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PG&E warn of power outages from helium-filled metallic balloon lost during graduation ceremonies

In the first four months of 2023, metallic balloons striking electric lines have caused 91 power outages in PG&E's service area.

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Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast announces new prevention resource page and training sessions

El Servicio de Prevención del Suicidio de la Costa Central anuncia una nueva página de recursos de prevención y sesiones de capacitación.

Superior Court Judge Patrick Palacios said the plaintiffs missed the CEQA statute of limitations and he dismissed the lawsuits to stop the Betabel project. Photo by John Chadwell.


Portions of cases against Betabel project dismissed

San Benito County judge rules portions about the California Environmental Quality Act were filed past the statute of limitations.  

David Jakes at the Anzar town hall. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Aromas/San Juan schools considering new design ideas for classrooms

A completed study of the district takes into account diverse spaces and inclusivity.   

The supervisors approved authorizing the county administrative officer signing an NDA with the hospital board. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Supervisors approve NDA with health care district concerning potential partner

The board also takes action on controversial sculpture and appoints a new public health officer.

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The goal of the General Plan is to review various types of roadways to find ways of improving public safety, integrating all modes of travel, and maintaining and improving the natural environment in the city. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Hollister 2040 General Plan: City aims to solve future traffic congestion

The 20-year plan includes expansion of roads, access to rail and alternatives to cars.

Highway 25/156 intersection. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Overnight construction scheduled for 25/156 roundabout project

Caltrans says travelers can expect delays of 15 minutes.

Panoche Hills Recreation Area. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management.

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Bureau of Land Management issues seasonal fire restrictions 

Fire restriction begin May 25.

Joseph Elmhorst’s original Steak Stop Food Truck. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Hollister to consider easing food truck restrictions

A new ordinance would allow them to operate almost anywhere in the city.

Biologist checks the lizard is good to go before releasing it. Photo courtesy of California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

News Release

Blunt-nosed leopard lizards reintroduced onto the Panoche Plateau

Fresno Chaffee Zoo along with state and federal agencies release 10 lizards into the Panoche Hills.

Photo by Michael Koteles.


Hollister advances to the next round of playoffs

Girls basketball defeats Sequoia by 29 points.

From left: Council member Mary Edge, Aromas San Juan Unified School District interim Superintendent Barbara Dill-Varga, Mayor Leslie Jordan, and Council Members Scott Freels, Cesar Flores, and John Freeman. Photo by Robert Eliason.


San Juan School opens its basketball courts to the public

But pickleball players are not happy with the new hours. 

File photo of the Andy Hardin Stadium by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


Hollister High football homecoming game sees stricter rules

New regulations aim to keep students and faculty safer following recent violence at the stadium.

Nurses demonstrated outside Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital before going inside to voice their concerns about pending Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Photo by John Chadwell.


Healthcare District declares Chapter 9 bankruptcy

More than 100 nurses and doctors attend the announcement meeting.

According to the draft 2040 General Plan, California Red Legged Frog is among a total of 40 special-status animal species that are known or suspected to potentially occur in the vicinity of Hollister. Photo by Ashley Spratt US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Government / Politics

Hollister 2040 General Plan: Natural Resource and Conservation Element

City residents are encouraged to read the General Plan draft and comment on it throughout the summer.

Students ran into nearby neighborhoods after the lockdown announcement was made. Picture provided by HHS student.

Education / Schools

False lockdown announcement stirs panic at Hollister High School

HHS’s false alarm is sparking conversations on lockdown announcements, student responses and protocol.