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There was a small turnout for the city open house to discuss businesses' concerns and hear a presentation on internet services for downtown. Photos by John Chadwell.

Hollister holds open house to discuss internet services

Hollister hosted an open house for businesses to discuss concerns about downtown, as well as internet and wi-fi services.

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​​​​​​​Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Housing Opportunity Meals Empowerment (H.O.M.E.) resource center

The San Benito County Community Action Board (CAB) board members and Health and Human Services Agency Department of Community Services and Workforce Development (CSWD) is happy to showcase the newly constructed H.O.M.E. Resource Center.

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Women's Club Scholarship luncheon

Hollister Women's Club Still Going Strong

The Women's Club has been around for over 100 years and has community service activities throughout the year.

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The meeting was held in the SBHS Auditorium

SBHS Trustees Make Their New Trustee Area Boundary Maps Pick

The board decided to go with the "Blue" trustee boundary map.

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Pat Loe caught her fellow commissioners and ConEdison VP by surprise with her demand for $1 million. Photos by John Chadwell

County Planning Commission adds $1 million to amended first agreement with solar company to "heal community"

Pat Loe, who was a supervisor when original Panoche Valley Solar Project was approved, now, as a planning commissioner, wants $1 million to be paid to Community Foundation as endowment for nonprofits.

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John Guertin told the board that repairs could begin in next 10 days. Photos by John Chadwell.

Supervisors approve additional $275k for levee repair, now total bill $625k

After considering bids to repair levees, Chapin Construction chosen to do the job for $625,000. Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz warns that he will not support any more cost.

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The Panoche Inn: Not just a bar and restaurant, but a community center

Located in South County, the Panoche Inn is a popular destination for locals and people driving through the Panoche Valley

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San Benito Babe Ruth Bambino Division Gets $3500 Grant

The San Benito Babe Ruth Bambinos received $3500 as a Community Foundation Matching Grant. It will help to buy both uniforms and equipment.

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BenitoLink is community-based news at its best

Pledge of Champions is off to a good start with community members getting behind their local news source. And that community spirit is what makes it all work.

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Mitchell Dabo is a financial advisor and SBC Board of Education president

$1.74 Million Judgement against Dabo, financial advisor and SBC Board of Education president

After a two hour trial, San Benito County Superior Judge Marjorie Laird Carter ruled against Dabo

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As a veteran of World War II struggled to stand, the VFW 9242 Color Guard presented the colors during Veteran Day ceremony. Photos by John Chadwell.

Veterans from several wars gather in Hollister

A couple hundred people gathered to see veterans honored during 16th Annual Veterans Day Parade as 15 new banners were raised on the streets of Hollister in recognition of those currently serving.

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Hollister tobacco sales to minors

In the first sting in 10 years, city cites three local stores for not seeking proof of age from underage "decoys"

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Mike Chambless said the master agreement is for 14 years, with two automatic extensions. Photos by John Chadwell

Hollister council approves master agreement with school district

After nearly a year of negotiations between Hollister and the Hollister School District a master agreement on the use of school facilities was adopted and will extend partnership over 20 years.

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School Resource Officer Carlos Rodriguez stands by the 70 bikes given away for 2016 Wheels for Kids campaign.  BenitoLink file photo

Hollister Police Teaming Up With Turning Wheels for Kids

Once again Hollister Police Department will team up with non-profit Turning Wheels for Kids to provide new bicycles & helmets to area children

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San Juan Bautista Council Members Introduce Cannabis Ordinance Draft.

Drafted by Victor Gomez of Pinnacle Strategy, this is the first time members of the public had access to the ordinance.

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Korean War veterans, Dolly DeVasier and Retired Lt. Colonel Richard Castro

Korean War Veterans Honored as Grand Marshals for Annual Veterans Day Parade

Korean War Veterans and Hollister residents, Dolly DeVasier and Richard Castro, will serve as this year's grand marshals in the 16th Annual San Benito County Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11

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San Juan City Council met Nov. 8 to continue last week's meeting, which was cancelled mid-meeting. Laura Romero photo

San Juan Bautista Council discusses last meeting's sudden adjournment, Mayor attempts to remove Planning Commissioner

The Mayor's attempted removal of planning commissioner John Hopper causes confusion among audience members. The agenda item is set to be moved to a future meeting.

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Changing of the Colors at Gavilan College (Thomas Busk photo)

Gavilan College Celebrates its Veterans with Changing of the Colors Ceremony

Gavilan Student Veterans of America honor fellow veterans and the flag during Changing of the Colors Ceremony Nov. 9.

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Veterans honored at Hollister Community Center

Veterans were honored for their service, dating back to World War II, during a luncheon at the Hollister Community Center.

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