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April 14, 2024

Hospital admin doubts feasibility of local takeover offers

District consultant says he does not prefer private sale

200-plus animals found in unhealthy conditions at Hollister rescue

Hollister Police are working with area agencies and organizations to provide medical care and find new homes for more than 200 animals that were being housed in unhealthy conditions at a local animal rescue facility, according to authorities. The owners of the facility, known as...

Hollywood comes to San Juan Bautista

Crew members and security staff are being tight-lipped about a major Hollywood production—featuring stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn—that is being filmed on location in downtown San Juan Bautista.  Shooting for the movie, currently known only as “BC Project,” began Feb. 25 and...

Rivas leads effort to combat growing retail theft problem

Nearly four months after forming a bipartisan select committee and two hearings later, Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas announced legislation Feb. 15 to combat shoplifting and organized retail theft—just beating a legislative deadline to introduce new bills. The Hollister Democrat joined Democratic Assemblymembers Rick Zbur of...

Local Scene: Hollister resident earns academic honors

Ireta earns academic honors Daniel Ireta, of Hollister, was named to the Honor List for the fall 2023 semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato.   Among 3,995 students, a total of 1,227 students qualified for the High Honor List by achieving a 4.0 straight "A" average,...

Bill proposes bond measure for offshore wind energy

In a step toward building the first massive wind farms off California’s coast, three Assemblymembers on Feb. 12 proposed a $1 billion bond act to help pay for the expansion of ports. The bill, if approved, would place a bond before voters aimed at helping...

County outlines business plan for Hazel Hawkins

Salinas Valley Health backs out of initial letter of intent proposal

Santa Clara Valley Wineries earn gold at competition 

Getting to the Sweepstakes round at the largest wine competition in North America takes a wine that outshines and outlasts 5,700 entries from more than 1,000 wineries in North America, Mexico and Canada.  The San Francisco Chronicle is not only the first official wine competition...

Local Scene: Bike blessing is March 24

Bike blessing The Top Hatters Motorcycle Club’s 31st annual Bike Blessing will take place 11am-1pm March 24 in Hollister. Motorcyclists are asked to check in at Hollister PowerSports at 411 San Felipe Road, then gather at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for the blessing.  Participants who want...

Floral fulfillment

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, right in the middle of the week. For florists nationwide, that typically means a much busier holiday than if the day fell at the end or beginning of a week. Lisa Filice, owner of Expressions Floral in...