Last year was a season to forget for Gavilan College. Amid violations and a 0-10 record, stability is what the program needed. John Lango stepped in, back in charge of a team he led from 2000 to...
There was a slight twinkle in Bryan Smith’s eyes as he talked about the upcoming season last week, even with the projected loss of starting quarterback Slade Wilson for the first game of the season. That tells...
Unlike the annual celebrations in so many neighboring communities, Aromas Day has no agricultural emblem. It’s not about garlic, or artichokes or strawberries (though Aromas, just on the other side of the Pajaro Valley, could plausibly be...
Already a three-time victor in elections for the San Benito High School District Board of Trustees dating back more than a decade, 66-year-old Steve Delay was setting up for his first trustee area race for the Nov....
The California Highway Patrol is investigating reports that at least one male suspect threw rocks at passing motorists on Pacheco Pass Highway earlier this month.On Sunday evening, Aug. 12, the drivers of five...
Historians and rancher aficionados came out for Vaquero Heritage Days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-19 at St. Francis Retreat in San Juan Bautista.The annual event recalls the Rancho Era, from the...
The tomato harvest is in full swing in the Central Valley, and locally in San Benito County, and it promises to be bountiful, in more ways than one.The California Farm Bureau reported this...
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 Hollister City Council unanimously approved a new three-year contract with the city’s firefighters earlier this month.The contract with the Local 3395 union provides members with a 4 percent raise for each of...
In June, Darren Thompson won re-election to a third consecutive four-year term as Sheriff of San Benito County. Here are his written answers to some questions posed by the Free Lance, subject to some editing for space...

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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