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February 27, 2024

County rescues 23 people from Lovers Lane

Emergency public safety responders rescued nearly two dozen people and 16 animals from their homes in northern San Benito County as pouring rains and rising floodwaters engulfed homes, streets and properties Jan. 9, according to authorities.  A total of 23 people were rescued from Lovers...

Hazel Hawkins to close home healthcare department

In an effort to cut costs as Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital (HHMH) faces a potential bankruptcy, the San Benito Health Care District Board of Directors voted Jan. 6 to close the hospital system’s home healthcare department.  The board’s vote was in line with a recommendation...

Santa Clara County issues evacuation warning near 101, Bolsa Road

Several areas southeast of Gilroy are under an evacuation warning in Santa Clara County in the areas of Highway 101 and Bolsa Road, the County Office of Emergency Management announced on Monday at 4pm. The areas include: -South of Highway 152, East of Highway 101 -South of...

Authorities rescue people, animals from Lovers Lane floodwaters

San Benito County public safety personnel are currently rescuing several people and animals from rising floodwaters on Lovers Lane, according to county staff.  The rescue efforts started early in the afternoon Jan. 9. A total of 10 people and four animals have been rescued so...

Evacuation notice issued in northern San Benito County

San Benito County officials at 12:26pm Jan. 9 issued an evacuation notice for properties in northern portions of the county. Residents who live on Lovers Lane between Highway 152 and Shore Road are being asked to “evacuate immediately” due to flooding in the area, says...

Despite storms, drought presses on

Although recent rains have saturated Hollister and the surrounding areas—with more precipitation on the way—experts advised this week that California is nowhere close to being out of its ongoing drought.  A lingering storm over New Year’s weekend, from Dec. 30-Jan. 1, dumped a steady downpour...

First storm of 2023 expected late Tuesday

Sunday's dry spell helped the greater Bay Area briefly recover from a powerful storm on New Year's weekend, but a Pineapple Express on the way will soak the region mid-week, forecasters said Monday. Mop-up efforts to bail out flooded basements and clear mudslides from roadways...

Arts Council seeks artists for utility box mural project

The San Benito County Arts Council is seeking local artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications to create and install a mural on one of five utility boxes along Highway 25 in Hollister.  This project is part of a State Highway Beautification Project, sponsored...

Year in review: A look back at 2022 in San Benito County

For more than two years, people have clamored for the return to “normal” after the uncertainties of a pandemic. In 2022, we got a taste of normalcy, but it was far from being predictable. Covid-19, which dominated the headlines in 2020 and 2021, seemingly took a...

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...

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