Thousands of cans wait to be filled with processed tomatoes the morning of Aug. 6, 2020. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Meeting between Hollister and San Benito Foods expected on Aug. 10

Interim City Manager Brett Miller said if there is an agreement, it would go to the City Council on Aug. 17.

The city of Hollister says the San Benito Foods tomato cannery needs to install equipment to bring down levels of contaminants from its well and pay $2.5 million to remove sludge from holding pond. Photo by John Chadwell.

Justice

San Benito Foods sues Hollister over permit, claims extortion

Hearings delayed twice as Judge Steven Sanders steps aside over conflict; Judge Omar Rodriguez takes over the case Aug. 5.

Management Services Director Mike Chambless at a Hollister City Council meeting. File photo.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council approves partial sludge removal

Councilmembers hope it gives city about three years to come up with short, median and long-term plans.