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Photo courtesy MHPD
Ten rescued ducklings are recovering nicely in their new home.

Police are used to people trying to “duck” when they are up to no good, but on this occasion, it was the ducks calling for help, according to the MHPD Facebook page.

On March 26, Animal Services responded to Main Avenue and Butterfield Boulevard to help some ducklings trapped in a storm drain. With the help of teammates from the department of public works, they safely rescued all 10 ducklings from their dire straits.

“It was a real team effort,” Police Chief David Swing told us. “The folks in public works get a gold star.”

The ducklings were able to remain together and are recovering nicely in their new home. Swing said they spoke with one of the ducks, who identified himself as “Donald.” He told police there was no “fowl” play involved, and that all the little ducklings were enjoying their new nest. So far their favorite meal is cheese and quackers.

Waddle we do without our MHPD?

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Photo courtesy Susan Brazelton
Ann Marie Cody set a record during the Wildflower Run.

Well, she did it. Ann Marie Cody trounced the current record of a female pushing a triple stroller in a 10K race by 2 minutes, with a time of 47 minutes 10 seconds during the American Association of University Women annual Wildflower Run. (All results are pending the Guinness Records verification.)

She also came in third overall of the women in the 10K (while pushing more than 100 pounds of children and stroller — her triplets are 2 years and 4 months old).

They saw a total of 900 runners and although it was not a record breaking year for runners it was a good number, and they had an unprecedented amount of corporate sponsorships and individual donations. They are hoping when final expenses are accounted for, they will net a record $60K that will go to scholarships. A well-done run!

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After taking a year off while the county repaved the runways, the Wings of History Air Museum has announced the 2019 Aviation Day at San Martin— a combined San Martin Airport and museum community day — is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 18. This admission free event will be held at the museum and adjacent airport grounds.

The public is invited to attend with activities for the entire family. There will be antique and vintage aircraft, cars, motorcycles and tractors, tethered hot air balloon rides, games, museum tours, model airplane building, RC aircraft demonstrations and a silent auction. Food and drinks will be available from several vendors.

Sport aviation enthusiasts will have a chance to get a look at Icon Aircrafts A5 light sport aircraft. Anyone interested in Light Sport Aviation should come in and have a look at the aircraft up close and sign up for one of the demo rides given out that day.

This event is sponsored by and benefits the Wings of History Air Museum. The museum is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 and relies on donations for all operating costs. To learn more about the show and get the latest updates on activities, visit or visit their Facebook page.

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Cristine Guglielmo-Maggetti

Keeping it in the family, Guglielmo Winery is pleased to announce that Cristina Guglielmo-Maggetti, fourth generation daughter of owner and winemaker George Guglielmo, has joined the team.

Cristina was born and raised in Morgan Hill. She graduated from Live Oak High School where she played varsity softball and was the first female drum major for the Live Oak Emerald Regime.

After earning her degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University she worked for the Disneyland Resort at the Disneyland Hotel, in Critter Country/New Orleans in various positions.


Cristina lives in Southern California with her family. She has assisted the winery at the Harvest Festival for more than 30 years and said she is honored to take on the responsibility of social media design and production

She told us she’s excited to continue her family’s legacy and speak to wine lovers through the magic of media.

Welcome home via technology, Cristina.

Robert Airoldi

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