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July 12, 2024

Santa Clara County’s property values climb 5.4%

Driven by increasing residential values and despite a “troubled” commercial real estate market, Santa Clara County’s overall property assessment roll grew by $35.6 billion, or 5.4% in the last year, according to Assessor Larry Stone’s office. The growth includes an increase of around 5% in...

Santa Clara, Santa Cruz counties report measles exposure

Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties may have been exposed to measles in recent days after an infected person from outside the region visited, according to public health officials.  The infected individual traveled out of San Jose Mineta International Airport on July 2, the Santa...

Folklorico music conference coming to Central Coast

Esperanza del Valle, Pajaro Valley’s long-standing Mexican folklorico dance group, is preparing for the “Reinforcing Cultural Identity” conference coming to Cabrillo College on Aug. 15-25. The group will welcome Ballet Folklórico del Puerto de Veracruz de la Universidad Veracruzana, from Mexico, to offer a series...

Country music fans flock to Morgan Hill festival

Thousands of country music fans attended the June 29 Boots and Brews Country Music Festival at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center. The concert lineup featured Lee Brice, Lee Montgomery, Michael Ray and Dasha. Fans danced and enjoyed cold beverages throughout the afternoon and evening....

Letter: Making energy safer and more affordable

At PG&E, we recognize that like many goods and services, energy prices are increasing. Those increases are helping build a safe, reliable and clean energy system to protect you and your family and meet the future energy needs of this community.  For example, in the South Bay and Central Coast region, we’ve...

Hate crimes down in CA since 2022, attorney general says

The number of reported hate crimes in California decreased slightly from 2022 to 2023, but those against Jewish, Muslim and LGBTQ+ people rose over the same period, according to the annual hate crime report from California Attorney General Rob Bonta.  The number of hate crimes...

Live in Gilroy

Downtown Gilroy’s weekly concert series, known as Downtown Live, resumes this week with a July 4 holiday performance by California Standard.  With the stage centered at Monterey Road and Fifth Street, Downtown Live brings a block party vibe to downtown Gilroy. Streets are closed to...

Rodeo celebrates San Benito County legacy

The 90th San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo treated crowds to traditional competition events, performances, exhibitions, demonstrations and vendors at the fairgrounds in Tres Pinos June 28-30.  Participants from youth to seniors competed in barrel racing, bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, mutton...

Newsom signs state budget into law

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the 2024-25 budget into law on June 29, solidifying $16 billion in cuts and other moves that closed a $46.8 billion deficit.  The budget is $297.5 billion, with $211.5 billion committed from the general fund. It maintains $22.5 billion in reserve...

State requires financial literacy course for graduation

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an agreement June 27 making personal financial literacy a required course to graduate high school in California, according to a news release from the governor's office. “We need to help Californians prepare for their financial futures as early as possible. Saving...

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