HPD Chief Carlos Reynoso said there is no evidence the victims were affiliated with gangs and the shooting was likely a case of mistaken identity. Photo by John Chadwell.


San Jose man arrested in March 26 Hollister murders

Police believe the suspect was intent on carrying out a personal vendetta when he mistakenly killed two and wounded three others.

Winners of 2022 Spelling Bee. Photo courtesy of SBCoE.

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San Benito County Office of Education announces winners of 2022 Spelling Bee

Four students qualified to the California State Spelling Bee.

Official ballot drop box in Ridgemark. Photo by Leslie David.


Secretary of State releases certified list of election candidates

Congressional and Assembly representatives of San Benito County up for election.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Ulta Beauty is ulta toxic for dangerous landfill expansion proposal

Maureen Nelson writes that the county should not be destroying its landscapes, tearing up the roads and potentially be a home for hazardous waste in exchange for a bigger landfill.

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez said people do have a right to say whatever they want, even though he has stopped some from doing so during public comment. Photo by John Chadwell.

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BL Special Report: Legal group says Hollister Mayor violated Brown Act and resident’s First Amendment Rights

The First Amendment Coalition says the city attorney should have advised Velazquez to stop telling the public they cannot criticize him or other council members.