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May 27, 2024

Hollister cracks down on unmasked

The City of Hollister has been cracking down on its face mask ordinance, issuing fines and citations for those flouting the rules in public places.  City Development Services director Bryan Swanson on Dec. 7 provided an update during the city council meeting on the face...

Garlic Festival: ‘Massive’ events no longer realistic

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The Gilroy Garlic Festival will not host its traditional event this year or for the “foreseeable future,” organizers announced this week. A series of smaller, more intimate events still on tap for 2022 aim to bring the festival back to its roots and turn the...

Police arrest 21-year-old man in relation to downtown fires

Police on Monday night announced a 21-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a series of fires and vandalism incidents in downtown Hollister early in the morning Nov. 2.

Fight leads to shooting death at Hollister car wash

A 39-year-old man was arrested in relation to a shooting death in Hollister the afternoon of Feb. 9, according to police.  At about 2:20pm, Hollister Police officers responded to a report of a fight that resulted in gunshots fired at the Hillcrest Car Wash, on...

Authorities respond to Thanksgiving Day murder-suicide

San Benito County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspected murder-suicide after an elderly couple were found dead at their home in the Ridgemark area on Thanksgiving Day, according to authorities.

Sheriff says suspects broke into HHS ag barn, killed animals

Authorities arrested a man and woman this week who broke into the Hollister High School Ag Barn and killed two animals that students had fostered and raised for a local educational program.  The suspects allegedly killed a goat and a pig, and carried the pig...

Hollister downtown parklet project nearly finished

It’s been more than a week since construction crews began erecting parklets along San Benito Street in Hollister, shutting down the once busy road. But the city’s main strip in the downtown area along with 17 local businesses are set to reopen this weekend after...

High school sports pushed to 2021

In a move that came as little surprise but was no less impactful, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced Monday that the start of the high school sports fall season will be pushed back to December or January.  A combination of factors led to the...

Upscale steakhouse coming to downtown Hollister

Raul Escareno is tired of people having to travel outside of Hollister to dine at other restaurants, especially because the excuse is there’s nothing to eat in town. The longtime owner of Mangia Italian Kitchen is aware that he might be throwing a rock at...

Cannery union protests Hollister water fees

The 2020 season is right around the corner for San Benito Foods as workers gear up to can hundreds of pounds of tomatoes. However, the company is facing a water issue that could prevent the cannery from opening its doors and leaving hundreds without...