Hollister votes by City Council districts —and county supervisor districts—which means not every ballot is going to look the same on Nov. 6. You can’t just go to any polling place.Candidates for...
The race for mayor is crowded in Hollister, with incumbent Ignacio Velazquez up against former planning commissioner and city councilmember Gordon Machado and five-time candidate Keith Snow.Ignacio VelazquezIn...
Jason Hopkins, a candidate in Trustee Area 7 for the Gavilan Community College Joint District Board of Trustees, has withdrawn from the race, citing “personal and health reasons.” Hopkins, however, will still appear on the Nov. 6 ballot...
Hollister City Council members voted to fill a council seat left vacant by District 1 Councilmember Ray Friend. In a 3-1 vote, Planning Commissioner Carol Lenoir was appointed.The Oct. 1 special meeting began...
The 2018 Farm Bill expired Sept. 30, and Congressman Jimmy Panetta said that unless his House Agriculture Committee chair softens on President Donald Trump’s new work requirements for food stamp recipients, farm programs will begin to suffer...
For nearly 30 years “the 400 block” in Hollister has sat vacant, part of a long-term plan to develop the site in the center of city, the last reminder of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Since 2016,...
The Nov. 6 election is just one month away, when Hollister voters will be selecting a majority of the City Council.Council seats in Districts 2, 3 and 4 are all open in...
If you want to take advantage of San Benito County’s low sales tax, you might want to act before the New Year.So far there’s been no organized opposition to the proposed 1 percent...
Any trip to a Hollister City Council meeting would display a usual scene. A typical vote? Three in favor and one against.For almost the entire last year of his two-year term, Mayor Ignacio...
As a former admissions officer at two different colleges, Miguel Sahagun Jr. knows what it takes for a high school graduate to make the leap into higher education. However, the San Benito High School alumnus also realizes how...

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When Clara Bisceglia Zanger inherited orchards along the Pacheco Valley in the 1940s, she encouraged her three sons—George, Joseph and Eugene—to use...

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EPA orders study of old mine site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today, Dec. 13, that it has reached a settlement with Buckhorn Inc., ordering the Ohio company...