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February 25, 2024

County superintendent hosts inaugural Literacy Summit

Krystal Lomanto, County Superintendent of Schools hosted the county’s first Literacy Summit on Jan. 25 at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister.  SBCOE Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Equity & Access, Mai Cruz, coordinated the event, which featured nationally renowned speaker and educator,...

Snow survey shows modest increase, warmer year

With the web-footed walk that happens in snowshoes, Sean de Guzman, manager of the state snow surveys and water supply forecasting unit in the Sierra Nevada, performed the season’s second snow survey Jan. 31. It happened hours ahead of an atmospheric river and cold front...

Letter: Hard work pays off on county roads

For decades, San Benito County deferred necessary road improvements, leading to the terrible condition of most unincorporated roads today and universal frustration by local drivers.  When I ran for District 2 supervisor in 2020, I pledged to prioritize fixing the roads, and I most certainly...

Local Scene: Technology Innovation Day showcases young tech talent Feb. 4

Learn about tech education and talent The inaugural Technology Innovation Day will showcase local technological talent among the youth of San Benito County and spotlight local companies and their cutting-edge tech that is shaping the future.  Technology Innovation Day will take place 11am-3pm Feb. 4 at...

Gavilan College celebrates ‘topping out’ of new Hollister campus project

About 100 people attended a ceremony Jan. 24 to commemorate the “topping out” of construction of Gavilan College’s new San Benito County campus, located on Fairview Road in Hollister. The ceremony included a traditional signing of a steel beam, the last one to be placed...

Region prepares for more wet weather

Residents and property owners began preparing early this week for an incoming round of storms that forecasters say could drench some areas from Morgan Hill to south San Benito County with more than two inches of rain by Sunday.  As this story goes to press...

Two injured in crash on Highway 129

Two men were hospitalized with major injuries following a crash Monday morning on State Highway 129 in Santa Cruz County, according to the California Highway Patrol. The two-car crash occurred about 6:30am Jan. 29 near Rogge Lane, east of Watsonville. Details of what led to the...

Casillas appointed new Hazel Hawkins CEO

At a tense board meeting Jan. 25, the San Benito Health Care District board voted to appoint Mary Casillas to the permanent CEO position of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, with a contract that increases her salary by more than 45 percent. Area residents, hospital nurses—and...

Gilroy Police arrest Hollister man in relation to shooting

Police arrested a Hollister man on suspicion of shooting a firearm toward several people in Gilroy, authorities said.  The incident happened about 10pm Jan. 20 in the area of the 900 block of Kern Avenue, Gilroy Police said in a recent social media post. Officers...

PG&E offers $550,000 in scholarships for area students

PG&E is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to help students in South Valley and beyond offset their costs for higher education.  One pool of funds totaling $350,000, provided by the PG&E Foundation, is part of the utility company’s annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program...

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