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May 27, 2024

Hollister teen dies in Royal Oaks traffic collision

A 16-year-old male from Hollister died on Feb. 2 in a head-on crash on Maher Road in Royal Oaks.  California Highway Patrol officer Jessica Madueño said the victim was a passenger in a white 2000 Honda Accord driven by a 17-year-old male, both of Hollister. According...

Remember Jason Dahl

Jason Dahl, the pilot of United Flight 93, which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001, after passengers stormed hijackers in a last-ditch attempt to regain control of the hijacked aircraft, was the brother of Carol Dahl Heiderich, assistant to...

Guest view: Strada Verde project raises red flags

There are an array of concerning question marks and red flags in the proposal for a massive vehicle testing facility and commercial hub off Highway 25 near the Santa Clara County line.

Parks & Recreation: It’s play time

It was the first time in seven months that Isaac and his younger sister, Isabella, had been to the Valley View Park playground since it was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Hollister resident Mariah C. said it was a good feeling for her...

Hollister man accused in pharmacy robberies

Police this week arrested a suspect who robbed multiple pharmacies in Morgan Hill, Gilroy and other communities by threatening violence against the drugstores’ employees, according to authorities.  One of the robberies occurred on Dec. 30, 2023, in Morgan Hill, when police responded to Rite-Aid, 16000...

Hollywood comes to San Juan Bautista

Crew members and security staff are being tight-lipped about a major Hollywood production—featuring stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn—that is being filmed on location in downtown San Juan Bautista.  Shooting for the movie, currently known only as “BC Project,” began Feb. 25 and...

Hollister’s Elyssa Hernandez competes for El Salvador national football team  

There it was on the Fox Sports 2 international broadcast of the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 soccer tournament.  A player from El Salvador charged up and stole the ball from a Costa Rican opponent. The Costa Rican hooked her arm, held her and threw her. A...

Burning Man comes to Tres Pinos

The 12th annual unSCruz event, a four-day bounty of free style art projects, oddball vehicles, tricycles, motorized gizmos, outlandish costumes, food and drink extravaganzas, music, dance and more unfolded May 2-5 at the San Benito County Fairgrounds.  The campout event, which sold out in an...

Family offers reward for information on death of Gilroy man

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the 2016 death of a Gilroy man whose body was found in a Fresno County canal. Vidal Zepeda, 39, was found dead on Feb. 22, 2016 in the California Aqueduct at West...

Family secures 140-year legacy by conserving Silacci Ranch

The 9,400-acre Silacci Ranch—a sprawling landscape that stretches from the Salinas Valley floor to the peaks of the Gabilan Range—will be protected forever from suburban sprawl following a recent agreement between the property owner and a California land trust.  The Silacci Ranch is located in...

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