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December 4, 2023

Landfill expansion faces opposition

Commissioner floats ballot measure idea for John Smith Road facility expansion

A rare breed in Morgan Hill

The Mains family, of Morgan Hill, was not searching for one of the rarest breeds of dog in the world before they found Mac, one of less than 50 Barbado da Terceira canines in the U.S.  The Mains—a family of five with three sons aged...

Flood protection agencies gear up for rainy season

Officials from the Santa Clara Valley Water District, Santa Clara County and the city of San Jose alerted the public on Oct. 25 to the risks of flooding this rainy season, providing directions to preparation and emergency resources. “This winter, the climate prediction center at...

CA health officials urge vaccination for flu, Covid

covid-19 vaccine syringe dose booster
The California Department of Public Health is urging Californians to get immunized against a triple-threat of viruses that are expected to surge in the coming months.  Rates of Covid-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, are expected to spike in the late fall and...

Audit shows county jail still has hundreds of recommendations to address

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has implemented about a quarter of the more than 600 reforms identified in a 2016 plan to improve its jail system, according to a report received Oct. 17 by the county Board of Supervisors from an independent oversight...

Office of Education expands special education programs at South County Annex

The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is expanding special education offerings to include services for students in grades 6 and up at its South County Annex in Gilroy. The expansion will begin in early November and will support both Gilroy Unified and Morgan...

Julie Hutcheson named executive director of Green Foothills

Julie Hutcheson, a longtime Morgan Hill resident and environmental advocate for the South Bay, is the new executive director for Green Foothills.  Hutcheson has been on Green Foothills’ staff for more than 12 years and has taken an active role in leading the organization, most...

Newsom signs 56 housing bills, aiming to tackle affordable housing shortage

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 11 signed multiple housing bills aimed at tackling the state’s lack of affordable housing and making it easier for tenants to rent a home in the first place.   Newsom signed a whopping 56 bills into law which he said...

Jacob’s Heart has a new home

Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services Family Center ribbon cutting
The doors of the new Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services Family Center were officially opened Thursday during a grand opening ceremony at 567 Auto Center Drive in Watsonville.  Community members joined elected officials, and Chamber of Commerce representatives from Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito...

Hecker Pass pursuit leads to DUI arrest

california highway patrol arrest hecker pass highway watsonville road
A 30-year-old Lemoore man was arrested Oct. 6 after he reportedly tried to evade police. California Highway Patrol officer Israel Murillo said CHP officers observed a BMW M4 fail to stop at a stop sign near East Lake Avenue at Casserly Road in Watsonville on...