Two sample carts displayed during the meeting as Recology General Manager Phil Couchee speaks to the Hollister City Council. Consultant Kevin McCarthy sits to his left. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Hollister City Council approves new garbage rates

Deal includes green cart for yard and food waste.

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Daytime paving operation on Highway 156 expected Oct. 23 and 24

Roadwork consists of grinding and paving wheel tracks at intersection.

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Election 2018: Hollister City Council District 3

Three candidates compete for one council seat.

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Hollister City Hall. Photo by John Chadwell.

Election 2018: Hollister City Council District 2

Incumbent Mickie Luna set to face Rolan Resendiz in November.

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San Benito High Balers play against Los Gatos on Sept. 7 in Salinas. Photo by Malia Chang.

Balers take on the competition

San Benito High School football has two more games this season.

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Reverse-angle parking was striped by the City of Hollister in front of San Benito High School on Friday, Oct. 12. Photo by Adam Breen.

City implements reverse-angle parking in front of high school

The new configuration is designed to reduce the double-parking that occurs on both sides of the street in front of the school, while also relieving parking congestion in the surrounding neighborhood.

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There are seven candidates vying for two seats on the San Benito Health Care District board who will have a say in the hospitals future operations. Photo by John Chadwell.

Election 2018: San Benito County Healthcare District Zones 2 and 4

Zone 2 candidates include Josie Sanchez, Frank Barragan and Ross Blasingame. The four candidates for Zone 4 include Don Winn, Mary Casillas, Jason Noble and Ann Ross.

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About 150 people came to hear candidates speak at the Election Forum Oct. 11 at San Benito High School Auditorium.

Oct. 11 Forum Informal Survey results and schedule for Oct. 18 Forum

BenitoLink, San Benito County Farm Bureau and Youth Alliance host nonpartisan forum.

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Hollister city crew erects 128 feet of fence cordoning off dog park and picnic area at Hollister Municipal Airport where large anomalies were detected. Photos by John Chadwell.

Airport dog park closed indefinitely

Radar survey of area underway after a live bomb was unearthed and defused.

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Terri Wilson (left) and Mercedes Berglund cut the ribbon with school staff behind them. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito High School holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Nash Road closure

Speakers reflect on the time and work put into closing the gates.

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Hollister Recreation to host “Treat Streets” downtown

Event features contests, music and candy.

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Southbound Highway 101 guardrail repair begins Oct. 17

Several guardrails recently hit and damaged in median. Delays expected in the San Juan Bautista area.

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Business organizations to host "Meet the Candidates" Reception

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, Business Council and Hispanic Chamber of the Central Coast are collaborating to host a reception October 18 for the business community to engage candidates for local offices in the November mid-term elections.

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San Benito High School senior Shelby O'Neil is featured on Monterey-Salinas Transit buses for being one of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Ocean Heroes. Photo courtesy of O'Neil.

San Benito High School senior wins national Girl Scouts' award

Shelby O'Neil, adding to her growing list of honors for her environmental efforts, was one of 10 young women named a National Gold Award Girl Scout this year.

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Artwork by Aromas Hills Artisan Cindy Couling. Provided by Arts Council.

San Benito County Arts Council announces a new exhibition

Community invited to an opening reception of Explorations: Creative Work by the Aromas Hills Artisans at the ARTspace Annex.

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Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Election 2018: Gavilan Community College Trustee Areas 5 and 7

Two seats up on the community college board that serves Santa Clara County and San Benito County.

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Walk To School Day Promotes Pedestrian Safety

Parents, teachers, law nforcement and Safe Kids Coalition members join local students to promote safe walking on International Walk to School Day.

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Two of the mayoral candidates have held the office before and the third has tried to secure the office twice. Photo by John Chadwell.

Election 2018: Hollister Mayoral Race

Two-time incumbent Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, former mayor Gordon Machado and consistent challenger Keith Snow vie for mayoral seat in November.

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Tractor with bucket set down near three transient camps. Staff photo.

Hollister city employee injured while clearing out homeless encampment

Oct. 4 incident occurred near railroad tracks by cannery.

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Briggs Building in Downtown Hollister. File Photo.

Gavilan College announces free enrollment program

Promise Program waives enrollment fees. Over 300 students qualified this fall.

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