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February 25, 2024

One dead in single-vehicle crash near Gilroy

A solo-car crash killed the passenger of a vehicle traveling on Highway 152 near Gilroy early Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. A CHP incident report showed that a 23-year-old Los Banos woman was driving east on the highway just west of Bloomfield...

Construction proceeds at Gavilan College’s Hollister site

Construction is under way at the Fairview Road site of Gavilan College’s new San Benito County campus.  Delivering on current and future needs of its new students, the new campus project marks a “homecoming” for Gavilan College, which was founded in Hollister in 1919, says...

Local Scene: Arts Council announces art show and giveaway

Arts Council announces art show and giveaway The San Benito County Arts Council invites the community to its sixth annual Small Works Art Show & Giveaway from 5:30-7:30pm on Dec 1 at The Art Depot, 35 Fifth St., Suite D, located in the historic train...

Bill would help undocumented disaster victims

Three California assembly members on Tuesday introduced a newly minted bill which, if it becomes law, would bring financial assistance to storm and flood victims who are ineligible for state and federal assistance. Assembly Bill 513, also known as the California Individual Assistance Act, was...

R.O. Hardin leads the way on early literacy

With outside visitors observing R.O. Hardin Elementary School classrooms March 7, kindergarten students rotated with about half receiving small-group instruction and others using a computer-aided literacy program.  “Is … it … your … birthday?” one instructor pronounced to three students while having them read along...

EIR process begins for Ranch 35 Quarry project

The San Benito County Planning Commission held a scoping meeting Aug. 2 for the proposed Ranch 35 Quarry project near the intersection of State Route 156 and U.S. 101. The meeting’s purpose was to inform the public about the scope of the quarry project...

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...

Letters: No one is above the law

Investigate Botelho, Strada Verde I am very concerned by recent reports that former Supervisor Anthony Botelho was caught pulling down signs alerting citizens to the negative impact of the proposed Strada Verde development. I understand that there have been no charges against him for those...

Medeiros named new principal of Hollister High School

Hollister High School Assistant Principal Kevin Medeiros, a 2007 Haybaler alumnus, has been promoted as the school’s new principal.  Medeiros was a mathematics teacher at Hollister High for seven years before he became assistant principal, a position he held for the current school year, according...

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am returns to action this week

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be jam packed once again with hundreds of spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite professional star athletes, actors or musicians battling it out on the golf course this weekend. “Building upon the rich tradition established by...

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