Logo of KQKE's project, "The Quake," a San Benito County radio station tuned for 97.5 FM,

Art & Culture

KQKE seeks more help for community radio station

Survey says community members support idea of hyper-local radio station; but they don't want to pay for it

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Children and Youth

Local districts consider establishing electoral boundaries

In San Benito County and elsewhere in California, authorities working to ensure electoral equality

Image by Jason McCormick shows downtown Hollister, including San Benito Street in the distance.

Business / Economy

City takes another step toward downtown upgrades

Amended contract targets improvements of safety and traffic in downtown corridor

File photo courtesy of Ridgemark Golf & Country Club

Business / Economy

Potential sale of Ridgemark hinges on litigation

Dispute between Kehriotis, homeowners' association threatens to thwart tentative sale of community golf course


Business / Economy

San Benito County regains fiscal ground

Vast majority of figures reported by assessor's office improved last fiscal year

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Government / Politics

Gavilan board approves proposal to redraw electoral boundaries

Community college district could expand from three areas to seven — one for each trustee

Hollister Youth Alliance Case Manager David Gutierrez advocates for local kids during a town hall meeting April 23, while Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and others of the community consider his concerns.

Business / Economy

Community meeting explores countywide concerns

Community members are encouraged to request a survey about local needs

Image by Jason McCormick shows courthouse in San Benito County.

Government / Politics

County-funded legal team to stop representing ex-county supervisor Scagliotti

Longstanding efforts in defense of former supervisor could abruptly end as defense team aims to avoid conflict of interest

File photo by Kyle Lawton shows aerial view of Mission San Juan Bautista

Government / Politics

San Juan OKs water conservation rules, youth commission

New regulation, public officials and financial authority arrive in the Mission City

File photo by Flickr user retro rebel design shows surveillance camera.

Business / Economy

Hollister enhances downtown video surveillance

Contract will replace existing downtown cameras with higher-definition models

Public image shows aeration at Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Government / Politics

Hollister approves plan to reduce sludge

City officials will pay $2.1 million to reduce buildup of sludge

Photo by Hollister Firefighters Association shows Fire Station No. 1.

Business / Economy

Hollister Fire Department plans to collect ‘mitigation fees’

Regardless of any fee, according to officials, people should not hesitate to dial 911 in an emergency


Government / Politics

Hollister officials restrict water to counter drought

First violation is a notice; second is $100 fine; third is $250; fourth is $500 plus restrictor on water meter

Image by Flickr user Eric Chan shows intersection where city hall is located in San Juan Bautista.

Business / Economy

San Juan Public Financing Authority weighs bonds of $12M

City calls on new financing arm to consider refinancing debt for water systems


Business / Economy

Hollister set to declare water emergency

City prepares response to state of emergency, triggered by drought