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Community Opinions

COLUMN: Is no growth realistic or just a political slogan?

Valerie Egland writes that growth and development are perpetually challenging issues that often divide communities.

Resource Management Agency Director Harry Mavrogenes. File photo.

Government / Politics

County hires new Resource Management Agency director

Supervisors favor succession plan for continuity.

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Health

Hollister Police Department Hosts Drug Take-Back Day on April 28

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. the public can take their expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal at Target. The service is free and anonymous.

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Pierce Real Estate hosts free home buying seminar

Attendees will learn about the ins and outs of buying a home including loans, down payments, credit scores, and the buying process.

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Police / Fire

HPD Arrest Man for Having Stolen Property And Heroin

Carlos Sanchez was arrested on multiple theft, drug and possession of stolen property charges

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Police / Fire

CHP to conduct enhanced enforcement operation focused on school bus pedestrian safety.

The project is designed to educate and remind motorists, parents, and students of the importance of school bus pedestrian safety.

From left to right in the team pic: Andres (Andrew) Medina, Enrique Ojeda, Anai Murrillo Gonzalez, Jennifer Rosas and Dennys Lopez Vega. Photo courtesy of SBHS Social Science teacher and the team coach, Chris Lasley.

Schools & Education

SBHS Migrant Education Speech and Debate team takes second place at the Migrant Education Region One contest

This is the first time the team has brought home a trophy.

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Police / Fire

Adult Male and female arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor

According to the SBC sheriff's dept. the four subjects planned to go to Fremont Peak State Park to drink, do drugs and “party.”

(Left to Right) City Clerk Christine Black, Assemblymember Anna Caballero, Hollister Councilmember Mickie Luna. Photos provided by the Office of Assemblymember Anna M. Caballero

Government / Politics

Assemblymember Anna Caballero Hosts Open House for Hollister Satellite Office

Caballero also recognized Councilmember Mickie Luna and City Clerk Christine Black for their contributions to the community.

Photographs by Michelle Dam

Nonprofits

Women’s Club of Hollister holds First Fashion Show

The show featured fashions from local shops including Bella Charm, Irma’s Fashions, and Mrs. B’s Z Place.

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Government / Politics

Candidates and Measures for June 2018 Primary Election

With the nomination deadline closed here are the candidates for the 2018 primary election. ​It should be noted that this is not a complete and final list.

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Police / Fire

Hollister Police Arrest Downtown Sexual Assault Suspect

The suspect was located and arraigned in Hollister.

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Veterans Memorial Building Goes Solar

The solar panels are used to power the whole building.

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Community Emergency Response Team Free Basic Training

The FEMA course is designed to educate San Benito County residents about preparedness for hazards. A disaster simulation exercise will be held on the last Saturday of the course.

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Police / Fire

SBC patrol deputies to begin using body cameras

San Benito county patrol deputies will begin to wear Body-Worn Cameras this week.