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November 26, 2022

Measures Q, R trail in Nov. 8 election count

Results of the Nov. 8 election posted by the San Benito County Elections Office Tuesday night show that voters are leaning against two local measures that could have vastly restricted land development in the county.  The general election ballot included the hotly contested Measures Q...

Water service continues after vehicle crash damages Hollister plant

A vehicle accident over the weekend disrupted electrical power to the West Hills Water Treatment Plant, but authorities say there will be no major impact on water service.  The crash occurred Nov. 5 on Union Road in Hollister when a vehicle collided with a utility...

Election Day: Polls open 7am-8pm

Today is Election Day. Polls are open 7am to 8 pm. If you have not already voted by mail or at one of the voting centers last weekend, you can vote today. If you have filled out a mailed ballot, it must be postmarked today or...

Anzar girls volleyball wins league championship and advances to CCS, completing a remarkable turnaround

The Anzar High girls volleyball team was 13-0 before losing its final two matches of the recently completed season. While the back-to-back losses were a bit of a downer, there’s no doubt the Hawks will look back at 2022 as a smashing success. That’s because...

Hazel Hawkins declares fiscal emergency

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital’s directors last week declared a fiscal emergency that allows the Hollister medical facility to file for bankruptcy if such a step is deemed appropriate, according to the hospital. Hazel Hawkins’ board of directors declared the resolution of a fiscal emergency at...

Board urges voters to reject ballot measure

The San Benito County Board of Supervisors last week approved a resolution stating its opposition to local ballot Measure Q, and some have wondered if the action comes too close to violating state laws against using public resources to promote an election campaign. The resolution...

Jorge Montes’ play at the center position is under appreciated by fans, but cherished by the Hollister High coaches

The center position in football is one of the most underappreciated in all of sports.  Centers run block, identify and defend blitzes up the middle and, of course, snap the ball to the quarterback. And while the center-quarterback exchange seems rather rudimentary, botched exchanges between...

San Benito County steps up water-saving efforts

After a slow start to conserving water in our community, residents started stepping up their efforts in late August. We need more of this effort, but it’s very encouraging news to see our community respond. The following data, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, was...

Community Foundation for San Benito County awards grants

The Community Foundation for San Benito County (CFFSBC) has funded 42 local nonprofits, including Junior Achievement of Northern California (JA), through their 2022 Program Project Grant Cycle, according to a press release. Aided by the $6,668 grant, Junior Achievement’s 2022-23 San Benito County Youth Economic...

Hazel Hawkins ends contract with CEO Steve Hannah

The Board of Directors of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital this week announced their decision to end the hospital’s contract with CEO Steven M. Hannah, effective Oct. 14.   “The Board talked it through from every angle and reluctantly decided this new course would be best for...

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