A Red Cross volunteer installs a smoke alarm. Photo provided.

News

Red Cross to offer free smoke alarm installation

On April 27, local Red Cross volunteers are expected to partner with Hollister Fire Department personnel and Seaside High School students to install free smoke alarms in Hollister and Tres Pinos.

Members of the Hollister Fire Department crossing Fifth Street along San Benito on April 22, 2017 for the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Photos by Lisa Robinson-Ward.

Local organizations partner to raise awareness of violence against women

Seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event set to take place on April 13 at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister.

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Nonprofits

Local fire groups to hold town hall on wildfire preparation

April 4 session covers prevention and response in hazard zones of San Benito County.

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Agriculture

Don’t Bring Zika Home: Protect Yourself, Your Family, and California

Here in California, the Zika virus remains a serious public health concern to people traveling to areas with Zika. Zika is a virus that is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito or through unprotected sex with an infected partner.

San Benito County Sheriff Darren Thompson getting his Flu Shot. Photo Courtesy of  the San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency

Health

Health Officials Encourage Community to Get Flu Shot

San Benito County Public Health Services will be conducting a Free Flu Vaccination Clinic at Veterans Memorial Building on Thursday Oct. 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Government / Politics

Gang activity update presented to Supervisors

Al DeVos said anti-gang activities can include literacy programs and Gang Resistance and Training Program in elementary schools

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Health

Learn the skills to save a life

Two-day workshop to provide free training about helping people avoid suicide

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Children and Youth

Prevent heat-related deaths of children in vehicles

Local agencies hope to raise awareness of dangerous issue