It’s been a wet year in San Benito County, but now a potential community aquatic center is making a splash around town.Local nonprofit Hollister for Aquatics is looking to partner with the San Benito High School District, the City...
Get ready to lace up your running shoes for the Hollister Police Explorers 5K Foot Pursuit this Saturday at Brigantino Park.The event features a 5K run for adults at 9 a.m. There’s also a mile run for kids 13...
Caltrans is set to close a portion of Highway 129 near the San Benito/Santa Cruz County line for five days.The closure is expected to start Sunday, April 30 at 9 p.m. and end Friday, May 5 at 11 p.m,...
By Laura Barreras Once used to issue military commands and in religious ceremony, Taiko, or the traditional Japanese-style instrument meaning “fat drum,” will take center stage at the 57th annual Haru Matsuri Festival and Taiko Expo in Morgan Hill—one of...
While California takes steps toward saving the environment, restaurants need to catch up.Walk out of a restaurant with leftovers and you’re likely carrying styrofoam containers with plastic utensils and straws. All of which could end up in a landfill...
The Community Foundation for San Benito County, in partnership with BenitoLink and Mission Village Voice, will host the first-ever local day of giving to build a stronger network among nonprofit organizations, donors and San Benito County residents.On May 16,...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9242 and the VFW Auxiliary are presenting their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday.There will be three age groups for the hunt at Veterans Memorial Park: 2-4 years old 5-7 years old 8-10 years oldThere...
The Green Business Committee of the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce was assembled in 2009 to promote technologies, business practices and policies that encourage the efficient use of natural resources. As the Committee’s mission statement says, “The Green...
Dee Hone, a former San Benito County philanthropist who won chamber of commerce woman of the year in January 2003, passed away recently.The following is her obituary as published in the Free Lance:Beloved Dolores Dee Hone passed away at 86 years...
San Juan Bautista council members are expected to start the development process for hiring a new city manager at next week’s meeting.Current City Manager Roger Grimsley announced last year that he intended to retire, according to Mayor Chris Martorana....

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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...