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May 20, 2024

Stop kicking the can down road with cannabis rules

With no shortage of pressure on both sides of the debate, Hollister City Council members and San Benito County supervisors have kicked the proverbial can down the road on cannabis regulations for way too long. This, after all, is why politicians are supposed to seek...

Multi-use development to enliven downtown district

A Philanthropic Center and a separate development set to include commercial space and condos will give a positive lift to downtown Hollister and a boost to the nonprofit community. Hollister City Council members approved a disposition agreement for the open space next to The Vault...

Supervisors make good call on site of new fire station

San Benito County supervisors are taking the right proactive approach to adding another fire station to the area, and we’re fully supportive of the chosen location. County supervisors in May selected a design for a future third fire station. In October 2015, supervisors selected a...

Local officials must do more to push for improved roads

Locally elected officials often talk a big game when it comes to the need for highway expansion and other roadway improvements in San Benito County. It’s just too bad they haven’t succeeded at solving the problem for many years, and now the area is...

Thumbs up for aquatic center

It’s great to see a variety of important local agencies are working together on a plan for a communitywide aquatic center on the grounds of San Benito High School. Local nonprofit Hollister for Aquatics is looking to partner with the San Benito High School District,...

Community board: Upside of miserable weather

It is heartbreaking to see so many San Benito County families suffering from the floods that recently wreaked havoc on the northern part of this community, near Lovers Lane and close to where San Felipe Road meets Shore Road.

Community Board: Funding reality, and a fix, for the biker rally

City of Hollister officials have punted their decision on the Hollister Independence Rally and face yet another year with a tenuous fate and little time to prepare for 2017.

Community Board: Shelter won’t solve all homeless issues

It’s become clear that the homeless population in Hollister is only growing, and local officials are making a big mistake if they believe a new homeless shelter will completely solve the problem.

Community Board: Rally stalling reflects on leadership

With Hollister officials once again haggling with a promoter over the motorcycle rally contractual arrangement, and again putting the signature event in doubt, it’s time for city leaders to look in the mirror.

Community Board: Farr proves his dedication to county

Congressman Sam Farr is stepping up big again for San Benito County during his final stretch run as the local representative. The latest reflection is Farr’s bill pushing to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area to the public for the first time since its closure in 2008.

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