Adult mountain lion. Photo courtesy of Mountain Lion Foundation.

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Hollister park closes indefinitely after mountain lion sighting

An adult with a cub was seen at Brigantino Park on July 19, the park’s Facebook page says.

Sunnyslope County Water District General Manager Drew Lander said the district can't forgive past due bills. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Past-due water bills in Hollister must be paid after Sept. 30

Governor’s 2020 executive order allowed Sunnyslope County Water District customers to keep their taps on despite non-payments during the pandemic.

Superior Court Judge Omar Rodriguez agreed to give attorney Brad Sullivan a 90-day continuance for medical reasons. Photo by John Chadwell.

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UPDATE: Tentative ruling in Hollister Mayor and council member lawsuit extended 90 days

Judge orders special motion to strike case brought by Irma Gonzalez and Elia Salinas against Mayor Velazquez and Councilman Resendiz but allows plaintiffs to make new claims within 90 days.

San Juan Bautista City Manager Don Reynolds said the city may have to put up another flag pole next year during the May 29 ceremony. Photo by John Chadwell.

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SJB city flag-flying policy allows LGBTQ, bans religion and politics

The policy allows the city to display a commemorative flag only if requested by a council member and cleared by majority council vote.

John Smith Road Landfill. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Public comment period begins for permit to expand landfill capacity

Waste Solutions seeks to increase capacity by 444,000 cubic yards.

Hollister City Clerk Christine Black receives the Notice of Intention from Suzanne Garcia, Celeste Toledo-Bocanegra and Andrew Russo (not pictured). Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Effort to recall Hollister mayor crosses first hurdle

Next steps: getting petition form approved and collecting signatures.

Ali Dorri of Microvi and City Manager Don Reynolds. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health

San Juan Bautista City Council visits new water treatment plant

Microvi Biotech demonstrates its system for breaking down nitrates in well water.

Just as the revenue goes down it can also increase if the county moves forward with more projects. Photo by John Chadwell.

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San Benito County roads are in line for $9.8 million

The budget drops as projects wind down, and COVID-19 made little impact on revenue.

Superior Court Judge Omar Rodriguez agreed to give attorney Brad Sullivan a 90-day continuance for medical reasons. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Lawsuit against Hollister mayor and council member delayed 

The case brought by Irma Gonzalez and Elia Salinas against Velazquez and Resendiz is postponed for 90 days because of their attorney’s illness.

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez. File Photo by John Chadwell.

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New ordinance gives Hollister mayor power to jail council and members of the public

It enables Velazquez to operate more like the mayors of larger cities.

Community businesses and organizations participated in the celebration and resource fair. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

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Celebration that counts

Youth Alliance distributes 500 burritos in celebration of census efforts.

Three poles are erect at City Hall holding the U.S. , California, POW, and Pride flags. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Hollister council divided over flying Christian flag

City to send letter to state attorney general for an opinion.

San Benito County RMA Director Benny Young. Photo courtesy of the County of San Benito.

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San Benito County loses another RMA director

There have been four in the role since 2017.

Homes along Highway 156 in San Juan Bautista. Photo courtesy of Shelby Schipsi.

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SJB changes fence height limits along Highway 156

The city agrees to ask Caltrans for a sound wall.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

News Release

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital receives assistance for roof replacement

Construction is expected to take place in 2022.