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Members of the Hollister Fire Department crossing Fifth Street along San Benito on April 22, 2017 for the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Photos by Lisa Robinson-Ward.

Local organizations partner to raise awareness of violence against women

Seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event set to take place on April 13 at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister.

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Central Coast YMCA summer day camp 2018 participants during an outing to the beach. Photo courtesy of Crystal Canchola and the YMCA of San Benito County.

Central Coast YMCA gearing up for summer camp

Programming works to keep kids moving, exploring and learning all summer long.

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Hollister Police Captain Carlos Reynoso explained that the repeaters would help radio signals penetrate buildings and more broadly cover the city. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister council approves digital radio repeaters for police department

Six tower units expected to improve reception inside buildings and remote areas within city limits.

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Institute for Innovation and Economic Development Executive Director Brad Barbeau, Michelle Doty and Denise Mellor of That Garlic Stuff (2018 winners of Main Street division), and judge Doug Yount at the 2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. Photo courtesy of Startup Challenge Monterey Bay.

Five San Benito County businesses compete in Startup Challenge Monterey Bay

Qualifying round set for April 6; finalists move on to May 10 main event.

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A portion of San Benito Street located between Southside Road and Union Road is part of the list of upcoming road repairs via SB 1 funds. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Supervisors approve road projects for next fiscal year

Funds from SB 1 planned for improvements to Fairview, Union, Hospital, Buena Vista and Southside roads. Repairs range from resurfacing to filling potholes.

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Photo courtesy of Recology San Benito County.

Renewable diesel collection vehicles coming to San Benito County

Recology’s new truck fleet is more cost-effective and reduces emissions, county integrated waste management says.

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Paicines Ranch hosts events related to agriculture and land management. In-the-field classes make use of the whole ranch, giving participants a hands-on experience. Photo by Leslie David.

Rancher to Rancher Field Day

Free workshop and information sharing for ranchers and livestock managers at Paicines Ranch on April 11.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta announces April mobile office hours

Congressional staff members to be available in Hollister, Watsonville and King City this month.

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The entire proposed concept design for Brigantino Park from a presentation by Kimley-Horn design engineers. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council views concepts for Brigantino Park

Park presents a ‘branding opportunity,’ but generating revenue early is critical for success, designers say.

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Supervisors split on hemp moratorium

Motion to temporarily halt plans for industrial cultivation fails. Board will revisit the issue April 16.

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American Legion Post 69 riders on San Benito Street. Around 15 local riders took part in filming promotional videos for the Hollister Rebel Rally. Photos by John Chadwell.

Hollister Rebel Rally promotional videos capture San Benito County

Marketing of July event plays on ‘It’s all about the ride’ theme.

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La Casa Rosa on Third Street in San Juan Bautista. The San Juan Bautista City Council voted on April 2 to secure the balcony of the historic building instead of removing it per recommendation from the Historic Resources Board. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista agrees to secure La Casa Rosa balcony

Residents urge the City Council not to remove the balcony if it isn’t necessary.

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County Office Building on Fifth Street in Hollister. Photo by Leslie David.

County has drop off location for second installment tax payments

Property Taxes are due April 10 and there are several ways payments can be made.

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San Benito County Association of Realtors goes for affordable housing grant

Potential $50,000 in grant funding could go to first time homebuyers if approved.

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Many of those attending the March 28 Hazel Hawkins Hospital Board of Directors meeting voiced their approval of the current anesthesia group, as well as concern about accusations against anesthesiologist and outspoken board member Ariel Hurtado. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hospital staff voice support for current anesthesia group during contract talks

ACE Anesthesia praised by 10 nurses for its dedication and expertise.

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San Benito County Free Library launches movie streaming service

Library cardholders now have free access to more than 30,000 classic, independent, foreign language and educational films.

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State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. File photo.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas and UFW announce Farmworker Housing Act

"We must ensure that California's farmworkers and their children have the chance at a better life, and a brighter future," Rivas said.

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Local fire groups to hold town hall on wildfire preparation

April 4 session covers prevention and response in hazard zones of San Benito County.

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Sang Ji walks into the courtroom during a March hearing as Jung Choi confers with defense attorney Harry Damkar through her Korean interpreter. Photos by John Chadwell.

Ji and Choi will be tried separately

Criminal proceedings against Ji suspended while expert determines if he is mentally competent to stand trial.

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Changes coming to state’s nutrition program

In San Benito County, WIC vouchers will be replaced with EBT cards in February 2020.

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