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February 2, 2023

Suspect arrested on suspicion of murder in Hollister

Police arrested a 57-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing a victim Saturday at a home in west Hollister, authorities said. The victim died as paramedics attempted emergency first aid as soon as they arrived at the crime scene.  About 2pm Jan. 28, Hollister Police officers...

Local Scene: Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud competition returns The San Benito County Arts Council invites the community to Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation contest, on Feb. 16 at 6pm at Anzar High School.  This competition, presented in partnership with San Benito High School, Aromas San Juan Unified...

Thanks for community support of San Benito High

As we enter the holiday season, it is an appropriate time to offer thanks to our community— on campus and throughout the county—for its ongoing support of our efforts to make San Benito High School a modern, innovative and inclusive campus. Particular thanks goes out...

Community Insight: Silicon Valley startup gives lift-off to economy

It is exciting to see that a startup with Silicon Valley fingerprints is making its home in Hollister.

Year in review: A look back at 2022 in San Benito County

For more than two years, people have clamored for the return to “normal” after the uncertainties of a pandemic. In 2022, we got a taste of normalcy, but it was far from being predictable. Covid-19, which dominated the headlines in 2020 and 2021, seemingly took a...

Cities pledge solutions to homeless crisis

With homelessness worsening, Californians are rightly frustrated that our state, with its abundance of wealth and resources, has not made better progress in helping people get off the streets and into housing. There is plenty of blame to go around. Major contributing factors include the...

Community Board: Giveaway reflects city’s recklessness

Hollister City Council members defied logic by donating $92,050 to local nonprofit groups while the city is on the verge of campaigning for a sales-tax extension needed to stay afloat.

Community Insight: Johnson has been bright spot for Hollister

It was sad to see the news that longtime City Clerk Geri Johnson is set to retire soon from the City of Hollister.

Community Board: Solutions for Hollister’s helmet problem

There are three crucial components to solve Hollister’s serious safety problem with lacking helmet use by minors on skateboards, bicycles and scooters.

Community Insight: Traffic cop can slow chaos on roads

It’s encouraging to see the Hollister Police Department pursuing the possibility of adding a motorcycle traffic cop to the force in order to crack down on local drivers using our increasingly chaotic roadways.