California Highway Patrol. File photo.

Police / Fire

Fatal collision west of Lovers Lane

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were factors in the collision.

OES Manager Kevin O'Neill said the normally three-month reimbursement time frame is longer because of fires across California. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

FEMA slow in reimbursing for flood damages partially because of fires

Kevin O’Neill, manager of Office of Emergency Services, reported the county has eight flood-related projects with a cost of $1.8 million. So far FEMA has reimbursed only $107,500.

firefighter gift cards.jpg

Police / Fire

Community helps flood victims

Hollister Firefighters' Association, Community Foundation provide gift cards to help Lovers Lane flood victims get back on their feet

Flooding along Pacheco Creek broke fences along Lovers Lane in Hollister

Flood victims still impacted by winter storms

Residents along Pacheco Creek are still cleaning up after heavy winter rains

As many as 46 homes were flooded with water.

UPDATE: There is still time to donate to Lovers Lane flood victims

Funds from the Hollister Firefighters Association Local 3395 to be distributed at the end of March


Government / Politics

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

FullSizeRender (2).jpg


Pig farm survives floods, some animals washed away

Jack Kimmich used his heavy trucks to help neighbors during floods as his pigs headed for higher ground.



A shelter from the storm

The Bolado Park Fairgrounds has taken in hundreds of animals displaced by recent flooding in the county


Google Maps directions led some drivers to flooded roads

Office of Emergency Services director reports on road closures and rescues following latest round of storms


Government / Politics

Community Foundation accepting donations for flood victims

Hollister Firefighters Association establishes fund for residents of Lovers Lane area

156 flooding.jpg

Water makes for hazardous driving conditions

Drivers frustrated by slow commute as flood waters continue to plague local roads and highways

flash flood warning 2.jpg

Flash flood warnings for the county

Flood-ravaged Lovers Lane area expected to be inundated again as Pacheco Creek exceeds flood stage; voluntary evacuations in effect again

pacheo creek cleaning work.jpg

Two new levee breaks compound flooding

Flood warnings for Lovers Lane, San Felipe areas expire, but impacts continue

flash flood warning.png

UPDATED: Flash flood warning, evacuations at Lovers Lane

Lovers Lane, San Felipe areas north of Hollister are being flooded again, prompting voluntary evacuation orders


Another round of rain predicted for Sunday

Pacheco Creek levee repair work commences as another bout of rain predicted to sweep through on Sunday