Governor Jerry Brown is no relation to the late Assemblyman Ralph Brown, for whom the Ralph M. Brown Act—which since 1953 as guaranteed the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies in California—was named.The...
Open enrollment for health care coverage through Covered California starts on Nov. 1. On Capitol Hill there is constant talk of repealing the Affordable Care Act, which could result in millions of people losing their coverage. While in California...
California must lead the way in helping our country join the rest of the modern industrialized world in adopting universal health care for all citizens by passing SB 562.Universal health care results in coverage for everyone—regardless of age, income,...
Last week, the Hollister Free Lance broke the story of how the Hollister City Council agreed to a deal to develop the 400 block of San Benito Street using an outdated appraisal of $390,000 when a second appraisal, that...

Me Too

The recent blockbuster allegations of sexual misconduct by mega Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has spawned a new social media movement as people use the hashtag “MeToo” to highlight their own experiences with sexual harassment and exploitation.My own Facebook feed...
A company is like a family, and when disaster strikes one part of an organization—and communities we serve—it’s felt throughout. Our newspaper group publishes seven Bay Area weeklies, including the North Bay Bohemian, based in Santa Rosa. When devastating, uncontrolled...
The fires in Northern California have left mass devastation in its wake. At least 41 people have died and nearly 6,000 houses have been destroyed.The fires will test an already stretched housing supply in the state. According to national...
Guest Editorial by Stett HolbrookIf there’s any silver lining to the North Bay fires, it’s the overwhelming outpouring of compassion and volunteerism in support of victims and first responders. In our darkest days, the very best in us came...
The sun is shining and the outdoors are calling. How are folks in San Benito County spending their weekends and long days during this stretch of gorgeous weather?Bill Mifsud: Tasting wine along Cienega road. We have beautiful wineries in...
It has been interesting to follow recent political discussions surrounding President Trump’s use of Twitter. Over the last week, the President has used the social media platform to call out the Mayor of Puerto Rico over her criticism of...

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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