May 09, 2010, by Jessica Fromm | NewsContinue reading | View comments
Morgan Hill has become the center of a national controversy this week after four Live Oak High School students were sent home for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez sent Daniel Galli, Austin Carvalho, Matt Dariano and Dominic Maciel home from school yesterday after they refused to turn their shirts inside out.
The administrations reasoned that by donning the patriotic t-shirts, the teenagers were offending Live Oak’s Mexican-American student’s right to show pride on the May 5 holiday.
"They said we could wear it on any other day," Daniel Galli told San Jose's KNTV. "But today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday, so we were not allowed to wear it today."
After the students and their parents protested Rodriguez’s decision in the Morgan Hill Times, the story was picked up by the Associated Press and has since gone viral. Today the story was featured on the front of Yahoo News, and the controversy is getting significant coverage on Fox News and CNN.
Mar 02, 2010, by Liz Frantz | SportsContinue reading | View comments
Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (25-1-1, 17 KO's) has withdrawn from his first boxing match of 2010. The IBF Junior lightweight titlist is by his wife's side as she takes on a far more deadly opponent than Michael Katsidis.
For the last two years Casey Guerrero, 26, has been battling leukemia. She was in remission until early 2009 when the cancer returned. A bone marrow match was found and at the end of January for Casey, who entered the hospital for a transplant. She has remained there for several days fighting infections.
Oct 23, 2009, by Jessica Fromm | GeneralContinue reading | View comments
As more details come out about the shooting death of Anthony William Librers last weekend, family and friends of the lifelong Morgan Hill resident respond in shock.
According to Sgt. A.J. Ford with the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a cabin in a remote area near the town of Jupiter at 2:47am on Oct. 17, where Librers and his friends were celebrating a bachelor party over the weekend.
“There was several witnesses there that were tending to Mr. Librers when we got there,” Ford said. “He was laying, bleeding from the head area. He was still alive, in a sense. He was breathing.”
Librers was transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center where he was put on life support before being flown to the Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Modesto. He died on Sunday.
Ryan Groshong, who played in a band with Librers and says he was his best friend, was one of four witnesses on the scene when the incident occurred. He said they grew up in East Morgan Hill together, and had been friends since they were both 12 years old.
Oct 17, 2009, by The Editor | NewsContinue reading | View comments
Anthony William Librers of Morgan Hill, a tow truck driver, was shot early Saturday morning and was on life support on Saturday, according to a family member. Known as Tony, he is the son of Joseph Librers and Elizabeth Westphal and the brother of Joseph A. Librers.
“We are devastated by this,” said Morgan Hill councilmember Marilyn Librers, who was Tony’s stepmother when he was young. She said he passed away Sunday morning.
Librers suffered a gun wound in the Central Valley early Saturday morning, according to stepbrother Tim Hennessey. Librers, who was 31 years old, has worked for Ponzini's Towing in Morgan Hill for about a decade and wanted to become a California Highway Patrol officer.
“He was always trying ot help other people. He was fearless,” Hennessey said. “He didn’t have a mean bone in his body.”
Librers has three girls, the oldest of whom is 12. “He just enjoyed doing his thing: driving a tow truck, playing with his kids and trying to become a law enforcement officer,” Hennessey said.
A spokesman for the Modesto Police Department, even after checking with county law enforcement officials, had no information about the shooting, which reportedly occurred near the city limits.
Updated October 18, 11:32pm.
October 20, 2009
The Gilroy Dispatch reported on Tuesday that Librers’ death occured as a result of his “accidentally shooting himself with a handgun during a camping trip.”
The newspaper quoted the victim’s father, Joseph Librers, as saying the shooting occured in Tuolumne County, east of Stockton.
"They were having a party around a campfire. Tony had a handgun and it went off accidentally. He had the clip out of it but he didn't clear the chamber," Librers told the Dispatch.
