Ever wonder if you’re talented enough to win a major talent competition?I have.From the tender age of six years old, I was belting out such Broadway tunes as “Tomorrow” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in my bedroom.And when I...
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...
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...
Few people have embarked on a filmmaker's journey, but with the advances in technology—quite literally, at our fingertips—making our own movies is easier than ever.This is one of the messages that L. Mattock Scariot, director of the upcoming Poppy...
Jim Hart didn’t grow up in Hollister, but he certainly considers it home. A longstanding volunteer in the community, Hart owes just as much a debt of gratitude to Hollister as the town has to him.Just college student in...
Upon meeting Frankie Gallagher, you will be greeted with a boisterous hello and made to feel like the most important person in the room. Her exuberant personality shines through—as she dedicates herself to you and your conversation—100 percent.If Gallagher...
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...
Adam Mendolla remembers when he got the call from Ginger Swartz. It was the spring of 2015 and he was serving as the Vice President of Hollister Little League’s (HLL) Challenger Division, which accommodates softball players with physical and...
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...
Rolan Resendiz knows how to make an instant connection.He will greet you with a warm smile, and minutes later you’ll be chatting and laughing like old friends.It’s a gift he shares with everyone he meets. And he chooses to...

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Sheriff: Two sex offenders arrested for not registering

Two local residents—one released from prison earlier this year and the other a downtown Hollister business owner—were arrested for failing to register as sex offenders with San Benito County authorities, according to the sheriff’s office.