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July 21, 2024

Insurance scammers face sentencing this week

In two separate Santa Clara County workers’ compensation insurance fraud cases, a child therapist and San Jose father and son business owners will face serious sentences for committing felony fraud, according to authorities.  Mark Anthony Ramos, 50, of Escondido, owner of Stars Bay Area Therapy...

HSD breaks ground on modular buildings at three schools

The Hollister School District held a groundbreaking ceremony July 1 for three new CUUBE modular buildings at Sunnyslope, Ladd Lane and Calaveras Elementary Schools.  The Board of Trustees allocated $5.17 million in Extended Learning Opportunity Program (ELOP) funding for the permanent buildings that will accommodate...

Major rule change announced for high school softball

A major rule change involving usage of electronic devices in high school softball has been approved by the National Federation of High Schools’ Softball Rules Committee. The change will go into effect with the upcoming 2024-25 school year softball season, which will take place...

South Bay man accused of molesting children in Morgan Hill

A South Bay man has been charged with sexually molesting teenage children during church trips at his house on a Morgan Hill lake, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. The case against 54-year-old Norlan Macias, of San Jose, was launched several years...

Local Scene: Cool in the parks

Cool in the parks Water features at Valley View and McCarthy Parks in Hollister are now operational every day from 11am-7pm, through Sept. 29.  San Benito County’s 150th Celebrate San Benito County’s sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary on July 27 at the San Benito Historical park. The party...

Letter: Officials show contempt for Hollister firefighters

A political controversy has been swirling around the Hollister fire contract and triggering of a termination clause in the contract between Hollister, the County and San Juan Bautista. Two elected officials are at the center of this political drama.  Supervisor Kollin Kosmicki and Hollister Councilmember...

Stage Company brings ‘Matilda’ to Hollister audiences

San Benito Stage Company’s family summer musical brings the local production of “Matilda” to Hollister audiences starting on July 12, running on select dates through July 27 at the Hollister High School Auditorium.  “Matilda” tells the story of Matilda Wormwood, a bright, curious little girl...

New San Benito County ordinance expands camping access on private property

The San Benito County Supervisors on June 18 unanimously approved a low impact camping ordinance—a move that proponents say will allow rural landowners the chance to host small-scale camping on their properties.  The ordinance, which will go into effect later this month, will expand access...

Police cite dozens for fireworks violations in Hollister

Hollister Police received hundreds of calls over the Fourth of July period, including scores of reports of illegal fireworks that resulted in dozens of citations, authorities said. The use of illegal fireworks in Hollister in recent days has also resulted in fires, property damage and,...

Santa Clara, Santa Cruz counties report measles exposure

Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties may have been exposed to measles in recent days after an infected person from outside the region visited, according to public health officials.  The infected individual traveled out of San Jose Mineta International Airport on July 2, the Santa...

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