Sep 28, 2009, by Jessica Fromm | NewsContinue reading | View comments
'Metro Silicon Valley Newspaper picks the best of the best of South Santa Clara County'
Best place to get a tri-tip sandwich on garlic bread
Winner: Trail Dust BBQ
17240 Monterey St., Morgan Hill; 408.776.9072In our age of tofu and vegetarian options, sometimes a person just needs to give into their carnivorous instincts and consume some good ol’ animal flesh. Trail Dust BBQ, located in the heart of downtown Morgan Hill, is a Mecca for the meat eater, offering big slices of tender beef and pork that are all slowly fired to perfection on the grill. One of the house specialties is their mouthwatering tri-tip, which has a crispy, caramelized layer on the outside, and a juicy, medium rare inside. Order it up as a sandwich, and it comes served up on hearty, butter garlic bread.
Sep 24, 2009, by Jessica Fromm | NewsContinue reading | View comments
The 2009 High on Health Fair is coming to Gavilan College on Oct. 7, offering the public free health services and resources.
Featuring 42 representatives from local organizations like Planned Parenthood, REACH Mentoring Program and Community Solutions, this annual event regularly draws over 1,500 visitors.
Attendees will have an opportunity to speak with each representative, and can get confidential referrals for counseling, along with receiving needle-free anonymous blood pressure, blood glucose and HIV/AIDS testing.
Aug 26, 2009, by Jessica Fromm | EventsContinue reading | View comments
The fifth annual Celebracion Del Campo migrant worker job fair will be held this Saturday at the Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Patch in Morgan Hill.
Aiming to honor Santa Clara County farm workers, Celebracion Del Campo functions as both a job and social resource connection event. From 11am-4pm, attendees will be able to access to free health screenings, government and non-profit agencies, as well as employment development services.
Local employers including Prudential Insurance, Enterprise Protective Services and Best Buy, will be hiring at the event for positions in security and sales.
Aug 06, 2009, by Jessica Fromm | NewsContinue reading | View comments
A Morgan Hill man sustained stab wounds to his head and neck after he was attacked in his living room during a heated argument Wednesday night.
The victim, 49-year-old Ernest Lloyd Andrews of Morgan Hill, was being visited by a suspect later identified as Charles Rolen at his apartment at 16975 Monterey Rd. The two become involved in an argument at around 10pm. A struggle ensued and Charles Rolen pulled a knife out and began to stab Andrews in the head and neck.
Aug 03, 2009, by Jessica Fromm | EventsContinue reading | View comments
The Morgan Hill Police are inviting the general public to celebrate America’s Night Out Against Crime on August 4 from 6-8pm at the Morgan Hill City Hall.
The event aims to generate support for local anti-crime efforts, organize neighborhoods to take a stand to fight against crime, strengthen police and community partnerships and heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
There will also be free ice cream, patrol vehicles and a S.W.A.T. truck on hand for public demonstration, as well as a K-9 demo by Morgan Hill Police Officer Ray and Pax at 7pm.
Jul 13, 2009, by Jessica Fromm | NewsContinue reading | View comments
By Erin Sherbert
OFFICER Geoff Guerin slams the accelerator of his white unmarked car and guns it down a narrow alley near Louis Street. A group of men huddled in the center of the alley take off running, tossing beer cans, baseball caps and cigarettes as they sprint and hop over fences.
Guerin jumps out of the car with his hand on his holster.
He yells as he runs: "Garcia! Garcia!" He is after a portly man wearing a large black T-shirt and nylon shorts hanging over his knees. The man runs toward a dilapidated two-story apartment complex tucked at the end of the alleyway. Apparently realizing there's nowhere to go, he slows down, walking back toward Guerin with his hands over his head.
Guerin and his partner, Officer Doug Remmick, snap handcuffs on his wrists. The man, 20-year-old Andrew Garcia, is a well-known parolee—according to Guerin, one of Gilroy's most hardened criminals, born into the Norteño street gang.