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District OKs pay hike for management

Hollister School District trustees have approved a 3 percent salary increase for managers and offered the same pay hike for two other employee groups.

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Video: 'Going Green' on urban planning

The latest episode of Going Green on the local Community Media Access Partnership channel incl...

Video: Custom-fit earplug maker at rally shows molding process

Hal Aronson, owner of Sound Sentri Hearing Conservation, a Dana Point business that makes and sel...

Video: 'Sons of Anarchy' stars meet Hollister fans at rally

Sons of Anarchy stars Tommy Flanagan "Chibs" and Mark Boone Junior "Bobby" appeared at the Hollis...

Video: Bikers ride on main drag for Hollister rally

Bikers ride motorcycles on a motorcycle-packed San Benito Street in an annual tradition at the Ho...

Video: Police chief pleased with rally at peak time

Hollister Police Chief David Westrick was pleased with the light criminal activity during the Hol...

Video: 'Guess Who' plays at Hollister biker rally

The Guess Who, a Canadian rock band with classic hits from the 1960s and 1970s, headlined the Hol...

Baseball: San Benito staves off elimination

Needing to win two games to keep its dreams alive, the San Benito Babe Ruth 15-and-under team did just that on Thursday in the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament in Surprise, Ariz.

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Sumo: Sims wins titles at nationals

In less than a year, Roy Sims has gone from unknown to a potential star for the U.S. Sumo team.

Vasquez: Preparing is a family affair

The recent fire in San Juan Bautista brought the issue of fire department response time to the forefront along with San Juan Bautista’s antiquated water system. Citizens taking to social me…

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Turning 102, Ridgemark's Schmidt is a classic CHiP

Roy Schmidt may be close to 102 years old, but the longest-living, retired California Highwa…