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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Police / Fire

Hollister Police and Fire respond to hazardous material leak

Evacuations in effect around Haydon, Hawkins and Monterey streets.

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Police / Fire

CHP reports fatal collision on Fairview Road

Early morning incident under investigation.

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Police / Fire

Cal Fire to suspend burn permits in San Benito and Monterey counties

State fire agency said substantial rainfall this winter and spring created a significant crop of annual grass that has now cured. The brush and trees have begun their summer transition to highly flammable vegetation.

Holden Renz has two children with his wife Brittany and has been a full-time firefighter in San Benito County since 2014. Photo courtesy of Holden Renz.

San Benito Lifestyle

Father’s Day wisdom and recipes from local firefighters

Vince Grewohl and Holden Renz talk about fatherhood and the importance of cooking at the firehouse.

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Klamath Fire on June 18. Photos courtesy of John McDonald.

Police / Fire

Arson suspected in recent Hollister fires

Sheriff’s Office arrests man on suspicion of starting June 18 Klamath Fire and is investigating his possible involvement in other blazes.

Vehicle fire in an alley off The Alameda in San Juan Bautista on June 17. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Police / Fire

Vehicle fire extinguished in San Juan Bautista

Fire occurred in an alley off The Alameda.

The Bitter Fire south of Paicines on June 16. Photo courtesy of the Cal Fire BEU Facebook page.

Police / Fire

Cal Fire battles blaze south of Paicines

As of June 21, the Bitter Fire is 100% contained with approximately 895 acres burned.

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A Hollister firefighter works to contain a brush fire at Park Hill in Hollister on June 12. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Fire near Park Hill in Hollister forces evacuations

The Hollister Fire Department has not yet reported what started the brush fire.

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