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July 12, 2024

Shooting leaves two teenagers in serious condition

The Hollister Police Department reported a shooting near Jessie’s Gas on May 8 resulted in a pair of teenagers being transported to the hospital and an arrest. Hollister PD issued a press release today that said two 18 year old men were treated for gunshot...

County residents to get free testing for Covid-19

The San Benito County Public Health Services department announced that the state selected the county as a no-cost Covid-19 testing site. Dr. David Ghilarducci, County Interim Health Officer, issued a press release that said residents can get tested for Covid-19 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building...

Guest view: Help needed for public lands counties

This new reality will impact San Benito and Monterey counties’ ability to deliver critical services as we will not have the spike in tourism to Pinnacles National Park nor the Los Padres National Forest this year, which will reduce vital revenues on which we rely upon.

Letter to the editor: For the love of Errol

PORC has been relentlessly trying to convince people to direct their anti-growth anger towards Betabel. They've used lies and scare tactics and seem to have no conscience, or respect for the community they're lying to.

Grant funds will aid homeless during pandemic

San Benito County officials have approved agreements worth more than $300,000 to help house, treat and contain the spread of Covid-19 among the local homeless population.

Judge grants restraining order in rezoning suit

A judge granted a temporary restraining order against San Benito County that prevents it from implementing a rezoning ordinance until the case is heard in court. Citizens group Preserve Our Rural Communities filed a lawsuit against the San Benito County Supervisors on April 22, contending...

County school districts not on board with July start

It’s been nearly two months since the school closures in San Benito County took place, forcing hundreds of students to learn off campus.  But Gov. Gavin Newsom on April 28 said in a press conference that there is a possibility of reopening schools for the...

County to allow local stay-home order to expire

San Benito County Interim Public Health Officer Dr. David Ghilarducci on April 30 announced that he will allow the current San Benito County Shelter in Place Order to expire this week.

Hazel Hawkins to ‘cautiously’ resume elective surgeries

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital (HHMH) is working in conjunction with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new order that allows hospital’s to resume scheduled elective surgeries, hospital spokeswoman Frankie Gallagher said in a press release.

Hollister farmers’ market cancelled for 2020

The Certified Farmers' Market in downtown Hollister will not return this year, the Hollister Downtown Association announced April 30. The City of Hollister is not approving events due to the shelter-in-place order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the association. Farmers’ markets are...