DA Joel Buckingham said Jessica Diane Chacon Aviles most likely is not facing a maximum prison sentence of four years if she is convicted. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Suspect appears in court in hit-and-run case

If Jessica Diane Chacon Aviles goes to trial and is convicted, she will face up to four years in prison.

Blunt-nosed leopard lizard in Panoche Hills, San Benito County. Photo by Chad M. Lane.

News Release

Federal agency to close Panoche hills to vehicle traffic starting March 1

The Bureau of Land Management says the closure is to protect habitat for the endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizard.

After at least three times up for discussion, Hollister City Council unanimously approved amendments to RV and boat ordinances. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister changes RV and boat storage ordinance, finesĀ 

Recreational vehicles may now be stored in private residences under certain circumstances.