For new Morgan Hill neighborhoods, outlying ranches, or businesses where fiber-optic cable lines haven't yet reached, getting adequate high-speed internet may not only be frustrating, but it can hinder economic progress. To help bring internet services from these areas...
Mars Hill, the little coffee shop with a large living room—as they like to say—is in its 10th year, and aside from serving fresh roasted, good coffee, it appears that it's the place’s heart and soul that keeps the...
After five years of work, electricity consumers in San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties this month began receiving lower cost, “cleaner” electric power.The Monterey Bay Community Power agency began delivering power to business and commercial customers March 1....
It took some time, but the Roberts Ranch Subdivision, a project that will include 192-single family homes and 14 multiple-unit family homes was approved on Feb. 21 by the Hollister City Council.After four years of developmental wrangling with the...
Attention all budding Elon Musk and Steve Jobs in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties: Applications to enter Startup Challenge Monterey Bay, a competition for entrepreneurs are due by midnight, Monday March 12.Startup Challenge Monterey Bay is regional...
Christine Burda, or, “The Flower Girl,” isn’t just a budding florist. She’s an event planner, restaurateur, event coordinator, salesperson, as well as being a former caterer. The entrepreneur is one several new business owners working to see San Juan...
Growing up in Hollister, Margot Tankersley had a knack for making sweets.“I started making lollipops in the eighth-grade,” she says.And by the time she was a student at Boise State University, she realized her candymaking skills could thrill more...
Not many industries are eager to be taxed, but the burgeoning cannabis industry in Hollister is willing to pay in order to operate in a market now friendly to recreational, adult-use businesses."Taxes are a concern in the industry, and...
Speak to Mike Fisher about his hometown of Hollister, and watch him light up like a firefly.He’ll take particular pleasure in talking about how the city inspires his business, Fisher’s Restaurant and Catering in Hollister. “To drive down 156 and...
So, have you made your New Year’s resolution yet?It’s a go-to question, often intrusive, asked of people at the start of the New Year, and one that can lead to much self-reflection—even stress.But now that 2018 is here, you...

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Phonetic fascination

The costumes alone are a challenge—think of all those Edwardian hats for the Ascot horse race, and evening gowns for Eliza Doolittle’s debut—and then...

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Suspect in murder case arrested in Mexico

Hollister police on Friday, July 13 announced the arrest in Mexico of a suspect in the 2014 murder of Hollister teen Ariana Zendejas.Police Chief...