Graduates walked in a single line with two guests during the 2020 graduation ceremony. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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SBHS plans in-person graduation ceremony

The graduating class will be split into two groups. Guests are limited to in-state residents and must RSVP. With two events, more local family guests can get tickets.

Pilot Michael Steiger appears unfazed at his crash landing May 4 at Hollister Municipal Airport. Photo courtesy of Cheryl Mullin, Interim Airport Manager.

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Jet crash and response ‘picture perfect’

Pilot brought the plane from Utah for its annual maintenance checkup.

CHP said one of the two locations Lafferty fired marbles at passing vehicles was the 101/156 interchange leading to San Juan Bautista and Hollister. The second was near Prunedale. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Freeway assailant makes plea deal for projectile assaults along Highway 101

CHP said man was shooting marbles with a slingshot from his vehicle.

The county plans to transform over 46 acres of weeds and dirt trails into a regional park. Photo by John Chadwell.

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SBHS approves lease for potential regional park property

San Benito County Board of Supervisors approved the lease agreement the same day.

Volunteer Kay Ackerman Harmon has a special connection with the airport in that her father-in-law Elmer Harmon was the first airport manager. Photo by John Chadwell.

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A Bird’s Eye View of life

Kay Ackerman and Ronald Harmon were 12 when they first met on a dusty airstrip along Fairview Road.

Because the Hollister City Council is concerned about a COVID super-spreader event it said there would not be a rally this year. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Local business owners hope to host biker rally

Hollister will decide on the event application by May 17.

Led by Chavez' oldest daughter Sylvia Chavez-Delgado the group honored the civil rights leader April 24. Photo by John Chadwell.

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César Chavez supporters walk in his honor

Event sponsored by LULAC includes singing along the new river trail.

Several teachers and their union president claimed the high school district would not allow two-way conversations to take a place about their concerns. Photo by John Chadwell.

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BL Special Report: SBHS teachers claim district is refusing teacher input

Despite claims, district states there have been several meetings and that all changes were approved by the teacher union.

Raymond Anthony Andrade getting ready to raise the LGBTQ flag at City Hall in 2020. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Hollister council votes to raise LGBTQ flag at City Hall

Leaders also approve installing two additional flagpoles.

Homeless encampment below 4th Street bridge. Photo by John Chadwell.

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County set to remove homeless encampments, trash from San Benito River

Sheriff’s deputies give 72-hour notice to people living in the riverbed.

Students return to in-person instruction at San Benito High School on April 19, 2021. Photo by John Chadwell.

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SBHS considers hosting Gavilan’s adult welding class

The four-month course would be limited to 16 students.

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Group launches recall of Hollister Mayor

Notice of intent is still to be filed with the city.

About 15 volunteers helped out for two days to paint the compass rose at the Hollister Municipal Airport. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Compass rose at the Hollister airport gets a needed paint job

It was last painted 11 years ago.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel) stopped at the San Benito Health Clinic while touring the county. Photo by John Chadwell.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta tours San Benito County

He says American Rescue Plan Act will provide ‘significant amounts of money’ for the county, cities and schools.

Raymond Anthony Andrade getting ready to raise the LGBTQ flag at City Hall in 2020. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Hollister City Council discusses raising LGBTQ pride flag in June

With no policy in place, council members table the item for further discussion.