Schools & Education

Local high school league to become largest in state

The Monterey Bay League will merge with other leagues to form Pacific Coast Athletic League, featuring 33 schools

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A new direction for Breen

BenitoLink content director is moving to an advisory role with the website as his teaching role at San Benito High School becomes full-time

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Housing / Land Use

Caltrans responds to concerns over concurrent road work on Highways 25, 156

Spokesman says contractor was fined for creating a detour onto San Felipe Road without checking with Caltrans

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Children and Youth

Reading program far surpasses 3 million-page goal

Footsteps2Brilliance through the County Office of Education is working to promote literacy during the summer and beyond

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ConEdison calls county’s solar project reaction ‘vitriolic, ‘unfair’

After Board of Supervisors threatens to stop solar project and file a lawsuit, developer acknowledges tax allocation "difficulties," but says project will continue

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Heat warning for San Benito County on Sunday

Triple-digit temperatures are expected on Sunday, with a bit of a cooling trend on the horizon after a Red Flag Warning for fire danger

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Government / Politics

Bill to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area passes Congress

The legislation to open the 63,000-acre area and designate a wilderness area was unanimously approved and now heads to Senate

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Police / Fire

Gilroy man charged in DUI accident death of Hollister man

CHP says the driver passed traffic over the double yellow lines on Fairview and caused a fatal, head-on collision

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Police / Fire

Fireworks caused at least three fires locally on July 4

Two vegetation fires, one car fire started by fireworks


Police / Fire

Smartphone app credited with increase in fireworks citations

Fireworks-related calls to dispatch dropped 24 percent, but reports through the app increased more than 573 percent on the Fourth of July

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Cannery workers reach contract agreement, end strike

After eight-day walkout, union gets the $1-per-hour raise it sought, plus increases over the next two years


Business / Economy

Arrests down, fewer calls for service during rally weekend

619 calls for service on rally weekend was down from 753 last year; 86 citations issued matched three-year high


Police / Fire

Fire knocked down on Highway 156 Sunday

Blaze ahead of Fourth of July is a reminder of summer fire dangers


San Benito Lifestyle

A celebration of motorcycle history

Day 2 of the motorcycle rally brings crowds to downtown Hollister

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Police / Fire

Hollister resident killed in suspected DUI crash

CHP arrested one driver on suspicion of driving under the influence