Young spellers awaiting their next word from Kim O'Connor, right. Photo by Brenda Romero.

Children and Youth

County S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E gets started

The top 25 elementary and junior high finalists will compete in early February for a shot at the state spelling bee

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Local Water Agencies Address New Drinking Water Standards

Officials are working to meet compliance requirements to reduce levels of Chromium in local drinking water supplies

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Sunnyslope Water district has issued no fines to water wasters

Customers' conservation efforts have gone well, so city employees no longer helping with enforcement

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Government / Politics

Lessalt Water Treatment Plant holds open house

Officials say upgrades will improve tap water quality for Hollister residents