Ever felt like waking up in the morning and hitting a zip line right outside your front door? Then 4996 Airline Highway in Hollister should be right up your alley. This...
When our alien overlords eventually take over the planet and finally get around to a debriefing on the swath of middle California we locals call the “Central Coast,” the first person they’ll call will be Sandy Lydon.
In the outskirts of Hollister, a hidden gem can be found—one mostly known to motorcycle enthusiasts, longtime residents or travelers headed northbound toward Highway 156 on San Felipe Road. It’s a place akin...
Every small town should have a home away from home. A place where friends meet, delight in a pastry or cup of coffee, and take in the chatter of the town. And one preferably smelling of freshly...
Blink, and you may miss it. Stop and go inside—and you won’t forget it. Natural Wonders in San Juan Bautista is a hidden treasure of sorts; a deli and health food store rolled into...

Clever canine

Audiences are going to the dogs with San Benito Stage Company’s latest production about a man and his best (canine) friend. A.R. Gurney’s stage play, Sylvia, explores the love-triangle that can occur among empty-nesters...
A dead body is discovered at a potluck lunch, turning out to be of the Grand Marshal of the Founder’s Day parade. Sounds like a small-town’s headline story, but this drama is only set for the stage.

Fiery Duo

Sitting across from Hollister natives Mike Mansmith and David Adammo is like experiencing the phenomena of yin and yang firsthand. Mansmith’s reserved nature (seemingly more comfortable behind his Mansmith’s BBQ grill) contradicts Adammo’s personable...
The weather may have dropped to extreme temperatures this month, but that doesn’t mean things won’t heat up for Valentine’s Day. So why not make the most of the holiday and take your sweetie out for a...
The teams may change every year, but the celebration never does. On Sunday, Feb. 3 the New England Patriots are challenging the Los Angeles Rams for the coveted 53rd Super Bowl championship title. They...

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Hollister PD to host drug takeback day

The Hollister Police Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will co-host a prescription drug disposal event from 10am to 2pm Oct. 26.