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Wildflower Run Brings 1,200 Runners to Morgan Hill

Despite the threat of rain, the 41st annual Wildflower Run on March 24 in Morgan Hill was once again a sold out event, with about 1,200 participants in six races. 

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Saratoga Doctor Saves Lives in Gaza

Children consoling one another amidst loss. A ragged man offering cookies outside a field hospital. Words of comfort from a colleague, as he shed a tear for a mother's grief.

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San Jose Officials Say Large Homeless Shelters Are Obsolete

Two San Jose councilmembers have an ambitious plan to house thousands of the city's homeless residents — but some of their colleagues say it will move the city backwards.
Councilmembers Bien Doan and Arjun Batra have proposed a pilot program …

Image caption: Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas chats with Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer on the first day of the new legislative session Wednesday.
California Legislature Opens 2024 Session With Packed Agenda

State lawmakers reconvene with a lot of problems to fix, but not a lot of money to spend on solutions with a projected $68 billion budget deficit.

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PHOTO: New roof donated for Gilroy home

This Gilroy home received a new roof donated by Simmitri and other local roofing companies. Photo courtesy of Simmitri
A Gilroy woman recently received a new roof for her home at no charge thanks to the efforts of Simmitri and …

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San Jose Teens Create Apps that Win Honors from Congress

The first place winner was Caitlynn Sue, a student from Leland High School in San Jose, whose app “Oakli” helps people live more environmentally friendly by providing motivation, education, and resources.

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Rotary Club gives $45K to Morgan Hill nonprofits in 2023

The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill donated a total of $45,000 worth of grants to local organizations in 2023. The sum includes $25,000 distributed by the Morgan Hill club during its December grant cycle, says a press release from …

Image caption: When the calendar turns to 2024, undocumented Californian adults will become eligible for the state's public health insurance program, Medi-Cal.
All Undocumented Californians Eligible for Medi-Cal for First Time

Undocumented Californians are leaving health care clinics with “smiles” after they learn they’re newly eligible for Medi-Cal insurance. The health insurance expansion was decades in the making for immigrant advocates.

Image caption: Ambiance rides often save lives, but they can also ruin the lives of families slapped with expensive surprise bills for the emergency service.
Surprise Ambulance Ride Bills Banned Under New Law

Surprise ambulance bills can leave families deeply in debt after a medical emergency. A new state law that forces insurance companies to negotiate payments is expected to save Californians tens of millions of dollars a year.

Image caption: Many Californians who thought they were covered by Medi-Cal are turning up to doctor's appointments only to find they have no coverage.
Medi-Cal Recipients Surprised by Sudden Loss of Health Coverage

The federal government suspended an annual Medicaid renewal requirement during COVID-19. Now that it has resumed, many Californians are losing coverage for “procedural reasons.”

Image caption: A Monterey County project that could have provided 44 units of housing for the homeless is now stalled by financial holdups.
How a Homeless Housing Project is Stalled by Developer Defaults

Local officials counted on the state’s Homekey program to convert hotel rooms. But now a major developer has defaulted on loans and the state housing department is investigating.

Image caption: More and more Californians are forced to rely on food banks as the federal government ends a policy that helps hungry people eat.
How This Government Policy is Making Food Insecurity Worse

The California food banks association warns of rising food insecurity, but its pleas for more state aid face a tough slog next year due to the projected budget deficit, as a federal program to help people get enough food is …

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