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September 24, 2023

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VFW plans to recognize veterans over Memorial Day weekend

Local veterans groups are planning a series of events in Hollister over Memorial Day weekend to remember U.S. military veterans who have died while...
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Reflections of service

Ray Friend was 30 feet away from one of the explosions that went off on the U.S.S. Enterprise on Jan. 14, 1969. Twenty-eight people...

Search for names adds tradition to veteran ceremonies

For more than a decade with occasions like Memorial Day, locals have perused the brick pavers at the Veterans Memorial Building courtyard’s outer edge to see a glimpse of someone they once knew, or perhaps a family member or friend who died for the country.

Wartime pilot’s career had boost from carrots, bananas

The morning after the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941, a 22-year-old Del Byler enlisted in the Army Air Corps.  

Local VFW seeks help for upcoming events

The VFW Post 9242 is requesting volunteers to help with a Memorial Day event on May 27 and with the upcoming Hollister Motorcycle Rally, from July 3-7. On Memorial Day, volunteers and members of the public will gather in San Juan Bautista at the Leslie L. Garrett Post 6359 at 8:30 a.m. and proceeding to Hollister. During the biker rally, the VFW members will partner with the American Legion Post 69 to work at the Veterans Memorial Building in exchange for a percentage of the proceeds from the rally. They will also be selling food in the annex as a fundraiser. Those interested in volunteering for either of event as Honor Guard may call Paul Arballo at 636-0794 or 207-2852 or those interested in set up or clean up may call Mike Pulido at 637-6015 or 637-6670.

Hollister Airshow loses money; changes broached for 2013

The Hollister Airshow lost money for the second consecutive year, while city officials this week discussed potential changes for 2013 such as moving the event weekend and altering the number of days for the show.

Clear skies predicted for air show

In advance of the third annual Hollister Air Show, Airport Manager Mike Chambless said a sunny weather forecast has spirits soaring before the Memorial Day weekend event.

News in brief: Memorial Day motorcycle run; CD release party and...

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Firefighters conduct emergency training for Hollister Airshow

In response to an increase in fatalities at air shows nationwide, the Hollister Municipal Airport on Monday held training for firefighters in advance of the Hollister Airshow held Memorial Day weekend.