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February 2, 2023

Supervisors make good call on site of new fire station

San Benito County supervisors are taking the right proactive approach to adding another fire station to the area, and we’re fully supportive of the chosen location. County supervisors in May selected a design for a future third fire station. In October 2015, supervisors selected a...

Chamber endorses ‘nodes’

What if I told you we could promote local businesses, create new jobs, generate more tax revenue for roads and local services, all while preserving and showcasing the agricultural heritage of our county? Well this is not too good to be true. This is...

Community Insight: Healthy, positive change in San Benito County

The new Healthy Checkout Lane at Hollister Super, Gavilan district elections, talk of road repairs and Bolado Park upgrades are all signs of progress in the county.

Community Insight: Tree law lacks green focus

It’s nice to imagine that county supervisors took an environmentally friendly approach to regulating the treatment of trees when they recently approved a strict ordinance on the matter. That is not the case, however, as the new rules are not meant to protect the environment’s health.

Community Board: Shelter won’t solve all homeless issues

It’s become clear that the homeless population in Hollister is only growing, and local officials are making a big mistake if they believe a new homeless shelter will completely solve the problem.

Hollister woman dies in Jan. 14 traffic collision

One person was killed Saturday morning after two vehicles collided in the Hollister-Gilroy area, according to the California Highway Patrol.  The CHP responded to the crash shortly after 7am Jan. 14 on eastbound State Route 156 just west of Monterey Street near San Juan Bautista.   The...

Community Board: Rally stalling reflects on leadership

With Hollister officials once again haggling with a promoter over the motorcycle rally contractual arrangement, and again putting the signature event in doubt, it’s time for city leaders to look in the mirror.

Freemasons support youth and homeless

Members of Texas Masonic Lodge #46, located in San Juan Bautista, held a fundraiser on Nov. 12 to benefit local youth and homeless programs.  Texas Lodge’s Teresa Herrick and her husband, Kevin, spearheaded the fundraiser by holding  a “Legit Phở Cooking Class” and holiday floral...

Community Board: Roads tax needed, for essential repairs

San Benito County’s roads, both highways and local streets, are in terrible shape. It’s most definitely worth an investment from taxpayers to support a half-cent sales tax, as proposed by the Council of San Benito County Governments, to fund more than $200 million in repairs.

Community Board: We’ll believe it when San Justo reopens

It’s surprisingly nice to hear that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is finally wrapping up an offensively long review process before treating a mussel infestation at San Justo Reservoir just outside Hollister.