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Police / Fire

Fireworks caused at least three fires locally on July 4

Two vegetation fires, one car fire started by fireworks

Shoppers browse the selection at the Community FoodBank of San Benito. Pictures by Jessica Caimi.

Agriculture

Food bank construction to finish at the end of July

The $2.25 million construction project will give the Community FoodBank an entirely revamped space

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and others have gathered some 1,000 signatures so far. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister mayor continues campaign for referendum to force council to rescind approval to develop 400 Block

Velazquez maintains that his efforts to overturn council decision is permissible despite his recusal from discussing or voting on the matter in council meetings