As June approaches the Chamber of Commerce wanted the public to know that they will no longer be hosting the Annual Saddle Horse Show Parade, typically held the Thursday night before the Rodeo. According to Juli Vieira, Chamber CEO,”...
Rain passed through the region this weekend, but didn’t devastate homes and roads like in months prior.Recent rainfall and flooding over the last couple months caused San Benito County to declare a local emergency for flooding in the areas...
Local deputies located lost hikers in the Clear Creek area over the weekend and helped rescue after a vehicle incident, according to a sheriff's office press release.The two people from San Francisco are ages 44 and 37, according to...
While Santa Cruz just dealt with an immigration raid, Hollister’s undocumented immigrants have been safe to this point.Immigration and Customs Enforcement is conducting immigration raids across the country. A raid took place in Santa Cruz on Feb. 13, but...
The owner of an engineering firm contracted by Hollister to work on the sewage system—which experienced two 2016 malfunctions resulting in spills—was arrested last week on accusations of felony conflict of interest charges. The owner, John Wallace, also has...
Despite a break between storms, the local pet shelter is overflowing with animals displaced by flooding.Recent rainfall brought chaos to the region in previous weeks, causing San Benito County to declare a local emergency due to flooding in the...
Council members received a report Monday on the city’s outdated sanitary sewer management plan, currently overdue for an update.The state water board issued Hollister a notice of violation this month for two separate 2016 wastewater spills that discharged into...
Council members Monday are set to receive a report on what’s called the Hollister’s Sanitary Sewer Management Plan, an update to a long-outdated plan that comes after the state water board’s recent wastewater violation notice.
Data from the state department of water resources revealed the nearby San Luis Reservoir was at 80 percent of its total capacity and Hernandez Reservoir in San Benito County was about 40 percent full.
Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez in a September meeting pushed to have other council members fire City Manager Bill Avera over two wastewater spills last summer into the San Benito River bed, according to a source familiar with the consideration.

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Anyone planning a day at our local wineries with a group of friends should consider booking the chauffeured services of California Passport Tours; a...

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Council approves city budget

The City of Hollister’s budget continues to gradually balloon.Hollister council members Monday adopted the city budget for Fiscal Year 2017/18.Budget study sessions were previously...