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01/31/2023

A swipe of a library card is enough for Californians to venture into the great outdoors for free. On Jan. 31, California State Parks representatives encouraged Californians to take advantage of multiple ways to visit state parks for free, including …

01/31/2023

The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras festival—which has raised and awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships during its 41-year tenure—will see some big changes for 2023, including a name change, admission fees and extensive safety upgrades, according to event …

01/30/2023

More than 100 people attended a Jan. 26 meet-and-greet at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center with Bay Area Panthers head coach Darren Arbet and other staff for the new Indoor Football League squad, who earlier this month announced …

01/27/2023

The Gilroy and Live Oak girls basketball teams have had their fair share of adversity this season. Both squads have had to navigate injuries and in the Acorns’ situation, they’ve also dealt with a variety of other issues that have …

01/27/2023

The City of Morgan Hill recently adopted its General Plan Housing Element, an eight-year roadmap on how the city will meet its projected need for new homes as the area grows. While city officials and council members—the latter of whom …

01/27/2023

In the wake of a series of powerful winter storms that lashed California for three weeks in January, the state announced Jan. 26 that it will deliver more water than expected from its major storage and delivery system. All 29 …

01/27/2023

A fishing crew working for a Morgan Hill-based seafood company reeled in “the catch of a lifetime” in Moss Landing Harbor when they pulled a brightly colored petrale sole with a rare skin condition onto the boat, according to the …

01/26/2023

After the postgame handshakes, Randy Bartholomew had to take it all in. He sat down, hands touching the sides of his head, and took several deep breaths. Finally, it was over. The Live Oak High boys basketball team had just …

01/26/2023

The MLK Jr. Interfaith Service at St. Mary’s in Gilroy earlier this month was a beautiful example of why different faith traditions bother to take the time to come together when we are so different. The truth is that our …

01/26/2023

Live Oak High School staff are on a mission to make sure all students have something to wear to formal school dances and the prom, and they hope to expand their efforts to other high schools in South County. The …

01/26/2023

The Santa Clara County Assessor is reminding property owners that they may qualify for property tax relief if their property was damaged by recent storms. California law provides property tax relief for taxpayers whose property was damaged or destroyed. Disaster …

01/25/2023

A $30 million incentive project is underway to help businesses, nonprofits, public agencies and tribes fund the installation of electric vehicle chargers in disadvantaged and low-income communities across the state. Santa Clara is on the list of 30 counties where …

01/24/2023

Guzman earns honors Jose Guzman, of Morgan Hill, was recently named to the Benedictine College Dean's List for the fall semester, which ended Dec. 12, 2022. Any full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and a grade point average …

01/23/2023

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck southern Santa Clara County Monday morning at 5:58 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck at a depth of 5.9 kilometers, about 9 kilometers east/northeast of San Martin. Cal Fire spokesperson Josh …

01/20/2023

The Bay Area Congressional delegation—Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-18), Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-16) and Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)—wrote to President Joe Biden on Jan. 19 to request that relief for Santa Clara County be included in the …

01/20/2023

The 2022-2023 Live Oak High wrestling team is on track to go down as one of the program’s best in recent memory. The Acorns are coming off a strong performance in the Jim Root Memorial tournament Jan. 13-14 at Prospect …

01/19/2023

Some California small business owners affected by the winter storms that have battered the West Coast over the last three weeks will be eligible for emergency tax relief, state officials said Jan. 18. Owners of small businesses that have dealt …

01/19/2023

While many Morgan Hill residents and businesses are still drying out from nearly constant rainfall in recent weeks, the latest weather forecast is finally calling for a noteworthy dry spell for the area.  According to a Jan. 17 forecast by …

01/18/2023

Very little is known about the Amish Community. The term “Amish” conjures visions of people who are anti-progress, who are against technology, and who live in the 21st century like our forefathers did in the 18th century. In 2006, the …

01/18/2023

I was supposed to be in Israel today. To be precise, this morning, I was going to wake up in a quaint hotel near the Old City of Safed, enjoy a delicious breakfast al fresco while taking in the mountaintop …