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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Sixth-graders Casey Murdaugh and Rylee Park try food samples before voting for next school year's menu items. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Rancho San Justo students choose their menu

Middle school holds taste testing and invites kids to pick their favorites.

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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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Mayor Ignacio Velazquez opposes development of the 400 block because he believes it is the wrong project to attract people to come downtown. Photos by John Chadwell.

Hollister mayor appeals Planning Commission approval of 400 block development

Ignacio Velazquez's appeal will go before the City Council on May 20. If it fails to be upheld, he will decide whether or not to sue.

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Cannabis. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Hollister council moves toward recreational cannabis

City staff and constituents weigh in; first reading of new rules expected June 3.

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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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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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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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Shari Stevenson comes from a family of veterans. She is dedicated to serving all vets in San Benito County. Photo by John Chadwell.

Shari Stevenson fights for vets

She first became aware of PTSD and Agent Orange as a teen. When her two sons joined the military, she learned what benefits would be available after their service. Now she serves all vets in San Benito County for the Veterans Administration.

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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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Councilman Marty Richman to support changes to cannabis rules

As the Hollister City Council considers allowing recreational operations, the District 4 representative proposes a taxing formula.

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Angelo Hudson and Mark Preader with students at Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts in Hollister. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Local martial arts instructor brings home gold

Mark Preader wins world championship.

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Preschoolers at Sacred Heart School sing for their moms at a May 10 Mother's Day celebration. Photos provided by Kat Nobile.

Sacred Heart preschoolers celebrate Mother's Day

Mothers treated to brunch at weekday celebration.

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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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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Congressman Panetta on proposal for oil and gas drilling on the Central Coast

"I encourage everyone to speak out and participate in this public comment period," Panetta said.

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State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. File photo.

Robert Rivas hosts community chat

State Assemblyman will meet with residents on Saturday, May 11 at Heavenly Bakery.

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