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June 24, 2024

Jayden Freidt is full speed ahead

There were times this summer when Jayden Freidt would come home, plop himself on the couch and relax as if he was on a hammock in Hawaii. If anyone had earned some rest and relaxation time, it was Freidt, who practiced with the football...

San Benito HS bans Styrofoam

With encouragement from the student leaders of the Environmental Club, the San Benito High School Board of Trustees adopted a resolution Feb. 12 to end the use of polystyrene foodware on campus. Commonly referred to as Styrofoam, polystyrene is difficult and expensive to recycle and...

Letter: Leaders should practice diplomacy

Re: Remembering Aug. 6, 1945 Aug. 6, 1945, was like a day in infamy for people in Hiroshima, much like Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was for us. On that day, as a young teenager I was making milkshakes at the soda fountain in the...

Hollister softball quartet sign letters of intent

Hollister High School hosted a special event on Nov. 14, as four Haybalers softball seniors signed collegiate letters of intent.  Madeline Bermudez, Emma Gutierrez, Dominique Oliveira and Mia Phillips will all continue to play in college next year.  This special event builds on top of last...

Softball teams pay tribute at Sarah Villar Memorial Game

Softball teams from Gilroy and Christopher high schools came together with members of the community for the annual Sarah Villar Memorial Game on May 8.  The event honors and memorializes Villar, a former Gilroy softball pitcher and graduate who was killed by a drunk driver...

Local Scene: DUI checkpoint, academic honors

Police to conduct DUI checkpoint The Hollister Police Department will be conducting a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint starting at 6pm Sept. 16 at a location within the city limits. The checkpoint will last until 2am Sept. 17, according to Hollister Police.  Officers at the checkpoint...

Gun buyback is ‘one tool’ to prevent deaths, injuries by firearm

Gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States, and an upcoming firearms buyback event in Morgan Hill aims to address the problem by keeping unwanted weapons out of the wrong hands, according to county law enforcement and government officials.  Some of that...

Covid-19: By the numbers

As of Aug. 7, there have been 709 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in San Benito County. The local death count remains at four, according to county officials.  Confirmed cases include patients who have since recovered and those who are deceased. The data from the Public Health...

Gavilan men’s hoops look to finish season strong and springboard to Coast title contention next year

As long as Derek Jensen is the coach of the Gavilan College men’s basketball program, the Rams should be in good shape.  Like his predecessor and brother, Dallas, who went on to become the coach at College of the Sequoias, Derek has shown to be...

Teacher arrested for inappropriate communications with student

A Hollister resident who teaches at a middle school in San Jose has been arrested on suspicion of having inappropriate sexual communications via social media with a student, police said Sept. 29. Trae Devonte Owens, 29, a teacher at Herbert Hoover Middle School, is accused...

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