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Hollister police investigating armed robbery

Police say Quick Stop on San Felipe Road robbed at gunpoint.

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Homeless encampment in San Benito County. File photo.

Homeless census conducted in San Benito County

Count enables HUD to determine local funding needs.

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2018 winner Michelle Doty talks about her company, That Garlic Stuff, to a woman attending the ninth annual Startup Challenge Monterey Bay in Salinas last year. Doty won the Main Street division and a prize of $10,000. File photo by Tom Leyde.

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay seeking applicants

Social Venture Division is a new category for competition and will appeal to nonprofit organizations.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Jimmy Panetta named Assistant Whip for the 116th Congress

"I am honored to have the opportunity to shape and advocate for policies that will help my community on the central coast of California and those like it around the nation," Panetta said.

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(Left to right): County Admin Officer Ray Espinosa, SJB Councilwoman Leslie Jordan, SJB Councilwoman Mary Edge, SJB Councilman John Freeman, SJB Mayor Cesar Flores, Supervisor Peter Hernandez, Board Chair Mark Medina, Supervisor Anthony Botelho, and Supervisor Jim Gillio. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Supervisors’ retreat discusses Brown Act

Board also receives advice on closed session and conflicts of interest.

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Gavilan College seeks applicants for Measure X oversight committee

Committee will oversee implementation of bond approved by voters in 2018.

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Cars at the stop light at Union Road and Highway 156 intersection near the San Juan-Hollister Road intersection. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Intersection at San Juan-Hollister and Union to become cul-de-sac

Change is part of $105.9 million Highway 156 Improvement Project.

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Lake terraces can be seen at the base of the Lomerias Muertas and above the San Benito River. This rich San Juan Valley soil was once the bottom of a Pleistocene lake. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

San Benito Geology: San Benito Underwater

This is the fifth in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. The focus of this article is Pleistocene Lake San Benito.

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San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito County Free Library closed for Presidents' Day

Normal hours are expected to resume on Feb. 19.

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Styrofoam cups and plates, as shown at left, are being replaced by compostable, recyclable foodware at the encouragement of the San Benito High School Environmental Club. Photo by Adam Breen.

SBHS will no longer use Styrofoam in food service

School board enacts ban at the urging of the Environmental Club.

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Anzar High sophomore Santino Leahy is headed to the Poetry Out Loud championship in Sacramento. Photo courtesy of San Benito Arts Council.

High school students recite poetry at Arts Council event

Anzar High sophomore heading to Poetry Out Loud state championship in Sacramento.

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Attendees participate in activities during the 2019 San Benito County Board of Supervisors Retreat. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Board of Supervisors look ahead in two-day retreat

Discussion of the county’s strengths and weaknesses give way to goal-setting.

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BenitoLink Pledge of Champions raised $67,260 in donations

Thank you to all the individuals and local organizations who participated in our fundraising campaign!

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San Benito High School graduates in 2018. Photo by Noe Magaña.

SBHS board discusses graduation plans

June 7 ceremony will take place on the school’s new sports field.

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San Benito High School government students create a poster in class. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Collaboration is key at San Benito High School

SBHS promotes working together for the benefit of students.

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Bill and Debbi Parcell (featured with grandchildren) both stated their proudest moment as a couple has been, "Seeing our sons reach major milestones in their lives, such as high school and college graduations, both of their weddings, and seeing them both become fathers." Photo courtesy of Bill and Debbi Parcell.

Local couple share relationship wisdom

Hollister school teachers Bill and Debbi Parcell give insight to creating a lasting relationship.

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Twenty-six local nonprofits were given funding for specific, targeted programs that satisfy United Way's goals in 2017. File photo.

United Way holds campaign to benefit local nonprofits

February fundraising aimed at increasing awareness of nonprofit services in the community.

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Temporary signs block the collapsed reroute on State Route 25 in south San Benito County. File photo.

Caltrans aims to fix State Route 25 again, with a $9.5 million price tag

Rerouted portion of highway collapsed just three months after it opened.

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