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Letter to the editor: Keep agriculture thriving

In considering how to vote on measure Q, it is important to realize the benefits of a viable local agriculture and the reasons for protecting and promoting it.  One interesting point of clarification in this discussion is that there is …


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Meet the candidates for Mayor of Hollister

With the Nov. 8 election rapidly approaching, this newspaper is committed to helping the voters of Hollister become as informed as possible about the candidates and issues in local races.  In the City of Hollister, voters will elect their mayor …


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Man arrested for allegedly kidnapping, assaulting teen

Police arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of domestic violence and other charges after he kidnapped a local high school student and assaulted her at his home, according to authorities.  On Sept. 27, staff at Hollister High School told local …


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Weekend incidents lead to multiple arrests

Hollister Police and San Benito County Sheriff’s deputies were busy this past weekend responding to numerous incidents involving violent or reckless behavior—on top of a planned traffic safety checkpoint in the city limits, according to authorities.  The Sept. 24 DUI …


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Hollister High cross country teams on another good run

As a returning cross-country athlete, Melina Chavez spent the summer by—you guessed it—running.  Unlike most of her peers, however, Chavez did most of her running on a treadmill instead of on the trails. The kicker?  “I just preferred it better …


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Letter to the editor: Keep our families safe

From the moment I first learned about the large-scale “Strada Verde development plan,” I had some worries that I would have with any big development: how it would impact our community?  I am not “anti-development,” but a large-scale development will …


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Local burn visible for miles

Firefighters and support crews from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection conducted a prescribed burn in San Benito County on Sept. 27. The burn took place on private property in the Gabilan Range, west of Paicines in the …


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Hollister Police investigate animal cruelty incident

Police are asking the public for help identifying a suspect who left an injured dog at the Hollister Animal Shelter, leaving the animal to suffer through the night before it had to be euthanized, according to authorities. About 6:17am Sept. …


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San Benito County: Bivalent boosters most effective against current Omicron variants

Earlier this month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Pfizer and Modern bivalent vaccine (“two strain”) boosters for everyone aged 12 and older, following completion of their primary series at least two months earlier, regardless of vaccine product …


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Enjoy fall activities at Hollister Hills SVRA

With the arrival of fall comes a complete season of fun, safe, family friendly events at Hollister Hill State Vehicular Recreation Area. The park’s main entrance is located at 7800 Cienega Road in Hollister.  Activities at Hollister Hills scheduled for …


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Twin power: Coley and Maddie Corrigan lead Hollister girls water polo

Having played just four matches through the first three weeks of the season, Hollister High girls water polo coach Rachel Smithee is looking forward to the team getting more match time.  “We have the next two weekends where we’re doing …


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Hollister Police conduct DUI checkpoint Sept. 24

The Hollister Police Department will hold a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint the evening of Sept. 24, at an undisclosed location within the city limits.  The checkpoint will start at 6pm, and continue until 1:30am Sept. 25, says a press …