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Suspect arrested on suspicion of murder in Hollister

Police arrested a 57-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing a victim Saturday at a home in west Hollister, authorities said. The victim died as paramedics attempted emergency first aid as soon as they arrived at the crime scene.  About 2pm Jan. 28, Hollister Police officers...

Mobile Covid-19 testing sites close Feb. 5

San Benito County Public Health officials announced that as of Feb. 5, all OptumServe mobile Covid-19 testing sites that serve local residents will close. The California Department of Public Health, which has funded the testing sites, is closing the facilities due to declining Covid-19...

USDA announces agriculture grant program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week announced the availability of $72.9 million through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to fund “innovative projects designed to support the expanding specialty crop sector and explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products,” according...

Local Scene: Academic honors; hire licensed contractors

Baer named to Dean’s List Alexandria Baer, of Hollister, earned Dean's List distinction for the Fall 2022 semester, one of more than 330 undergraduate students to be recognized. The Dean's List comprises undergraduate students who meet requirements in the Colleges of Arts and Science and Professional...

Family mourns fallen nurse, mother of four

Hollister native Rosa Miramon Azevedo, a nurse and mother of four boys who was known for her caring spirit, has been identified as the motorist who died in a Jan. 14 traffic collision on Highway 156. She was 37 years old.  Azevedo’s family recently established...

Hollister students take regional band honors

Members of the Rancho Maze Band and Hollister Youth Music Network recently performed with the California Music Educators Association’s Central Coast Section Honor Band, according to a press release.  Musicians Thomas Feci (trumpet), Benny Gomez Jr. (tenor saxophone), Shyloh Gonzalez (bass clarinet), Jaxon Lopez (trombone),...

Hollister nurses will rally to uphold safe staffing standards

Registered nurses employed by Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital will join thousands of members of California Nurses Association in hosting a local action for safe hospital staffing on Jan. 26.  The nurses are calling for all services to remain open at HHMH, and demand that their...

San Benito County residents can dispose of storm debris for free Jan. 29

Residents of San Benito County who need to dispose of storm debris can do so at a free event Jan. 29 at John Smith Road Landfill.  The free disposal day is sponsored by the county’s Integrated Waste Management Regional Agency. It will take place from...

Small businesses affected by storms eligible for tax relief

Some California small business owners affected by the winter storms that have battered the West Coast over the last three weeks will be eligible for emergency tax relief, state officials said Jan. 18. Owners of small businesses that have dealt with storm-related issues like flooding...

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...

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