate contact occurred backstage, as the children were changing costumes during the dance performance.During the police investigation, officers learned Cole was an independent contractor hired by the dance company that was using the Sobrato venue for their performance, police said.Cole had been hired to work with sound and lighting support, and not to work with the children participating in the performance, police said.As soon as Cole’s backstage behavior was observed, the performance production manager and several parents told him to stop assisting with costume changes, according to police.Cole was positively identified by the victims at the scene, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of annoying or molesting a child younger than 18.A statement from the Morgan Hill Unified School District said the young victims were not from Morgan Hill. But the district is working with MHPD in seeking any additional information about Cole’s past interaction with groups or students in Morgan Hill.Cole has worked with several dance and ballet companies including South Valley Ballet, Hip Hop Craze, Music In Motion, South Valley Dance and Charter School of Morgan Hill, police said.Anyone who has more information or thinks they or their child might be a victim can call MHPD at (408) 779-2101 or (669) 253-4914.

HOCKEY: Sharks draft Herdl, five others over the weekend

The two-day 2012 NHL Entry Draft  in Pittsburgh concluded over the weekend and the San Jose Sharks emerged with six players, including first-round pick Tomas Herdl of the Czech Republic.

New Year’s golf resolutions

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UPDATED: Football games cancelled due to smoke to be made up

Because of the smoke from the Wine Country fires raging in the North Bay, the Blossom Valley Athletic League cancelled all games through last weekend, affecting two big football games and forcing Live Oak and Sobrato to adjust.Live Oak was forced to move its homecoming game to this week’s game against Santa Teresa.“I wouldn’t want be the one to make that decision,” said Live Oak football coach and athletic director Mike Gemo. “It was a tough decision, but they did what they felt was best for the safety of the student athletes.”Sobrato lost its Saturday game against Evergreen Valley in a matchup of two unbeaten teams vying for a claim at a West Valley Division title.“Lot of the guys were a little frustrated to not get an opportunity to get on the grass and play last week,” said Sobrato Coach Tony Holmes. “They were looking forward to solidifying a spot at the top of the division. They don’t want to share it and were very eager to play. There were some hurt feelings last week because of the circumstances.”Holmes said he lost a day of practice anyway because he had given his team Monday off following a tough game the week before. After a day of practice on Tuesday, Wednesday got washed out because of the smoke in the air. Then with Thursday’s announcement that games were cancelled, Sobrato was unable to practice Thursday and Friday.The Bulldogs tried to get time in the indoor gym to workout, and they had some film time.Initially, the BVAL said no makeups would be scheduled for any of the sports, including volleyball, water polo, cross country, tennis and golf.Part of this was due to scheduling constraints involving the start of playoffs. But as a result of the BVAL canceling games, the Peninsula Athletic League following suit and the West Catholic Athletic League deciding to move games until the following Monday, the Central Coast Section stepped in to give the football teams a chance to make up the missing games.CCS ruled in an emergency meeting that it will extend football’s regular season an extra week and start the playoff games one week later. Instead of the last games being played Nov. 3 and 4, the final games will now conclude the week of Nov. 10.Playoffs will now begin Nov. 17 and run through the week of Dec. 1 for finals.Once CCS made its ruling, the BVAL said it will make up its games Nov. 9, to accommodate Veterans Day.“The kids only have so many high school football games in their career,” Gemo said. “To get one taken away is tough but it’s one that is understandable because of the disaster.”Live Oak will play Nov. 9, but Sobrato is looking at Nov. 10 or Nov. 11 to make up its game. Because Sobrato doesn’t have permanent lights, the game will have to be played during the day—either during the Nov. 10 observance of Veterans Day when school is out or Saturday, Nov. 11—or the school will have to pay for lights to be brought in.Holmes said he is in talks with the boosters to bring lights in on Nov. 10, but logistics are still being worked out.“It was a sigh of relief for the kids,” Holmes said of when they learned the cancelled game will be made up. “We definitely felt a lot better about our situation in the standings.”Teams in other sports will also be allowed to make up games, provided they can work out a date to host it.The only hiccup is that not all schools canceled games across the CCS. Teams playing in the Monterey Bay League and the Mission Trail Athletic League still played last week and will now have a bye week heading into the playoffs.Teams that played in Salinas, Monterey or points south all got their games in. Christopher was the only South Bay team on the field last week, playing in a haze Friday night. Hollister also got a game in against Salinas.“I believe if one league canceled, they should have done it for everyone so that everybody could be on an even playing field,” Gemo said.

School and Municipal Candidates Prepare to Run

Five people bidding for two open seats this November