San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor at a 2018 meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Sheriff’s Office issues statement on detonated explosive device

Law enforcement says two homemade explosive devices found in the area of the 700 block of Nash Road.

Terri Wilson (left) and Mercedes Berglund cut the ribbon with school staff behind them. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Benito High School holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Nash Road closure

Speakers reflect on the time and work put into closing the gates.

Valerie Egland took the opportunity to thank the board for the work done for the River Parkway Trail project and the maintenance of the Anza Trail. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Bypass road near high school named River Parkway

New name expected to help guide visitors to the proposed River Parkway Trail and regional park.

Gates have been installed at Nash Road where it meets Monterey and West streets. The gates will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays once the bypass road is open south of campus. Photo provided by San Benito High School.

Children and Youth

Nash Road closure questions answered

San Benito High School District is working with the City of Hollister and County of San Benito to improve the safety of students and others who cross Nash Road, while offering a bypass route south of campus.

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Portion of Nash Road closed for road work June 25 to June 29

The closure is in effect starting Monday, June 25 at 7 a.m. through Friday, June 29 until 5 p.m.

Supervisor Mark Medina wanted the public to know of the collaboration between the Hollister City Council, San Benito County Board of Supervisors, and the San Benito High School District. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

San Benito County approves $1.9 million contract to build Nash Road bypass

The project includes a bypass road around San Benito High School and a water pipeline. Sunnyslope Water District will reimburse the county for the pipeline.

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Children and Youth

OPINION: SBHS thanks the county for support of Nash Road closure and bypass

The road closure is designed to improve safety on the 3,000 student campus and create a bypass for vehicles

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Government / Politics

Construction progressing at San Benito High School

SBHS Board of Trustees says upgrades to the main campus are the next step in campus modernization, with Nash Road closure still in the works

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Children and Youth

Council Ok’s Nash Road closure if bypass constructed

Large crowd at city hall offers differing views of the potential impacts of the closure plan, which is contingent upon cooperation between the city, county and high school district

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Government / Politics

Hollister City Council to reconsider Nash Road closure near high school

Victor Gomez, who initially voted against the closure, suggested the council reconsider the closure with some conditions

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Government / Politics

City, SBHS officials leave door open for Nash Road closure compromise

No action taken, but compromise is possible on high school's idea to close Nash Road through campus

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Government / Politics

City council, high school board to discuss potential Nash Road closure

Special meeting at Vet's Building will also discuss the potential for shared recreational facilities and the lighting of tennis courts on campus

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News

Potential closure of Nash Road remains undecided

The Hollister City Council decided not to close Nash Road; school officials still hold out hope for compromise

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Schools & Education

Study session on Nash Road Closure, neighborhood parking

Public input sought on issues related to traffic, students

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Children and Youth

SBHS superintendent stresses need to improve safety of students

School chief reiterates that partial closure of Nash Road remains in the interests of school children, while city/county interest reportedly concerns traffic, neighbors and regional park