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January 17, 2022

Man killed, two others injured in head-on crash

A 20-year-old Salinas man died and two Hollister men were injured in a head-on crash on the Riverside Drive Highway 1 overcrossing in Watsonville on Saturday afternoon. Sam Courtney of the California Highway Patrol said the man was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier west on...

Suzy Brookshire’s Olympic moment

Since graduating from San Benito High in 2016—where she helped lead the Haybalers to a Central Coast Section championship—Suzy Brookshire has gone on to play at three Division I programs, breaking records at each stop.  Despite those lofty accomplishments, they will pale in comparison to...

CHP reports fatal accident on SR 129

The California Highway Patrol reported a fatal collision Dec. 7 on State Route 129 in Watsonville, east of Murphy Road. Officers responded to an 11:54pm report Tuesday night of a solo vehicle driving too fast and then going off the roadway. According to the report,...

High school sports pushed to 2021

In a move that came as little surprise but was no less impactful, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced Monday that the start of the high school sports fall season will be pushed back to December or January.  A combination of factors led to the...

Ashley Maggiora to play field hockey at Sweet Briar College

San Benito High School senior Ashley Maggiora will continue her field hockey career at the collegiate level, but she’ll be doing it from all the way across the country.   The school announced Nov. 30 that Maggiora signed a letter of intent to play at Sweet...

Hollister PD arrest suspect in homicide

The Hollister Police Department caught a break Tuesday by catching a suspect who was involved in last week’s homicide on Sally Street.   The police department on Aug. 22 announced that they arrested 19-year-old Andrez Valencia of Hollister, who was booked for murder and is being...

Hollister PD identifies man shot by officer Dec. 8

Hollister Police identified the suspect shot by an officer during a disturbance at a home on Kimberly Court Dec. 8 as 29-year-old Brandon Hill.

De Anza Trail car burglary suspect arrested at Santa Cruz jail

The San Benito County Sheriff’s office arrested a suspect who has allegedly burglarized multiple cars this year at the De Anza Trail parking area just outside San Juan Bautista, according to authorities.

Hollister PD investigates shooting in west side

The Hollister Police Department reported that they’re still investigating a shooting incident that happened this week on the west side of town.       Officers were dispatched to the area of San Lorenzo Drive on Oct. 15 at 11am for a report of several gunshots fired by...

State orders San Benito to ‘stay home’ as hospitals reach capacities

The state of California has announced a regional stay-at-home order in the San Joaquin Valley region—which includes San Benito County—due to the declining availability of hospital beds that may be needed to treat the growing surge of Covid-19 patients.