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Friday, April 28, 2017
While Santa Cruz just dealt with an immigration raid, Hollister’s undocumented immigrants have been safe to this point.Immigration and Customs Enforcement is conducting immigration raids across the country. A raid took place in Santa Cruz on Feb. 13, but...
The owner of an engineering firm contracted by Hollister to work on the sewage system—which experienced two 2016 malfunctions resulting in spills—was arrested last week on accusations of felony conflict of interest charges. The owner, John Wallace, also has...
Despite a break between storms, the local pet shelter is overflowing with animals displaced by flooding.Recent rainfall brought chaos to the region in previous weeks, causing San Benito County to declare a local emergency due to flooding in the...
Council members received a report Monday on the city’s outdated sanitary sewer management plan, currently overdue for an update.The state water board issued Hollister a notice of violation this month for two separate 2016 wastewater spills that discharged into...
Council members Monday are set to receive a report on what’s called the Hollister’s Sanitary Sewer Management Plan, an update to a long-outdated plan that comes after the state water board’s recent wastewater violation notice.
Data from the state department of water resources revealed the nearby San Luis Reservoir was at 80 percent of its total capacity and Hernandez Reservoir in San Benito County was about 40 percent full.
Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez in a September meeting pushed to have other council members fire City Manager Bill Avera over two wastewater spills last summer into the San Benito River bed, according to a source familiar with the consideration.
A Hollister staff report from City Manager Bill Avera addressed two 2016 wastewater spills by stressing that less than 39,000 gallons of effluent reached the San Benito River bed.
County supervisors Tuesday received an update on local flooding related to recent rainfall, with an emergency services official telling the board that both rain and a failing levee caused damage set to cost “millions” of dollars.
Recent regional rainfall broke yearly averages and even set a new wave height record in the Monterey Bay region.

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A Japanese cultural celebration

By Laura Barreras Once used to issue military commands and in religious ceremony, Taiko, or the traditional Japanese-style instrument meaning “fat drum,” will take center...

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A Japanese cultural celebration

By Laura Barreras Once used to issue military commands and in religious ceremony, Taiko, or the traditional Japanese-style instrument meaning “fat drum,” will take center...