Anderson Homes supports 3rd Annual event for local nonprofits. Photo Courtesy of Anderson Homes.


Anderson Homes announces “Giving Back Starts at Home”

Five nonprofits eligible to receive funds from the program.

Christy Schroeder with Anderson Homes gives a check to Gary Byrne (left) and Tracy Taggart (right), both with the Community Foundation for San Benito County. Photo by Sharlene Van Rooy.


Anderson Homes gives back

Several nonprofits benefit from campaign which introduces new homebuyers to local programs and projects.

Anderson Homes team members stand in front of a Santana Ranch home. L to R: Alisa Collins, James Anderson, Michael Anderson and Tami Selski. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Second year for Anderson Homes’ “Giving Back Starts at Home”

Regional builder commits to supporting local nonprofits.

The Hollister School District Board of Trustees was briefed on the status of funding and spending for the new, yet-to-be-named school at Santana Ranch. Photos by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

New school close to being fully funded

Hollister School District anticipates developer fees and a $1 million state reimbursement to make up $455,000 shortfall.

(Left to right) Frank Guerra and Michael Anderson stand where Santana Ranch Drive, the future entrance to a new middle school site, will eventually be constructed. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Santana Ranch developer clears the air over new middle school site

Michael Anderson has faced criticism from district and elected officials since 2017.

Hollister School District Board of Trustees at the Jan. 22 meeting. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Schools & Education

Hollister School District considers traffic safety wall for new school

More research will be conducted, including consultation with Sheriff’s Office.

A mid-winter view of Sparling Ranch. Photo by Steve Rottenborn.


Portion of Sparling Ranch is now conservation bank

Extreme patience and an eye for a potentially valuable product helped Michael Anderson complete a development and move mitigation requirements to a new, faster moving business model.


Government / Politics

Supes say no to extension on traffic signal requirement, developer says 300 jobs may go

Santana Ranch developer tries a second time to defer installation of stoplight and to continue building, but board turns him down, even as city delays construction until June


Government / Politics

City says builder cannot install traffic signal until summer; county says build it now

County denies deferral request from Santana Ranch subdivision on constructing traffic signal, preventing builder from obtaining new building permits

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Housing / Land Use

COMMENTARY: Our Local Road Network is About to be Overwhelmed

Poor planning and lack of implementtion will soon overwhelm the Fairview Road, Airline Highway and Union Road portion of the local road network

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Housing / Land Use

Another housing boom in Hollister?

New residential developments are expected to bring thousands of new residents to the county, adding to school populations

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Groundbreaking at 1,100-home development on Fairview

Construction at Santana Ranch is expected to start in 2015


Planning Commission Considering New Subdivisions

Santana Ranch Development to be Reviewed