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December 11, 2023

Community Board: City council uses sensible approach on marijuana

But the Hollister City Council must take a hard look at putting in restrictions to bar dispensaries from downtown, other areas where children congregate.

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.

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...

San Benito qualifies for FEMA aid

The San Benito County Office of Emergency Services has been verbally notified by federal authorities that the county is eligible for public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency due to recent winter storm damages.  The amount of FEMA funding available to the local office...

Authorities rescue people, animals from Lovers Lane floodwaters

San Benito County public safety personnel are currently rescuing several people and animals from rising floodwaters on Lovers Lane, according to county staff.  The rescue efforts started early in the afternoon Jan. 9. A total of 10 people and four animals have been rescued so...

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 Board: City council uses sensible approach on marijuana

Hollister City Council members are taking a fair, practical, modern approach to the future of cannabis in this community.

Three juveniles arrested in ‘unprovoked’ assault in Hollister

Two teenagers are recovering from injuries after they were beaten in an “unprovoked” attack by a group of juveniles in Hollister Aug. 8, according to police. The suspects were arrested after a family member of one of the alleged assailants delivered them to officers...

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...

Community Board: Betrayed by the bond

It isn’t a big surprise that San Benito High School District officials are broaching the potential for a second facilities bond. That's because the first one approved in 2014 covered about half of the district’s mega-campus “modernization” master plan that includes more than $80 million in projects that could be funded by the bond and general fund—with about $20 million of it slated for sports-related expenses.