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July 20, 2024

‘Probable’ gang ties in shooting, police say

Hollister Police continue to investigate the Nov. 18 drive-by shooting that resulted in serious injuries to a 19-year-old man. Sgt. Don Pershall of the Hollister Police Department said Dec. 3 that investigating officers have not yet identified the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting...

Hollister downtown parklet project nearly finished

It’s been more than a week since construction crews began erecting parklets along San Benito Street in Hollister, shutting down the once busy road. But the city’s main strip in the downtown area along with 17 local businesses are set to reopen this weekend after...

Tres Pinos man dies in Panoche Road collision

A 67-year-old Tres Pinos man died in a vehicle accident in rural San Benito County Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.

County rescues 23 people from Lovers Lane

Emergency public safety responders rescued nearly two dozen people and 16 animals from their homes in northern San Benito County as pouring rains and rising floodwaters engulfed homes, streets and properties Jan. 9, according to authorities.  A total of 23 people were rescued from Lovers...

Newsom signs state budget into law

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the 2024-25 budget into law on June 29, solidifying $16 billion in cuts and other moves that closed a $46.8 billion deficit.  The budget is $297.5 billion, with $211.5 billion committed from the general fund. It maintains $22.5 billion in reserve...

San Benito County steps up water-saving efforts

After a slow start to conserving water in our community, residents started stepping up their efforts in late August. We need more of this effort, but it’s very encouraging news to see our community respond. The following data, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, was...

San Benito boys volleyball team peaking at right time

The Christopher and San Benito boys volleyball teams split two matches this season, with the Cougars winning the first time in three games and the Haybalers returning the favor by the exact score in their latest contest on May 20. Game scores were 25-17,...

Local Scene: Bolado Park Rodeo set for June

The Bolado Park Rodeo is scheduled for June 26 at Bolado Park. The San Benito County Saddle Horse & Rodeo organization issued a press release stating that the one-day event starts at 8am, beginning with the Figure 8 Roping class. Other track events include Keyhole (15...

Megan Phillips awarded for band devotion

The nonprofit Rancho-Maze Band recently paid tribute to the legacy of Joe Ostenson—a pillar of the local music-education community for nearly half a century—by recognizing a local young musician who exemplifies the characteristics of the life-long educator.  Marguerite Maze Middle School eighth-grader Megan Phillips was...

Hollister PD investigates shooting in west side

The Hollister Police Department reported that they’re still investigating a shooting incident that happened this week on the west side of town.       Officers were dispatched to the area of San Lorenzo Drive on Oct. 15 at 11am for a report of several gunshots fired by...

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