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June 12, 2024

County attempts to eradicate ‘aggressive’ mosquito species

Authorities in Santa Clara County are trying to eradicate an “aggressive” species of mosquito before it can become established, a spokesperson for the county said April 11.  A half-dozen non-native Aedes aegytpi mosquitoes have been detected in East San Jose, according to the county. The...

Visit Aromas for May 11 Garden Tour

Winter’s gone and sunny spring days prompt us to step outside and work in our gardens. Don’t worry, expert advice is near. Seven private gardens will be open to the public from 10am-4pm May 11. The Garden Tour is an opportunity to explore the...

Spoking my mind: April’s tremendous two

Welcome to April! Before we discuss the upcoming month’s tremendous two, let’s quickly check my 2024 New Year’s weight loss resolution. As of mid-March, my loss was 10.6 pounds. I’m working hard, and so are you! Longtime cyclists all know that the fourth month is...

Nurses go on strike at Saint Louise, county hospitals

Hundreds of nurses who work at Saint Louise Regional Hospital are on strike, joining the picket line with their colleagues represented by the Registered Nurses Professional Association. The healthcare workers are protesting alleged unfair labor practices exhibited by their employer, Santa Clara County.  More than...

Federal, state water managers announce increased deliveries

Managers of California’s two main water storage and delivery systems on March 22 announced increases to forecasted water allocations for millions of people and vast tracts of farmland. The state Department of Water Resources, which runs the State Water Project, said its anticipated water deliveries...

County celebrates opening of expanded Valley Health Center Morgan Hill

The new Valley Health Center clinic in Morgan Hill—formerly known as the De Paul Health Center—is now open, offering expanded healthcare coverage for residents of South County and surrounding areas. The new health clinic now known as VHC Morgan Hill—which includes a fully remodeled urgent...

State weakens plan for mandatory water cuts

Facing criticism over their ambitious plan to curb urban water use, California’s regulators Tuesday weakened the proposed rules—giving water providers more years and flexibility to comply.   Cities and urban water districts welcome the changes to the state’s draft conservation rules, which they said would have...

Local Scene: Teen opportunity fair scheduled for March 23 at Gilroy Library

An event for teens, hosted by teens The Gilroy Youth Commission will host the OpportuniTEEN Fair on March 23 for all high school aged students who are interested in more information about local businesses and organizations.  The inaugural event will feature local companies (including Gap, Gilroy...

Man charged with murder in overdose death of Morgan Hill woman

Authorities recently charged a man with murder in relation to the February 2023 drug overdose death of a Morgan Hill woman.  On March 1, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office charged Benjamin Nathan Williams, 34, of San Jose with one count of murder and...

Local hospitals thrive five years after county purchase

After nearly losing two critical medical centers in Santa Clara County five years ago to bankruptcy, both are now thriving and experiencing tremendous growth under the stewardship of Santa Clara Valley Healthcare, according to county officials. O’Connor Hospital (OCH) in San Jose, St. Louise Regional...

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