Supervisor Bea Gonzales has met with hospital and asked that the county consider their loan request. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hazel Hawkins seeking $10 million loan from County

Supervisor Bea Gonzales is at odds with Supervisors Kollin Kosmicki and Peter Hernandez over whether the county should lend $10 million to the hospital, but their decision will likely be delayed until January.

Rob Bernosky said supervisors and hospital employees have contacted him to ask about what the board is doing to head off bankruptcy. Photo by John Chadwell.


Nurses, resident ask Hazel Hawkins for transparency

Hollister resident Robert Bernosky says the hospital needs to have emergency meetings with stakeholders to address the financial crisis.

Juan Guevara. Photo courtesy of Juan Guevara.


Officer Juan Guevara enters race for San Benito County Sheriff

Longtime Hollister resident says improvements in engagement are needed.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo provided.


COMMENTARY: Hazel Hawkins prioritizes transparency and public involvement

After accusations of a Brown Act violation regarding transparency, the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Board of Directors issued a response.

County Administrative Officer Ray Espinosa said OpenGov gives the public and county staff the ability to extract information easily. Photo by John Chadwell.

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OpenGov system could offer transparency into county government

The Stanford-created data system OpenGov could give residents and county staff greater flexibility at extracting information from departments.

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Aromas Water District

The Aromas Water District (AWD) received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.