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Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Nonprofits

Pinnacles National Park reopens

All trails open at this time, Balconies Cave closed due to a rockslide.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police & Fire

Police arrest Hollister man on gun charges

Arrest followed investigation of physical altercation in front of Hollister House Bar and Grill, police say.

Cheer shows their Baler Pride at the rally. Photo by Malia Chang.

Arts

SBHS Winter Homecoming Rally

Students show their Baler spirit with dancing and games.


Photos courtesy of High Speed Rail Administration.

Transportation

Fate of California high-speed rail uncertain

After nearly $1 billion in federal grant money was rescinded, state administrators look at cutting costs.

Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King and 2018 Queen Kelsee French, waving to the crowd at the 2018 parade in downtown Hollister. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Miss San Benito Rodeo to be crowned June 15

Two contestants vie for year-long honor.


San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Local Politics

San Juan City Council selects Don Reynolds for city manager

First day to be July 2. Welcome reception planned for July 9.

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Protesters speak with onlookers outside of the San Benito County Public Health Services office during a May 31 protest. Photos by Heather Graham.

Health

Protesters picket public health department over vaccine exemption bill

Parents oppose SB 276, saying it puts medically fragile children at risk.

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Mayor Ignacio Velazquez said he may possibly sue because of the council's decision against his appeal. Photos by John Chadwell.

Land Use

400 Block appeal fails

Hollister mayor says he’ll “most likely” sue.

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San Juan Bautista City Councilman Dan De Vries (middle) during a May 21 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government

San Juan Bautista Councilman Dan De Vries arrested over domestic disturbance

He posted bail and was released three hours later.

Government

State Senate Approves SB 230

Information provided by the Office of State Senator Anna Caballero. Senate Bill 230, introduced by State Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), unanimously passed the State Senate on May 29 on a 38-0 vote. Co-authors of the bill include State Senators Bob Archuleta, Andreas Borgeas, Bill Dodd, Cathleen Galgiani, Steve Glazer, Jerry Hill, Brian Jones, Mike Morrell, and Jeff Stone, as well as State


Photos provided by the Hollister Police Department.

Police & Fire

Man arrested for possession of firearms

Police say a rifle was found concealed in the rear seat of the vehicle, and a loaded handgun with a large quantity of ammunition was found in the trunk.

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Police & Fire

Hollister doctor’s license is suspended, Hazel Hawkins revokes privileges

Anesthesiologist Annamalai Ashokan faces charge of misdemeanor sexual battery in Chico incident.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

News

HPD seeks man wanted for grand theft

Police say male entered the store twice in the same day and took merchandise each time.

California Highway Patrol. File photo.

News

Fatal head-on collision on Highway 25

Collision happened south of San Felipe Road on June 9.

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Land Use

Bureau of Land Management to conduct prescribed burn near Clear Creek on June 11

Smoke may be visible to nearby rural landowners. Updated information will be provided on BLM California social media sites using #RxBurn.



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Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum said he will move forward with a plan to ask the public for names. Photos by John Chadwell.

Education

SBHS board continues discussion on naming facilities

Trustees will seek community input during selection process.

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Children and Youth

Office of Education kicks off summer reading challenge

Reading challenge aims to prevent summer slide by encouraging children to read and awarding prizes for most words read.


Paul Stephens, senior development partner at Hawkins Companies, said the buildings will continue to go up, but the parking lot can't be completed until PG&E finishes with electrical and gas installation.

Our Economy

PG&E problems will delay opening of Hollister shopping center

Aspen Dental, Smashburger, Hokulia Shave Ice and more are affected.

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Photo by Heather Graham.

Agriculture

Taylor Farms acquires Earthbound Farm

The move returns food company from French multinational Danone to Central Coast roots.

While the audience was meager at a May 16 meeting hosted by Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and Supervisor Peter Hernandez, the topics were far-ranging. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business

Mayor Velazquez and Supervisor Hernandez hold town hall

Elected officials and business leaders discuss cannabis, growth, roads and tourism.

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