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Police / Fire

National Night Out coming to Hollister

Police department, sheriff's office joining forces for Aug. 5 event

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Governor makes two appointments to fair board

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently announced the following appointments to the 33rd District Agricultural Association, San Benito County Fair Board of Directors: Nicholas Peters, 55, of Paicines, has been appointed to the 33rd District Agricultural Association, San Benito County Fair Board of Directors. Peters has been an assistant mechanic at Chappell Pump and Supply

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Farm bureau opposes fracking ban initiative

Organization calls initiative 'over-reaching and misleading'


GECA Twister

A crane picked up the GECA portable buildings, twirled them, and set them back down facing the opposite direction from which they started. This will create a "quad" area for GECA when all the work is done.


Rosen Alvin “Pop” Batrez 1934-2014

Rosen Alvin "Pop" Batrez passed away at St. Louise Regional Hospital, Gilroy, CA on June 6th at the age of 80 years. A native of Kersey, Colorado, Rosen has been a resident of San Benito County since 1975. He worked as a Professional Machinist for Teledyne for 48 years until his retirement, at which time



Gavilan College announces opening of arboretum

Omeo Gum Eucalyptus tree on campus named national champion


Police / Fire

4 juveniles arrested for school graffiti

School resource officer and others helped ID alleged perpetrators

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Government / Politics

Baler Bond passing, Muenzer/Gomez likely heading for runoff

24 percent turnout; next update Friday at 5 p.m.

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Art & Culture

Performance benefits artists in the schools

San Jose Taiko and Dimensions Dance Theater do benefit performance

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Government / Politics

Tuesday is election day

District 4 supervisor, high school bond are closely watched ballot items


County garbage rates rising

Annual rate review brings 1.1 percent rate hike

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Include pets, livestock in your emergency plan

Emergency planning should include large and small animals

Children and Youth

Dozens of students earn scholarships

San Benito students earn awards for academics, service, athletics



Hollister FFA to host project auction

Ag mechanics project auction offers student-made items for sale

Dmitri and Kitty Fridman outside Vertigo Coffee.

Business / Economy

Vertigo Coffee owners honored during National Preservation Month

Dmitri and Kitty Fridman recognized for their adaptive reuse of San Juan building