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County health officer reports 2 flu-related deaths

Two San Benito County residents die of flu, adding to widespread epidemic throughout California and 45 other states.

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Climbing Advisory in Effect at Pinnacles National Park

The annual measures are put in place to protect nesting raptors. Restrictions for climbing in Pinnacles National Park begin Jan. 16.

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Increase in reported valley fever cases locally and statewide

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced an increase in the number of new valley fever cases. Three cases occurred in San Benito County.

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Pinnacles National Park seeks new interns and Ranger Corps members

Pinnacles National Park is hiring youth for a Trails Internship, a Habitat Restoration Internship, and Ranger Corps positions.

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Artists encouraged to apply to 2018 Open Studios Art Tour

Arts Council now accepting applications for annual art tour weekend

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35th Annual Mission 10 Race - January 27, 2018

Popular Mission 10 Race takes off Jan. 27

Registration ( now open for 35th Annual Mission 10 Race, sponsored by Hollister Rotary Club. All proceeds benefit local scholarships and charities

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Conflict of Interest rules: Did Klauer cross the line?

Klauer was too close for comfort for group filing complaint with Fair Political Practices Commission

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Chamber of Commerce man, woman and businesses of the year to be celebrated

Narrowing nominees down from 18, a panel of previous recipients chose Frankie Gallagher and Jim Hart as San Benito County Chamber of Commerce Man and Woman of the Year.

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Robbery suspect arrested after multi-county chase

The CHP's involvement in the pursuit covered 58 miles.

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Contests up for June 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election

The Nomination Period for the June 2018 election is February 12 through March 9.

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Councilman Karson Klauer, second from left, recused himself concerning properties on Industrial Drive. Photos by John Chadwell.

Hollister Councilman Karson Klauer under investigation for conflict of interest

The state agency is investigating Klauer for possible conflicts of interest involving the city's cannabis ordinance and real estate deals that may have benefited his father and a co-worker.

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Pinnacles National Park to Offer Free Admission on Four Days in 2018 

The entrance fee days are in the month of January, April, September, and November. 

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Eric Kraul, 16, lives with the medical repercussions of his sports related head injury.

A football injury changes a boy’s life, perhaps forever—but what’s being done about it?

Sidelined at 16 by a serious concussion on the eve of his senior season, former Haybaler tight end Eric Kraul struggles with medical issues that could last a lifetime—and now questions whether the system should have done more to protect him...

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Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wills ruled on the landmark case.

Monterey Co. ruling on Measure Z expected to affect other counties with similar measures

Judge's decision on Monterey Co.'s Measure Z says existing state and federal laws pre-empt county vote

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CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint in South Santa Clara County on Dec.30

Drivers passing through the checkpoint will be checked for impairment and arrested if determined to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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Influenza outbreaks declared in San Benito County

In the past two weeks, 27 confirmed cases have been reported by the Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital laboratory

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Congratulations, you did it! Your donations have surpassed our Pledge of Champions $38,000 goal.

Thanks to you, BenitoLink reached its full match goal of $38,000! Donations of all sizes have come in, making it the most successful Pledge of Champions campaign yet.

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Study says two-thirds of SBHS grads immediately enroll in college

According to a Clearinghouse study provided by San Benito High School, nearly three out of four recent SBHS grads enrolled in college at some point during the first year after high school, with that number climbing to 80 percent two years out

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Hollister council reverses itself, allows marijuana facility on Industrial Drive

After agreeing not to cultivate marijuana in its building at 807 Industrial Drive, Hollister City Council approved a resolution to allow Euphoric Life Inc. to manufacturer and distribute medical delivery systems outside the county.

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