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June 24, 2022

Rivas’ late bid to become Speaker rises, then fails

Late May 27, just as California legislators were preparing to check out for the long holiday weekend, an earthquake rocked the California political world: Assemblymember Robert Rivas, a Hollister Democrat, announced that he had “secured enough votes” to become the next speaker of the...

Meet the candidates: San Benito County Supervisor, District 3

San Benito County’s current District 3 supervisor, Peter Hernandez, is not running for re-election in 2022. Instead, Hernandez is running for the 18th District U.S. Representative seat.  That leaves the field open for three non-incumbent candidates appearing on the ballot for District 3 Supervisor: Eddie...

Meet the candidates: San Benito County Supervisor, District 4

Three candidates are on the June 7 ballot for San Benito County Supervisor District 4: Tony Avilla, Angela Curro and Elia Salinas.  Avilla grew up in Santa Clara County and served in the U.S. Air Force before he began working for his family’s construction company,...

Meet the candidates: San Benito County Supervisor, District 1

The June 7 election for San Benito County Supervisor for District 1 will determine who will complete the current four-year term, which began in 2020 with the election of Mark Medina. Medina resigned from the board in June 2021, and in October the governor...

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...

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...

Young artists show off their talents

Local students had a chance to show off their visual and performing arts talents at the 7th annual San Benito County Arts Showcase March 31. The show took place at the Veterans’ Memorial Building in Hollister, where attendees were treated to more than 2,000...

Learn about voting choices at April 2 event

Local agencies and organizations will host local families and residents with food, music, raffles, face painting and more at the Voter’s Choice Act Kickoff celebration on April 2. The event will take place 11am-2pm on the patio of the Hollister Veterans Memorial building, 649 San...

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