Congressman Jimmy Panetta fielded questions Monday from students at Hollister’s Seventh-Day Adventist Christian School on topics that included education, the death penalty, the legislative process and local agriculture.“I believe that your teachers are fundamental to your education,” Panetta told...
The City of Hollister and San Benito County recently passed resolutions in support of the immigration program referred to as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).“The immigration issue throughout the United States and locally in Hollister and San...
Public health officials warn of an increase in hepatitis A cases throughout California. While San Benito County has no confirmed cases of the disease, county public health officials want residents to know how to prevent infection.Hepatitis A can...
State Senator Anthony Cannella is set to term out next year, potentially leaving the San Benito representative’s seat open to a familiar face: Monterey County Supervisor and former State Assemblyman Luis Alejo.Alejo announced this week that he intends to...
The West Nile virus has been detected in San Benito County.“In San Benito County we just received confirmation that one sentinel chicken tested positive for the West Nile virus,” San Benito County Agricultural Commissioner Karen Overstreet said in a...
Homelessness, the armed forces and drug policy were some of the items discussed at a town hall meeting Tuesday with Jimmy Panetta, the Democratic representative for the 20th congressional district.Panetta was introduced to the packed room at the county...
Senator Bill Monning and co-authors of Senate Bill 623, the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water legislation, announced Wednesday a bipartisan agreement between the agricultural community and environmental justice organizations that makes short and long term drinking water solutions available...
Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced Monday that the San Benito Health Foundation received a federal grant of $1.8 million.The foundation received $1,806,177 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, according to a press release dated August 7. Santa...
The Federal Bureau of Land Management is limiting target shooting on public lands in San Benito County starting Saturday.In a press release dated July 21, the BLM states that the limit would begin July 22 from 30 minutes before...
County supervisors Tuesday discussed hiring a lobbyist to represent the board in Sacramento.At an early May meeting, Supervisor Robert Rivas floated the idea of hiring a lobbyist to represent San Benito County at the state level to advocate for...

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A big helping Hart

Jim Hart didn’t grow up in Hollister, but he certainly considers it home. A longstanding volunteer in the community, Hart owes just as much...

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Luis Alejo won’t seek state senate seat

Current Monterey County Supervisor and former Watsonville Mayor Luis Alejo announced Monday his decision not to run for State Senate. Instead, Alejo has decided...