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December 9, 2023

Guest view: Unfit to lead

Rather than using their time and their positions to address the many crises facing our community during this growing coronavirus pandemic, they instead showed their contempt for the will of the people.

Why I opposed Eckert

Unfortunately, Hollister’s botched first round in its search for a new city manager has become a political football. I believe that it’s vital for our residents to know the facts so they can be confident that the majority are making decisions in the best...

Goodbye to former columnist

Marty Richman gave readers a window into his mind and life for nearly seven years as a columnist for the Hollister Free Lance.  Those who read his regular column from December 2007 until October 2014 knew he was brutally honest, immensely analytical and unabashedly bold...

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez: State of the city

Every year we have the opportunity to make a change in our community, but 2019 is special in that there are four new council members with a willingness to actually make change. This is the year we can make positive changes. I would like to...

Students recognized for perfect attendance at Hollister HS

Seventeen Hollister High School seniors received medals at a recognition luncheon last week to honor the fact that they had perfect attendance throughout all four years on campus. Not all students were available during the lunchtime event, but the five present received a welcome...

New Rancho San Justo leaders emphasize culture, safety

Rancho San Justo Middle School Principal Deborah Armstrong and Assistant Principal Samantha Rivas have come full circle in their new positions.  Armstrong and Rivas returned to the school this year after previously working together at Rancho and Hollister High School. They have enjoyed working with...

Driver arrested after chase, collision in Hollister

A drunken driver led police on a vehicle chase north of Hollister before crashing into another car, sending two people to area hospitals with injuries, according to authorities.  The pursuit began shortly after 7:33pm April 7, when Hollister Police received multiple calls about a driver...

Center serves women at Hazel Hawkins

With the five-year anniversary of the Women’s Center at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, we would like to thank the community that supported Measure L that provided the bond money to build not only the Women’s Center, but the Emergency Department as well. Many thanks...

Guest View: Donate food to needy, not to PD

Although we at the police department wholeheartedly appreciate the gesture, we know there are individuals in our community that have not been able to work and are making difficult decisions about purchasing food or paying for other essential items.

San Benito is on a roll

San Benito County is on a roll economically and culturally, making it an ideal place to relocate a business and family. Nothing rings truer these days: an unbeatable combination of great weather, gorgeous mountainous surroundings, a long list of recreational amenities and enticing year-round cultural...