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May 26, 2024

Softball teams pay tribute at Sarah Villar Memorial Game

Softball teams from Gilroy and Christopher high schools came together with members of the community for the annual Sarah Villar Memorial Game on May 8.  The event honors and memorializes Villar, a former Gilroy softball pitcher and graduate who was killed by a drunk driver...

Hollister girls finish fourth in CCS Track & Field finals

At Saturday’s Central Coast Section Track and Field finals at Gilroy High, Hollister had a Baler bonanza and it was primarily in the girls field events. Golda Demby won both the shot put and the discus. Hannah Vincent won the triple jump and finished...

County to host summer composting workshop June 3 in Hollister

Learn how to turn your spoiled food, scraps and yard waste into rich, organic compost for your garden at a summer composting workshop on June 3. The workshop will be hosted by San Benito County, and will feature the expertise of area Master Composters,...

Local Scene: Oriana Chorale performs this weekend

Oriana Chorale performs this weekend San Benito Oriana Chorale will present “Sweet Lovers Love the Spring” at their spring concerts this weekend. Performances are scheduled for 7:30pm May 17 and 3pm May 19 at Christ Fellowship Church, 2066 San Benito Street in Hollister.  Admission to the...

SB County housing element out for public review

The draft plans for the building of 754 new units between 2023 and 2031

Supes to commission impact report for ‘Empower Voters’ initiative

Study must be submitted 30 days after signature verifications

Five schools recognized for Capturing Kids’ Hearts training

The Hollister School District is proud to announce five sites have been named as Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools for 2023-24.  The five recognized sites this academic year include the Accelerated Achievement Academy, Calaveras Elementary School, Cerra Vista Elementary School, Ladd Lane Elementary School...

Hazel Hawkins achieves ‘Baby-Friendly’ tag

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital announced that it has achieved the “highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation after a rigorous review process conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible for bestowing this certification in the United States,” says a press release from the Hollister hospital. The honor...

Newsom proposes lower spending on homelessness, affordable housing

After Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled out a deficit-bridging budget plan in January, advocates pushing for more affordable housing and shelters hoped he might reconsider his intent to make deep cuts—or scrounge up some more money. On May 10, Newsom released a revised proposal showing that...

Police deescalate mental health incident in Hollister

Police in Hollister safely detained a man who claimed he was armed with a gun and threatened to harm himself and others in a local neighborhood, authorities said.  On May 7, police responded to a call from an adult male who advised he was in...

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