San Benito County District 3 Supervisor Robert Rivas said this week he intends to run for California State Assembly District 30.“I am a lifelong resident of this region and I will work tirelessly to make sure the 30th Assembly...
Hollister Vice Mayor Karson Klauer is currently under investigation by a state commission for  potential conflicts of interest related to city council votes on cannabis businesses.Resident Gary Cameron filed a sworn complaint in August 2017 with the California Fair...
It feels like only yesterday that San Benito County voters filled out ballots on Election Day, but later this year residents will do it again as the 2018 political season kicks off with the June 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election.The...
The new year is here and with it comes a fresh set of responsibilities and challenges in San Benito County. Roads still need to be repaired, cannabis policies remain under discussion and much debate remains on economic development policies.Here...
Hollister Interim City Clerk Christine Black recently earned the Master Municipal Clerk designation awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Inc.“It has been a lot of classes and training, Athenian dialogues and regional meetings,” said Black on Tuesday,...
Hollister Councilwoman Mickie Solorio Luna received an honorary doctorate in Mexico City last month for her work and dedication to society, youth and the Mexican community.Luna was honored at the Mexico City headquarters of the Municipal Palace on December...
Hollister, San Juan Bautista and San Benito County faced numerous challenges this year that ranged from rampant growth in the cannabis industry to tainted water to wrecked roads.In the second part of this multi-part series, your elected officials shared...
The end of the year, especially one as chaotic as 2017, is often a time for reflection.The Free Lance asked all members of the Hollister City Council, San Juan Bautista City Council and San Benito County Board of Supervisors...
Hollister’s new year-round homeless shelter will get an influx of money from the city.Last week, the Hollister City Council approved $129,000 towards the Homeless Opportunities Meals and Empowerment (HOME) Resource Center. Located on 1161 San Felipe Road, the...
Leaders in San Juan approved the hiring of a new assistant city manager at Tuesday’s city council meeting.Michaele LaForge comes from the private sector, where she worked in the high tech and food production industries. LaForge will also...

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Color blast in Hollister

The streets of Hollister were alive with blooms of color Saturday, July 28, when more than 400 participants gathered for the first Hollister Wild...

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New multi-use facility opens

San Benito High School’s new physical education and athletic multi-use field was officially dedicated with a Sept. 10 ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to...

Medieval Faire returns