The debate over the June 5 vote on Measure C—a tax on cannabis production outside of San Benito County’s two cities—unofficially kicked off Apr. 25 at the quarterly meeting of the Hollister Downtown Association. At the gathering at Paine's restaurant...
More than 150 volunteers took to the streets Saturday, April 21 to add some sparkle back to downtown Hollister, where the Hollister Downtown Business Association held a Spring Cleanup. Residents grabbed brooms, dustpans, garden gloves and shovels and worked up...
For new Morgan Hill neighborhoods, outlying ranches, or businesses where fiber-optic cable lines haven't yet reached, getting adequate high-speed internet may not only be frustrating, but it can hinder economic progress. To help bring internet services from these areas...
Mars Hill, the little coffee shop with a large living room—as they like to say—is in its 10th year, and aside from serving fresh roasted, good coffee, it appears that it's the place’s heart and soul that keeps the...
After five years of work, electricity consumers in San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties this month began receiving lower cost, “cleaner” electric power. The Monterey Bay Community Power agency began delivering power to business and commercial customers March 1....
It took some time, but the Roberts Ranch Subdivision, a project that will include 192-single family homes and 14 multiple-unit family homes was approved on Feb. 21 by the Hollister City Council. After four years of developmental wrangling with the...
Attention all budding Elon Musk and Steve Jobs in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties: Applications to enter Startup Challenge Monterey Bay, a competition for entrepreneurs are due by midnight, Monday March 12. Startup Challenge Monterey Bay is regional...
Christine Burda, or, “The Flower Girl,” isn’t just a budding florist. She’s an event planner, restaurateur, event coordinator, salesperson, as well as being a former caterer. The entrepreneur is one several new business owners working to see San Juan...
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...
Not many industries are eager to be taxed, but the burgeoning cannabis industry in Hollister is willing to pay in order to operate in a market now friendly to recreational, adult-use businesses. "Taxes are a concern in the industry, and...

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Gavilan College marks 100 years, looks to the future

1919 was a bittersweet year. The deadliest war of the time had just ended the prior year, yet the...

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Gavilan College marks 100 years, looks to the future

1919 was a bittersweet year. The deadliest war of the time had just ended the prior year, yet the...