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July 23, 2024

Gary Byrne steps down from foundation post

Gary Byrne, the longtime CEO of the Community Foundation for San Benito County, has stepped down from his role with the local nonprofit organization, the Community Foundation announced this week.  Byrne’s decision comes with a mix of emotions for the local organization, which bids farewell...

Police cite Hollister clerk for selling alcohol to minors

The Hollister Police Department, along with agents of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, cited a clerk at a local business for selling alcohol to minors on June 18, authorities said.  The citation was the result of a “minor decoy” operation in which minors...

Rodeo time

The San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo kicked off rodeo week on June 22 with the annual rodeo parade in downtown Hollister.  The procession began with a traditional cattle drive down the middle of San Benito Street, featuring dozens of steers, longhorn cattle...

Juvenile suspect arrested in connection with shooting

Hollister Police detectives last week arrested a suspect in which a juvenile victim was shot in the shoulder near Third and Sally streets, police said.  About 6:43pm June 6, Hollister Police officers responded to the area of Third and Sally streets on reports of a...

Lawmakers agree on across-the-board cuts in state budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders reached a nearly $300 million budget agreement on June 21 that closes a $46.8 billion deficit that was projected for the coming fiscal year with across-the-board cuts of nearly 8% to every department.  The $297.5 billion budget is proposed...

Union Road set for temporary closure in July

As part of the State Route 156 Improvement Project, Caltrans will temporarily close a short section of Union Road, starting in July, the California Department of Transportation said this week. Specifically, Union Road will be closed between San Juan Hollister Road and SR 156...

Sanchez ready to fight recall

Hospital board member faces effort to be removed from seat early

Health Alliance partnership aims to enhance care in San Benito County

The Central California Alliance for Health last week announced its collaboration with Serving Communities Health Information Organization (SCHIO), one of the oldest and most advanced multi-stakeholder health information exchanges (HIEs) in the country.  The partnership will help Alliance Medi-Cal members and providers in five counties,...

Grant helps county curb illegal mattress dumping

San Benito County recently received grant funds to create a local program aimed at reducing the frequency of illegal mattress dumping.  The $52,000 grant is from the Mattress Recycling Council, says a press release from San Benito County. Specifically, the grant will help fund the...

Local Scene: Locals graduate from university

Locals graduate Claire Cagnacci, of Hollister, and Lauren Dean, of San Juan Bautista, were awarded degrees from the University of Alabama at recent spring commencement ceremonies.  Cagnacci received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences. Dean received a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental...

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