Local Politics

Community Foundation accepting donations for flood victims

Hollister Firefighters Association establishes fund for residents of Lovers Lane area

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County road crews down to three people as supervisors search for more money

County supervisors discuss the challenges the county faces in maintaining roads without a steady source of funding

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Grand jury process scrutinized

Report has been approved and sent for printing, but local resident raises concerns that the grand jury's post office box was not accepting mail because of lack of payment

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Storm recovery costs surpass $288K, still climbing

Kevin O'Neill, director of the San Benito County Office of Emergency Services, explained mounting recovery costs to the Board of Supervisors

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Former councilman guides supervisors through cannabis maze

County hires Victor Gomez on four-month consulting contract to help the Board of Supervisors move forward with marijuana regulations

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San Benito High School District declares itself a 'Safe Haven'

The resolution aims to ease fears among immigrant students and their families.

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Supervisor Mark Medina, District 1

Supervisor Medina seeks parks and recreation commissioner

Representative of District 1 wants to appoint a constituent from his district interested in advancing Parks and Recreation facilities and programs

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President issues major disaster declaration, county readies for next storm

County begins repairs while gearing up for next round of storms; federal funding expected to reimburse some costs

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Hollister City Council delays decision on waste management choices a third time

Hollister officials delay decision on keeping the city's waste management contract with Recology or seeking other haulers' bids

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Council delays vote on cannabis regulations, schedules study session

After mayor criticizes consultant that helped shape proposed ordinance, council decides to wait on finalizing rules

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San Benito County gets mentioned on 'Scandal'

Hit TV show says California was too close to call, and San Benito County's voting results would help finalize the presidential election

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OPINION: What's the plan for Gavilan College in SBC?

More than a decade after voters approved Gavilan's Measure E, there have been no real educational infrastructure improvements in San Benito County

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City and county vote unanimously to join Monterey Bay Community Power Authority

Nonprofit government entity will compete against PG&E to purchase wholesale electrical power

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OPINION: Local crime report still shows an exorbitant and persistent number of traffic stops

HPD’s unwillingness to explain and city council’s failure to conduct oversight into the perplexing number of police traffic stops is a major lapse of governance

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OPINION: The Earth does not need us, we need the Earth

The importance of supporting Monterey Bay Community Power project in these critical times

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OPINION: Is the biker rally a calculated risk or financial Russian roulette?

At best, it will be a break-even event; at worst, it could be a big money loser

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta at the Immigration Forum.

LULAC hosts immigration forum

Speakers encouraged those with questions to not be afraid to ask

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City manager claims aging infrastructure, not human error, responsible for cannery effluent spills

Bill Avera denies cover-up, decries mayor's effort to have him fired

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Sunnyslope County Water District has board vacancy

District is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors for a term that will end in November 2018. Applications are due by Feb. 17

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