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2011 Year in Review: It’s the economy, for better or worse

Economic stories of success and failure continued to dominate the local news scene in 2011, with the various machinations of financial tumult affecting nearly every aspect of life in San Benito County.

Free Lance Editorial: Recognizing groups that gave back

In the spirit of the holiday season, we wanted to take some time to recognize people and organizations that have helped to brighten the lives of others in the community. As we enter another new year, the following deserve a thumbs up for contributions to San Benito County and its people.

Hollister looks to sell McCray Street plot for development

The City of Hollister is looking to sell a portion of McCray Street that has been sitting largely unused since the Highway 25 bypass opened in early 2009.

Calfire suspends open burning in the county

Citing "the extreme menace of wildfire and its potential to destroy life, property, and natural resources" following continued dry conditions, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection last week suspended open burning in many areas of the state, including San Benito County.

Premiere Cinemas in Hollister gets a bathroom break

It's as clear as clean water: Hollister movie-goers are just fine holding off until home before they use the restroom.

Shimeks’ family dog still missing; sightings in Hollister area

Friends of Lynn and Chris Shimek, the Gilroy couple who died Nov. 28 in an apparent murder-suicide, are seeking help in recovering one of the Shimek's family pets after it ran away Dec. 1 in Hollister.

Honors for the giving at veterans building

The U.S. Army on Wednesday held a service to commemorate members of the Honor Guard unit that performed during a memorial in November for Jose Bravo, a Hollister resident who died in a Gilroy car accident Nov. 10.

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