Local Politics

Management Services Director Mike Chambless at a Hollister City Council meeting. File photo.

Hollister City Council approves partial sludge removal

Councilmembers hope it gives city about three years to come up with short, median and long-term plans.

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Robert Rivas at a 2017 town hall meeting. Photo by John Chadwell.

COLUMN: Moving Forward

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas says he looks forward to having the opportunity to work on behalf of the 30th State Assembly District in Sacramento to make the California Dream a reality for all.

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Contributing artist Dylan Sandstrom and wife Courtney showed the artwork they won in the raffle. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Small is the new big at art exhibit’s closing reception

SBC Arts Council party celebrates local creators.

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Robert Rivas. File photo.

Rivas takes oath of office

The former county supervisor will represent San Benito County, Watsonville, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, the Salinas Valley and Big Sur at the state level.

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(Left) Mayor Jim West at a San Juan Bautista City Council meeting in October 2018. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista Mayor Jim West passes away

No cause of death has been given at this time.

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Hollister City Hall. File Photo.

COMMUNITY OPINION: Thanks for the opportunity to serve

Hollister City Councilmember Mickie Solorio Luna contributes this letter of thanks to be posted on BenitoLink as she leaves office.

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Volunteers counting ballots on Nov. 6, 2018 while observers await for result updates. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Final election results headed to Supes for approval

Expected to be adopted at Dec. 11 meeting.

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Cannabis. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Sheriff’s Office airs public safety concerns over cannabis industry

Supervisors want Measure C to pay costs of managing compliance.

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File photo by Lisa Robinson-Ward.

Hollister approves fire services for San Juan Bautista

SJB council still needs to OK contract.

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Election 2018: Final Results

All votes have been counted as the San Benito County Elections Office releases the official tally for the Nov. 6, 2018 election.

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Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Parking license agreement hits speed bump

Councilmembers said they need more detail on upgrade costs before deciding.

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The Nov. 19, 2018 meeting of the Hollister City Council. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Hollister City Council not keen on downtown association plan for sound system

Lighting and music expected to be voted on separately at next meeting.

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County management analyst Dulce Alonso was among three presenters to the San Benito County Planning Commission. Photo by Noe Magaña.

County cannabis ordinance goes to supervisors for approval

Residents voice concerns over odor and neighboring property value.

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Volunteers counting ballots on Nov. 6, 2018 while observers await for result updates. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Election 2018: Updated Results

The latest results in state and local races.

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Fire station in downtown Hollister. Photo by Lisa Robinson-Ward.

Hollister approves shared fire services for San Benito County

Supervisors set to vote on contract Nov. 20.

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Photo courtesy of Ann Caballero for Senate Campaign

Candidate's campaign office break-in

Caballero’s office burglarized on Election Day.

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Election Day 2018: Initial Results

New vote tally and inclusion of total unprocessed ballots. More updates not expected until Nov. 13 or Nov. 14.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Why I think Measure G is essential to fix the roads

Mary Schneider says roads will get worse without local support.

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