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Monday, May 1, 2017
A technical report from the City of Hollister about two 2016 wastewater spills disputes that the first spill reached the San Benito River as previously reported.On Jan. 13, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board issued the City...
Hollister council members Monday opened an application process to fill the District 4 seat left vacant by former Councilman Roy Sims' abrupt resignation.Sims, who stepped down at the last meeting, moved outside of his district and was forced to...
County Resource Management Agency Director Brent Barnes resigned Wednesday.“He announced his retirement at the Planning Commission meeting,” Supervisor Jerry Muenzer said. “I believe he’s pretty much retired now.”Supervisor Robert Rivas said he received a call from the County Administrative...
San Juan Bautista council members are expected to start the development process for hiring a new city manager at next week’s meeting.Current City Manager Roger Grimsley announced last year that he intended to retire, according to Mayor Chris Martorana....
The Bureau of Land Management will hold a public meeting Wednesday evening at San Juan Oaks Golf Club concerning oil and gas leasing in the county.During Tuesday’s county board meeting, Supervisor Robert Rivas asked to agendize an item related...
The local sheriff's office has a new program to award deputies for their work. The office made an announcement, and reiterated it Tuesday to the county board, in light of recent efforts by agency deputies.Here's the full announcement:The San...
Citing the series of recent lawsuits filed against local businesses over disability-act compliance, the city is hosting an informational meeting.The meeting is set for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 15 at Hollister City Hall, 375 Fifth St., after...
Hollister council members received a report this week on business license fees for event vendors.Staff officials Monday requested interpretation of the fees charged to vendors at events like the downtown farmers’ market and motorcycle rally.“We’re asking the city council...
The San Benito County Board of Supervisors authorized Chairman Jaime De La Cruz from District 5 to represent the county in Washington D.C. at the 2017 National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference.According to a statement released on the...
Hollister Councilman Roy Sims moved just outside of his district and must resign from his seat.Sims, the District 4 councilman, was elected in November to one of four council members joining the mayor on the dais.“I will no longer...

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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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Highway 129 closure near Aromas starting Sunday

Caltrans is set to close a portion of Highway 129 near the San Benito/Santa Cruz County line for five days.The closure is expected to...