Jim Rydingsword, HHSA director, explained how the new homeless plan will work.

Government / Politics

Supervisors Approve Expanded Winter Shelter Program

After lengthy discussion supervisors approve two proposals on operating Expanded Winter Shelter Program.

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Sunnyslope Water district has issued no fines to water wasters

Customers' conservation efforts have gone well, so city employees no longer helping with enforcement

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Ceremony, parade honor local heroes on Veterans’ Day

Hundreds of residents paid tribute to local veterans who served in conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan

SJB Council studied fire contract closely before approving.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista Completes Review of Fire Contract with Hollister

After close scrutiny and assurances from the fire chief, the city council completes review a fire contact with Hollister

Attorney Aaron Johnson spoke in favor of opening businesses to sell medical marijuana.

Business / Economy

San Juan delays decisions on pot dispensaries, fire contract

City leaders want more information on both issues before finalizing them; will reconsider at the Nov. 9 meeting


Business / Economy

County supervisors told winter homeless shelter to open by Dec. 1

Supervisors receive update on homeless situation as some in community object to Flynn Road site idea for permanent facility

Residents came to the supervisors' meeting to hear about the new community at San Juan Oaks.

Business / Economy

Supervisors Greenlight Del Webb Project at San Juan Oaks

Project will build nearly 1,100 homes for people aged 55 and up; county, local schools promised millions in revenue

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Chipotle Mexican Restaurants under investigation for contamination.


Local Agriculture Law Firm Launches Website to Help Growers with Recalls

L+G LLP Attorneys at Law works with grower-shippers to handle potential product recalls and lawsuits


Business / Economy

Local impact unknown following Walgreens’ acquisition of Rite Aid

Walgreens acquires Rite Aid for $17.2 billion, store managers, local officials unsure of impact on Hollister stores

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Government / Politics

Local leaders share their community vision at luncheon

Hollister mayor, county supervisor, businessman and school superintendent fielded questions at Community Action Board gathering


Government / Politics

San Benito Street reduction to two lanes may happen by November

Some business owners are concerned about the impact roadwork would have on sales during the holiday season

Fire Chief champions new fire station at Rosa Morada and Fairview.

Police / Fire

Supervisors approve fire contract and pick site for new fire station

County, city sign three-year fire services extension as Rosa Morada and Fairview selected as preferred site for Fire Station No. 3


Government / Politics

County workers’ contract agreement expected to bring ‘labor peace’

SEIU Local 521, which held public protests during negotiations, applauds new collective bargaining agreement that provides the first wage increase in four years

Kristina Chavez Wyatt wants input for all sides on issue.

Business / Economy

Supervisors to use committee approach to get public input on medical marijuana

Ad hoc committee approach means that two or more public meetings will be held to gather the public's perspective


Government / Politics

Jail expansion approved

Board of Supervisors approves nearly $16 million expansion project