The mayoral race in Hollister was crowded this election, with incumbent Ignacio Velazquez facing opposition from former council member and county planning commissioner Gordon Machado and vocal resident, Keith Snow. Velazquez managed a significant victory on Nov...
Last Thursday at the Salinas Sports Complex, the Hollister Haybalers’ bid for a share of a Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division championship fell short following a drubbing from the Palma Chieftains, 49-28. But the season isn't over...
A trio of fresh faces will join the Hollister School District’s Board of Education at a time where the governing body is in the process of selecting a new superintendent. Challengers Carla Torres-Deluna, Stephen Kain and Jan Grist...
The future is bright for Gavilan College with the passing of a $248 million bond measure Nov. 6 as well as the election of three new members to its governing body. A combined 57 percent of voters in...
Hollister Police Department received a state grant to help pay for traffic education and more enforcement of traffic violations on the city’s streets, authorities announced this week.The $70,000 grant for the local department...
Police last week arrested a 36-year-old Hollister man believed to be responsible for numerous recent burglaries and thefts.Over the last several months, Hollister Police officers have responded to multiple reports of vehicle burglaries...

Dog town

From the deck of the spacious hillside home of Wheeler and Cherry Edwards, you can see for miles. To the west, against the crimson smear of the setting sun, the railroad snakes through a pass in the...
Pick up a bottle of Calerrain wine and your eye is drawn to the embossed coastline of California running from top to bottom of the textured white label. Tracing the Pacific’s edge, it also traces the journey...
Congressman Jimmy Panetta, 20th District Democrat and co-chair of the Congressional Agriculture Research Caucus, has introduced the Specialty Crop Mechanization Prize Challenge Act.The bipartisan legislation incentivizes innovative agriculture technology development and deployment. The...
More than 100 “undead” characters took over Hollister’s pub scene on Saturday, Oct. 27 during the second annual Zombie Crawl through eight downtown businesses.Promoted by ARTI-Culture, a community-based art studio in Hollister, The...

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Fruits a’plenty

When Clara Bisceglia Zanger inherited orchards along the Pacheco Valley in the 1940s, she encouraged her three sons—George, Joseph and Eugene—to use...

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EPA orders study of old mine site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today, Dec. 13, that it has reached a settlement with Buckhorn Inc., ordering the Ohio company...