Hollister police worked with multiple law enforcement agencies to arrest numerous suspects accused of a recent violent robbery in the city limits, according to authorities.
The public anger that led to the resignation of Hollister’s city manager candidate hasn’t subsided— it’s gone viral. In his Nov. 15 resignation letter, Interim City Manager Paul Eckert said he had been the...
Hollister elementary schools continue to lag behind statewide averages in the annual standardized test scores for third through eighth grade students. School officials remain upbeat about progress in the schools, saying student test scores...
A 23-year-old Fresno man died when his vehicle drove off the road on Highway 152 east of Gilroy the night of Nov. 15, according to authorities.
Voters will decide in March if the San Benito County supervisors’ decision to rezone four areas along Highway 101 for commercial development should be repealed. After county elections officials validated the signatures gathered by...
Businesses in downtown San Juan Bautista stayed open late Nov. 16 for early holiday shoppers hoping to get a head start on their shopping lists. Attendees of the San Juan Bautista Holiday Stroll...
The Hollister City Council is starting over in its search for a new city manager. After a month of rare consensus, the council is now more divided than ever. Ending two turbulent weeks, the...
On Nov. 15, the day Paul Eckert resigned under pressure as interim city manager after nine days on the job, the Free Lance emailed Hollister City Council members questions that asked them to reflect on their six-week...
This custom-built San Juan Bautista home is situated on the top of a knoll. Located at 2735 Quinn Canyon Road, the 3,697-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and four baths. A finished 400-square-foot bonus room...
Brett Miller, Hollister’s assistant city manager and manager of administrative services, is acting city manager. Miller’s appointment Friday afternoon, Nov. 15, was one of the last acts of Bill Avera on his last day...

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Actor/director Kinan Valdez knows two things very well—intimately, you might say. One is La Pastorela, the old folk tale turned theatrical production...