Deborah Mall & Roger Grimsley

Government / Politics

San Juan Council to discuss pot dispensary rules, fire contract

Special meeting to address city's rules on dispensaries and consider approval of three-year fire contract with the city of Hollister

Dan Dungy

Sports & Recreation

State’s first off-highway recreation area marks 40th anniversary

Hollister Hills SVRA's 40th anniversary showcased free OHV activities and historical photos and artifacts from the Harris family

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Business / Economy

Developer disagrees with Flynn Road site for homeless center

Ken Lindsay argued to county supervisors that the proposed homeless center near an airport business center will discourage commercial development in the area

City Council member Karson Klauer

Government / Politics

Last year’s city budget was in the black

City Council discusses year-end budget status, San Benito Street improvements and proposed energy services provider at special meeting

SEIU Local 251 protesters

Government / Politics

County employees protest unresolved contract at Supes’ meeting

County workers want out of CalPERS and seek wages to meet high cost of living in San Benito County



Homeless Service Center site, pot growing ordinance considered by supes

Board will reconsider the proposed Southside Road location of homeless facility, debates merits of pot cultivation ordinance

(From left:) Ramy Elgazar, Roy Sims and Byambajav Ulambayar

Sports & Recreation

Sims transitions from football vagabond to sumo champion

Hollister resident is heading to Japan this week to compete in championship tournament

Tony Boch

Government / Politics

SJB City Council OK’s higher water and sewer rates

San Juan Bautista City Council reacts to San Juan Capistrano tiered water rates ruling; also discusses smaller lots for affordable housing

(From left:) National Weather Service's Larry Smith and Emergency Services' Kevin O'Neill

Government / Politics

Supes to deliberate further on cost recovery ordinance as fire department revenue source

Debate over ordinance makes board realize more information is needed on cost recovery before they vote

EMC's Michael Groves

Government / Politics

County General Plan OK’d, homeless center site questioned

County supervisors approve development guiding plan eight years after the revision effort began

Part of the newly completed San Juan Road Interchange

Ceremony marks completion of San Juan Road Interchange

Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates on-schedule, under-budget San Juan Road Interchange construction along Highway 101.

San Juan Bautista Mayor Robert Lund

Government / Politics

Emergency council meeting addresses San Juan fire response

Residents demand a return of firefighter volunteers in city council emergency session following blaze that jumped from Highway 156 into a neighborhood

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Police / Fire

City leaders endorse Del Campo as new fire chief

Interim Chief Garringer and City Manager Avera explain Del Campo is best for the job

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San Benito Lifestyle

Police chief gives biker rally positive reviews through Saturday afternoon

Police chief and event organizer say Hollister Freedom Rally got off to a good start

John and company

San Benito Lifestyle

Motorcyclists share what draws them to Hollister

Motorcycle enthusiasts have various reasons for attending the annual biker event