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April 11, 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...

Law could help local foster kids stay closer to home

About 25 percent of San Benito County’s foster children live outside county limits, but administrators hope a new law may help the county increase local resources so youth won’t have to leave the area to get the support they need.

May revise prompts bonuses for Hollister school employees

Gov. Jerry Brown’s May revision of the state budget means additional money for classified staff and teachers in the Hollister School District in the form of a one-time lump sum equivalent to 4.5 percent of their earnings.

Statewide aid for CSU, UC students

After waives of fee hikes and subsequent protests at California’s public universities, students from middle class families could be getting tuition cuts thanks to a state-sponsored Middle Class Scholarship program that will go into effect next school year.

Coe Park advocates ‘cautiously optimistic’

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed two major legislative measures that mandate a number of funding and oversight improvements to California State parks, but the road to regaining the faith of a group of local outdoor enthusiasts - who fundraised a quarter of a million dollars to keep Henry Coe Park in South County open to the public - is going to be an arduous hike.

Guest View: In God We Rust

Venturing into small county politics can be risky business. For example, according to various unofficial reports, the judge sentencing rural Colorado’s Alferd Packer to hang for cannibalism yelled, “Dammit, Packer – there were seven Democrats in this county and you ate five of them!”

For first time, Californians will be able to register to vote...

Beginning next month, Californians for the first time will be able to use the Internet to register to vote, giving them about six weeks of online access to register in time to participate in the Nov. 6 presidential election.

Teacher turnover spikes again at SBHS

Although San Benito High School Superintendent Stan Rose is looking at the bright side of the start to classes Monday, the teachers union president expressed disappointment in the turnover rate among educators and blamed it on the district’s issuance of 16 pink slips in the spring.

Sheriff explains possible impact from ‘anti-Arizona’ bill

People ask Sheriff Darren Thompson all the time if the county deports illegal immigrants who are arrested.