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Meet the candidates for Morgan Hill Mayor

With the Nov. 8 election rapidly approaching, this newspaper is committed to helping the voters of Morgan Hill to become as informed as possible about the candidates and issues in local races. City of Morgan Hill offices that will appear …


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Letters to the editor: Political endorsements

Reckless spending Americans pay twice for the Democrats’ reckless spending.  First, we are paying for fraudsters to steal money from programs to feed the needy, such as the latest Minnesota scandal announced last week.  But we pay again, since this …


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Religion: Service: The Antidote to Hate

Just a few days ago on Sept. 11, many of us took a moment to remember the terrible events of that day 21 years ago. In an effort to create something positive from this event, The National Day of Service …


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San Martin Airport hosts disaster exercise

The South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA) Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART) staged their annual mobilization exercise event Saturday at San Martin Airport to sharpen focus on volunteer emergency airlift services. The chief goal was to bring forces together that …


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Mark Cummins inducted into Live Oak High Athletics Hall of Fame

From a young age, Mark Cummins knew he wanted to be a teacher and coach.  And for 37 years, Cummins has served in both of those capacities at Live Oak High. The 60-year-old was honored in a ceremony before the …


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Live Oak tops Sobrato in long-awaited return of the El Toro Bowl

With over 2,000 people in attendance to watch host Live Oak beat Sobrato 41-20 in the much-anticipated return of the El Toro Bowl on Sept. 23, Bulldogs coach Joel Rueda might have summed up the mood best afterward.  “It was …


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South Valley Civic Theatre’s family-friendly ‘Honk! Jr.’ opens Oct. 1

South Valley Civic Theatre’s upcoming performance of “Honk! Jr.” is truly a family affair, in more ways than one. Adapted for the youngsters, the family-friendly show is based on “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen, which follows a baby …


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Local Scene: South Valley Symphony plays Oct. 9; Pumpkin Patch open now

Symphony season begins Oct. 9 South Valley Symphony will open its 49th season Sunday, Oct. 9 with a concert of music entirely by American composers. Maestro Anthony Quartuccio will lead the orchestra in a “Made in America!” program that will …


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Monument installation symbolizes global peace

Marty Cheek has a plan to achieve global peace by Christmas Day in 2040. He admits people will roll their eyes at this point, but he remains undeterred. “It’s ambitious, it’s audacious, it’s also 100% doable,” he said. Cheek, the …


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Properties on the move from commercial to residential

Two major housing projects in the works in Morgan Hill are proposed on land that has long been classified for commercial use.  The developments are both in the planning stages on the north side of town, and together would add …


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Upstart Sobrato High boys and girls water polo teams are on the road again

The Sobrato High boys and girls water polo teams might as well be called the Road Warriors this season.  Due to lingering issues at their home pool, the Bulldogs won’t have a single home match this year. While it’s far …


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Author tells story of early Santa Clara County gunfighter-sheriff

Nineteenth century Santa Clara County Sheriff John Hicks Adams is the subject of a new book, “Badass Lawman: Gangs, Guns, and the Sheriff Who Tamed the Golden State.” Author William Briggs, a former San Jose State University mass communications professor …


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Religion: The Shofar’s Call at Rosh Hashanah—The Jewish New Year

When a soloist holds a note for a very long time, the audience is mesmerized. They guess how much longer the note will play and express excitement upon the conclusion. One of the most recognizable symbols of the Jewish New …


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Sobrato’s strong defense not enough against Gilroy

Defense was the name of the game when the Gilroy and Sobrato football teams squared off on Sept. 17. Though the host Mustangs came away with a 27-14 win, the result was closer than the score indicated. Gilroy’s defensive line …


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Local Scene: Academic honors, Climate Action Week

Valencia joins University Iowa Class of 2026 The University of Iowa continues to attract high-achieving students. This fall’s incoming first-year class includes Nyla Valencia, of Morgan Hill, who plans to pursue a degree in biology, says a press release from …


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Crawl for a cause

Mild temperatures and sunny skies made for the perfect afternoon Sept. 17 to spend time outdoors with friends, family members—and nearly 20 craft breweries at the Downtown Morgan Hill Brew Crawl. The annual event—sponsored by the Morgan Hill Downtown Association—allowed …


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District bans watering commercial, industrial, institutional lawns

As Santa Clara County suffers through a third straight year of severe drought, then a historic heat wave two weeks ago, the Valley Water Board of Directors unanimously voted Sept. 13 to strengthen existing rules aimed at reducing outdoor watering.  …


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Groundbreaking for downtown art gallery set for Sept. 22

Construction for the Edes Building, a wine bar and art gallery that is set to “invigorate” central downtown Morgan Hill, will break ground Sept. 22 at the southwest corner of Monterey Road and Second Street, according to the City of …


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Local Scene: Gavilan will dedicate new bridge

Local students named to SNHU President’s List A trio of Morgan Hill residents were named to the Summer 2022 President's List at Southern New Hampshire University. They are: Casey Conforti, Kendra Stewart and Shantell Schweikart. Full-time undergraduate students who have …


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Religion: Unanswered Questions

One of the most repeated questions we as human beings ask is, Why? Especially children, who constantly respond to every situation with the same question. This response may be triggered by different factors: our curiosity, our lack of knowledge, our …