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Last Sidewalk Saturday of 2022 is on Nov. 26

Sidewalk Saturday unfolded along Third Street in downtown Morgan Hill Saturday. While the outdoor popup retail sale typically draws between 20 and 30 vendors, this event was narrowed down to eight tables as some sellers had spread out to other …

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Guest View: A profound discussion

On Nov. 12, my wife Lucy and I attended the most powerful and impactful panel discussion ever. The constant theme was the importance of continuing the fight and struggle for social justice, equal rights, dignity and respect for all. The …

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Live Oak football sees tough end to season, but future looks bright as usual

It was all there for the taking for the Live Oak High football team. Up by two touchdowns and seemingly in full control in its Central Coast Section Division III playoff semifinal home game against Menlo School on Nov. 18, …

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Local Scene: ‘Christmas on the Hill’ returns to West Hills Church

City hiring lifeguards, swim instructors The City of Morgan Hill’s Recreation Division is looking to fill positions for year round lifeguards and swim instructors, according to an announcement from City Hall. While many people think of lifeguard positions and swim …

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DA, police announce Dec. 10 gun buyback in Morgan Hill

Santa Clara County law enforcement offices and the District Attorney’s Office are asking the public to turn in their unwanted guns—for cash—at a Dec. 10 firearms buyback event in Morgan Hill. The gun buyback will take place 9am-2pm at the …

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Granada Hotel expanded to five floors

The Morgan Hill City Council approved expanded plans for the Granada Hotel that include adding a fifth floor and 13 more guest rooms to the project’s original design. The new design will raise the overall height of the downtown boutique …

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Religion: A Thanksgiving invitation

All of South County is invited to the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, held Nov. 20 at Congregation Emeth, 17835 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, beginning at 3pm. Clergy and lay leaders in the interfaith community who live in both Morgan Hill …

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Flu, Covid, RSV transmission increasing across state

Transmission of the flu, Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus is increasing statewide simultaneously and could lead to overwhelmed hospitals this winter, one of the state's top health officials said Thursday. Covid test positivity and case rates have climbed by roughly …

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Religion: The Meaning of Thanksgiving

I like etymologies, the origin of words. I like to play with words, especially in different languages. I think we often use words without really thinking about what they really mean and what they imply. “Thanks” is one of those …

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Live Oak’s Aidan Keenan, Landon Stump, Diego Castellanos and Kaitlyn Silva sign letter of intents

Four Live Oak High student-athletes—Aidan Keenan, Landon Stump, Diego Castellanos and Kaitlyn Silva—signed their college letters of intent on Nov. 9, the first day of the early signing period for high school athletes in sports other than football.  The quartet …

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The Smithsonian comes to South Valley

The community room of the Gilroy Library transformed into a walk-through installation on Nov. 5, depicting the life of civil rights champion and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, Dolores Huerta, who coined the phrase, “Sí se puede” (Yes, …

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Letter: College enrollment is on the rise after pandemic

Community colleges have in the past been considered a great opportunity to many, even those who come from the first generation. At the end of 2019, the California College Promise Program offered two years of free tuition for first-time students …