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COLUMN: Risks of Investment Properties

When considering investment housing, there are issues and concerns to be aware of.

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Councilman Jim Gillio described at length the financial aspects of the 400 Block development. Photos by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council certifies mayor's petition, will rescind decision on 400 Block or put on ballot at next meeting

Hollister council passes resolution to certify signatures on petition referendum to stop development of 400 Block and will hear options to either rescind development or put it on upcoming ballot.

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Eight months after raging waters uprooted the entire community of Lovers Lane, little has been done to repair damages. Photos by John Chadwell.

Sups seek to avert liability in repairing levees, reform defunct property-owner supported water district

Trying to beat the coming rainy season, county supervisors push forward repairs of levees, while moving to shift cost burden to landowners by restarting Pacheco Storm Water District.

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New housing construction in Hollister.

OPINION: Development Agreements Can Be a Better Solution

This is the fourth and final article in a series about residential development management in Hollister and San Benito County

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West Hills Water Treatment Plant Online Ahead of Schedule

Consumers will have higher quality drinking water and the taste of the water will improve.

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Paicines Ranch in Paicines, California

Pinnacles Gateway Partners Meeting at Paicines Ranch

Invitation goes out for a Pinnacles Gateway Partners box dinner meeting at Paicines Ranch. It is an opportunity to learn about the Condor Recovery Program and enjoy a guided tour of Paicines Ranch.

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COLUMN: How long do people stay in their homes?

San Benito County is its own hyper-local market and that means we are often different from other counties and states.

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Local Impact of Elimination of Federally Funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Hollister, CA – August 7, 2017 – As the President and Congress wrangle over budget priorities, the elimination of a local service threatens many low income households.

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OPINION: Historical development rates don’t matter, only today and tomorrow

This is the second in a series of articles about residential development in the City of Hollister

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Local agricultural crops were worth $367 million in 2016

San Benito is an "excellent place" for producers, but the 2016 Crop Report also points out the problems caused by lower rainfall and disease

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Council split on growth management, no help for commuters in sight

After hours of talks, the Hollister City Council directs city manager to draft growth management plan, but there is little hope to address commuter headaches for now

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ANSR Pharmacy closes due to tightening insurance and low sales margins

Economic factors force closure of ANSR Pharmacies in Hollister and Watsonville, which will remain open while some inventory is sold off

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County moves toward cease and desist order for solar project

Even after Con Edison paid $100,000 to the county and promised more to come, supervisors remained unconvinced and decided to move toward halting the Panoche Valley Solar project

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Duckhorn Wine Co. buys Calera, leading Pinot seller in county

After 42 years of building up a premier wine brand, Josh Jensen sells with the agreement that he will stay on four years as consultant

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Panetta announces Hollister town hall meeting

Congressman invites the public to a community meeting on Aug. 22

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County rejects $290K for law firm, sends notice of default concerning solar project

Board of Supervisors lowers payout to lawyers to $60K while sending Con Edison a notice of default on the Panoche Valley Solar Project

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San Juan City Council moves forward with marijuana ban

The ordinance will go to the planning commission for environmental review and a public hearing

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OPINION: Thank you, Hollister, from Purple Cross RX

Purple Cross RX owners Scott McPhail and Kim Hurtado thank the Hollister City Council for its unanimous vote to allow them to operate a medical cannabis dispensary in Hollister.

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One cannabis dispensary approved, as are multiple manufacturing, distribution, lab facilities

When the smoke clears after debate, the Hollister City Council manages to license a single dispensary while approving numerous other manufacturing facilities

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Hollister Pediatrics is expanding

Hollister Pediatrics recently took over San Benito Pediatrics and will begin remodeling the Sunset location Aug. 1.

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