Klamath Fire on June 18. Photos courtesy of John McDonald.

Police / Fire

Arson suspected in recent Hollister fires

Sheriff’s Office arrests man on suspicion of starting June 18 Klamath Fire and is investigating his possible involvement in other blazes.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


June 19 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

161 people have tested positive since February, 32 are active patients, 127 have recovered; personal care services allowed to reopen with self-certification process.

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez said the same group of people keep filing complaints against the city for the money. File photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister council denies harassment claims amounting to $500,000

Mayor defends Councilman Rolan Resendiz against allegations made by resident Irma Gonzalez.

Ready for curbside pickup outside the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

Education / Schools

Library offers curbside pick-up and distance printing

To order, place a hold using the online catalog or call the library for help in selecting materials. Staff will prepare the materials and then call when they are ready for pick-up.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta co-introduces the RESTAURANTS Act

Bipartisan bill would support independent restaurants through new revitalization fund.

Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District releases draft plan for reopening

Parents will choose from two models—one bringing students to classrooms twice a week; the other being online only.