Congressman Sam Farr is retiring after 23 years of representing San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties in Washington D.C. Some of his accomplishments include helping to establish Pinnacles National Park, obtaining federal funds for the local airport and advocating for affordable housing.
Supervisor Robert Rivas led a group of public officials and residents Tuesday in denouncing the massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub.
Some Mission City residents are on a mission: To gain control of a central downtown plot owned by the state and often off limits for the public.
State Sen. Anthony Cannella this week joined Assemblyman Luis Alejo and the county board in requesting a parole denial for murderer and rapist Gustavo Marlow.
People on social media, the Free Lance website and outside a busy Hollister store resoundingly called a man’s posting of a Confederate flag on his private property off Southside Road in rural Hollister an act of free speech, while some labeled it racist and others said they were unaffected.
The red, white and blue of the Confederate flag located on private property off Southside Road in rural Hollister will be coming down this evening, said its owner, Michael Zgragen.
The customer at Suncoast Organic Farm Bakery off Southside Road in Hollister flagged down Baker Lisa Jensen and told her she had ruined his breakfast.
Attending the pope’s canonization Mass was like going to the “Catholic Super Bowl” for local resident Donna Guerra Howe.
Paicines area residents like Sonya Taylor are upset over Caltrans’ $1.5 million curve realignment on Airline Highway near Pinnacles National Park, arguing it decreases safety levels and costs too much money.
Local Assemblyman Luis Alejo’s busy legislative session culminated with the governor signing 16 of his bills, including a nationally spotlighted ban against the use of “Redskins” as a mascot in California public schools.

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