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June 27, 2022

Police investigate west Hollister shooting

Hollister Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on the west side of town Thursday night, according to authorities. No injuries were reported in the incident, which was reported about 8:45pm June 9 on the 100 block of Vista Lane, according to Hollister Police Sgt....

New Gavilan College women’s basketball coach Indira Kaljo knows what it takes to change things for the better

New Gavilan College women’s basketball coach Indira Kaljo knows exactly the situation she’s getting into.  The Rams haven’t fielded a team in three years, and recruiting to Gavilan is notoriously difficult for a variety of reasons.   A challenge for Kaljo? Yes. Daunting? Absolutely not. Not for...

Great grads: Mia Villegas’ passion for school, people go a long way for purposeful achievement

For the longest time, Mia Villegas planned on being a nurse. But upon reflection, the incoming UC Davis freshman figured if it was going to take her four years to graduate from college with a nursing degree, what’s six more years of schooling to...

Great grads: Joe Fata an artist, academician and underrated athlete

Before Joe Fata was born, his mom Ann told her sister, “This kid is not going to be an athlete, he’ll be an artist.” Well, Fata’s mom only turned out to be partially correct. Yes, Joe turned out to have quite an artistic side, as...

PG&E warns approaching heat wave could lead to power outages

PG&E is encouraging customers around the Bay Area to prepare for excessive heat on Friday that could contribute to power outages.  PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian said in an email that this could be an “all-hands on deck event,” and said crews will be out and...

Great grads: Nicholas Carpenedo learns from every situation

Those who know Nicholas Carpenedo might be surprised to learn that the class of 2022 San Benito High School valedictorian embraces the concept of failure.  Which begs the question: what does a person who tallied a 4.8 GPA in his last semester of high school...

Sotelo, Curro slated to win supervisor seats

Unofficial June 7 election results show that two San Benito County Supervisor candidates—Mindy Sotelo in District 3 and Angela Curro in District 4—as well as Sheriff Eric Taylor have secured enough votes to win their contests outright and avoid a runoff.  And the county is...

Hazel Hawkins seeks $250M for seismic upgrades

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is hoping to secure state funding so it can complete a mandatory seismic upgrade by 2030, according to hospital staff. Such a project is expected to cost the Hollister hospital at least $250 million. Senate Bill 1953, known as the Hospital...

Office of Education celebrates Employees of Year

The San Benito County Office of Education on May 31 recognized the Certificated and Classified Employees of the year from schools throughout the county.  The annual SBCOE Employee of the Year celebration recognizes education staff who “challenge, motivate and inspire students,” says a press release...

Graduates move forward

San Benito High School teachers, faculty and parents ushered more than 700 graduates of the Class of 2022 into adulthood at the school’s June 3 commencement ceremony. The festivities took place on the San Benito High campus multi-purpose field in Hollister. For his commencement address, San...

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