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April 14, 2024

Clerks accused of selling alcohol to minors in Hollister

Hollister Police and California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agents recently cited two clerks in Hollister for selling alcohol to minors, according to authorities.  The enforcement was the result of an April 3 sting in which minors were enlisted by officers to serve as decoys...

Letter: A mystery theater at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

Re: Hospital board appeals Chapter 9 bankruptcy, Free Lance 4/5/24 We have a mystery theater. The title is, "Who Killed the Hospital?” The time is now. The place is right here in Hollister.  Scenes: The hospital board meeting on the second floor of the Services Building....

New slow growth initiative gathers signatures

A new initiative to put land use decisions in the hands of San Benito County residents is currently circulating, the latest political effort by slow-growth advocates in the area. The Empower Voters to Make Land Use Decisions Initiative would amend the county’s General Plan to...

Hospital board to appeal bankruptcy decision

The San Benito Health Care District announced that it is planning to appeal the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s ruling that denied the district’s Chapter 9 filing for Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.  Northern District Judge Stephen L. Johnson in a March 21 ruling sided with the California...

Letter: Congratulations to local schools

We are pleased to extend a well-deserved congratulations to R.O. Hardin Elementary School, Rancho San Justo Middle School, Sunnyslope Elementary School and Calaveras School for the recent performance accomplishments of their students, teachers and administrators.  These schools all recently succeeded in exiting the state Additional...

Letter: Overcome greed

Re: “Medi-Cal not the solution to expand healthcare,” Free Lance, March 29. What have we learned from the pandemic, or are we in another pandemic? The symptoms seem to be having a hunger when we are not hungry. These symptoms are not like body obesity...

Local swimmers compete in Hollister meet

Pacific Swimming’s Age Group Championship Swim Meet, formerly known as Spring Junior Olympics, made a triumphant return to Hollister High’s Baler Aquatics Center from March 15-17. Nearly 700 elite swimmers aged 14 and under gathered to compete for personal bests, new records, and the...

Tacos & Taxes brings free filing assistance to Hollister

IRS-certified volunteers will be offering free income tax filing assistance—and tacos—for eligible local residents April 5 in Hollister. The event, known as “Tacos & Taxes,” will take place 1-5pm at the Jovenes de Antaño senior center, 300 West Street. Free tax services will be available,...

Balers win Avis Kelley track meet

As the rain departed and the clouds passed by, it was the Hollister track and field team that shined most brightly at the 51st Avis Kelley Invitational in Gilroy.  The big early-season meet on March 23 involved athletes from 39 schools all over the Central...

Hollister concert series starts June 15

Set amidst the stunning foothills and vibrant vineyards of Guerra Cellars Winery, the Hollister Concert Series this week revealed its 2024 Summer Concert Series schedule.  The lineup promises to bring an unforgettable summer of music, community and celebration under the stars, says a press release...

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