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October 22, 2021

Amazon logistics center officially opens for deliveries

The Amazon logistics center broke ground nearly seven months ago on a dirt lot that sat on Flynn and San Felipe roads in Hollister.  The new building was officially opened Sept. 29 with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included brief remarks from Amazon site general...

County appoints Gellert as new Health Officer

Dr. George Gellert, who has a 30-year career in public health including the last year with San Benito County, has been appointed the county’s new health officer. The San Benito County board of supervisors appointed Gellert to the position Sept. 28. He is replacing Interim...

Three earthquakes rumble north of Pinnacles

Three earthquakes between 2.8 and 3.8 magnitude shook Monday afternoon less than two hours apart in San Benito County near Pinnacles National Park. The first quake at 4:07pm was the strongest and was centered 14 km (8.7  miles) north of the national park and west...

Photos: Hope Harvest returns to Historical Park

The Hope Harvest Festival was back at the San Benito Historical Park on Oct. 2 and 3 with plenty of pumpkins in various sizes, types and colors for people to choose from. Hope Harvest is a nonprofit pumpkin patch and produce stand that generates funding...

School nurses step up to challenge during pandemic

Hollister School District nurses’ roles have evolved quite a bit through the years, but even more dramatically since the pandemic’s onset.  These days, the school nurses overseeing health matters for the district spend a lot of time addressing Covid-19 issues while continuing to handle other...

Hollister PD gains $50K grant to increase traffic enforcement

The Hollister Police Department received a $50,000 grant from state authorities for driver safety education and increased enforcement of dangerous and illegal driving practices. The grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) will fund a new police...

San Benito County orgs sponsor $1,500 raffle for vaccine recipients

Local organizations in San Benito County are sponsoring a cash raffle with up to $1,500 in total prizes for residents who complete their Covid-19 vaccination in the month of October. Meanwhile, San Benito County still has funding to issue $200 cash incentives and $25 gift...

Balers fall in battle with Salinas

San Benito High dual-threat quarterback Tyler Pacheco was on the brink of orchestrating a come-from-behind victory against Salinas on Thursday night, scrambling away from defenders and doing everything he could to get them down field.  But, there just wasn’t enough gas left in the tank...

Despite loss to Gilroy, San Benito field hockey team still on the right path

Sometimes, what looks like a major disappointment turns into something much greater than one can imagine. So it is for San Benito High junior McKenzie Heckman, who turned to field hockey only after failing to make the final cut for the girls volleyball team...

Local Scene: Highway 25 repaving postponed

Highway 25 repaving postponed A roadway repaving project on Highway 25 near Hollister, previously scheduled to begin last weekend, has been delayed. The project is now projected to begin on Oct. 4, at the earliest.  Once this paving project begins, travelers will encounter one-way traffic control...