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May 20, 2022

Despite inexperience, San Benito boys volleyball team produces stellar season

It was a season to remember for the San Benito High boys volleyball team. Not only did the Haybalers win a Central Coast Section playoff match for the first time since 2013, they won an in-season tournament, the silver division in the Harbor Surf...

Hollister angler wins pro tournament

Hollister resident Bryan Grier won first place in the Major League Fishing Toyota Series’ Clear Lake tournament earlier this year. Grier took home more than $25,000 in winnings from the April 28-30 tournament by bringing five bass to the stage, weighing a total of 21...

FDA approves first non-prescription Covid test that also detects flu

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its approval Monday of the first non-prescription at-home Covid-19 test that also detects the flu.  The test allows users to swab the inside of their nose and send the sample to the test's manufacturer, Labcorp, for analysis. In...

Meet the candidates: Assembly District 29

Running for California State Assembly District 29 are Stephanie Castro and incumbent Assemblymember Robert Rivas.  The boundaries for District 29 changed considerably as a result of the 2020 redistricting process. The new district includes all of San Benito County, eastern Monterey County and portions of...

With Covid rates rising, health officials urge caution

With the Bay Area currently showing the highest Covid-19 infection rates in California, health officers are reminding people of the importance of safety precautions such as continued masking indoors and vaccine boosters. The current wave of infections is fueled by the highly contagious Omicron subvariants,...

Balers freshman Nessa Davis competes in first-ever para race in CCS Swim Championships

For the first time in the history of the Central Coast Section Swim and Dive Championships, para swimming races were incorporated into the event.  This year’s Championships were held at the Santa Clara International Swim Center May 6-7. San Benito High freshman Nessa Davis was...

Voting begins for June 7 primary

Ballots are in the mail (some likely already received) for the June 7 primary election. San Benito County’s voters will select candidates for numerous local offices, including sheriff-coroner, three supervisors’ seats and district attorney. Also on the ballot will be the region’s U.S. representative and...

Meet the candidates: District Attorney

The elected district attorney is the county’s top prosecutor of criminal cases in San Benito County. The DA leads an office of 17 employees, including five deputy prosecutors and three investigators.  The office and its staff prosecute hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases each year,...

Meet the candidates: Sheriff-coroner

Running for the office of San Benito County Sheriff-Coroner are incumbent Eric Taylor, who was appointed to the office by the board of supervisors following Darren Thompson’s retirement in 2021; and Juan Guevara. Guevara has more than 10 years of experience in Bay Area and...

Youth Alliance visits Indian Canyon

As part of a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, Youth Alliance recently had the opportunity to participate in a visit to Indian Canyon, a ceremonial site for local indigenous people south of Hollister.  Young people were immersed into this space by...

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