Local Politics

OPINION: Bernosky's First 100 Days

Rob Bernosky, who was elected to the Hollister School District Governing Board in November, shares his view of what the school board has been doing

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Legal Prop. 215 medical marijuana plants grown at Purple Cross RX.

OPINION: Sheriff/DA to lobby Supes to eradicate medical marijuana crops:Just Say No

Sheriff Thompson and DA Hooper will lobby county supervisors for resources to eradicate alleged illegal medical marijuana crops at next BOS public meeting, hoping for pot luck

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Council passes resolutions to annex properties that could result in hundreds of new homes

Latest annexation could result in up to 480 homes on the west side of Hollister

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Panetta says pulling of GOP health care plan 'understandable'

He called it a "quickly and carelessly crafted bill"

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Council approves $700K to help fund 48-unit extremely low to moderate income apartments

CHISPA was chosen over a competing bid for senior housing project planned for Line Street in Hollister

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San Juan Bautista joins JPA for power options

The city will join with other communities to offer an alternative to PG&E

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OPINION: San Benito County moves toward Community Choice Energy

The Green Business Committee of the Chamber of Commerce encourages the effort

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Councilman's replacement to be appointed April 17

Those who submit their names will be interviewed publicly April 17 before one is expected to be appointed at the council meeting that night

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OPINION: County signs on for huge transportation tax increase

Desperate for road taxes, county supervisors back a bad plan rather than demand essential reform of the state budget process

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More than 370 county-issued checks remain un-cashed

Online tool allows locals to search for checks issued to them but un-cashed

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Panetta says Trump budget features 'indiscriminate' military spending hikes

Congressman says funding for defense "should not be at the expense of diplomacy and foreign aid"

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Supervisors to send letter in support of state bill to address local road repairs

County Board of Supervisors endorses SB-1, hoping monies will come back to county for road repairs

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As county waits for federal funds, roads and levees will not be repaired

Repairs to levee systems near Lovers Lane are on hold and FEMA will only pay to restore roads to previous conditions

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Supes to send letter to BLM opposing oil and gas leases on local, federal lands

The board will remind the agency that the county passed Measure J to ban fracking

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Sheriff's deputies receive lifesaving, exceptional duty medals

They were recognized at Board of Supervisors' meeting for efforts to help citizens in need

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Council discusses fees and effects on local businesses

City staff asks that the array of business licenses needs to be interpreted

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Council changes status of three employees from temporary to permanent

Employees at city hall, recreation department, and code enforcement receive permanent status

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Council commits city to build West Gateway project

As the city waits to hear if Caltrans will award it grant money, the Hollister City Council passes a resolution to commit Hollister to building entire project

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Panetta shares thoughts on Obamacare replacement plan

American Health Care Act or any plan to alter health care "should not be made in haste," he says

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OPINION: No one answers the phone anymore – with good reason

Enforcement of consumer communication protection laws remains a low priority for government

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