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June 27, 2022

Orthodontists provide scholarships to students

Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics presented $2,000 scholarships to five seniors from area high schools. In Hollister, Julien Garcia of San Benito High School received a scholarship. Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics’ history of philanthropy dates back to 1988 when Dr. Bas W. Wafelbakker bought the practice in Gilroy. Today,...

First responders showcase art

The San Benito County Arts Council and local fire and law enforcement will host a First Responder Art Show from 2-5pm on June 18 at The Art Depot, 35 Fifth St., located in the historic train depot in downtown Hollister.  This exhibition will include a...

Meet the candidates: 18th U.S. Congressional District

The race for the newly drawn 18th U.S. Congressional District features two challengers to the incumbency of Congressmember Zoe Lofgren, who is vying for her 14th consecutive term.  But Lofgren has not yet represented San Benito County in Congress, as her district lines were redrawn...

Groups raise funds for student internet access 

Headed by the San Juan Bautista Rotary and the Aromas-San Juan Community Schools Foundation, a coalition of community groups have raised $40,000 needed to secure a $200,000 federal grant to upgrade equipment to provide internet to local schools. The 4-1 match from the federal E-Rate...

Art students show off their talents

Art students at San Benito High School spent the year learning how to use their abilities and education to create helpful resources, solve problems and work together on any project that comes their way. About 500 Baler art students got a chance to show off...

Rivas’ late bid to become Speaker rises, then fails

Late May 27, just as California legislators were preparing to check out for the long holiday weekend, an earthquake rocked the California political world: Assemblymember Robert Rivas, a Hollister Democrat, announced that he had “secured enough votes” to become the next speaker of the...

Hollister man accused of DUI in crash with major injuries

Two people—one from Hollister and one a Gilroy resident—suffered major injuries in a May 27 collision on Highway 25, according to authorities. One of the drivers was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Police and emergency personnel responded to the scene of the accident about 11:15pm,...

Construction begins May 31 on Highway 25/156 roundabout

Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of State Routes 25 and 156 will begin May 31—immediately following the Memorial Day holiday, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The initial phase of construction will result in lane closures on the approach to the...

CDC expands Covid-19 booster eligibility to children 5 and older

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently expanded the eligibility of Covid-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone 5 years of age and older, San Benito County health officials advised in a press release. Specifically, the CDC recommends that children ages 5-11...

Meet the candidates: San Benito County Supervisor, District 3

San Benito County’s current District 3 supervisor, Peter Hernandez, is not running for re-election in 2022. Instead, Hernandez is running for the 18th District U.S. Representative seat.  That leaves the field open for three non-incumbent candidates appearing on the ballot for District 3 Supervisor: Eddie...

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