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Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: The backstory of Rose and Riopel v. County of San Benito

Retired county employees Mandy Rose and Margie Riopel share a letter about what they say is the County of San Benito's broken promise of 100% paid retiree health care benefits, which could impact retirees you know.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

HPD arrests man for DUI and possession of drugs for sale

Police said they found found several drug paraphernalia items, a large amount of methamphetamine and suspected heroin, as well as other items commonly used to sell drugs.

The Briggs Building in downtown Hollister hosts Gavilan College classes. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

Gavilan College accreditation reaffirmed

Next comprehensive review cycle begins in 2026.

San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

SBC Free Library Adult Literacy Program to resume online

Curbside pickup will be available for those needing reading and other study materials.

Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Local politicians report last quarter campaign contributions

A look at income and expenditures for ballot measure committees and candidates running for the San Benito County Board of Supervisors and Hollister City Council.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Feb. 16 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One new case reported, 5,569 people have tested positive, 99 are active patients, 5,413 have recovered and 57 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 7.3%.