San Benito County policymakers last week approved the hiring of a lobbyist to work on the county’s behalf at the state capitol to the tune of $120,000 over the next fiscal year. But some have balked at the $10,000...
As the Hollister skyline changes with the construction of new housing, city leaders are looking at an annual cap on new single-family homes as part of a residential growth management plan.At a special city council meeting Monday, local policymakers...
With roads in disrepair and traffic building in San Benito County, the agency in charge of transportation planning is seeking public comments on a new draft plan and considering a possible ballot measure to help fund nearly $2 billion...
As California gets ready to issue business licenses for cannabis in the coming months, San Juan Bautista takes its first step towards allowing the new industry within city limits.The San Juan Bautista City Council and Planning Commission held a...
Local leaders got an update on a new traffic channel that will make it easier and safer for pedestrians and motorists to drive through a busy stretch of road at the sprawling San Benito High School campus in Hollister....
Mitchell Dabo revealed this week he would not seek election to a third one-year term as president of the San Benito County Board of Education.Dabo’s revelation, in an interview with the Free Lance on Wednesday, occurred one day after...
The San Benito County Elections Department is conducting an Alternate Residency Confirmation Process (ARCOP) postcard mailing, per Elections Code Section 2224 in order to reduce election cost and maintain the most current active voter file for the upcoming June...
With the new year fast approaching, Hollister will be a different place when it comes to the holy green.The Hollister City Council and other jurisdictions across California have taken steps to prepare for recreational cannabis, a new industry that...
Three people, their identities under wraps by city officials, were interviewed for the City of San Juan Bautista’s top administrative job last week during a closed session city council meeting.The city has been searching for a permanent city manager...
The City of Hollister is accepting bids for legal services to represent the Hollister City Council.“The council requested we do this a few months ago, we went and had it prepared,” City Manager Bill Avera said.The request for proposal...

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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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Former Hollister cop charged in Gilroy incident

Former Hollister Police Officer Chad Browning has been charged with four crimes in relation to an alleged Sept. 9 crime spree that...

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