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April 16, 2021

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Water shortages and fires loom after a dry winter

The weather forecast Monday called for sunshine across California, with barely a cloud on the horizon for the next week or so. Pour yourself a...

No rain may not mean a drought — yet

This may be great weather for weekend fun, but a continued lack of rainfall has state and federal officials worried about a return of...

Despite season’s rain, region has ‘long way to go’

The head of the local water conservation agency told Hollister council members Monday that although the area has experienced about 12 inches of precipitation this rainy season, it wasn’t nearly enough to get the community out of the four-year drought.

Recent rainstorms drop 2.39 inches, add to healthy total

The latest storms that started Friday dropped a sum of 2.39 inches in the Hollister area, bringing the seasonal precipitation total to an amount equaling that of an entire, average rain season, according to a National Weather Service forecaster.

Kosmicki: Putting a positive spin on 2015

Since the news always carries such a negative tone, this column will end 2015 with a bad and positive spin on some of the biggest local stories from the past year.

Air conditioning is a hot topic for Hollister schools

Warm weather made air conditioning a hot topic at a Hollister School District special board meeting this week.

Business Council to host water forum

The San Benito County Business Council is hosting a water information forum from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at San Juan Oaks located at 3825 Union Road outside Hollister, according to announcement from the organization.

San Juan Bautista to hike water rates

It's about to get more expensive to take a shower or use the bathroom in San Juan Bautista. Mission City officials also put questions out there as to why districts such as Hollister and Sunnyslope continue to use tiered rate structures despite a recent court ruling, in San Juan Capistrano, barring the practice.

With boosted incentives, locals dash to remove grass

San Benito County residents are buying in to a turf removal program put together by the local water conservation agency.

Shift hikes water official’s pay to $214k in furlough times

The San Benito County Water District board last week approved shifting the head manager’s $20,000 health allocation into his base salary, taking it to $214,000 annually.