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February 21, 2024

County, Salinas Valley Health present letter of intent to take over Hazel Hawkins

San Benito County and Salinas Valley Health officials last week jointly submitted a letter of intent to take over operations of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital and its associated services through a joint powers authority that would raise extra long-term capital for the hospital, in...

Higher temps and more precipitation in long-term forecast

The San Francisco Bay Area is likely to be warmer and wetter than normal for the next three months, forecasters said Nov. 18. A winter season outlook update shows a higher probability of above-normal temperature and precipitation for December, January and February, the National Weather...

Local Scene: Pumpkin giveaway, Harvest Festival, Bell’s Station at Coe Park

Newsom appoints Butler to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein California Gov. Gavin Newsom will appoint a woman to fill the seat of the late U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who died Sept. 29. Laphonza Butler will replace Feinstein, the Governor’s Office confirmed Oct. 1.  Butler is currently president of...

A holiday tradition: San Benito Oriana Chorale returns to Mission San Juan Bautista

For many, the San Benito Oriana Chorale’s holiday concerts are the kick-off to the Christmas season. “It sets the tone for a beautiful Christmas season,” said Director Rachel Romina. “This traditionally is the launching pad of Christmas. It’s going to be phenomenal.”  But for the past...

Letter: Board finds the golden egg

Some think that a goose that lays a golden egg actually exists. Others realize that that fairy tale delights children. However adults are supposed to know better—but do we?   Some seem to think that our precious space in San Benito County should make a profit...

DeRose Winery is steeped in South Valley history

In my last column I highlighted Rosy and Rich Bergen’s Little Uvas Vineyard (LUV) and their facility called “The Garage” at 255 Fitzgerald Ave. in San Martin. Their long range plan is to have other businesses, like other wineries and eateries, help fill the...

Congress members introduce disaster relief proposal for farmworkers

California lawmakers announced Aug. 1 the introduction of a bill that would create a permanent structure to provide relief for farmers impacted by natural disasters.  The Agricultural Emergency Relief Act aims to streamline the process for seeking and receiving relief.   While Congress has previously provided aid...

Maze receives ‘Gold Award’ for approach to behavioral issues

Maze Middle School has received esteemed recognition for its Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) framework.  The California Coalition for PBIS honored Maze with its Gold Recognition Award for the school’s commitment to the model, which is a multi-tiered system of support for students that...

District partners with Legacy Church to brighten holidays

Students from each Hollister School District site will have a brighter holiday season due to a collaboration with Legacy Church.  The Hollister School District partnered with Legacy after church representatives approached Social Emotional Coordinator Eliana Delgadillo asking how they could help provide donated gifts to...

Letter: Council is stuck ‘back in time’

Allow me to rearrange your headlines (from the Oct. 20 Free Lance). “Back in time,” needs to move to the right and next to the Sword Swallower. Back in time appropriately describes the actions of the city council. The photo of the parade of...

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