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01/28/2023
Hollister Elementary School District said it has a budget deficit of $1.8 million coming into 2023. Chief Business Officer Elizabeth Wilson presented the monthly financial report at a board of trustees meeting.

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01/27/2023
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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 due to declining Covid-19 rates and a decrease in use, says a press release from [...]

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01/27/2023
Appointing four new planning commissioners proved difficult for the San Juan Bautista City Council, as it rejected two of the five hopefuls and erred in one appointment at the council’s Jan. 24 meeting. In a 4-1 vote, members appointed David Medeiros and Jose Aranda.

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01/27/2023
Though interim Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital CEO Mary Casillas touted a “master plan” to save the hospital, two speakers criticized the board of directors for a lack of transparency in its communications about the hospital’s fiscal emergency.