County Budget Officer Stewart Patri gave his first budget briefing to the San Benito County Board of Supervisors on March 12. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

County budget briefing shows sheriff’s department charging lots of overtime

Some of the cost attributed to being understaffed.

Elias Barocio Jr. and his wife Araceli Barocio. Photo provided.


Hollister nonprofit leader chosen for national fellowship program

Elias Barocio Jr. currently serves as Migrant Housing Manager at the County of San Benito-Hollister Migrant Center.

Sand paintings done by SBHS students. Photo provided by Christina Ross.

Art & Culture

San Benito High School holds art gallery opening reception

Community invited to attend student art exhibit on March 19.

Hollister CCS Regional Band Members Lesley Prudencio (MMM), Megan Maggiora (MMM, Leeza Gatsonz (AAA), Isabella Velazquez (HDLA), Ignacio Velazquez (HDLA), Brandon Gatsonz (AAA), Danaka Perez (MMM), Tristan Molina (RSJ), Sarah Stopper (RSJ), Dylan Freitas (RSJ), Lauren Agredano (RSJ), Yuvia Padilla (RSJ), and Samatha Andrijeski (RSJ). Not pictured David Gomez (MMM). Photo by Kevin Stopper.

Art & Culture

Middle school students shine at honor band performances

Two Rancho San Justo students selected to attend State Honor Band performance in Fresno.