By Hollister Police Chief David WestrickIn the wake of the horrific event in Las Vegas this week, I found a few nuggets of wisdom, truth and looked within.First off I must say, Las Vegas Metro Police Department and their...
By Jennifer Coile, President, Board of Directors, 33rd District Agricultural AssociationPeople ask me, “Why go to the county fair?” Easy answer: “Because it is fun!” You can mingle with your neighbors, dance, eat once-a-year foods, listen, learn about local...
The last couple weeks have felt like a dream. It all started in Tres Pinos when Confederate and Union soldiers in full regalia—rifles drawn—battled among the 19th century clapboard houses at San Benito County Historical Park. Then on Saturday...
It is not unusual for my nine-year-old daughter and I to talk politics.Even so, I was surprised when last Sunday, while sitting at the kitchen table, Lola asked, “So, what is going on with immigration?”The NPR evening news program...
My favorite event of the year is fast approaching – the county fair.Before settling in the wooded surround of north Monterey County, I pounded the pavement in some of the world’s grandest metropolitan cities and yet the county fair...
Hollister City Council recently approved an ABC liquor license for a new wine room downtown. What other types of businesses would you like to see open in the downtown district? Charlene Hernandez: I think approving this type of establishment is...
Like the rising floods ravaging parts of Texas and Louisiana, this week ended in a deluge of breaking news.San Juan Bautista City Manager Roger Grimsley, who also doubled as the small town’s city engineer, abruptly resigned Tuesday during...
While my school days are well behind me, this time of the year always leaves me with feelings of hope and trepidation.As the Free Lance took a tour of San Benito High School with Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum earlier this...
The Hollister City Council should go back to the drawing board on the 400 block. Dueling petition drives in a divided community are not a good way to make strategic planning decisions and revitalize a downtown.To make downtown the...
Last Friday while deciding on this issue’s Question of the Week, I ran into a bit of difficulty. I wanted to ask our readers how cancer impacted them to coincide with reporter Nick Preciado’s coverage of the Relay for...

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