Certified California Green Businesses in San Benito County were recognized during a mixer on July 17. The recently-certified businesses are: Jayleaf LLC Suprema LLC Fisher’s Restaurant Lolla Body Mechanics Massage...
Worth Saving Mercantile & Thrift Store celebrated its grand opening in downtown Hollister on July 10. The store, located at 101 Fifth St., opened in the former Pat’s Place, which closed in early 2018....
Blenheim apricots, when compared to a typical variety, have a tangy-sweet taste that stands above all others. But the sweet, delicate fruit is disappearing, and has made it to Slow Food USA’s Endangered Foods...
Santa Cruz’s Good Times has purchased the 151-year-old Watsonville Register-Pajaronian and its companion publication Aptos Life from News Media Corp. of Rochelle, Illinois. Good Times is an affiliate of New SV Media, which publishes...
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...

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Westrick promises to stay involved

Hollister Police Chief David Westrick anticipates certain aspects of his life won’t change much after he retires from a 30-year law enforcement career before the end of this month.