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February 2, 2023

Rain lets up, but won’t stop in Hollister’s latest forecast

The latest weather forecast for Hollister might not include sunny skies, but some relief from the heavy downpours that have been characteristic of recent storms over South Valley might be on the way.  After the latest atmospheric river on Jan. 10 cleared the region there...

Local Scene: Community Foundation opens disaster relief fund

Rotary Mission Ten is Jan. 28 The San Juan Bautista Rotary Mission Ten half marathon, 10-mile and 5K run will take place Jan. 28, starting at 406 Second Street Mission Plaza. The deadline to register for all events is 5pm Jan. 27. Registration costs range...

County rescues 23 people from Lovers Lane

Emergency public safety responders rescued nearly two dozen people and 16 animals from their homes in northern San Benito County as pouring rains and rising floodwaters engulfed homes, streets and properties Jan. 9, according to authorities.  A total of 23 people were rescued from Lovers...

Hazel Hawkins to close home healthcare department

In an effort to cut costs as Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital (HHMH) faces a potential bankruptcy, the San Benito Health Care District Board of Directors voted Jan. 6 to close the hospital system’s home healthcare department.  The board’s vote was in line with a recommendation...

Santa Clara County issues evacuation warning near 101, Bolsa Road

Several areas southeast of Gilroy are under an evacuation warning in Santa Clara County in the areas of Highway 101 and Bolsa Road, the County Office of Emergency Management announced on Monday at 4pm. The areas include: -South of Highway 152, East of Highway 101 -South of...

Authorities rescue people, animals from Lovers Lane floodwaters

San Benito County public safety personnel are currently rescuing several people and animals from rising floodwaters on Lovers Lane, according to county staff.  The rescue efforts started early in the afternoon Jan. 9. A total of 10 people and four animals have been rescued so...

Hazel Hawkins to hold public forum Jan. 9

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital will participate in a public forum on Monday, Jan. 9 at 5:30pm at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. Hospital leaders will provide an update on finances, address the implications to the community of a hospital closure and present...

COG board hires new executive director

Binu Abraham was recently hired as the Executive Director for the Council of San Benito County Governments (COG). Abraham was previously the Principal Analyst: Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Community Strategies Project Manager for the Sacramento COG, says a press release from the local COG.  The San Benito...

Despite storms, drought presses on

Although recent rains have saturated Hollister and the surrounding areas—with more precipitation on the way—experts advised this week that California is nowhere close to being out of its ongoing drought.  A lingering storm over New Year’s weekend, from Dec. 30-Jan. 1, dumped a steady downpour...

Hollister welcomes first baby of 2023

The New Year brought a new addition to the Espinoza Briody family in Hollister and the First Baby of the New Year to Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.  Catriona Espinoza Briody and Jorge Espinoza welcomed their baby girl, Cassidy, at 7:11am on Jan. 1, according to...

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