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August 15, 2022

Graduates receive $2K scholarships

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Since 2008, Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics has provided $1,000 scholarships annually to five high school seniors from area high schools. This year, they doubled the amount of the scholarships to $2,000. Recently receiving scholarships were Cecilia Souza of Gilroy High School, Kianna Quinones of Christopher High School...

Hollister Police investigate explosion that injured child

Police are investigating an Aug. 5 explosion in Hollister that resulted in “life-threatening” injuries to a juvenile, according to authorities. At about 5:40pm, Hollister Police, firefighters and paramedics responded to a report of an explosion causing injury to a minor on Sierra Court, says an...

Hospital warns Anthem PPO members may soon be ‘out-of-network’

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital said in a statement that a major national and regional private health insurer is “refusing” to pay the Hollister hospital a fair price for health services. As a result, after Aug. 10, patients insured by Anthem Blue Cross Preferred Provider...

Town Hall scheduled for Aug. 22 on landfill expansion

San Benito County will host a town hall workshop on the draft environmental impact report for the John Smith Road Landfill expansion project on Aug. 22. The workshop will start at 6:30pm, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 649 San Benito Street in Hollister.  The workshop...

Photos: Hollister celebrates 150th anniversary

The City of Hollister closed out its summer-long 150th anniversary celebration with a bang Aug. 6, with a full day of festivities. The Saturday celebration started with a parade through the city’s downtown, a time capsule ceremony in front of the Veterans Memorial Building...

Seryna Esparza’s grit, work ethic results in signing with D1 program Coppin State

Seryna Esparza had to wait a long time before college softball programs started showing her some attention.  That puzzled Hollister High coach Andrew Barragan, who would’ve fast tracked Esparza’s recruiting process and told anyone who was willing to listen they would be getting an absolute...

San Andreas Volleyball Academy aims to build next generation of local boys volleyball talent

Just when Adrian Masoni felt like the San Andreas Volleyball Academy (SAVA) was gaining traction, Covid-19 hit and put a halt to all of the club’s activity.  Having started in 2018, Masoni, the club director, said he was looking to build off its first two...

Youth Alliance fundraiser celebrates young leaders

Youth Alliance will celebrate young leaders from the community during the Youth Rising event on Sept. 15 at 6:30pm. This fundraising event is dedicated to spotlighting the youth in the organization’s programs as they work to make a difference in the community. The Youth Rising...

Local teen designs 150th anniversary flag

Hollister artist and 2021 San Benito High School alumna McKenna Neff designed the city’s commemorative 150th anniversary flag that will fly over city hall through the end of this year.  Members of the Hollister Arts and Culture Commission unveiled the flag to the local community...

Family fun under the sun

The Hollister Recreation department has been busy bringing fun under the sun this summer for San Benito County residents. They recently invited the community for Family Fun Night on July 30 to play a couple of holes of miniature golf along with other family-friendly activities...

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