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February 25, 2024

Letter: New residents have a right to oppose growth

Lately I have been coming across the refrain that newer residents of San Benito County are somehow hypocritical if they voice concern or opposition to the out-of-control housing growth. This could not be further from the truth. Our newly settled neighbors have some of...

Guest view: May is Water Awareness Month

The most straightforward definition of drought is the simple mismatch between the amounts of water nature provides and the amounts of water that humans and the environment demand. This mismatch causes California to be in perpetual drought. Even when we receive a lot of rain in California,...

Hawks aspire to revitalize football program

Anzar High football head coach Greg Brazil has high hopes to break expectations this upcoming season because for better or worse—usually for worse—they have always had a reputation in the Pacific Coast Athletic League as the low man on the totem pole. Some would even...

Murillo, Pulizzi win San Benito County Spelling Bee

The 2024 Countywide Spelling Bee on Feb. 6 featured 20 students who qualified for the annual event in two age groups. The contest was hosted by the San Benito County Office of Education at the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister.  Tony Balbas, SBCOE Coordinator of...

Local Scene: Organizations awarded art grants

San Benito County organizations awarded $140K arts grants San Benito County Clerk-Recorder-Elections and Costanoan Indian Research Inc. were among 23 organizations throughout the Central Coast to have been awarded $140,000 grants to partner with an artist over a 12-month period to create an arts engagement...

Local Scene: Elks donate nearly $100K; highway construction resumes

Elks donate almost $100K The Hollister Elks Club No. 1436 recently submitted its annual charitable giving report to the National Elks headquarters, showing a grand total of $93,755 in donations for 2022, according to a press release.  “This is an impressive contribution from a club mainly...

Hollister School District invites applicants for trustee vacancy

The Hollister School District is looking to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees due to a resignation.  The district will interview and select a new trustee for Area 1 as a provisional appointment due to a trustee’s recent resignation.  The deadline to submit an...

Police arrest armed man accused of threatening to shoot mother

San Benito County Sheriff’s deputies disarmed and arrested a man with a loaded handgun, who was threatening to shoot his mother, according to authorities.  About 3pm Feb. 13, deputies responded to a report of a 25-year-old Hollister man who was armed with a revolver, Sheriff...

Rancho San Justo’s new ‘Bronco Well’ offers wellness hub

Rancho San Justo Principal Deborah Armstrong and Vice Principal Samantha Rivas saw first-hand benefits of opening a wellness center at Hollister High School, where they worked together before coming to the middle school in 2023-24. They saw a need for such a central location for...

Police arrest Modesto woman in relation to 2021 Hollister murder

Authorities this week arrested a Modesto woman in relation to the 2021 murder of Hollister resident Adolfo “Junior” Davila, Jr., San Benito County Sheriff Eric Taylor said in a press release.  Police are still seeking the public’s help finding another suspect, Alfredo “Fro” Arredondo, for...

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