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News Release

Caltrans begins repaving Highway 25 near Ridgemark on Nov. 15

Travelers can expect 20 minute delays near the Best Road area.

Hollister Police Department vehicle. BenitoLink photo

News Release

Hollister police investigate early morning fatal vehicle collision

The 49-year-old man was pronounced dead after life-saving efforts by law enforcement.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Week of Nov. 12 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

7,528 people tested positive, 71 are active patients, 7,380 have recovered and 77 have died.

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News Release

Central Coast Community Energy announces four energy storage projects

An additional project in San Benito County is under consideration.

San Benito Stage Company's Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Shannon Thiessen.


Beauty and the Beast pulls off last showing

The Hollister-based stage company cancelled performances scheduled for the last week of October.

Proposed Congressional district map.

News Release

California Citizens Redistricting Commission releases draft district maps

San Benito County is part of big change in draft Congressional district map.

News Release

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership announces new president, CEO

Tahra Goraya will take on new role effective Jan. 3, 2022.

Landscape view from Hepsedam Peak looking east towards San Benito Mountain in southern San Benito County. Photo by Ryan O'Dell, courtesy of BLM.

News Release

Bureau of Land Management lifts most central California seasonal fire restrictions 

Restriction lift includes lands managed in San Benito County.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas and MBEP President and CEO Kate Roberts. Image from Youtube.

Government / Politics

MBEP holds its 7th annual State of the Region event

Kanyon Coyotewoman Sayers-Roods of the Costanoan Ohlone-Mutsun and Chumash Tribe kicks off the event with a tribal blessing and land acknowledgment.

U.S. veterans hanging two of the first banners on Veterans Day, 2014. Photo courtesy of Hollister VFW Post 9242.

News Release

Hollister VFW Post 9242 to host Veterans Day ceremony and honor walk

Ceremony to begin 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.

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Public meetings for the week of Nov. 8

Discussions include cannabis regulations, homeless shelter and the state’s regional housing needs.

Newly hatched blunt-nosed leopard lizard. Photo by Mark Halvorsen and courtesy of BLM.

News Release

Breeding program for endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards announced

The blunt-nosed leopard lizard was listed as an endangered species at the state and federal level in the mid 1960s.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Week of Nov. 5 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

7,487 people tested positive, 103 are active patients, 7,309 have recovered and 75 have died.

Contributed Articles

Police arrest man for vandalizing Hollister city planters

Hollister Police arrest planter basher

San Benito County Planning Commissioner Davon Pack observing the ballot-checking process on Nov. 2, 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Special municipal election 2021: Unofficial results

Dolores Morales wins the Hollister City Council District 3 election and will serve a one-year term that ends in Dec. 31, 2022.