Nelcy Pulido Cruz (left), her daughter Ruby Pulido(center left), neice Clara Elena (center right) and sister Esperanza Cruz (back right) pick up supplies to decorate their cars to join the census caravan. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

Census caravan rolls through westside Hollister

Project encourages participation in the 2020 Census before the reporting deadline on Oct. 31.

Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

How the census affects local school districts

Funding goes toward school services and programs such as special education, Head Start, after-school programs, classroom technology, food assistance, and maternal and child health programs.

Photo courtesy of Census Bureau website.

Government / Politics

How the census affects local government services

Census says each person not counted is a loss of federal or state funds to the tune of $2,000 per year for 10 years.

Photo courtesy of Census Bureau website.

Government / Politics

In-person census activities hampered by coronavirus

San Benito County committee asks residents to self-respond online, over the phone or by mail.

Carlos P., 6th grader at HDLA school, participated in the Feb. 29 canvassing around Hollister. Photo courtesy of Youth Alliance.

Nonprofits

Youth Alliance canvasses in preparation for upcoming 2020 Census

More than 30 volunteers walk door-to-door to reach over 1,600 homes in Hollister.

Superintendent Diego Ochoa said as a Spanish speaker he could be a familiar voice to convince people to take part in the 2020 Census. Photo by John Chadwell.

News

HSD Superintendent Ochoa gets pushback on working with 2020 Census

Two trustees object to his wish to volunteer for a city and county effort to maximize turnout.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. File photo.

Government / Politics

Rivas speaks out on 2020 Census question

“The Census is not and must not be a political weapon that incites fear in our community," Rivas said.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas speaks about the importance of the census at a Feb. 21 committee meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

2020 Census will be available online

For the first time, the national survey goes to the web; phone and paper surveys will continue.