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February 2, 2023

Hazel Hawkins to close home healthcare department

In an effort to cut costs as Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital (HHMH) faces a potential bankruptcy, the San Benito Health Care District Board of Directors voted Jan. 6 to close the hospital system’s home healthcare department.  The board’s vote was in line with a recommendation...

Santa Clara County issues evacuation warning near 101, Bolsa Road

Several areas southeast of Gilroy are under an evacuation warning in Santa Clara County in the areas of Highway 101 and Bolsa Road, the County Office of Emergency Management announced on Monday at 4pm. The areas include: -South of Highway 152, East of Highway 101 -South of...

Authorities rescue people, animals from Lovers Lane floodwaters

San Benito County public safety personnel are currently rescuing several people and animals from rising floodwaters on Lovers Lane, according to county staff.  The rescue efforts started early in the afternoon Jan. 9. A total of 10 people and four animals have been rescued so...

Evacuation notice issued in northern San Benito County

San Benito County officials at 12:26pm Jan. 9 issued an evacuation notice for properties in northern portions of the county. Residents who live on Lovers Lane between Highway 152 and Shore Road are being asked to “evacuate immediately” due to flooding in the area, says...

Hazel Hawkins to hold public forum Jan. 9

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital will participate in a public forum on Monday, Jan. 9 at 5:30pm at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. Hospital leaders will provide an update on finances, address the implications to the community of a hospital closure and present...

COG board hires new executive director

Binu Abraham was recently hired as the Executive Director for the Council of San Benito County Governments (COG). Abraham was previously the Principal Analyst: Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Community Strategies Project Manager for the Sacramento COG, says a press release from the local COG.  The San Benito...

Standout Arthur Parra leads the Balers’ way

A solid fourth-place showing in last year’s Central Coast Section Wrestling Championships left Art Parra one position short of reaching the CIF State tournament.  That gave Parra plenty of motivation entering the off-season. The Hollister High junior is seeing the fruits of his labor pay...

School board appoints Perez to represent Trustee Area 1

The Hollister School District Board of Education on Jan. 4 appointed Jose A. Perez, Jr., to fill a vacancy on the five-member body, according to an announcement from HSD.  A vacancy on the board occurred as of Dec. 8 due to a lack of candidates...

Evacuation warnings issued near Uvas Reservoir and Pacheco Pass River Basin

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Shortly after the County of Santa Clara announced a local emergency due to heavy wind and rain pounding the region, officials issued evacuation warnings Wednesday for those living near the Uvas Reservoir in Morgan Hill and the Pacheco Pass River Basin east of Gilroy. Just...

Hollister girls basketball team gets back to its winning ways

Despite a rather rough time in the John Araujo Memorial Holiday Tournament to close out 2022, the Hollister High girls basketball team should be considered the co-favorite along with North Salinas to win the Pacific Coast Athletic League Gabilan Division championship. The two teams shared...

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