A trio of fresh faces will join the Hollister School District’s Board of Education at a time where the governing body is in the process of selecting a new superintendent. Challengers Carla Torres-Deluna, Stephen Kain and Jan Grist...
The future is bright for Gavilan College with the passing of a $248 million bond measure Nov. 6 as well as the election of three new members to its governing body. A combined 57 percent of voters in...
Congressman Jimmy Panetta, 20th District Democrat and co-chair of the Congressional Agriculture Research Caucus, has introduced the Specialty Crop Mechanization Prize Challenge Act. The bipartisan legislation incentivizes innovative agriculture technology development and deployment. The...
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 Velazquez In...
Jason Hopkins, a candidate in Trustee Area 7 for the Gavilan Community College Joint District Board of Trustees, has withdrawn from the race, citing “personal and health reasons.”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...

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Teaching out of the box

Chris Evans has teaching in his blood. His father was a teacher, his brother was a teacher, so...

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SJB picks alternate school solar project

The Aromas-San Juan Unified School District’s Board of Trustees has approved an alternative plan for the positioning of solar panels in the...

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