The Hollister Fire Department needs 41 firefighters to cover both cities and the county, according to Fire Chief Bob Martin Del Campo. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

SAFER grant won and likely lost within a week

Acceptance of $2.6 million grant could be hindered by upcoming expiration of shared fire services contract between Hollister, San Juan Bautista and San Benito County.

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OPINION:: Emergency services needs living plans for the future

The dynamic planning process is the new and essential reality

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: Time to do some work on local fire, medical issues

Out of control costs, not the SAFER grant, is the fundamental fire protection issue

SJB Council studied fire contract closely before approving.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista Completes Review of Fire Contract with Hollister

After close scrutiny and assurances from the fire chief, the city council completes review a fire contact with Hollister

Attorney Aaron Johnson spoke in favor of opening businesses to sell medical marijuana.

Business / Economy

San Juan delays decisions on pot dispensaries, fire contract

City leaders want more information on both issues before finalizing them; will reconsider at the Nov. 9 meeting