About Marty Cheek

Marty Cheek is the publisher of Morgan Hill Life and Gilroy Life. He is also the co-author with Congressman Jerry McNerney of the book Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America From the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels. Email: marty@morganhilllife.com Phone: (408) 782-7575

Nonprofit profile: South Valley Civic Theatre’s ‘Cinderella’ will open 2019-’20 season

By |2019-09-22T09:52:57-07:00September 21st, 2019|Arts and Entertainment|

Beloved classic fairytale reveals how a glass slipper leads to love Riley Brown plays the title role of Cinderella in South Valley Civic Theatre's upcoming production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.Photo by Marty Cheek [...]

Gavilan College celebrates 100 years with red carpet gala

By |2019-09-22T10:01:52-07:00September 21st, 2019|Education|

Some alumni came from across the country to visit the Gilroy campus they haven't seen in decades Photo courtesy Jan Janes/Gavilan CollegeGavilan College Centennial Gala attendees check out banners depicting the college's history by the decade. [...]

Grant Applications Now Being Accepted for the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill’s Community and Hearts of Rotary Programs

By |2019-09-11T15:15:27-07:00September 11th, 2019|Education|

Grants must be used within the boundaries of the Morgan Hill Unified School District, typically from $250 to $2,500   By David Allen David Allen Over the years, the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill has [...]

Cordoba Center gets approval from Santa Clara County Planning Commission

By |2019-09-07T09:05:36-07:00September 7th, 2019|Business|

After about a decade, project now heads to county supervisors who are expected to approve it Photo by Marty CheekKaren Musa, Hamdy Abbas and Hina Moheyuddin stand on the property in San Martin on which the South [...]

One Step Closer offers helps participants tackle challenges

By |2019-09-07T09:58:33-07:00September 7th, 2019|Education|

Horsemanship show provides opportunity to shine Photo courtesy Paula PykeOne Step Closer participant Andres demonstrates balance exercises while riding Noah. Volunteer Pam Peterson leads. By Donna Lane Getting on a horse can be intimidating for [...]

Guest column by Dr. Kathleen Rose: Gavilan holds year-long celebration for 100 years educating the community

By |2019-09-07T09:58:15-07:00September 7th, 2019|Breaking News|

By Dr. Kathleen Rose The first day of fall semester is always special at Gavilan College. It’s a time when new students, many who have never attended college before, many the first in their families to attend [...]

Editorial: Lots of questions with High-Speed Rail preferred route through Morgan Hill

By |2019-09-07T10:10:04-07:00September 7th, 2019|Contributors and Opinion, Featured|

The California High-Speed Rail project will change the quality of life for our communities — and there’s no guarantee it will be for the better Courtesy California High-Speed RailGilroy Station concept illustration Like many of [...]

Around Town . . . by Robert Airoldi: Nonprofit helps students start school feeling good about themselves

By |2019-09-07T09:57:35-07:00September 7th, 2019|Contributors|

“Fit for Fall is a back-to-school clothing drive for the underprivileged served families." By Robert Airoldi More than 280 youths from underprivileged families in South Valley got a wonderful start to the new school year. They stepped [...]