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To save a tree

Widespread construction of the type experienced in Morgan Hill and the South Bay in recent years often means the loss of an untold number of mature trees from previously vacant land. But at least one builder in Morgan Hill has taken aim to relocate and preserve the trees that have been in the ground since long before any development plans were approved.

Stabbing suspects to appear in court

Watsonville man Martin Mason Garcia is scheduled to appear at South County Courthouse May 21 for a plea hearing on the charge that he murdered Curtis Stapleton in Morgan Hill last year.

City denies request for 2018 shooting records

“In a situation like this, when you have an officer who discharged a firearm, and injured someone, the public should know what happened,” Prout added. “The records should be open even if the officer did not act incorrectly.”

Police blotter: Petty theft, vandalism

Someone broke into a blue Silverado pickup on Madrone Parkway and stole about $2,000 worth of tools.

Teen seeks $950K for 2018 police shooting

The 14-year-old girl’s family filed a claim for damages with City Hall Aug. 30, 2018, in relation to the accidental police shooting that occurred in April of that year.

Woman, 18, arrested during daytime burglary

Morgan Hill Police arrested a young woman who was caught in the act of burglarizing a home in broad daylight over the...

Court to assess rape suspect’s mental health

Sharwian Bobian, a homeless man who is accused of raping a woman in San Martin earlier this year, faced doubts about his competence to stand trial at a March 14 hearing.

Sergeant cleared in 2018 shooting

“The fact that the firearm discharged and caused injury to M. Doe was an unfortunate accident that does not expose Sgt. Norman to criminal liability,” the DA’s report concludes.

A splashin’ good time

Upcoming events at Coe Park, sponsored by the Pine Ridge Association, include a March 10 Fungus Hike from 9:30am to 1:30pm (at the Hunting Hollow entrance, 4826 Gilroy Hot Springs Road); guided wildflower walks from 11am to 1pm April 4 and 7 (at the park HQ entrance, 9000 E. Dunne Ave.); Backcountry Weekend April 26-28 inside the remote, seldom-traveled Bell’s Station entrance on Highway 152 east of Gilroy; Mother’s Day breakfast May 12 (at the HQ entrance); and Ranch Day (details to be announced).

Teens blame school district for abuse

Two of the girls’ families are also suing Morgan Hill-based youth theater company South Valley Dance Arts—which hired Cole for a show where some of the alleged abuse occurred—for negligence.

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