County residents affected by winter flooding spoke during Tuesday’s San Benito County Board of Supervisors meeting as officials discussed how to pay to fix a broken levee system.Unrelenting rainfall last winter overwhelmed a Pacheco Creek levee system, flooding country...
Smoke from cannon fire fills the air as soldiers in frayed blue uniforms scatter for cover.Stationed on either side of the park stand rows of white linen tents. And bustling to and fro, women and children, dressed in 19th...

Music to our ears

The sweet sounds of youth taking part in something positive filled an upstairs room of the Veterans Memorial Building Saturday morning.Twenty students from the program, “Guitars Not Guns,” were strumming along to “La Bamba” with the instructors who...
President Donald Trump’s decision last week to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program sparked fear and fury across the nation, but Hollister institutions stood united.“The recent announcement heightened the deep sense of responsibility many of us...
Summer may be coming to a close, but talk continues about the need for a public pool in Hollister and how it should be funded.“What we’re here for today is to ask the city and county to include...
Retired San Benito County Judge Tom Breen and San Benito High School student Belen Andrade will be honored at Saturday’s Youth Alliance Change Maker gala in Gilroy.“One of the goals of our annual event is to highlight members of...
The San Benito County Board of Supervisors Tuesday took one step closer to the creation of the Nash Road bypass.Supervisors approved a $153,140 contract with Santa Cruz-based Mesiti-Miller Engineering for design services related to the bypass. The contract defines...
Hollister City Manager Bill Avera was up early Saturday to meet with residents at city hall to discuss any of their concerns.“For me, it’s not about what they may take away from a meeting, it’s what I can...
Gavilan College removed 17 out-of-state football players—all but one of them African American—from the team and campus last week, claiming the athletes had received prohibited transportation, housing and food benefits and were improperly recruited.They all lived in the same...
The San Benito County department in charge of street repair has been as rocky as the roads it oversees.Six months ago the director of the Resource Management Agency abruptly resigned and was replaced by a pair of consultants....

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If walls could talk, El Teatro Campesino’s would speak of the stories and the characters that existed within them. They may even speak of...

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Hollister officer injured after pursuit

A Hollister Police Sergeant was injured Tuesday in a collision after a long vehicle pursuit that ended in Hayward, CA where three suspects were...