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July 23, 2024

State requires financial literacy course for graduation

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an agreement June 27 making personal financial literacy a required course to graduate high school in California, according to a news release from the governor's office. “We need to help Californians prepare for their financial futures as early as possible. Saving...

Heat wave forecast for region through July 6

The first major heat wave of the year is hitting the Bay Area as of Tuesday afternoon. Most of the Bay Area and neighboring counties are under National Weather Service-issued heat advisories or excessive heat warnings, as temperatures are expected to top 110 degrees inland...

Letter: Hollister council plays politics with fire contract

It’s important to clarify misinformation about the City of Hollister suddenly giving notice to terminate fire service contracts with the county and San Juan Bautista. Here are the facts:  Above all, the City of Hollister presented the current contract to the county and San Juan...

Local Scene: County administrator on medical leave

Espinosa on medical leave San Benito County Administrative Officer Ray Espinosa is currently out on a medical leave of absence, according to a press release from the county. Earlier this year, Espinosa had considered retiring due to his health issue, but his situation has “evolved.”  During...

Supervisors reverse own vote on land use measure

Board had unanimously approved ballot wording at earlier meeting

Wells retires from San Benito County EDC

The Board of Directors of the Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County announced this week that Renee Wells is retiring from her position as Executive Director of the EDC. Wells’ last official day will be June 28.  Wells has served as the EDC’s executive...

Gary Byrne steps down from foundation post

Gary Byrne, the longtime CEO of the Community Foundation for San Benito County, has stepped down from his role with the local nonprofit organization, the Community Foundation announced this week.  Byrne’s decision comes with a mix of emotions for the local organization, which bids farewell...

Police cite Hollister clerk for selling alcohol to minors

The Hollister Police Department, along with agents of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, cited a clerk at a local business for selling alcohol to minors on June 18, authorities said.  The citation was the result of a “minor decoy” operation in which minors...

Rodeo time

The San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo kicked off rodeo week on June 22 with the annual rodeo parade in downtown Hollister.  The procession began with a traditional cattle drive down the middle of San Benito Street, featuring dozens of steers, longhorn cattle...

Juvenile suspect arrested in connection with shooting

Hollister Police detectives last week arrested a suspect in which a juvenile victim was shot in the shoulder near Third and Sally streets, police said.  About 6:43pm June 6, Hollister Police officers responded to the area of Third and Sally streets on reports of a...

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