Two Hollister establishments celebrated their five-year anniversaries recently. La Catrina Mexican Grill, 449 San Benito St., marked the occasion on June 27 with live music, prizes and other specials. The restaurant is family-owned and...
The Hollister City Council voted  unanimously June 3 to allow recreational cannabis to be sold in the city, adopting a new cannabis ordinance without the word “medical.” The decision came after several council meetings...
A 175,325-square-foot building that once housed a thermoforming packaging plant was recently put on the market for $20 million. The building, located at 2401 Bert Drive in Hollister, was occupied by Sonoco Products Co....
After four years of supporting animals in need, Forgiving Paws Thrift Shop is closing its doors at the end of May. While owner Maggie Lairson is shutting down the shop due to health challenges,...
The Hollister Planning Commission recently approved two tenants for a new shopping center under construction near the intersection of Tres Pinos Road and Highway 25. A 4,331-square-foot Denny’s Restaurant was approved by the commission...
The Hollister Farmers Market returns Wednesday, May 1 to San Benito Street, beginning a 22-week season. The market is offering free booth space to any Hollister Downtown Association member business directly affected by the...
Salinas-based Taylor Farms announced April 11 that it purchased organic grower Earthbound Farm of San Juan Bautista.. Privately held Earthbound Farm, billed as the largest producer of organic salads in the United States, has...
Uesugi Farms has harvested its last crops. The large, well-known, family-owned vegetable producer with operations in California—Santa Clara, Contra Costa, San Benito and other counties—and Mexico, is selling off all of its equipment and...
This isn't your grandad's cannabis business—unless your grandfather happens to be Captain Kirk. High Sierra Analytics in Hollister expects to open its cannabis testing laboratory within a month, in an industry that has lots...
It's that time of year. The music is back, the commercials have started and stores are gearing up for the holiday rush. While San Benito County residents mull holiday plans and dread upcoming credit...

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Time to plan is now

All it took was 15 seconds on Oct. 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. to forever alter the course of California’s future.

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The ground shook and buildings fell

Nearly 30 years ago, on Oct. 17, 1989, the Masonic Temple clock tower in Hollister was frozen at 5:04 pm, the exact...