As his court-appointed attorney Greg LaForge waits, Jose Barajas is led into the courtroom. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Jose Barajas held without bail, pleads not guilty to murder and other crimes

Barajas will remain in custody as trial hearings continue. Possibility that Vanessa Flores-Ibarra was victim or accomplice still part of investigation.

Andres Rodriguez at the LULAC National Convention in Phoenix, AZ 2018. Photo provided by LULAC.

Children and Youth

Hollister native elected Vice President to National LULAC Board

His platform includes leading the young adult membership by embracing new opportunities to organize students throughout the country in efforts to increase civic engagement.

AT&T Park competitors. Photo provided by Kimberly Borg.

Children and Youth

Two Hollister youths win in MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run Contest

Coming in at the top three competitors of their age group (13-14), they qualified to compete in the semi-finals at AT&T Park on June 3.