Kristina Chavez-Wyatt is no stranger to the inner-workings of San Benito County. In this interview, the Hollister Free Lance asks the executive director of the San Benito County Business Council her views on the county’s economic outlook.What are some...
The Hollister Downtown Association has been supporting businesses and putting on community events in the heart of downtown for thirty years. In this interview, the Hollister Free Lance asks the group what stands out over the last three decades...
Amalia Ellis takes the reins as executive director of the Hollister Downtown Association, the board of directors announced this week.Ellis succeeds Brenda Weatherly, who served in the role for the past 12 years.“I think the Downtown Association will benefit...
County officials have ordered work to stop at the solar farm at Panoche Valley after negotiations broke down with operator ConEdison Development.“They’re also submitting for a project down in San Bernardino,” Board Chairman Jaime De La Cruz said by...
Hollister City Manager Bill Avera was up early Saturday to meet with residents at city hall to discuss any of their concerns.“For me, it’s not about what they may take away from a meeting, it’s what I can...
The pot leaf is a four-leaf clover for cannabis entrepreneurs who want to do business in Hollister.City policymakers Tuesday voted to hear numerous medical cannabis applicants at a future meeting in October and to direct city staff to...
Mayor Ignacio Velazquez said the Hollister City Council is violating state law by stalling the certification of a petition to place the 400 block of San Benito Street development before voters.“Once they have verification from the , at the...
After spending hours in a closed door meeting Tuesday, the San Benito County Board of Supervisors decided to delay enforcement action against the operator of the Panoche Valley Solar Farm.Officials met with representatives from ConEdison Development for nearly four...
Residents crowded Hollister City Hall during a special meeting Monday to express their concerns about the city’s growth.City leaders were discussing housing allocations for next year when the council decided to push the topic to a future meeting...
Calling their existing medical cannabis policy a mess, county legislators Tuesday decided to defer a vote on proposed rules for cultivation and manufacturing operations to November.“I personally have developed major reservations about moving forward with this medical marijuana ordinance...

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Cooking at the San Benito Olive Festival

The fourth annual San Benito Olive Festival on Saturday showcased the very finest of this ancient crop.Just eight miles from Hollister at the San...