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Hollister Police Department to conduct school zone saturation patrols

Information provided by the Hollister Police Department. The Hollister Police Department (HPD) is expected to increase patrols in an effort to reduce dangerous driving around school zones, a recent press release said. The locations will vary around the school sites within the City of Hollister.


Hollister Police investigating shooting on Gonzalez Drive

HOLLISTER, Calif. - Police are investigating a shooting on the 100 block of Gonzalez Drive in Hollister. Officers say there was no injuries, but a house and a couple cars were hit by gunfire.


Watsonville: Two veteran cops fired for sexual misconduct

WATSONVILLE — Police in this Santa Cruz County city fired two officers in recent years for repeatedly having sex with unidentified civilians while on duty — at least once in the front seat of a squad car and other times going to private residences while they were supposed to be working, according to


Chinatown woman convicted of human trafficking in Salinas

SALINAS, Calif. - A Salinas woman was found guilty of human trafficking. According to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office, 44-year-old Regina Budiao persuaded a 16-year-old runaway to engage in a commercial sex act.


Rivas praises emergency homeless funding approved for Monterey and San Benito County

Information provided by the Office of Assemblyman Robert Rivas. Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) issued a recent statement regarding the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council awarding $12.5 million to the Monterey and San Benito County Continuum of Care. The funds, a Homeless Emergenc


Update: Suspect vehicle caught on camera after shooting in Hollister

HOLLISTER, Calif. - UPDATE: 1/16/2019 1 p.m. Police are investigating a shooting in the 80 block of Gonzalez Drive in Hollister. Officers said no one was injured, but a house and a couple of cars were hit by gunfire.


Hollister native experiences the Peace Corps

Hoping to gain a deeper understanding of different cultures while making a positive impact on people, Hollister native Kaitlyn Fontaine decided to apply for the Peace Corps while teaching English in China. Fontaine, 24, applied in Dec. 2016 found out that she had been accepted March 2017.


Salinas police ask for help identifying armed robbery suspect

SALINAS, Calif. - Salinas police are asking for the public's help identifying an armed robbery suspect. Officers responded to a robbery that already happened at AD Recycling in the 1200 block of N. Main Street on Monday morning.


Pacific Storm Threatens Northern California With Blizzard, Mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Pacific storm was set to hit California on Wednesday, bringing a threat of mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada.


County Office of Emergency Services issues weather advisory

Information provided by the San Benito County Office of Emergency Services. The San Benito County Office of Emergency Services (OES) issued a Jan. 16 weather advisory regarding recent wind and rain in the area.


Esparto school superintendent leaving for Hollister

Esparto’s superintendent of schools, Diego Ochoa, has given his resignation to accept a similar position in Hollister. The announcement came Thursday in an open letter to the Esparto community posted on the School District’s web site. The Hollister Board of Education announced in late December that


Bomb squad detonates home-made explosive device in Hollister

HOLLISTER, Calif. - The Monterey County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad detonated a home-made explosive device in Hollister. The San Benito County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant in the 700 block of Nash Road Friday morning and found two home-made explosive devices.


Accused Morgan Hill Child Molester Turns Himself In

MORGAN HILL, CA -- A man accused of sexually assaulting a minor under age 14 turned himself in to the authorities Tuesday afternoon, police said. Morgan Hill police had waged a widespread search from his hometown to San Jose and Fremont for Arturo Rosa Padilla, 57, upon receiving a report in Novembe


California Advances February Payment of CalFresh Benefits Due to Government Shutdown

CalFresh benefits in Los Angeles County and elsewhere around the state will be advanced for the month of February starting on Wednesday, officials announced. The move is designed to avoid disruption of the critical food support to eligible residents amid the partial federal government shutdown, acco


Board approves designs for new school

A new elementary school at Santana Ranch will be completed in January 2021—six months later than the original estimate—after the Hollister School District Board of Education approved new design plans.


Kirk Ward, Season Two

The last time Hollister residents heard about the exploits of native son Kirk Ward, he was pitching his new television pilot, “Skyward,” that aired on Amazon Prime Video. At the time, Ward encouraged the hometown crowd to watch the pilot and vote for it in hopes of launching a series.


HSD Superintendent candidate meets with public

Hollister School District (HSD) Superintendent candidate Diego Ochoa, 41, appeared before a sparse gathering Jan. 7 at HSD facilities for a “meet and greet” with the public.


Salinas Public Works preparing for storm

SALINAS, Calif. - The rain is predicted to come down hard the next couple of day, and driving can become risky."Mostly just the roads. You kinda worry if your car is going to make it through the water," said Salinas resident, Diane Lopez.


Suspect shot, killed by police in Northern California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Northern California authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed by police after officers responded to a 911 call reporting an attack against an elderly man.


Pinnacles closed as shutdown continues

SOUTH COUNTY — Pinnacles National Park, east of Soledad, is now closed to all visitors without confirmed campground reservations, officials announced last week. The closure — which went into effect Jan. 5 — comes as the park tackles a lapse in federal funding due to the partial government shutdown.