Corissa King (left) and Valerie Costanza (right) will be two of six ladies competing for the title of Miss California Rodeo Salinas. Photo courtesy of California Rodeo Salinas.


Two Hollister women compete for Miss California Rodeo Salinas

Winner to be named on July 19 during the opening performance.

Grupo Folklórico "Carisma Mexicana" outside of the Community Foundation office in Hollister. Photo by Diviana Navarro.

Art & Culture

Local Folklórico group gives first-place performance

Working specifically with young children, the organization emphasizes the importance of maintaining an appreciation and practice of cultural roots with new generations.

A Red Cross worker installs a smoke alarm. Photo provided.


Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Hollister homes

On Saturday, July 28 the American Red Cross of the Central Coast will install free smoke alarms and provide in-home fire preparedness education as part of a number of home visits in Hollister.

Melinda Casillas, left, guided supervisors through the entire budget line by line. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

San Benito County passes $230.9 million operating budget

Supervisors discussed and approved 72 line items that added up to more than $230.9 million to continue operating the county.