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July 23, 2024

Hollister begins General Plan Update

The City of Hollister is getting ready to embark on an update of its 20-year General Plan, giving residents an opportunity to provide their own input into how the community should plan and grow for the future.

Covid-19 relief available for undocumented immigrants

Undocumented immigrants are now eligible for disaster relief assistance from the state of California as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact household and small business finances.

Judge grants temporary suspension of rezoning

A San Benito County Superior Court judge sided with opponents of the county supervisors’ April decision to rezone a property along Highway 101 during a May 19 hearing. Judge Thomas Breen granted a suspension of the “C-1” rezoning of the Betabel property. The decision allows...

Hollister PD to continue registering sex offenders in person

The Hollister Police Department will continue to register local sex offenders in person—with social distancing protocols in place—despite an executive order by Gov. Gavin Newsom allowing law enforcement to conduct such registration remotely.

Wedding venue reports layoffs

The state’s prohibition on large gatherings has hit Leal Vineyards hard, as the wedding and entertainment venue in Hollister laid off 64 employees in late March, state filings show.

San Benito High student survives TV talent show

San Benito High School junior Yvette Fragozo made it to the quarterfinals of the television show “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento” on Estrella TV.  The next stage of the competition is on hold during the shelter-in-place order due to the Covid-19 pandemic but the show will...

Students excel at national Sports Medicine competition

As a team, the local Sports Medicine Club placed sixth in the large school division. The top 10 teams from that round earned the opportunity to compete in the AACI National Sports Medicine Competition earlier this month.

County starts to reopen

San Benito County is now in “Phase Two” on the road to reopening local businesses and facilities, after nearly two months of closure of all “non-essential” activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  On May 8, Public Health Services issued a press release that stated California...

Hazel Hawkins reopens outpatient lab

Starting May 12, Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has reopened its outpatient lab for senior citizens, pregnant women and patients who are immunocompromised or have serious underlying health conditions.

Wildfire season starts May 18

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has declared that wildfire season will start May 18 in San Benito County.