SBC Sheriff deputy Luis Espejo works security at the main entrance to Christmas Hill Park following the Garlic Festival shooting on July 28. Photo courtesy of SBC Sheriff's Office.

Police / Fire

SBC Sheriff deputies respond to Garlic Festival shooting

Officers assisted with security and searching perimeter of the festival.

Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

2019 county officials sworn in

Next Board of Supervisors meeting expected Jan. 15.

Capt. Eric Taylor speaking to county supervisors about the training staff would receive. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Sheriff’s Office to be trained by media company on communications

Supervisors approve one-year contract.

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Business / Economy

Butane Hash Oil Lab “Red-Tagged” on San Benito Street

Second time law enforcement discovers illegal marijuana activities at San Benito Street location.

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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.”

Capt. Eric Taylor said law enforcement personnel had to use ropes to get down to where the body was buried. Photo by John Chadwell

Sheriff’s investigator: Sang Ji says Jung Choi killed his wife

According to county investigator, Capt. Eric Taylor, accused killer Sang Ji, claimed his alleged accomplice, Jung Choi, beat his wife to death as he watched...but investigators say two people killed Yoon Hee Ji.

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Police / Fire

Sheriff’s Dept. provides report on Purple Cross RX burglary

San Benito County Sheriff's Office sent out a news release with more detail on the recent burglary at Purple Cross RX in Hollister


Government / Politics

New jail expansion kicked off with groundbreaking ceremony

Groundbreaking ceremony at San Benito County Jail for a minimum-security extension set in motion construction of $20 million facility that should be completed in 18 months.



National Night Out brings community, public safety together

Hollister has joined the nation in an annual celebration to bring communities and public safety personnel closer together to build trust and fight crime

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Police / Fire

National Night Out in Hollister Aug. 1

Annual event is part of a national effort to promote community/law enforcement partnerships

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Police / Fire

Arrest at motorcycle rally leads to warrant for drug sales

52-year-old arrested in Salinas on suspicion of selling cocaine at the motorcycle rally in downtown Hollister


Schools & Education

Former sheriff establishing college fund in wake of tragic loss

Former San Benito County Sheriff Curtis Hill works with university to start a college fund for local student after hearing about the tragic death of Mark Vodanovich.

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Police / Fire

Arrest made after attempted Aromas armed robbery

Suspect was located in Watsonville after multi-agency effort

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Police / Fire

Missing woman found deceased

Anita Manzo De Flores was reported missing on Thursday; her body was found near the San Benito River on Friday

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Business / Economy

Landfill worker struck and killed while directing traffic

Hollister resident was run over by a semi-truck hauling refuge, according to the CHP