Local Politics

OPINION: It’s time for our community to become one

County supervisor says residents, elected officials and business owners need to collaborate and communicate for the betterment of the community

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Supes support Z-Best plans for Highway 25, with conditions

Officials want clear language in letter of support for Z-Best expansion to include its concerns that traffic mitigation be included along the commute route

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Environmentalists win, county loses revenues in solar project settlement

After years of legal maneuvers by environmental groups, the Panoche Valley Solar Project is reduced to one-third of original design as ConEdison plans to move much of the project to Southern California

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Riverview Estates neighborhood working to understand CSA funds

Homeowners begin organizing to address needs in their community

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ConEdison calls county's solar project reaction 'vitriolic, 'unfair'

After Board of Supervisors threatens to stop solar project and file a lawsuit, developer acknowledges tax allocation "difficulties," but says project will continue

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County awards $25 million jail expansion project; state to pay $20 million

Construction is expected to begin in late August, with the state funding 80 percent of the project

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Supes demand cancellation of solar project, threaten litigation against ConEdison

After hearing the Panoche Valley Solar Project will not pay sales tax to the county, supervisors demand project be canceled and litigation initiated against ConEdison.

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County Chamber members meet at new hotel, hear bleak outlook for roads

Hollister and county officials discussed the future of roads. The news was not encouraging

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Panetta appointed to House Armed Services Committee

Congressman said he will work to main the military installations on the Central Coast

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Bill to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area passes Congress

The legislation to open the 63,000-acre area and designate a wilderness area was unanimously approved and now heads to Senate

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Hollister mayor delivers more than 2,400 signed petitions in effort to reverse council's 400 Block decision

Registrar of Voters will confirm whether there are enough signatures to make the council reconsider its vote or put the matter before voters

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Hollister councilman asks experts to explain why city must sell 400 Block

Jim Gillio invited Hollister residents to special informational meeting concerning liquidation of the 400 Block and the history of housing growth

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Hollister mayor continues campaign for referendum to force council to rescind approval to develop 400 Block

Velazquez maintains that his efforts to overturn council decision is permissible despite his recusal from discussing or voting on the matter in council meetings

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Applications available for Young Legislators Program

High school students can learn about the legislative process through the three-week summer program

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County proceeds with $25 million jail expansion, state to pay $20 million

After discussing four options, the Board of Supervisors decides to move forward with a project that could begin in late August

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OPINION: What the Fourth of July means to those of us not included

How does a society grapple with certain undeniable historical truths?

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OPINION: We are a proud and envied nation

State Sen. Anthony Canella encourages constituents to profess their patriotism

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County approves additional $135K for study on damage to roads from garbage trucks

Consultant will study the cost of damage to roads by out-of-area garbage trucks bringing waste to the local landfill

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Hollister City Council chooses Geri Johnson as treasurer

Johnson, who worked for the city for more than 30 years, most recently a city clerk, appointed from among three candidates to fill the seat of Cecilia Rios, who resigned

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UPDATED: Supervisor asks about Russian hacking during election report

Anthony Botelho's quip prompts assistant county clerk to assert vote manipulation claims are not true

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