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...
Would you like to be a City Council member, but avoid the time and expense of an election?The Hollister City Council has rejected an option of scheduling a special council election next spring,...
The Hollister City Council election season may only be a couple weeks old, but in at least one district, the gloves are off and one candidate said he is the victim of some low blows.
The final ballots have been set for the Nov. 6 election, and the 2018 local political season begins in earnest.In Hollister, both the mayor and city council seats are up for grabs.
The City of Hollister will be charging higher fees for a wide range of services following an Aug. 20 unanimous vote by the City Council.The fees applied to four departments; the city Recreation...

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Growing up in farmworker housing in Paicines, California informed how newly elected state Assemblymember Robert Rivas ran his campaign for his District...