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Government / Politics

Homeless facility slated for Southside Road

Supervisors favor former hospital site on Southside Road for 50-bed facility


Police / Fire

Crime in Hollister down 10 percent in 2014; 24 percent in 5 years

Annual crime report also shows DUI arrests rose 94 percent from 2013 to 2014

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Business / Economy

Chamber to coordinate tourism marketing campaign

Hollister City Council approves $50,000 to fund promotional effort

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Business / Economy

City council aims to snuff out tobacco sales in pharmacies

Council will consider enacting ban at request of health officials

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Children and Youth

Additional resource officer to work at local schools

Federal grant to help pay for cost of officer at local schools

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Children and Youth

Council approves $150K for Valley View Park improvements

"Whale Park" will add trails, playground, basketball court, seating and shade structure

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Police / Fire

Fire chief helps locate hit-and-run suspect

Michael O'Connor led police to suspect's car

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Business / Economy

Solar farm project open house Thursday

Company developing 247 megawatt farm in south county to host opening of new office