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July 12, 2024

More rain leads to more rescues in San Benito County

The latest round of storms to hit South Valley has brought a seemingly endless onslaught of downed trees, mudslides, power outages, local flooding and road closures that left many residents and commuters stranded.  In San Benito County, authorities rescued at least 14 people on March...

Cluster of earthquakes shake Tres Pinos

At least eight earthquakes have been reported in the Tres Pinos area since late in the morning March 14, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  Four of the quakes measured 3.4 magnitude—the strongest of the Tuesday temblors as of 12:20pm Tuesday. The earthquakes started at...

Hospital says financial outlook improves

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital officials said this week that HHMH will enter the second quarter of 2023 in a “better than expected cash position,” due to cost savings measures and optimistic negotiations with MediCal, Medicare and Anthem.  The hospital also revealed that it has received...

Three people rescued from Hollister structure fire

Three people were rescued from a burning home on Nash Road in Hollister the night of March 8, according to authorities. The structure fire displaced at least nine people, and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.  The Hollister Fire Department responded to the...

Local Scene: Women’s History Movie Night

Blair named to Dean’s List DeAngelo E. Blair, of Hollister, was named to first honors on the Clark University Dean's List. This selection marks “outstanding academic achievement” during the Fall 2022 semester, says a press release from the university. Students must have a GPA of 3.8...

Much more rain ahead, again, in weather forecasts

The rain-weary Central Coast and Bay Area are being asked, again, to prepare for another round of soaking storms this week, as another atmospheric river system is expected to drench the region.  According to the National Weather Service, the atmospheric river is forecast to make...

Hospital withdraws from committee meetings

In a recent letter from the San Benito Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, local elected officials from various jurisdictions notified the public that the San Benito Healthcare District—which oversees Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital—is no longer participating in meetings with the committee as of Feb. 27.  The March...

County asks residents for storm damage documentation for FEMA appeal

San Benito County is appealing federal authorities’ decision to deny emergency aid to local individuals who suffered storm damage from recent winter weather, and is asking affected residents and property owners to help by gathering and sending documentation of their losses.  On Feb. 24, county...

Local Scene: New chair, vice chair appointed for COG board

Hartenstein named to Dean’s List Emerson College student Lily Hartenstein, of Aromas, earned Dean's List honors for the Fall 2022 Semester. The requirement to make the Dean's List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher for that semester. Hartenstein is majoring in Journalism and...

Bulldog Boxing is back in the ring at new location

It’s been a long and challenging path, but Hollister’s Bulldog Boxing Gym recently celebrated its grand opening at a new location on McCray Street.  Owner Zeke Lopez said after the nonprofit boxing gym had to leave its previous address more than a year ago, he...

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