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April 12, 2024

Community Board: Logic goes up in smoke with fee idea

An attempt to charge additional “Rescue Fees” when residents need help from the Hollister Fire Department should go up in flames. It is nothing more than a cruel money grab and could do serious harm to families throughout the community.

Community Insight: Healthy, positive change in San Benito County

The new Healthy Checkout Lane at Hollister Super, Gavilan district elections, talk of road repairs and Bolado Park upgrades are all signs of progress in the county.

Community Insight: What’s going on at San Justo Reservoir?

With all the talk lately about water cuts due to the ongoing drought in California, it begs the question about a local resource that is being left untapped. What is going on at San Justo Reservoir?

Community Insight: No winners in Scagliotti saga

There were no winners in the 11-year civil saga between former Supervisor Richard Scagliotti and the self-titled “Los Valientes” group of petitioners who filed the lawsuit.

Community Insight: Art improves downtown image

Hollister officials are taking big steps to promote and allow public art in a community that sorely lacked it.

Community Insight: Tree law lacks green focus

It’s nice to imagine that county supervisors took an environmentally friendly approach to regulating the treatment of trees when they recently approved a strict ordinance on the matter. That is not the case, however, as the new rules are not meant to protect the environment’s health.

Community Insight: Anzar migration deserves more attention

Anzar High School has displayed enormous success as it pertains to students going to college. Like any other school environment, though, it isn’t free of challenges.

Community Insight: City, SBHS must engage on Nash Road issue

With so much at stake pertaining to the possible closure of a Nash Road stretch during school hours, it is clear that city and San Benito High officials have to open further lines of communication on the issue.

Community Insight: Biker rally; bike lanes; yoga center

With a slew of events to cover from the holiday period and after, we’re presenting an installment of Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down to indicate our support or opposition on local topics. This week, all of the selected topics incited positive responses from the Community Insight Board.

Community Insight: Johnson has been bright spot for Hollister

It was sad to see the news that longtime City Clerk Geri Johnson is set to retire soon from the City of Hollister.

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