While most Americans drift further and further from their agricultural past, the business of farming is still booming. But it is changing—and technology is a big part of that.At a May 22 public panel discussion, California Secretary of Food...
Potential fire danger prompted the Bureau of Land Management to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions on BLM-managed public lands in Fresno, Monterey and San Benito counties. Target shooting will also be temporarily limited to 30 minutes before sunrise until...
After an early exit from the Central Coast Section playoffs last season, the San Benito High softball team finds itself in a familiar position—back in the championship game. The No. 15 seed Haybalers rolled to a 5-0 win over...
The always contentious issue of growth in San Benito County has prompted Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and Supervisor Mark Medina to jointly host a community forum on growth May 1, at The Vault in Hollister at 7 pm."There are...
San Benito County Sheriff’s deputies used a combination of modern technology and good old-fashioned detective work to identify and arrest a man accused of the armed robbery of a Tres Piños store.About 2pm April 19, a man entered the...
The Free Lance was honored this month with two first-place awards in the 2017 California Journalism Awards contest of the California News Publishers Association.The Free Lance won first place in the Enterprise News category, for a series of news...
For new Morgan Hill neighborhoods, outlying ranches, or businesses where fiber-optic cable lines haven't yet reached, getting adequate high-speed internet may not only be frustrating, but it can hinder economic progress. To help bring internet services from these areas...
The annual Spring Schools Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 20, with a 4pm shotgun start at San Juan Oaks Golf Course.The tournament includes nine holes of fun and team golf in a scramble format, which is perfect...
San Benito High School senior Rolando Pablo Lorenzo was named as one of four area finalists for the “Every Student Succeeding” award program presented by the Association of California School Administrators.Lorenzo came to the United States on his own...
Schools throughout San Benito County have improved internet capabilites thanks to funds received through the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant.In the 2015-2016 school year, the state budgeted $50 million for network infrastructure improvement for schools and districts, which were selected...

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Police to conduct St. Patrick’s Day checkpoint

The checkpoint will start 5pm Sunday, March 17, and continue to 1am March 18, according to a press release from Hollister Police. The checkpoint will take place at an undisclosed location inside the city limits.