File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister police arrest robbery suspect

Officers dispatched to the downtown area on report of a man walking around holding a pistol wrapped in a red bandana.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Route selection is big step for 25 expansion, but rail needed too

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes about progress on the Highway 25 expansion and encourages further exploration of commuter rail to Gilroy.

Susan Postigo and Jeri Hernandez.


Election 2020: San Benito County Health Care District, Zone 1

Challenger Susan Postigo running against incumbent Jeri Hernandez.

San Benito Health Care District, Zone 5 candidates Rick Shelton, Elizabeth Arrizon and Alberto Arevalo.


Election 2020: San Benito County Health Care District, Zone 5

Three candidates seek seat that will be vacated by incumbent Angie De La Cruz.

Rick Perez and Jose Fernandez.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Hollister City Council District 1

Jose Fernandez and Rick Perez compete for the seat of outgoing councilmember Carol Lenoir.

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Constellation of the Month: Aquarius the Water Carrier

David Baumgartner writes about the constellation he calls Aqua-Man and about hosting a Tres Pinos School class to view Saturn.

A 2019 workshop on making ofrendas (altars) for Dia de los Muertos. Photo courtesy of El Teatro Campesino.

Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino hosts online workshops for Dia de los Muertos

Participants learn how to design ofrendas for deceased loved ones.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Oct. 15 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,392 people have tested positive since February, 16 are active patients, 1,363 have recovered and 13 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 2.8%.