Local Politics

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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Both candidates attended October 18th's Election Forum in Hollister. Photo by ohn Chadwell.

Election 2018: State Senate District 12

Anna Caballero and Rob Poythress running for state senate seat in November.

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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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COMMUNITY OPINION: On Measure G

Fix San Benito roads and reduce traffic.

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Election 2018: California 20th Congressional District

Incumbent Jimmy Panetta faces off against Ronald Paul Kabat in the November race.

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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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South County is part of District 4. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Election 2018: San Benito County Supervisor District 4

Incumbent candidate Jerry Muenzer and Hollister City Councilman Jim Gillio still in the running.

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As Supervisor Robert Rivas departs the county in his run for State Assembly, Peter Hernandez and Pat Loe hope to fill his seat after November. Photo by John Chadwell.

Election 2018: San Benito County Supervisor District 3

Former supervisor Pat Loe and business owner/Hollister School District Trustee Peter Hernandez are running for the District 3 seat.

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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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Traffic from Highway 101 merging onto Highway 25. File Photo.

COMMUNITY OPINION: Measure G

For those who queston the wisdom of massive growth.

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Election 2018: North County Joint Union School District

Two seats are up on the school board that serves North County in San Benito County.

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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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Flags outside the courthouse. A new judge will be elected to the San Benito County Superior Court after the November elections. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Election 2018: San Benito County Superior Court Judge No. 2

Following the June elections, Gregory LaForge and Omar Rodriguez continue on to the November ballot.

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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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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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Councilman Dan De Vries speaking during the council meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Local activists are working with mission and state park to increase indigenous narrative.

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