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May 25, 2022

Community Board: Farr proves his dedication to county

Congressman Sam Farr is stepping up big again for San Benito County during his final stretch run as the local representative. The latest reflection is Farr’s bill pushing to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area to the public for the first time since its closure in 2008.

Guest View: Donate food to needy, not to PD

Although we at the police department wholeheartedly appreciate the gesture, we know there are individuals in our community that have not been able to work and are making difficult decisions about purchasing food or paying for other essential items.

Community Board: Local pool talks sink

Nearly a year has gone by since the cancellation of the city’s summer swim program at San Benito High School due to concerns over the pool infrastructure. And another year has gone by without any serious talks on putting together a viable plan to develop a new one or an aquatics center.

Remember Jason Dahl

Jason Dahl, the pilot of United Flight 93, which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001, after passengers stormed hijackers in a last-ditch attempt to regain control of the hijacked aircraft, was the brother of Carol Dahl Heiderich, assistant to...

Goodbye to former columnist

Marty Richman gave readers a window into his mind and life for nearly seven years as a columnist for the Hollister Free Lance.  Those who read his regular column from December 2007 until October 2014 knew he was brutally honest, immensely analytical and unabashedly bold...

Thanks for community support of San Benito High

As we enter the holiday season, it is an appropriate time to offer thanks to our community— on campus and throughout the county—for its ongoing support of our efforts to make San Benito High School a modern, innovative and inclusive campus. Particular thanks goes out...

Community Insight: Johnson has been bright spot for Hollister

It was sad to see the news that longtime City Clerk Geri Johnson is set to retire soon from the City of Hollister.

Community Insight: Biker rally; bike lanes; yoga center

With a slew of events to cover from the holiday period and after, we’re presenting an installment of Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down to indicate our support or opposition on local topics. This week, all of the selected topics incited positive responses from the Community Insight Board.

Community Insight: No winners in Scagliotti saga

There were no winners in the 11-year civil saga between former Supervisor Richard Scagliotti and the self-titled “Los Valientes” group of petitioners who filed the lawsuit.

Community Board: Betrayed by the bond

It isn’t a big surprise that San Benito High School District officials are broaching the potential for a second facilities bond. That's because the first one approved in 2014 covered about half of the district’s mega-campus “modernization” master plan that includes more than $80 million in projects that could be funded by the bond and general fund—with about $20 million of it slated for sports-related expenses.

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