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April 12, 2024

Nurses rally in Hollister

A small group of registered nurses rallied outside Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Thursday in support of adequate staffing at the Hollister medical facility, which is currently facing a financial emergency.  “(We are) focusing on safe staffing,” said Pedro Silva, an RN at HHMH and member...

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Scammers stole nearly $900K from PG&E customers in 2023

In 2023, PG&E received nearly 43,000 reports from customers who were targeted by scammers impersonating the company, and customers lost approximately $875,000 in fraudulent payments. The average customer lost $785, says a press release from PG&E.  This includes hundreds of customers on the Central Coast,...

Emergency CalFresh benefits to end in March

Thousands of households in San Benito County who have received extra CalFresh benefits due to pandemic-related hardships will see a reduction in their monthly allotments as of April 1, according to authorities.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, households receiving CalFresh benefits received temporary emergency allotments or...

Local Scene: Arts Council announces art show and giveaway

Arts Council announces art show and giveaway The San Benito County Arts Council invites the community to its sixth annual Small Works Art Show & Giveaway from 5:30-7:30pm on Dec 1 at The Art Depot, 35 Fifth St., Suite D, located in the historic train...

Hazel Hawkins welcomes first baby of 2024

The new year started off “extraordinarily quiet” in Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center—until the evening of Jan. 4, according to hospital staff. On that day, three babies were born in the span of 20 minutes and at 6:05pm, Natalia Elias Estrada won the...

New Balance ribbon cutting

The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at the New Balance Factory Store in the Gilroy Premium Outlets on March 26. Because feet don’t come in one or two widths, and because shoes that fit better perform better, New Balance shoes come in a wide range of widths and sizes. They serve world class athletes and everyday athletes alike. Details: 842-1395 or newbalance.com.

Hospital approved for line of credit

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital officials last week obtained approval to seek a line of credit to potentially extend the struggling Hollister hospital’s financial survival while its efforts to find a viable partner are ongoing.  On April 27, the San Benito Health Care District board of...