Photo courtesy of HSD.


COMMENTARY: HSD statement on Rancho San Justo lockdown

Hollister School District Superintendent Erika Sanchez writes that Rancho San Justo students were not in any danger during the Oct. 15 lockdown.

File Photo: Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzalez. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzalez.


COMMENTARY: Democratic Central Committee supports Zepeda for supervisor seat

Her resume includes working for the Watsonville Law Center and the Santa Cruz Immigration Project.

Assistant Clerk-Recorder Francisco Diaz and Poll Worker Eric Heckman. Photo provided.


COMMENTARY: Poll Workers are the Backbone of our Democracy

Francisco Diaz writes about unsung heroes who rise to the challenge.

Members of the Social Emotional Team: Adina Austin, Eliana Delgadillo, Daniel Romero, Joel Cuevas, Rafael Garcia Zendejas, Pavandeep Sandhu, Veronica Gonzalez, Marcela Serrano, Bianca Soto, Lucia Aleman, Luis Arguello, Magali Medina and Adriana Gallegos. Photos courtesy of the Hollister School District.


COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Hollister School District builds full Social-Emotional Team

The Hollister School District writes that school counselors, licensed social workers and licensed mental health therapists are part of a team focused on students' well being.

File Photo: Jack Kirk, Sr. of Hollister and Stephanie Shoquist of Gilroy use a radio during ARRL Field Day. Photo courtesy of Heatherly Takeuchi.


COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Amateur radio takes part in emergency test

Simulation included a power outage for several days.

San Benito High School football team players, Photo by Robert Eliason



Hollister Vikings write that Hollister is a football town with years of tradition.

Photo courtesy of Shawn Novack.


COMMENTARY: California drought update

Shawn Novack writes that it is time for residents to conserve water voluntarily. San Luis Reservoir is at 30% of its average storage level.

Poll worker help residents at the San Benito County Elections Office on Nov. 3, 2020. Photo by Noe Magaña.


COMMENTARY: Meet San Benito County’s Vote Center captains for the recall election

The elections department writes that captains will be responsible for leading their teams and ensuring a smooth process.


COMMENTARY: SBHS named National Unified Champion School

Shawn Tennenbaum writes about the school district's ongoing commitment to inclusion.


Farm Visits – We’re Open!

Julie Finigan Morris writes that residents should take advantage of local farms and ranches.


Constellation of the month: The unknown/forgotten dipper

David Baumgartner writes about the Little Dipper.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Safe and effective vaccines available

Mary Zanger writes about her support for the vaccination program. She encourages parents to vaccinate children 12 years of age and up.

comparison of James Webb telescope (left) and Hubble. Photo courtesy of David Baumgartner.


Searching the sky: NASA to launch $10 billion telescope in October

There are about 400 studies that are scheduled on the new telescope and could reveal secrets about the oldest galaxies, inhabitable planets and even the dawn of the universe.


Water Resources Association of San Benito County recommendations to conserve water

City of Hollister and Sunnyslope County Water District customers will experience a temporary reduction in quality of water.


Constellation of the Month: A Maiden in the Sky

David Baumgartner writes about Virgo.