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June 27, 2022

Strada Verde measure loses by 5,000-plus

With just less than 1,100 ballots left to count, San Benito County’s Measure N appears headed for failure by the same proportion reported in early results after Nov. 3.

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: 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: 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...

Morales leads in Hollister District 3 council ballot count

With more than 200 ballots left to count, Dolores Morales leads the vote tally for the Hollister City Council District 3 special election by 88 votes. The polls closed at 8pm Nov. 2, and elections officials counted and posted the first results (872 ballots) shortly...

PACs’ support for council candidate grows

The latest campaign funding disclosures for the Hollister City Council District 3 race show increasing financial support from political representatives and organizations for one of the five candidates. Running for the council seat are Lauretta Avina, Scott McPhail, Dolores Morales, Silas Quintero and Matthew Rojas....

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...

After another snag, group abandons effort to recall mayor

The voters who have been trying to recall Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez have abandoned the initiative after their attempts to meet legal noticing requirements failed for the fourth time. Instead, the mayor’s detractors will focus on finding a candidate to run against Velazquez in the...

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...

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...

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