Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Congressmen Panetta co-introduces Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act

If approved, the legislation would provide authority for the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to work collaboratively with state partners to implement wildfire mitigation projects.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police serve search warrant in attempted homicide investigation

HPD and other law enforcement agencies make arrest in relation to Memorial Day weekend shooting.

July 27 traffic on Panoche Road near the Wiggle Tail grade, between Panoche Valley and Paicines General Store. Photo courtesy of Robert Frusetta.

Police / Fire

Traffic delays due to Cottonwood Fire on Hwy 152

Panoche Road backed up with cars and semis traveling into the county.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Petition calls for HPD officer to be fired

Though cleared of wrongdoing, Miguel Masso is surrounded by controversy over a 2012 shooting in Oakland.

Drive-thru boxes at the Post Office on Maple Street in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Hollister Post Office warns of drive-thru mail theft

Resident incurred over $300 in late fees because checks were stolen.

Inside the San Benito County Jail expansion. Photo provided by the San Benito County Sheriff's Office.

Police / Fire

County jail releases over one hundred detainees since pandemic

Completion of jail expansion stalled by radio equipment supply issues.

Photo by Jake Medina.

Police / Fire

Coyote Fire continues burning near Panoche Valley

1,508 acres scorched at 100% containment as of July 18; resident calls Cal Fire response ‘amazing.’

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Coyote Fire burning on Panoche Road

Containment at 50%, 1,400 acres burned as of 7:01 a.m. on July 16.

Photo courtesy of California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Police / Fire

CA Fish and Wildlife discovers illegal cannabis grows

Eight search warrants served spanning 12 parcels.

Hollister Fire Department responded to a downtown fire that damaged about four businesses. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

July 12 fire in downtown Hollister still under investigation

78 personnel assisted in extinguishing structure fire.

Structure fire in downtown Hollister on July 12. Photo courtesy of Jake Medina.

Business / Economy

Businesses hurt by fire contemplate their future

Owners speak of losses and moving forward.

Hollister Fire Department responded to a downtown fire that damaged about four businesses. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Four firefighters injured during downtown Hollister fire

Four businesses affected, cause of fire still unknown.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Law enforcement responds to fires and illegal fireworks over Fourth of July weekend

Several agencies see an uptick in citations.

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Police / Fire

Chemical leak prompts HAZMAT team response

White phosphorus derivative determined to be the compound that leaked from ground.

Nelcy Pulido Cruz (left), her daughter Ruby Pulido(center left), neice Clara Elena (center right) and sister Esperanza Cruz (back right) pick up supplies to decorate their cars to join the census caravan. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

Census caravan rolls through westside Hollister

Project encourages participation in the 2020 Census before the reporting deadline on Oct. 31.