A San Jose man was pronounced dead at the scene of a Jan. 2 traffic accident on Highway 25 near Bolsa Road, according to authorities. A Hollister man who was driving another vehicle involved in the accident was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Police arrested a 31-year-old motorist who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in east Hollister, then fled the scene without reporting the accident.
Three proposals at Hollister’s north end would allow construction of more than 1.1 million square feet of cannabis-growing greenhouses and other production facilities, establishing Hollister as an epicenter of cannabis production in the southern Santa Clara Valley...
The San Benito County Board of Supervisors, hearing concerns of theft and odor after the first hemp growing season, placed a 45-day moratorium on operations Dec. 10 to give the county time to revise its ordinance by...
A woman died in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 152 east of Gilroy Saturday night, according to authorities.
It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving break, and Katherine Alosi’s third grade class is working diligently on their latest assignment. In any other classroom, this may be a rarity—especially an hour from dismissal—but this Gabilan Hills Elementary School...
Hollister Police Chief David Westrick anticipates certain aspects of his life won’t change much after he retires from a 30-year law enforcement career before the end of this month.
The wet weather didn’t dampen the holiday spirit when the Hollister Downtown Association held its 29th annual Lights On Celebration Nov. 30. The all-day event featured a holiday car display, Dec-A-Tree Contest, food...
Actor/director Kinan Valdez knows two things very well—intimately, you might say. One is La Pastorela, the old folk tale turned theatrical production staged every other Christmas season for decades by El Teatro Campesino. The other thing is...
Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Gray Thursday (also referred to as that fairly well-known holiday, Thanksgiving). It seems that nearly every day of the week toward the end of November has a color or adjective...

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Election 2020: District Two supervisor

The Free Lance takes a first look at the District Two county supervisor race. The Free Lance will look at the candidates...