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Community Voices by Matt Wendt: Sand volleyball courts would provide sports recreational opportunity

By |2019-08-10T08:59:16-07:00August 9th, 2019|Breaking News|

Olympic gold medalist beach volleyball player, Misty May-Treanor, expressed her support for the project By Matt Wendt   Matt Wendt The city of Morgan Hill has planned and budgeted for sand volleyball courts at the [...]

Community Voices by Kathy Sullivan: A new season of ‘Stories from the Past’ debuts at Founders Dinner

By |2019-08-14T16:12:16-07:00August 9th, 2019|Breaking News|

Founders Day dinner will showcase more from “Stories from the Past” project By Kathy Sullivan Kathy Sullivan The next time you visit Chitactac-Adams Park or Mt. Umunhum, you might encounter Valentin Lopez, tribal chair of [...]

Your Water . . . with John Varela: New pipeline helps water district ensure re-liable supply for the region

By |2019-07-26T16:13:13-07:00July 26th, 2019|Contributors and Opinion|

Original pipeline was built in 1955, and over the years, the pipe has deteriorated By John Varela John Varela South County’s groundwater is getting a boost that will benefit farms, residents and businesses. Recently, Valley [...]

Community Voices by Mike Gonzales: The system helped Morgan Hill resident be-come a proud father

By |2019-07-26T16:23:15-07:00July 26th, 2019|Contributors|

Children's safety need to be the priority in cases where the court must decide   Mike Gonzales I walk in and Mito is crying. So, I ask, “Mito, why are you upset?” He says, “No [...]

Downtown Morgan Hill with Suman Ganapathy: New logo, other changes coming to down-town

By |2019-07-26T16:33:10-07:00July 26th, 2019|Contributors|

City will pilot a two-year parklet program at the downtown core By Suman Ganapathy Suman Ganapathy The board of the Morgan Hill Downtown Association extended a welcoming embrace of the Depot Street area into its [...]

Tariffs on Chinese garlic are already helping American growers

By |2019-07-26T16:42:37-07:00July 26th, 2019|Contributors and Opinion|

Out all industries damaged by illegal dumping, the number one is garlic By Ken Christopher Trump’s Trade War. These three words can very easily conjure up thoughts of economic malaise and international turbulence. In today’s hyperpartisan environment, [...]

Restaurant profile: Illinois man followed passion and became renowned South Valley chef

By |2019-07-16T10:15:38-07:00July 12th, 2019|Wine and Dine|

Alexander La Motte, executive chef at Rosewood CordeValle, will emcee Garlic Showdown Alexander La Motte, will emcee the Garlic Showdown Sunday, July 28, at this year's Gilroy Garlic Festival.Photo by Marty Cheek By Clairey Yang [...]

Morgan Hill Senior Center by Dorie Sugay: Lots of activities for the ‘glad timers’

By |2019-07-16T09:25:50-07:00July 12th, 2019|Seniors|

Dorie Sugay More than 3,300 seniors visited the Morgan Hill Senior Center for a total of 51,289 times between 2017 and 2018. These  numbers are an astounding endorsement of the center. But some seniors are [...]

Chamber of Commerce by Allen Banks: Learn to recognize factors that could lead to violence

By |2019-07-16T10:07:07-07:00July 12th, 2019|Business|

Allen Banks With the tragic active shooting incident at Morgan Hill’s Ford dealership, it’s apparent that even a quiet city, without a violent history, can fall prey to a shooting incident. According to Gun Violence [...]