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...
Few kids think of much beyond toys during the holiday season. They create lists, dog-ear the pages of toy catalogs or draw circles around their favorite playthings in catalogs and store ads.They covet the latest gadgets, the newest gaming...
The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to decide who’s been naughty or nice. Instead of running to the computer for what and where to shop this year, treat yourself to a day of discovery by checking...

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Old Pinnacles Trailhead

When one thinks of Pinnacles National Park, three special features come to mind: the park’s namesake rocky pinnacles, the unique talus caves, and the...

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Four Hollister School District schools make honor roll

Hollister School District’s Accelerated Achievement Academy, Cerra Vista Elementary, Gabilan Hills Elementary and Rancho San Justo Middle School were all named to the 2017-2018...