Jonell Casada. Courtesy of Jonell Casada.

Police / Fire

Local probation supervisor to receive award in state ceremony

20-year veteran Jonell Casada is one of five recipients in the state to be honored.

Ladd Lane Principal Jeannine Ostoja and Vice Principal Maylani Mahler with a poster highlighting the guiding idea of Capturing Kids' Hearts. Photo provided.

Schools & Education

Six HSD schools get national recognition

Capturing Kids’ Hearts programming focuses on creating a school culture where kids are cared for.

The Hollister Water Reclamation Facility was recognized with the Safety Plant of the Year Award by the Monterey Bay section of the California Water Environment Association for its commitment to ensuring the plant is operated safely for both employees and the community. (L to R, front): Adan Cervantes – Veolia, Adam Dominy - County of San Benito, Jeri Cramer – Veolia, Luis Vasquez, - Veolia, Brian DeMartini – Veolia; (back) Wilhelmina Coye - County of San Benito, Jose Rodriguez – Veolia. Photo provided.

Business / Economy

Hollister Wastewater Plant recognized for safety

The award is part of an annual effort to recognize public water and wastewater facilities for outstanding performance.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo provided.


Hazel Hawkins Hospital scores top marks for patient safety

Rating based on how well hospital protects patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Madison Andrade of San Juan Bautista wins livestock judging award

Placed first in hogs, second in sheep and goats.

Inspire Performing Arts Academy's Competition Dance Team

Art & Culture

Inspire Performing Arts Academy wins coveted Studio Sportsmanship Award

Inspire Performing Arts Academy is selected by Onstage Tournament judges for the "Backstage Studio Sportsmanship Award"

Luna was given the award in Mexico City.

Hollister City councilwoman Mickie Luna presented with Honorary Doctorate Degree award

The award is given to people for their leadership qualities.

Fred Harris receives facilities award

Schools & Education

Gavilan College VP wins statewide facilities award

Fred Harris received the Paul Holmes Facilities Leadership Achievement Award at annual conference

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Business / Economy

Hazel Hawkins OB department honored

Obstetrics staff recognized for participation in safety program

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Police / Fire

Hollister Police Department wins national honor

Department honored for traffic safety program during international conference

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Aromas Water District

The Aromas Water District (AWD) received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Sowing Seeds, Nurturing Dreams logo contest!

Seeking a great logo to embody the spirit of Gavilan's Spring fundraising event: Sowing Seeds, Nurturing Dreams, a food and wine benefit for student needs.

HPD Named Police Department of the Year

WeTip to recognize local police for cooperative efforts