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July 23, 2024

Hollister City Council votes for more mobile food vendors

The City of Hollister took a big step toward boosting the amount of food trucks allowed on public streets following a unanimous vote by the city council during Monday evening’s meeting. Councilmembers Tim Burns, Rolan Resendiz, Rick Perez and Mayor Mia Casey all voted yes...

Hollister City Council rebukes another member

For the second time in less than a month, a majority of the Hollister City Council has decided to take disciplinary action against an elected member of the five-person body.  On May 15, the council voted 3-1 to give Council member Rolan Resendiz a written...

Bill would help undocumented disaster victims

Three California assembly members on Tuesday introduced a newly minted bill which, if it becomes law, would bring financial assistance to storm and flood victims who are ineligible for state and federal assistance. Assembly Bill 513, also known as the California Individual Assistance Act, was...

Hollister Council warns Perez over ‘inappropriate conduct’

A majority of Hollister City Council members voted April 17 to issue a verbal warning to their colleague, Rick Perez, for violations of the city’s code of ethics and conduct.  Council members also asked city staff to return at a future meeting with more detail...

Hollister City Council to consider disciplining Rick Perez

The Hollister City Council tonight will consider disciplining one of its members for alleged violations of the city’s code of ethics and conduct.  Council member Rick Perez is accused of “inappropriate conduct” toward another council member and a San Benito County supervisor during separate interactions...

Caballero to continue representing San Benito County

Sen. Anna Caballero will continue to represent San Benito County and the Salinas Valley for the next two years until a new senator assumes the district, the Senate Rules Committee announced last week. Every 10 years a neutral committee completes the redistricting process based on...

Hospital is ‘exploring’ potential partners

As Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital administrators are courting potential buyers or partners to pull the financially ailing hospital from the verge of bankruptcy, a local political organization is calling for more transparency in the process.  HHMH spokesperson Frankie Gallagher this week said the hospital has...

Hollister School District board seeks applicants for Trustee Area 1 seat

The Hollister School District is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees due to a lack of candidates in the 2022 election.  The open seat is for Area 1, which encompasses the north-central section of the Hollister district. See the district...

Nonprofits sue county over Betabel Road node project

San Benito County and its elected board of supervisors violated state environmental protection laws when they approved a conditional use permit for the Betabel commercial project proposed next to Highway 101, according to a lawsuit filed last week by two nonprofit organizations.  The lawsuit—filed Dec....

Elections officials hope to wrap up vote count by Wednesday

San Benito County elections officials have a total of 617 ballots left to count in the Nov. 8 election as of Monday morning. The vast majority of the uncounted ballots—498 mailed ballots—are considered “challenged,” and the voters who submitted them have until 5pm Nov. 23...

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