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April 13, 2024

New law allows cruising and speed cameras

Two new laws taking effect Jan. 1 could affect safety on California’s roads. Cameras at intersections across California already flag drivers who run red lights. Under one law, six cities can begin a pilot program to catch and fine speeding drivers with cameras, with hopes...

State stiffens penalties for fentanyl trafficking

People convicted of distributing fentanyl will face stiffer criminal penalties in the coming year under a new law shaped by rising overdose deaths. The law increases the penalty for selling or distributing more than one kilogram of fentanyl by an automatic addition of three years...

2024 brings tougher penalties for child trafficking in CA

A law that classifies human trafficking of a minor for the purposes of a commercial sex act as a “serious felony” took effect Jan. 1, less than six months after debate around the bill roiled the Capitol.  Under current law, human trafficking of a minor...

2024 law makes opiate antagonists more widely available, liability free

As California tackles its fentanyl crisis, two new laws will be taking effect in January that will make drugs that reverse the effects of opioid overdoses easier to access in certain places and update the so-called good Samaritan law to include those who administer...

Police arrest Modesto woman in relation to 2021 Hollister murder

Authorities this week arrested a Modesto woman in relation to the 2021 murder of Hollister resident Adolfo “Junior” Davila, Jr., San Benito County Sheriff Eric Taylor said in a press release.  Police are still seeking the public’s help finding another suspect, Alfredo “Fro” Arredondo, for...

Dog, missing for months, reunited with owner in Hollister

A dog that had been missing for several months was reunited with its owner after a Good Samaritan found the animal roaming Hollister in an unhealthy condition, authorities said.  On Nov. 23, Hollister Police Animal Care and Services received a report of an emaciated, gray...

Police arrest parolee for breaking into Hollister home

A 36-year-old man was arrested for breaking into another person’s residence in Hollister and hitting the homeowner, police said late last week. Rodolfo Miramon, of Hollister, was taken into police custody the morning of Dec. 8 after breaking into a home on the 1000 block...

Hollister Police arrest juvenile suspect in Dec. 4 shooting

Police arrested a suspect in Watsonville who was involved in a Dec. 4 shooting in Hollister, according to authorities.  The shooting at 5:21pm on the 800 block of Westside Boulevard did not result in major injuries, Hollister Police said in a press release. Officers responded...

DA will not charge Botelho in case of missing signs

Buckingham says the signs violated San Benito County ordinance

Hollister Police receive traffic safety grant

The Hollister Police Department will use a $79,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to help make local roads safer, authorities said.  The grant, which was announced by Hollister PD on Nov. 16, will support the department’s ongoing enforcement and education efforts “to...

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