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February 25, 2024

Gilroy Police arrest Hollister man in relation to shooting

Police arrested a Hollister man on suspicion of shooting a firearm toward several people in Gilroy, authorities said.  The incident happened about 10pm Jan. 20 in the area of the 900 block of Kern Avenue, Gilroy Police said in a recent social media post. Officers...

New reporting tool helps county curb illegal dumping

Violators in San Benito can now be fined up to $10,000

PG&E offers $550,000 in scholarships for area students

PG&E is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to help students in South Valley and beyond offset their costs for higher education.  One pool of funds totaling $350,000, provided by the PG&E Foundation, is part of the utility company’s annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program...

Hospital board seeks to approve Casillas as new CEO

Casillas has been interim CEO since 2022

Local Scene: Caltrans will restrict left turns onto Hwy. 156

Kirkland named to Dean’s List Samuel Kirkland, of Hollister, was named to the LeTourneau University fall 2023 Dean’s List. Kirkland is majoring in Aircraft Systems, says a press release from the university.  The Dean's List recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.50...

Ranch purchase adds to Bay Area Ridge Trail plan

The Conservation Fund purchased the Richmond Ranch on Jan. 22, a 3,653-acre property in southern Santa Clara County.  The Fund is a national organization that provides money to bridge the acquisition of conservation lands by private and public sources. In this case, they are buying...

High school district appoints Agredano to board of trustees

The San Benito High School District Board of Trustees on Jan. 13 appointed Dr. Gina Vallejo Agredano to join them as a trustee. Agedano fills the vacancy created when former Trustee John Corrigan submitted his resignation from the board effective Nov. 15, says a...

CA lawmakers consider banning youth tackle football

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Jan. 16 that he would veto any bill with an outright ban on youth tackle football. “My Administration will work with the Legislature and the bill’s author to strengthen safety in youth football—while ensuring parents have the freedom to...

Local Scene: Literacy summit scheduled for Jan. 25

Help address literacy challenges at Jan. 25 summit Local education officials and experts will host a literacy summit in San Benito County next week in order to address the achievement gap in reading and language arts education among local students. The SBCOE Literacy Summit: Unlocking a...

Your 2024 Primary Election Guide

Election day is March 5; local, regional races to be decided in primary