Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Congressman Panetta introduces legislation to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area

Clear Creek was closed to the public in 2008 due to potential risk by naturally occurring asbestos.

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

Ongoing federal government shutdown ends its third week

Pinnacles National Park mostly closed; retail traffic down in Paicines and Tres Pinos.

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Robert Rivas (left) speaks to a community member in 2018. File photo.

Rivas praises emergency homeless funding approved for Monterey and San Benito County

Assemblyman Robert Rivas issues statement on $12.5 million set aside to help homeless or those at risk of homelessness in the region.

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The cast of the 2018 summer production of My Fair Lady. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Stage Company closes out tenure at Granada

January 12 awards show will be last event for organization at Granada Theater.

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Diego Ochoa thanks each member of the Hollister School District Board of Trustees after their unanimous vote to approve him to a four-year term as superintendent. Photo by John Chadwell.

Trustees approve Diego Ochoa as Hollister School District Superintendent

He begins his four-year contract Feb. 8; says the journey was like a circus because of media coverage.

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From left to right: Sheriff Darren Thompson, Supervisor Peter Hernandez, County Superintendent of Schools Krystal Lomanto, Treasurer Tax Collector Melinda Casillas, District Attorney Candice Hooper, County Assessor Tom Slavitch, Supervisor Jim Gillio and Judge Steven Sanders. Photo by Noe Magaña.

2019 county officials sworn in

Next Board of Supervisors meeting expected Jan. 15.

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Diego Ochoa said he was looking forward to establishing trust with the community and tackling special education needs. Photos by John Chadwell.

HSD Superintendent candidate meets with public

Diego Ochoa still needs to be approved by a vote of the school board on Jan. 8.

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New state laws taking effect in 2019

Legislation concerning cannabis, law enforcement, environment and more.

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Mixed weather on the horizon

Wind and rain expected by Tuesday, January 8.

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Covered California open enrollment ends January 15

Next week is the deadline for coverage to start February 1.

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Jung Choi (left) and Sang Ji (right) have appeared in court together for over a year. A Korean interpreter sits between them at a 2018 hearing. Photo by John Chadwell.

Ji and Choi murder case gets January hearing

Prosecution expected to present its evidence against the accused.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Still waiting for public feedback, but leaning towards a yes vote for HSD superintendent

Hollister School District board member Rob Bernosky shares why he is leaning towards voting for Diego Ochoa as superintendent on January 8.

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Drone photo shows close proximity of Southside Road slides to ponds on hill. Photo by Jake Medina.

Report indicates Sunnyslope water pond as cause of Southside Road landslides

‘No apparent evidence’ earthquakes destabilized slope.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta (third from left) with his family in Washington D.C. Photo provided by the Office of Congressman Jimmy Panetta.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta takes oath of office

Second term representing San Benito County in Washington D.C.

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Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road.  File photo.

Candidate for Hollister School District superintendent has mixed record

Diego Ochoa will answer questions at town hall meet and greet Jan. 7.

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A large tree near 7-11 on San Benito and Hawkins Street blew over during a 2017 storm. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Wind advisory coming this weekend

In effect most of Saturday, Jan. 5.

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Assemblyman Robert Rivas. File photo by John Chadwell.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas announces committee assignments

State representative assigned to committees for Agriculture, Appropriations, Government Organization, Local Government and Rules.

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Parents Herman and Mandy Palacios with their newborn son Herman Jr., who was born Jan. 1, 2019. Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

Hazel Hawkins Hospital welcomes first baby of the new year

Herman Jr. Palacios born Jan. 1 at 6:22 a.m.

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Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Women's Center. Photo provided.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital celebrates next generation in women’s healthcare

Advancements in local breast cancer screening and new pediatric group expected in the new year.

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