Five candidates are running for California Assembly District 30, and two have emerged as serious contenders to represent the region’s half million residents. The district includes south Santa Clara County and San Benito County and is currently represented by...
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has intervened with a decision that will shape  Hollister’s future—in an opinion that took him nine months to write: “The City (of Hollister)’s resolution (to sell ‘the 400 block’ on San Benito Street for...
Measure C’s primary goal seems to be to trick voters in San Benito County into voting to overturn the county ban on commercial marijuana cultivation next to rural Homes and neighborhoods—without telling you that is what you would be...
Concerned that his fellow students needed to know more about World War II and the bravery and sacrifices of ‘The Greatest Generation,’ Mount Madonna senior Cyrus Kamkar recently organized a veterans panel held at his private school. He expanded...
Two months after the death of Steven Juarez while in the custody of Gilroy police, the investigation of the exact cause of his death continues. While the police and the district attorney’s office are investigating whether police were responsible,...
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in late March that he didn’t expect President Trump’s tariff announcements to have “a big impact on the economy.” He even went so far as to say that “what we’re doing is long-term...
San Benito County District Attorney Candice Hooper told us this week that her forensic accountant has finished his examination of bank records of the Matulich Charitable Trust, and that she has forwarded the case back to Hollister Police “for...
One prevailing stereotype of Californians—shared by state residents as well as red-state politicians and the Trump Administration—is that we pay higher taxes than anyone else in the country.A national consumer website, WalletHub, this month has released its 2018 Taxpayer...
The printing press remains the symbol—despite the arrival of online news—of the Fourth Estate, of “Freedom of the Press.” That’s why for centuries one of the first acts of authoritarian rulers was to smash the printing presses of the...
Sadly, events in distant cities mean that our students and teachers have had to add another set of tools for school safety that we all hope they never have to use.Preparations for a broad list of calamities—earthquake, fire, bomb...

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The costumes alone are a challenge—think of all those Edwardian hats for the Ascot horse race, and evening gowns for Eliza Doolittle’s debut—and then...

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Suspect in murder case arrested in Mexico

Hollister police on Friday, July 13 announced the arrest in Mexico of a suspect in the 2014 murder of Hollister teen Ariana Zendejas.Police Chief...