The expected showdown between Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and the City Council over a San Benito Street development this week was delayed until June 3 because city staff didn’t release a report to the public ahead of...
The Federal Rail Administration has pulled funding for California’s High-Speed Rail Project. In a letter sent to High-Speed Rail Authority President, Brian Kelly, the FRA said it will be terminating the 2010 cooperative agreement between the two...
Growing up in farmworker housing in Paicines, California informed how newly elected state Assemblymember Robert Rivas ran his campaign for his District 30 seat, and now it’s informing one of his first proposed pieces of legislation.
Mayor Ignacio Velazquez sent a letter “as a private citizen” to the Hollister Planning Commission raising new, personal objections to plans to develop the 400 block of San Benito Street. The mayor—forced to recuse...
Council member Marty Richman for District 4 this week was selected to be Hollister mayor pro tempore for 2019. The decision was made by the newly sworn-in council in its first meeting of the...
Seven newly elected county government officials took their oaths of office in the Board of Supervisors chambers Jan. 7. Two new supervisors, Peter Hernandez in District 3 and Jim Gillio in District 4,assumed their...
Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s first week of his second term was a busy one, as the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives faced new responsibilities and a government shutdown. Panetta and his Congressional...
Newly elected City Councilmember Cesar Flores has been appointed the new mayor of San Juan Bautista. The three new council members—Flores, Leslie Jordan and Mary Vazquez Edge—all voted for Flores’ appointment on Dec.18....
The San Benito County Board of Supervisors voted this week to allow commercial cannabis production—but not any medical dispensaries or retails sales— in unincorporated parts of the county. The county resolution will require that...
The undeveloped “400 block” in Hollister on San Benito Street is entering another phase as it inches toward its first development in nearly 30 years. Despite the sale of the property last year...

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A 23-year-old Fresno man died when his vehicle drove off the road on Highway 152 east of Gilroy the night of Nov. 15, according to authorities.

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