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September 23, 2023

Police arrest man with warrants after suspect seen tampering with cars

A 56-year-old Hollister man was arrested on felony warrants after he was seen trying to break into vehicles Sunday afternoon, according to police. The suspect was allegedly in possession of illegal brass knuckles and drug paraphernalia when he was arrested. About 1:42pm Aug. 29, Hollister...

Digital NEST holding first Gilroy programming

Digital NEST Salinas tech campus firehouse
Digital NEST is getting closer to opening its youth workforce development center in Gilroy, and has a number of workshops and social activities scheduled soon to inspire young people to pursue a career in tech. Jason Franks, Digital NEST’s senior site manager for Gilroy, said...

Champions crowned at 2019 Spelling Bee

As parent Armando Gonzalez listened to the spelling word issued to his 11-year-old daughter Evie at the Feb. 6 championship round of the 2019 San Benito County Office of Education Spelling Bee, he spelled it out in his head. Listening to Evie spell the same...

Woman killed in Gilroy in 1993 identified as Oregon mother

After nearly 30 years, detectives from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office have identified a woman whose body was left on the side of a road in unincorporated Gilroy, according to authorities. Oregon resident Patricia “Patsy” Skiple, who was about age 45 at the time...

Hollister High softball team poised to make some noise in CCS Open Division playoffs

Longtime Hollister High softball coach Andrew Barragan fully expects the Haybalers to receive a No. 2 or 3 seed in the upcoming Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs.  That’s key because assuming St. Francis has the top seed locked up, the Haybalers would be slotted...

Local Scene: Art classes for youth

Arts Council announces art classes for youth The San Benito County Arts Council is now enrolling students in Winter Session Art Classes. All classes take place at the Art Depot, 35 5 th St., Suite D, in downtown Hollister.  Winter Session begins the first week of...

Elf Jr.’s joyful song

The thought of Christmas elves can create mixed feelings among family members. Children love them; parents cringe at them. Though elves have taken over several homes in Hollister this December, a new kind of elf is visiting town. But families can rest assured: This elf...

Bella Vista Ranch expands schedule

By Tarmo Hannula Bella Vista Ranch of Hollister has recently added a new stop in its farmers market schedule: Live Oak. The ranch, owned by fourth-generation farmers Deborah Muschari and Pat Stevens, grows a mixture of Italian olive varieties for olive oil production. The olives are...

D&D Insurance Brokers acquires Hollister’s Calvista Agency

DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers, LLC, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in California, has acquired Calvista Insurance Agency, which was founded in 2008 in Hollister, according to a press release. D&D has more than 250 insurance professionals throughout California, and is a member...

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.