Manuel Martinez Vazquez said he understood when Judge Breen told him he had given up his right to remain silent. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Manuel Martinez Vazquez pleads guilty to second-degree murder

He was charged with the 2021 DUI-related death of Sarah Villar and will be sentenced Oct. 6.

Haleigh Grant lays down the fastest time of the day in the breakaway roping. Photo by Jenna Fields.

Sports & Recreation

California’s Richest All Girl Roping honors memory of late Paicines resident

Haleigh Grant of Santa Maria wins Blaire Strohn Fast Time Memorial Buckle.

COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. File photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

OptumServe expands COVID-19 testing and treatment services sites

Sites to include Tres Pinos, Aromas and San Juan Bautista.

Betabel fruit stand. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Betabel Road project continues to move forward

Once a commercial use permit is granted, the developer can begin to submit construction applications and plans.