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November 29, 2021

Working on the razor’s edge

It’s been a rough week for Aurora Manzo, owner of Divas Aka Beauty and Barber Shop, as she’s had to transition yet again to one of the new Covid-19 orders announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom last week released a new guidance specifically for outdoor...

Arrest of unmasked resident sparks social media furor

The arrest of an unmasked San Benito County resident and business owner at the supervisors meeting chambers Dec. 15 has sparked a firestorm of commentary on social media and among the community.

Local arts icon dies from Covid-19

Noe Montoya, a long-time actor and musician for El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista, passed away on Nov. 26 at his home in Hollister. He was 66 years old.  El Teatro Campesino founder and artistic director Luis Valdez wrote on the group’s Facebook page,...

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...

Hollister PD captures suspected catalytic converter thieves

The Hollister Police Department has captured a trio of out-of-town catalytic converter bandits thanks to a phone call tip from a nearby concerned resident, according to authorities.   The police issued a press release on Dec. 10 announcing that 29-year old Rafael Lazaro, Fernando Esparza, 37,...

Hollister SD will keep campuses shut down

The Hollister School District will continue teaching students via distance learning after the school board took action this week to extend campus closures until the end of the year.  The board voted 4-1 in a special meeting on Oct. 13 on a recommendation made by...

SB High student gives back to the community

San Benito High junior Beatriz Ocampo-Dizon has always enjoyed baking sweets in the kitchen since she was a child, slowly building a passion for it without realizing it.  The 17-year-old Hollister resident has now taken those baking skills and started her own company, B.D. Treats,...

Farmworkers, food service employees start to receive vaccines in San Benito

The first set of remote Covid-19 vaccine clinics for food and agricultural sector workers was a big success in San Benito County, bringing in approximately 250 people to get their first shots.    The county’s public health department and Safeway Pharmacy along with the Grower-Shipper Association...

Upscale steakhouse coming to downtown Hollister

Raul Escareno is tired of people having to travel outside of Hollister to dine at other restaurants, especially because the excuse is there’s nothing to eat in town. The longtime owner of Mangia Italian Kitchen is aware that he might be throwing a rock at...

Sheriff: Hollister resident shoots burglary suspect

A resident of Southside Estates in Hollister shot a burglar who snuck into the home early Monday morning, according to the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office. The burglary suspect who was shot, identified as Ocean Burger, 18, was treated at a nearby hospital and arrested...