The High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors voted to approve the preferred route for the state’s controversial bullet train at a Sept. 17 meeting. High-speed rail, if funded, will pass through downtown Morgan Hill...
Volunteer artists of all ages joined forces Sept. 21 in San Juan Bautista for Project Art SJB, creating a giant and colorful street art mandala on Polk Street at the annual Autumn Equinox Art & Ag fair....
Gilroy has not been forgotten. That's been evident by the continued support from the various Bay Area professional sports teams. Three weeks after the San Jose Sharks made an appearance in Gilroy to raise funds for the...
Opponents vowed to fight the county supervisors’ unanimous approval Sept. 24 of zoning changes at four Highway 101 interchanges. The four commercial “nodes,” as they are called by planners, are located at the Betabel...
Police arrested a Hollister juvenile last week for possession of a firearm and drugs, according to authorities.
With only eight players on the roster, the San Benito High boys water polo team knows it has to play smarter and be more disciplined than their opponents. After all, an ejection means Haybalers coach Brendan Sigourney...
The San Benito Foods tomato processing warehouse on Hawkins Street suffered a “catastrophic collapse” of the roof Wednesday, but no injuries or ongoing danger to employees were reported, according to authorities. Hollister Fire Marshal...
The Hollister City Council’s approval of two cannabis facilities Sept. 16 added to a growing list of such businesses in the north end of the city. According to a map of cannabis businesses by...
Hollister may have its very own ice skating rink in the middle of town for the holiday season. The city council heard plans at the Sept. 16 meeting for a temporary ice rink that...
The Farmworker Housing Act of 2019, introduced by Assemblymember Robert Rivas of Hollister, passed the California Assembly and State Senate. For Rivas, who represents the 30th district in the Assembly, the passage of the...

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Time to plan is now

All it took was 15 seconds on Oct. 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. to forever alter the course of California’s future.

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The ground shook and buildings fell

Nearly 30 years ago, on Oct. 17, 1989, the Masonic Temple clock tower in Hollister was frozen at 5:04 pm, the exact...