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October 22, 2021

‘Recall Velazquez’ legal notice rejected again

A group of Hollister residents who hope to unseat the mayor in a recall election are now blaming City Clerk Christine Black after their required public noticing paperwork was rejected for the second time.  The citizens group known as Recall Velazquez sent out a press...

Resident attempts to recall Hollister mayor

In early January, Celeste Toledo-Bocanegra launched a GoFundMe page and website to recall Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez. As of April 19, it had raised just $1,030 of its $20,000 goal, with the last donation being made two months ago.  The GoFundMe page states that “through...

Sig Sanchez, longtime South Valley politician, dies Jan. 30

Sig Sanchez—former mayor of Gilroy and loyal advocate for South County throughout his 55-year public service career—died peacefully Jan. 30, according to family members.

Biden sworn in as 46th U.S President

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, taking office at a moment of profound health, economic and political crises with a promise to seek unity after a tumultuous four years that tore at the fabric of American society.

Supes meetings closed to the public due to Covid-19

Any members of the community who want to participate in this week’s San Benito County Board of Supervisors meeting will have to do so from a safe distance on the internet or the phone.   County officials announced on Jan. 11 that the public will not...

Environmentalists protest against new highway nodes

A group of environmentalists known as Preserve Our Rural Communities, a grassroots group in San Benito County, took over a small section of the Superior Court parking lot on Tuesday morning.   Organizer Andy Hsia-Coron took the lead on Jan. 5 in what was a peaceful...

Newly elected county supervisors take oaths of office

The public got a chance to see a trio of new faces, and the return of a familiar one, accepting their elected roles on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors as they took an oath of office so they can serve their community...

Carol Lenoir bids farewell to city council

It was an emotional final Hollister City Council meeting for Carol Lenoir as she sat for one last time up at the dais representing District 1. But after serving just one term she decided not to run again for office, hanging up the old...

County elections office releases final results

Staff Report The San Benito County Elections Office this week released the official final results of the local vote count in the Nov. 3 General Election.  The San Benito County Registrar of Voters on Nov. 30 posted the last set of numbers that showed there were...

‘Slower growth’ gains another vote on council

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez has a task each year to ask the councilmembers to bring him their top item they want to see accomplished, along with several other ideas or issues in their districts. Rick Perez mentioned during his campaign that he’s in favor of...