The current influenza season is expected to be particularly severe, according to public health officials in the Southern Hemisphere. Flu activity south of the Equator offers a good indication of coming flu activity in the Northern Hemisphere.“It’s never too...
For six months the City of San Juan Bautista has been under a public health warning about high nitrate levels in the city’s water system. Now it looks like it could be another six months before the problem is...
What is the Hollister Urban Area Water Project?The Hollister Urban Area Water Project (HUAWP) is a water project that improves the Hollister area’s water quality and supply. The Lessalt Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was a first step more than...
With the holiday season fast approaching, San Benito County Public Health reminds consumers about the importance of safe food handling to prevent foodborne illness.Bacteria like Salmonella, E. coli and others can be present in foods such as meat and...
Although San Benito County has no confirmed cases of hepatitis A, out of an abundance of caution, health officials are working closely with city officials to conduct prevention and control measures.These measures include providing hepatitis A vaccine to at-risk...
A recent tobacco age compliance operation found three Hollister businesses out of compliance with checking identification: Diaz Liquors, Home Town Gasoline, and Shop and Save Gas and Retail.On October 12, 2017, the Hollister Fire Department and Code Enforcement Division,...
Cannabis was on the Hollister City Council agenda yet again this week, and council members sprinted through the pot-related items faster than in previous marathon cannabis discussions.Seven medical cannabis facilities were approved on the council’s consent agenda, but council...
San Benito County officials approached the Hollister City Council Monday night to ask for $200,000 annually to help maintain the new HOME (Homeless Opportunities Meals and Empowerment) Resource Center.The following day at the San Benito County Board of Supervisors...
San Benito County Public Health Services will conduct a free flu vaccination clinic later this month in preparation for the upcoming flu season.The free vaccination clinic will be held Thursday, October 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at...
The County of San Benito Public Health Department is advising residents to take precautions due to the visible smoke in the air.The current situation is a result of unhealthy air quality from the wildfires in the North Bay and...

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Fire leaves three homeless in Hollister

An early-morning house fire Feb. 13 left three elderly Hollister residents homeless, and one in critical condition, according to authorities.