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01/31/2023

San Benito County took a step forward Jan. 17 when the Board of Supervisors approved an updated Affordable Housing Ordinance, but that step forward should be even bolder. Supervisors unanimously approved an update to the ordinance after months of meetings …

01/31/2023

A swipe of a library card is enough for Californians to venture into the great outdoors for free. On Jan. 31, California State Parks representatives encouraged Californians to take advantage of multiple ways to visit state parks for free, including …

01/30/2023

A small group of registered nurses rallied outside Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Thursday in support of adequate staffing at the Hollister medical facility, which is currently facing a financial emergency. “(We are) focusing on safe staffing,” said Pedro Silva, an …

01/30/2023

Police arrested a 57-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing a victim Saturday at a home in west Hollister, authorities said. The victim died as paramedics attempted emergency first aid as soon as they arrived at the crime scene. About 2pm …

01/27/2023

San Benito County Public Health officials announced that as of Feb. 5, all OptumServe mobile Covid-19 testing sites that serve local residents will close. The California Department of Public Health, which has funded the testing sites, is closing the facilities …

01/26/2023

After a huge week in which it beat its two chief competitors, the Hollister High girls basketball team showed it is the team to beat in the Pacific Coast Athletic League’s Gabilan Division this season. It’s still early, of course, …

01/26/2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week announced the availability of $72.9 million through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to fund “innovative projects designed to support the expanding specialty crop sector and explore new market opportunities for U.S. food …

01/26/2023

A $30 million incentive project is underway to help businesses, nonprofits, public agencies and tribes fund the installation of electric vehicle chargers in disadvantaged and low-income communities across the state. San Benito is on the list of 30 counties where …

01/26/2023

Baer named to Dean’s List Alexandria Baer, of Hollister, earned Dean's List distinction for the Fall 2022 semester, one of more than 330 undergraduate students to be recognized. The Dean's List comprises undergraduate students who meet requirements in the Colleges …

01/25/2023

Hollister’s Jenny Cullumber—who has welcomed foster children, exchange students and other youth into her life over the years—was named the 2023 California Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc. Cullumber, along with honorees from across the United States, will …

01/25/2023

Hollister native Rosa Miramon Azevedo, a nurse and mother of four boys who was known for her caring spirit, has been identified as the motorist who died in a Jan. 14 traffic collision on Highway 156. She was 37 years …

01/25/2023

Members of the Rancho Maze Band and Hollister Youth Music Network recently performed with the California Music Educators Association’s Central Coast Section Honor Band, according to a press release. Musicians Thomas Feci (trumpet), Benny Gomez Jr. (tenor saxophone), Shyloh Gonzalez …

01/24/2023

Registered nurses employed by Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital will join thousands of members of California Nurses Association in hosting a local action for safe hospital staffing on Jan. 26. The nurses are calling for all services to remain open at …

01/24/2023

Residents of San Benito County who need to dispose of storm debris can do so at a free event Jan. 29 at John Smith Road Landfill. The free disposal day is sponsored by the county’s Integrated Waste Management Regional Agency. …

01/23/2023

San Benito County officials announced Jan. 19 that the emergency shelter established at the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister for victims of recent storms is now closed. The County of San Benito, with support from the American Red Cross, Office …

01/23/2023

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck southern Santa Clara County Monday morning at 5:58 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck at a depth of 5.9 kilometers, about 9 kilometers east/northeast of San Martin. Cal Fire spokesperson Josh …

01/19/2023

It’s still early, but the Hollister High girls soccer team has the early advantage as it pursues a Pacific Coast Athletic League Gabilan Division championship.  The Haybalers, who entered the week in first place by virtue of winning their first …

01/19/2023

Some California small business owners affected by the winter storms that have battered the West Coast over the last three weeks will be eligible for emergency tax relief, state officials said Jan. 18. Owners of small businesses that have dealt …

01/19/2023

The rainy winter has been good for reservoir levels and surface water supplies, but a number of important factors remain unknown before authorities are willing to declare an end to the statewide drought.  These factors include San Benito County’s pending …

01/19/2023

The Indoor Football League’s Bay Area Panthers team has chosen a South Valley sports venue as their practice location for the 2023 season, according to the team.   The Panthers’ move to the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center includes about 25 …