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May 23, 2024

Police deescalate mental health incident in Hollister

Police in Hollister safely detained a man who claimed he was armed with a gun and threatened to harm himself and others in a local neighborhood, authorities said.  On May 7, police responded to a call from an adult male who advised he was in...

Vineyard brings romantic vibe to South Valley

I love our local wineries but have to admit I haven’t been to them all. In an attempt to spice things up and seek something new, I wanted to take a trip to Leal Vineyards near Hollister.  I decided I wanted to slow it down,...

Local Scene: Tourism spending is up

Statewide tourism spending hits all-time high Gov. Gavin Newsom announced May 5 that travel spending in California hit an all-time high of $150.4 billion in 2023, outdoing the previous record of $144.9 billion spent in 2019. The state has retained its title as the world’s fifth...

Burning Man comes to Tres Pinos

The 12th annual unSCruz event, a four-day bounty of free style art projects, oddball vehicles, tricycles, motorized gizmos, outlandish costumes, food and drink extravaganzas, music, dance and more unfolded May 2-5 at the San Benito County Fairgrounds.  The campout event, which sold out in an...

CDFW names 2023 Wildlife Officer of the Year

Santa Clara County Wildlife Officer Laura Decker was named 2023 Wildlife Officer of the Year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week. Decker, who is currently based in the CDFW Gilroy office, began her career with CDFW in 2018. In her short...

Local Scene: Call for artists

Call for artists The San Benito County Arts Council is accepting submissions for “California Dreamin’,” an exhibition of visual artworks focused on summer nostalgia, created by local and regional artists. This exhibition will be displayed at The Art Depot at 35 Fifth St. in downtown Hollister...

Santa Clara Family Health Plan donates $100K to Gavilan College 

Santa Clara Family Health Plan, a community-based health plan in Santa Clara County that creates opportunities for better health and wellness for everyone, has committed $100,000 to Gavilan College to support students pursuing careers in healthcare, says a press release from Gavilan.  The donation is...

County office celebrates School Employees of the Year

The San Benito County Office of Education held its annual Certificated and Classified Employee of the Year Celebration on April 17.  Each year, schools in San Benito County are invited to select one Certificated and one Classified employee who has had a significant impact on...

CHP: Big rig crash shuts down Hecker Pass Highway

A big rig carrying 40,000 pounds of printer paper toppled into a ravine on Highway 152 (Hecker Pass) just after 9am May 6.  The California Highway Patrol said the male driver, who suffered minor injuries, was traveling from Los Angeles to Watsonville for the PTS,...

HHS returns to U.S. News ‘best high schools’ list

Hollister High School
For the sixth year in a row, Hollister High School has been ranked as a “Best High School” by U.S. News & World Report, which identifies the country’s top-performing public high school and measures how well schools serve students from various social and economic...

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