Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Pinnacles National Park names new superintendent

Blanca Alvarez Stransky brings 34 years of experience with the National Park Service.

HSD Superintendent Diego Ochoa discusses LCAP issues at Ladd Lane Elementary School on April 9. Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

HSD Superintendent holds special meetings with parents and teachers

Ochoa discusses needs for next school year that will affect budget.

Hollister School District Superintendent Diego Ochoa at the Jan. 17 meet and greet hosted by LULAC and other organizations. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Schools & Education

Hispanic community hosts Hollister School District superintendent

Meeting attendees say Diego Ochoa can relate to and inspire HSD students.

Diego Ochoa thanks each member of the Hollister School District Board of Trustees after their unanimous vote to approve him to a four-year term as superintendent. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Trustees approve Diego Ochoa as Hollister School District Superintendent

He begins his four-year contract Feb. 8; says the journey was like a circus because of media coverage.

Hollister School District Superintendent candidate Diego Ochoa speaks at a Jan. 7, 2019 meet and greet at HSD facilities. Photo by John Chadwell.

Schools & Education

HSD superintendent candidate scored high marks with search firm

Coworkers praise Diego Ochoa.

Diego Ochoa said he was looking forward to establishing trust with the community and tackling special education needs. Photos by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

HSD Superintendent candidate meets with public

Diego Ochoa still needs to be approved by a vote of the school board on Jan. 8.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Still waiting for public feedback, but leaning towards a yes vote for HSD superintendent

Hollister School District board member Rob Bernosky shares why he is leaning towards voting for Diego Ochoa as superintendent on January 8.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road.  File photo.

Children and Youth

Candidate for Hollister School District superintendent has mixed record

Diego Ochoa will answer questions at town hall meet and greet Jan. 7.

In a little over a year of reconciling accounts, Gabriel Moulaison found 175 accounting errors. Photo by John Chadwell.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: The errors of their ways

After years of ignoring discrepancies and using unprofessional accounting practices when dealing with school districts, the county auditor’s office and county office of education are spending about $100,000 to get help with reconciling their books.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road.  Photo by Leslie David.

Children and Youth

Hollister School District names Diego Ochoa as Superintendent

Diego Ochoa will be hired Jan. 8 and take his position in February.

Pinnacles National Park. Photo by John Chadwell.

Sports & Recreation

Pinnacles National Park superintendent transfers to Ohio

Karen Dorn was in charge for seven years.

Jacki Horejs (left) and Diane Siri presenting to the board HYA's search process for superintendents. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Schools & Education

Hollister School District selects firm for superintendent search

The board addressed concerns over the trustee election's impact on the search.

William Barr (right) during July 24 board meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Schools & Education

Temporary HSD superintendent William Barr is the go-to interim for the region

He stepped in last month following Lisa Andrew’s resignation.

Dr. Andrew said it was an "awesome opportunity" to take on the CEO position of the nonprofit. Photo by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

Hollister School District Superintendent abruptly resigns

After two years as superintendent of Hollister School District, Dr. Lisa Andrew caught some by surprise when she announced she was leaving to join an educational nonprofit.

San Benito High School Superintendent John Perales, center in this file photo, tendered his resignation to the Board of Trustees, which accepted it on Jan. 13, 2017. (John Chadwell photo)

Children and Youth

Ex-SBHS superintendent Perales sentenced in gun incident

Perales was sentenced for an incident which occurred in October 2016. He resigned from his position as San Benito High School Superintendent in January 2017.