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Gilroy Police investigate pedestrian death in hit and run

A pedestrian was fatally injured by a hit-and-run driver near downtown Gilroy, police said June 1. Officers who responded to a 911 call about 10:50pm May 31 in the area of First Street and Eigleberry Street found a man with major injuries in the roadway,...

Local Scene: Adopt a pet on June 1

Adopt a pet for free June 1 People across California will be able to adopt a pet for free June 1 during the state’s inaugural Adopt-a-Pet Day.  The California Animal Welfare Association (CalAnimals), the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the...

Police arrest two in response to loud party in Hollister

Police arrested two people May 25 who were uncooperative—and in one case, violent—with officers who responded to multiple noise complaints throughout the evening at a party at a home in Hollister, authorities said.  About 8pm May 25, Hollister Police responded to a residence on the...

Gavilan College hosts graduation ceremonies for Class of 2024

Over the past week, Gavilan College has hosted thousands of visitors and ceremoniously conferred hundreds of degrees, certificates and other accolades to members of the Class of 2024 who have completed their studies in a variety of academic programs.  The college held its 104th annual...

San Benito County Jail escapee captured in San Jose

Daniel Lopez Zavala, who escaped from the San Benito County Jail on May 28, was arrested in San Jose Wednesday night following a regional manhunt, authorities said.  Zavala, 38, of Hollister, was arrested 7pm May 29 at a hotel in San Jose with his girlfriend,...

Hollister remembers

Local residents, veterans and families gathered at the downtown Hollister Veterans Memorial Building May 27 to remember and pay their respects to those who have died while serving in the military.  The ceremony was hosted by the Hollister Veterans of Foreign Wars 9242. The event...

Slow growth initiative qualifies for ballot

County clerk certified Empower Voters on May 21

Sheriff: Search continues for escaped San Benito County inmate

Law enforcement officers from throughout the region continue to search for Daniel Lopez Zavala, who escaped from the San Benito County Jail early Tuesday morning, authorities said. The sheriff’s office is asking the public to keep an eye out and call 911 if anyone...

Inmate escapes from San Benito County Jail

Inmate Daniel Lopez Zavala escaped from the San Benito County Correctional Facility early Tuesday morning, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities are asking the public to keep an eye out and call police if anyone sees him. About 1:53am May 28, Zavala escaped from the...

Hospital board keeps county proposal on the table

Private company’s buyout proposal also still under consideration