File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police plan DUI checkpoint for St. Patrick’s Day

Police encourage everyone to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver, ride-share or public transportation.

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Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. Photo by Leslie David.

Hollister School District names new directors of student services and special education

Ladd Lane Principal Kip Ward and SELPA Program Specialist Gwen Baquiran named as new department directors.

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Elias Barocio Jr. and his wife Araceli Barocio. Photo provided.

Hollister nonprofit leader chosen for national fellowship program

Elias Barocio Jr. currently serves as Migrant Housing Manager at the County of San Benito-Hollister Migrant Center.

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Sand paintings done by SBHS students. Photo provided by Christina Ross.

San Benito High School holds art gallery opening reception

Community invited to attend student art exhibit on March 19.

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Hollister CCS Regional Band Members Lesley Prudencio (MMM), Megan Maggiora (MMM, Leeza Gatsonz (AAA), Isabella Velazquez (HDLA), Ignacio Velazquez (HDLA), Brandon Gatsonz (AAA), Danaka Perez (MMM), Tristan Molina (RSJ), Sarah Stopper (RSJ), Dylan Freitas (RSJ),  Lauren Agredano (RSJ), Yuvia Padilla (RSJ), and Samatha Andrijeski (RSJ). Not pictured David Gomez (MMM). Photo by Kevin Stopper.

Middle school students shine at honor band performances

Two Rancho San Justo students selected to attend State Honor Band performance in Fresno.

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Parents and students at the first of three workshops related to mental health. The March 7 workshop was hosted by the San Benito High School and Hollister School District Migrant Education programs. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Parents discuss mental health at SBHS workshop

Additional topics will be explored March 13 and April 3.

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Folks gathered at Paine's Restaurant in Hollister on March 5 to kickoff a fundraiser for the San Benito County YMCA. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito County YMCA starts fundraising campaign

Paine’s Restaurant lunch kicks off this year’s funding drive.

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Chamberlain's Clinical Office Manager Cassi Nicholson starting her new computer. Photo provided by Chamberlain's.

Chamberlain's receives grant for computer equipment upgrades

Hollister-based nonprofit says new computers, docking stations and projectors have improved capabilities and reduced frustrations with outdated technology for staff and kids alike.

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Hollister City Council during the March 4 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Hollister City Council to meet three times a month

Additional session will be televised.

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Video still from the Feb. 16 Quik Stop robbery. Photo provided by the Hollister Police Department.

Juvenile suspect arrested for armed robbery

Police say citizens helped provide information related to arrest.

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The Hollister Water Reclamation Facility was recognized with the Safety Plant of the Year Award by the Monterey Bay section of the California Water Environment Association for its commitment to ensuring the plant is operated safely for both employees and the community. (L to R, front): Adan Cervantes – Veolia, Adam Dominy - County of San Benito, Jeri Cramer – Veolia, Luis Vasquez, - Veolia, Brian DeMartini – Veolia; (back) Wilhelmina Coye - County of San Benito, Jose Rodriguez – Veolia. Photo provided.

Hollister Wastewater Plant recognized for safety

The award is part of an annual effort to recognize public water and wastewater facilities for outstanding performance.

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The crowd at the Veterans Memorial Building on March 2 during a self-awareness, safety and anti-bullying event organized by SBHS student Samantha Slykas. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

SBHS student brings safety and anti-bullying message to Hollister

Ninth-grader Samantha Slykas and community members encourage tolerance.

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Fremont Peak and the Gabilan Range. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

San Benito Geology: Piece by Piece, How San Benito County Came to Be

This is the sixth and final article in a series about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. This article is a summary of the geological events that formed our current landscapes.

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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay.

Workshop will tackle school-to-prison pipeline

County Office of Education and Youth Alliance team up for daylong session devoted to solutions that support the educational success of all students.

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2017 Farmers' Market in downtown Hollister. File photo by Lisa Robinson-Ward.

Downtown merchants want changes to Farmers’ Market

Restaurant and bar owners say they see no benefit from weekly event.

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Jung Choi and Sang Ji glance at San Benito County District Attorney Candice Hooper as she speaks with defense attorney Harry Damkar. Photo by John Chadwell.

Ji and Choi to be tried for murder

Two-day hearing reviews forensic evidence from sheriff’s deputies and detectives. Superior Court Judge Felice rules there is enough evidence to go to trial.

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Pat Ricotti and Elliott French showcasing their “bucking tractor” during the 2018 Downtown Parade. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Saddle Horse Show seeks entries for downtown parade

Annual event that celebrates vaquero and ranching traditions started in 1932.

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Photo courtesy of Caltrans.

Caltrans District 5 seeks applicants for scholarship program

2019 scholarships available to high school seniors from the Central Coast and are expected to be awarded this summer.

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 The 400 block at the corner of Fourth Street and San Benito Street. The Vault building, owned by Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, sits in the background. File photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister Mayor’s letter delays approval of 400 Block tentative map

Planning Commission moves to first review Velazquez’s claims.

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