A Hollister councilman pointed out that a tensely debated appointment to the local multi-agency transit board was left off a meeting agenda on Sept. 17 when the vote occurred—which would represent a violation of the state open meetings law.
Idle in the main, left lane at northbound San Felipe Road and Highway 25 at the intersection of Hollister and the world early on a Monday was a battered pickup truck with a muffler louder than the San Benito Foods tomato cannery and a trailer carrying heaps of wood ready to spill like a mangled tower of Jenga blocks.
The Council of San Benito County Governments discussed a potential sales tax for roads and possible long- and short-term ways to respond to the recent fatalities on Highway 25 at their regularly scheduled meeting this week.
The 23-year-old Hollister man accused of driving under the influence and killing a 37-year-old local man pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing Tuesday and had his bail increased to $250,000, according to court records.
A Hollister man on a motorcycle was killed in a head-on collision Sunday night, and the driver of the other involved vehicle was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the California Highway Patrol.