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July 12, 2024

Enjoy fall activities at Hollister Hills SVRA

With the arrival of fall comes a complete season of fun, safe, family friendly events at Hollister Hill State Vehicular Recreation Area. The park’s main entrance is located at 7800 Cienega Road in Hollister.  Activities at Hollister Hills scheduled for October include: - Red Sticker Ride...

Freemasons support youth and homeless

Members of Texas Masonic Lodge #46, located in San Juan Bautista, held a fundraiser on Nov. 12 to benefit local youth and homeless programs.  Texas Lodge’s Teresa Herrick and her husband, Kevin, spearheaded the fundraiser by holding  a “Legit Phở Cooking Class” and holiday floral...

Hollister receives grant to spay, neuter animals

The Hollister Animal Shelter was recently awarded a $50,000 spay and neuter grant from the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, says a press release from the City of Hollister.   The grant funding will allow the Hollister Animal Shelter to work with the community to...

Murillo, Pulizzi win San Benito County Spelling Bee

The 2024 Countywide Spelling Bee on Feb. 6 featured 20 students who qualified for the annual event in two age groups. The contest was hosted by the San Benito County Office of Education at the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister.  Tony Balbas, SBCOE Coordinator of...

Gavilan College breaks ground for new San Benito campus

Nearly two decades after Gavilan College purchased property for a new San Benito County campus, officials held a groundbreaking ceremony June 16 at the Fairview Road site.  Plans for the new local community college campus site, which is located at the intersection of Highway 25,...

Local Scene: Housing element, Senior health

Andrews named to Dean’s List Casey Andrews, of San Juan Bautista, has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's Summer 2022 Dean's List.  Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 to 3.699 for the reporting term are named to the Dean's...

Marine Corps veteran delivers public art

Hollister is more often associated with agriculture and motorcycle rallies than a bustling art scene. However, if you look hard enough while driving throughout the city you might notice a splash of color breaking up the otherwise earth-toned streets.   Adorning the walls of local businesses,...

Sippin’ and strolling through downtown Hollister

Taking an afternoon stroll in downtown Hollister took on a whole new meaning last weekend as hundreds of beer and wine enthusiasts tuned in for the 11th Beer and Wine Stroll event on May 6.  Hollister Downtown Association Event Manager Teri Escamilla said they had...

Chamber, foundation honor award winners at Nov. 12 dinner, dance

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce and its nonprofit foundation celebrated local people, businesses and organizations at the 101st annual awards dinner Nov. 12 at Leal Vineyards. Honored during the dinner and dance celebration were 2022 award winners Marilyn Ferreria, Woman of the Year;...

Hazel Hawkins may enter into strategic partnership with rural healthcare company

The debate over the future of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital (HHMH) took an unexpected turn this week with an announcement by the hospital and the San Benito Health Care District (SBHCD) that they received a Letter Of Intent from American Advanced Management (AAM) in...

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