File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police Department release video of officer-involved shooting

Officers responded to a 911 call on Dec. 8 for a disturbance at a home on Kimberly Court.

Hollister City Hall. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

City of Hollister to host general plan workshops to gather community input

The city has identified over 20 policy issues for consideration in the general plan update, ranging from park and natural resource planning to affordable housing and growth management.

A truck heads into the John Smith Road Landfill. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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SBC RMA to host two virtual meetings on John Smith Road Landfill expansion project

The proposed project includes a 388.05-acre expansion of the existing 95.16-acre landfill located approximately two miles outside of Hollister.

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State outlines plan to accelerate access to COVID vaccines for education workers 

California has dedicated a minimum of 10% of vaccine supply to K-12 school staff and child care workers.

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Central Coast Community Energy works to bridge gap between regional EV programs

The Electrify Your Ride EV Incentive Program totals $700,000 in funding and is available on a first-come, first-served basis to all 3CE customers across 26 cities and four counties, including San Benito.

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Gov. Newsom signs legislative package providing relief to Californians experiencing pandemic hardship

Legislation to provide cash relief to lower-income residents, increase aid to small businesses and provide license renewal fee waivers to businesses impacted by the pandemic.

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Hollister School District working to dismantle school-to-prison pipeline

Partnership with Youth Alliance brings changes including Spanish translation at school board meetings and working to have additional mental health counselors at the schools.

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Hollister Police Arrest Suspect for a Stolen Vehicle and Drug Sales

A firearm manufacturing tool, which is known to be used in the illegal production of firearms, was found in the suspect's residence.

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Gov. Newsom, legislators reach Immediate Action Agreement for relief to Californians experiencing pandemic hardship

Actions include direct relief to individuals and families, resources for child care, and more.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation.

Education / Schools

Scholarships available through Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation

Deadline for completed applications is April 1. The final selections will be made in May.


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Hollister Police planning DUI/driver’s license checkpoint this weekend

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

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San Juan Bautista seeks member of public to serve on Urban Growth Boundary subcommittee 

Application deadline extended to 1 p.m. on Feb. 19.

Salinas-San Juan Grade Road runs through the Monterey-San Benito county line. Imagery c2021 AMBAG, Maxar Technologies, USDA Farm Service Agency Map data.

Police / Fire

Arrests made in relation to human remains found on Salinas Grade Road

This is an ongoing investigation and the San Benito Sheriff's Office is still pursuing leads for other suspects in this case.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.


SBC Public Health Services vaccine delivery for agriculture, food, emergency services, education and childcare sectors

County collaborating with Grower Shipper Association of Central California and Safeway Pharmacy to administer vaccinations for food and agricultural workers that live or work in San Benito.

Homeless at Dunne Park in Hollister. File photo by John Chadwell.

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Lead Me Home: 10-year plan to end homelessness

Upcoming community input sessions planned to take place online.