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Gavilan student filmmakers Jazmin Chilin, Samantha Betancourt, Honna Afzal, and Sara Grace Barclay. Afzal won Best Editing. Photos provided by Grant Richards.

Gavilan College hosts annual Student Film Showcase

Gio Silva from Hollister wins Best Director.

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Photo credit Lenya Quinn-Davidson. Provided by UC Cooperative Extension.

UC Cooperative Extension hosts prescribed fire workshop

Learn about and support local prescribed fire efforts. June 5 will be at the Hollister Vets Building and June 6 will be a live fire training in Bitterwater.

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Gastroenterologist Luke Bi said if caught early, Hepatitis C is nearly 100% curable. Photos by John Chadwell.

Doctor recommends Baby Boomers be screened for Hepatitis C

Demographic represents 75% of all those who have the virus.

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Fremont Peak also has sweeping views of the surrounding area. Photo by Ian Sills.

Clear skies and telescopes draw crowds to Fremont Peak Observatory

Weekend programs offer lectures on the solar system, star clusters and black holes.

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American Legion Post 69 riders in front of the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. Around 15 local riders took part in filming promotional videos for the Hollister Rebel Rally set to take place in July. Photo by John Chadwell.

Rebel Rally video talks motorcycle history

Videos showcase the history of motorcycles in San Benito County.

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Todd Cushman spoke at the May 15 San Benito County Planning Commission meeting and said Aromas residents don't support developing along Highway 101, citing water and traffic concerns. Photo by Noe Magaña.

County Planning Commission approves Highway 101 commercial nodes

Residents oppose zoning change, want area to remain rural.

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Featured speaker Bruce Katz suggested the Monterey Bay area look around the country and around the world for similar areas that have found solutions. Photo provided by Lucid Sound and Picture.

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership grows, and with it, its influence

Summit speakers promote development of local funding solutions.

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Hollister accepting Fourth of July block party applications

Permit applications due no later than Wednesday, June 5.

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COG to select members for Measure G citizens oversight committee

Updated after 5/16 COG meeting: Only one category left unfilled as directors ask staff to do outreach for a trade/labor representative.

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Motorists gather for Jim West Antique Auto Tour

The former San Juan Bautista mayor was remembered on the Juan Bautista de Anza Historic Trail, where a monument was erected in West’s honor.

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Guests look at live auction items at the May 11 Sip, Savor and Celebrate fundraiser hosted by CASA of San Benito County.  Photos by Laura Romero

CASA celebrates successful annual fundraiser

Event brings 150 people from around San Benito County.

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Brad Barbeau, executive director of the Institute for Innovation & Economic Development, addresses the crowd at the May 10 event. Photos by Matt Koller.

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay awards $60,000 in prize money to winners

Three San Benito County businesses take part in finals, but none placed in their divisions.

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Fatal accident on Fairview Road

Two-vehicle collision happened on May 12 north of Rosa Morada Road.

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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.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: An elected official speaks out about the elected

Recent meetings of the Hollister City Council and San Benito County Board of Supervisors have shown a lot of bad behavior by some of our elected. We should look to understand why, and ask participants to do better.

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Photo provided by Hollister Police Department.

Police seek help in locating possible cop impersonator

Resident stopped by unmarked, white Ford Crown Victoria. HPD said there are no vehicles like that in its fleet.

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State Assemblyman Robert Rivas at a press conference on Monday, May 13 in Salinas. Photo provided by the Office of Robert Rivas.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas calls on Governor Newsom to resist decision to open land to drilling

"This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. Fighting this destructive plan is the right thing to do to protect our health and our future," Rivas said.

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Supervisor Anthony Botelho at a 2017 board retreat. Photo by John Chadwell.

Supervisor Anthony Botelho will not seek reelection in 2020

He plans to focus on his business and take time to travel.

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Yoga instructor Karin Larsen poses next to her sound bowls. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Sound bath vibrations wash over local yoga class

Instructor Karin Larsen teaches principles of deep relaxation.

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Message from Hollister School District Superintendent said rumors about a gun on the campus are untrue. Photo by Leslie David

HSD says Rancho San Justo Middle School gun rumors were a hoax

Hollister School District Superintendent Diego Ochoa sends message to local news media saying talk about "alleged gun on campus" at Rancho San Justo are rumors only.

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