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

Guest column by Jimmy Panetta: Congressman urges spirit of unity in wake of Garlic Festival shooting

By |2019-08-10T09:06:19-07:00August 9th, 2019|Contributors and Opinion|

"It was that pride in our community that led to the heroic actions of a few officers that saved so many" South Valley residents participated in a vigil Thursday, Aug. 1, in downtown Gilroy to show [...]

South Valley Islamic community awaits planning commission’s decision on Cordoba Center

By |2019-08-10T09:01:50-07:00August 9th, 2019|Profiles|

For 13 years, religious group has tried to build facility in San Martin Photo by Marty CheekMuslims pray on Friday, Aug. 2, at their temporary mosque — a converted barn — behind a home in San [...]

South Valley community stands strong in wake of Gilroy Garlic Festival tragedy

By |2019-08-10T09:02:27-07:00August 9th, 2019|Breaking News|

Downtown Gilroy vigil draws thousands to show community will not let shootings destroy its spirit Photo by Marty CheekFrom left: Mildred Torres, Evelyn Torres, Lillyane Sanchez, (holding middle sign) and Yesenya Jaurigue show their pride for [...]

South Valley locals heavily involved with San Jose Musical Theater

By |2019-07-26T16:37:52-07:00July 26th, 2019|Arts and Entertainment|

Theater company founded five years ago recently ended a six-show run of "Man of La Mancha" From left, Chris Brady as Sancho Panza, W. Scott Whisler as Don Quixote, and Molly Thornton as Aldonza/Dulcinea, in "Man [...]

49ers build football skills for at-risk youth, serve as mentors

By |2019-07-31T10:19:53-07:00July 26th, 2019|Education|

About 50 kids participated in the training program Photo by Marty CheekMichelle Maquinalez, an 18-year-old Gilroy resident, tackles a dummy during the Pro-Com event at Community Park in Morgan Hill. Pros from the San Francisco [...]