California is on track to build a $1 billion dam and create a giant reservoir at Pacheco Pass that will dwarf the existing reservoir and dam near Highway 152 east of Gilroy, with construction beginning in 2024.
Within days after the Hollister City Council backtracked on a commitment to hire Paul Eckert as its new city manager—hiring him instead on an interim basis—even that appointment was increasingly in doubt this week.
Hollister’s Kmart is one of nearly 100 store locations slated to close across the country, owner Transformco announced Nov. 7. A total of 96 Kmart and Sears stores will close by February, with going-out-of-business...
The fans showed up in droves to the Aromas School gymnasium Nov. 6, hoping to grab an autograph and a photo with the VIPs who were invited to an annual ceremony. These weren’t some...
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is alerting customers that the Hollister field office at 80 N. Sally St. will be closing for renovations beginning Thursday, Nov. 7, at 5pm. The office is scheduled to reopen to...
An environmental impact report for a proposed mining operation south of Gilroy that faces opposition from a Native American tribe is expected to be released mid-November. Rob Eastwood, principal planner for the County of...
Five California Congress members, including Zoe Lofgren (District 19) and Jimmy Panetta (District 20) have unveiled a House bill to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented farmworkers. In an Oct. 30 “tele-press conference,”...
It’s been 50 years since Adam Mendolla returned home to Hollister from the Vietnam War. Sept. 30, 1969 was when the then-21-year-old entered back into society.  “I got married about three weeks later,” said...
This home in the gated Cielo Vista Estates community features a resort-themed pool and spa complete with a custom water slide and grotto. Located at 311 Tierra Del Sol in Hollister, the 3,066-square-foot home...
Faced with public outcry over revelations of the settlement of an Iowa sexual harassment lawsuit against its choice for a new city manager, the Hollister City Council voted 4-1 Nov. 4 to hire Paul Eckert on an...

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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.