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February 27, 2024

Drought update: Long-term supplies uncertain

The rainy winter has been good for reservoir levels and surface water supplies, but a number of important factors remain unknown before authorities are willing to declare an end to the statewide drought.  These factors include San Benito County’s pending allocation of imported water from...

Bay Area Panthers make South Valley their practice home

The Indoor Football League’s Bay Area Panthers team has chosen a South Valley sports venue as their practice location for the 2023 season, according to the team.   The Panthers’ move to the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center includes about 25 players, eight coaches and the...

Families, businesses recover as flood losses mount

The weather forecast is finally calling for a noteworthy dry spell in Hollister, but dozens of local people and businesses are still recovering from flood damage and other property losses resulting from the last several weeks of drenching storms in South Valley.  In recent days,...

Hollister inmate charged with 1994 San Jose cold case

Authorities recently charged a Hollister man with kidnapping in relation to a 1994 cold case robbery and sexual assault that occurred at a San Jose mall, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.  The suspect, Thomas John Loguidice, 65, is currently serving a...

Local students read 8.1M words

The San Benito County Office of Education announced the results of its “There’s Snow Better Time to Read” reading challenge this week, praising students who collectively read 8,120,876 words from Oct. 1-Nov. 30, says a press release from the office. The students doubled the...

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...

Another atmospheric river expected to cause more flooding along low-lying riversheds

Another atmospheric river is expected to wash over the Bay Area this weekend, bringing significant risks of flooding in coastal areas and in some riversheds. Forecasters with the National Weather Service's Bay Area office expect showers throughout Friday before steadier rain arrives on Saturday. Most...

Hazel Hawkins gains $3M loan from state

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital recently received a $3 million loan from the state, according to hospital officials.  The loan comes from the California Health Facilities Financing Authority. The loan will allow the Hollister hospital to extend the timeline it needs to find a strategic partner...

Criminal justice, healthcare and more among new laws for 2023

With a flurry of new laws ready to take effect, this publication took a look at a handful of the more notable ones, which take on several aspects of criminal justice, health services and firearms.  WALKING A FINE LINE Before Assembly Bill 2147 was signed into...

Local Scene: Community Foundation opens disaster relief fund

Rotary Mission Ten is Jan. 28 The San Juan Bautista Rotary Mission Ten half marathon, 10-mile and 5K run will take place Jan. 28, starting at 406 Second Street Mission Plaza. The deadline to register for all events is 5pm Jan. 27. Registration costs range...

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