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October 22, 2021

City removes homeless encampments from river bed

City of Hollister crews removed more than 16 homeless encampments and a dozen truckloads of garbage from the San Benito River bed over a three-day period last week, according to authorities.  The “coordinated cleanup event” was conducted by the city’s public works, utilities and code...

Carmela Clark, Millie Lezama pace San Benito High girls tennis team

San Benito High girls tennis coach Ed Cecena didn’t know what to expect entering the fall 2021 season. After all, some players who would’ve usually participated last year opted out in the Covid spring season.  But Cecena and trusted assistant coach Rick Espino have been...

Police investigate ATM burglary in Hollister

Police are investigating the burglary of a bank’s automated teller machine in Hollister over the weekend. About 11am Oct. 17, Hollister Police responded to a call reporting the Bank of America ATM located at 1707B Airline Highway had been burglarized. Investigating officers learned that a...

New ‘rapid’ bus line unveiled

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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority unveiled a new bus line Oct. 14 that aims to give South County commuters a faster option to San Jose. Called the Rapid 568, the line runs weekdays from 5:30am to 7pm from the Gilroy Transit Center to Diridon...

‘Potential threat’ to school was unfounded, superintendent says

Police were called to Rancho San Justo School Oct. 15 in response to a “potential threat” on campus, but the threat turned out to be unfounded, according to school officials.  “At no point was there a credible threat on campus,” says a statement from Hollister...

Hollister Haybalers knock off Palma, keeping league title hopes alive

In a span of two weeks, the Hollister football team has gone from the valley to the mountain top. Two weeks ago, the Haybalers were in the pits after having been bested by Salinas, one of the best teams in Northern California. On Friday night,...

Police lockdown lifted at Rancho San Justo

Students are safe and a lockdown is over at Rancho San Justo School, after Hollister Police investigated a report of suspicious activity on campus Friday morning. The Hollister Police Department sent out a notice at 11:42am Oct. 15 alerting the public that the middle school,...

Social distancing, hybrid format to continue at public meetings

Social distancing, as well as virtual or hybrid style sessions, will likely continue for the foreseeable future for public government board, council and commission meetings throughout San Benito County. On Sept. 30, San Benito County Interim Health Officer Dr. David Ghilarducci issued such a recommendation,...

Labor banks on Morales in Hollister Council race

They might be late, but candidates for the Nov. 2 Hollister City Council District 3 election have submitted their campaign financial disclosure forms to the city clerk’s office. Only one of the five candidates—Dolores Morales—has been actively fundraising, according to filings which are required by...

Ostrich Farm joins variety of regional Halloween events

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Gilroy Ostrich Farm’s Halloween Spooktacular is back, and more animals are heading to their new home soon. Farm Manager Tiffany Lorenzo said the farm will soon welcome peacocks, donkeys, turkeys and more who will join the current residents that include goats, alpacas, rabbits, chickens and…dinosaurs? The...