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Government / Politics

County extends tree-cutting moratorium

County supervisors hope 10 month, 15-day extension will lead to permanent tree ordinance in as soon as 90 days

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Government / Politics

Sheriff decries ‘desperate’ staffing levels in his department

Criminals are aware of barebones patrols in the short-staffed department, Thompson says

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Government / Politics

Valdivia ends 16-year run on Hollister City Council

Veteran councilwoman recalls good times, tough times during tenure

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Heavy rain prompts flood advisory

Drivers urged to use caution as heavy rain impacts region; Hollister makes sandbags available

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Children and Youth

Three Hollister parks to get new playground equipment

Park Hill, Las Brisas, Gabe to get new playground structures after council vote

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Children and Youth

American Legion commander says skateboarders disrespecting vets’ building

Despite signs prohibiting skating, youth continue to ride there and damage the site

Nicole and Laura of Lucero Olive Oil proudly display a bottle of Ascolano, the grand prize winner in the extra-virgin olive oil category.

Nonprofits

San Benito Olive Festival names award winners

Lucero Olive Oil and MoonShadow Grove are the grand prize winners of the 2014 Olive Oil Awards.