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March 26, 2023

Cities pledge solutions to homeless crisis

With homelessness worsening, Californians are rightly frustrated that our state, with its abundance of wealth and resources, has not made better progress in helping people get off the streets and into housing. There is plenty of blame to go around. Major contributing factors include the...

Hospital withdraws from committee meetings

In a recent letter from the San Benito Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, local elected officials from various jurisdictions notified the public that the San Benito Healthcare District—which oversees Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital—is no longer participating in meetings with the committee as of Feb. 27.  The March...

Parasite kills native California pigeons

Hundreds of California native pigeons have died this winter due to a parasitic disease, announced state wildlife officials on Feb. 23.   California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said they’ve noticed an increase of reported sick and dead band-tailed pigeons since early February, mostly around...

Family mourns fallen nurse, mother of four

Hollister native Rosa Miramon Azevedo, a nurse and mother of four boys who was known for her caring spirit, has been identified as the motorist who died in a Jan. 14 traffic collision on Highway 156. She was 37 years old.  Azevedo’s family recently established...

Suspect arrested on suspicion of murder in Hollister

Police arrested a 57-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing a victim Saturday at a home in west Hollister, authorities said. The victim died as paramedics attempted emergency first aid as soon as they arrived at the crime scene.  About 2pm Jan. 28, Hollister Police officers...

Bulldog Boxing is back in the ring at new location

It’s been a long and challenging path, but Hollister’s Bulldog Boxing Gym recently celebrated its grand opening at a new location on McCray Street.  Owner Zeke Lopez said after the nonprofit boxing gym had to leave its previous address more than a year ago, he...

Why I opposed Eckert

Unfortunately, Hollister’s botched first round in its search for a new city manager has become a political football. I believe that it’s vital for our residents to know the facts so they can be confident that the majority are making decisions in the best...

Supervisors deny Lee Subdivision proposal on split vote

The San Benito County Board of Supervisors narrowly rejected the 141-home Lee Subdivision residential project that has been proposed in southeast Hollister.  The board voted 3-2 at the Feb. 7 meeting to deny the project. The agenda item was an appeal hearing. Lee Subdivision developer...

Hospital is ‘exploring’ potential partners

As Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital administrators are courting potential buyers or partners to pull the financially ailing hospital from the verge of bankruptcy, a local political organization is calling for more transparency in the process.  HHMH spokesperson Frankie Gallagher this week said the hospital has...

Community Board: No reason to rush on pot ordinance

Hollister City Council members considering a proposed medicinal marijuana ordinance should keep in mind that there is no rush to make a final decision. More important, local voters will offer a collective take on recreational pot in November that should ease any political tensions about where the general public stands.

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