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Hollister
July 12, 2024

Lights are on

Hollister and its residents, organizations and businesses rang in the winter holiday season Nov. 25 with the Downtown Association’s 33rd annual Lights On Celebration parade.  Floats of various sizes carrying kids of all ages, marching bands, classic cars, scouting groups, farm animals, youth sports teams,...

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;...

Ranch purchase adds to Bay Area Ridge Trail plan

The Conservation Fund purchased the Richmond Ranch on Jan. 22, a 3,653-acre property in southern Santa Clara County.  The Fund is a national organization that provides money to bridge the acquisition of conservation lands by private and public sources. In this case, they are buying...

San Benito Superior Court showcases student artists

The San Benito County Superior Court showcased original art pieces from dozens of local students for an exhibit at the courthouse on Fourth Street in Hollister last week.  Court officials reached out to schools through the San Benito County Office of Education earlier this year...

Hollister Native American Gathering scheduled for July 15

The Hollister Native American Gathering committee, in collaboration with Laynee “BlueBird” Reyna and Elvira Zaragoza Robinson, invites Hollister and its surrounding communities to join Youth Alliance for the 1st Annual Hollister Native American Gathering, a vibrant and engaging event that aims to celebrate the...

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...

Youth take stage at Bach To Blues show

The Hollister High School Winter Percussion Ensemble took their talents to the stage earlier this month.  The youth band, led by Director Michael Tabrizi, performed March 16 at Gavilan College for the annual Bach To Blues concert at the college’s theater at the main campus...

Gary Byrne steps down from foundation post

Gary Byrne, the longtime CEO of the Community Foundation for San Benito County, has stepped down from his role with the local nonprofit organization, the Community Foundation announced this week.  Byrne’s decision comes with a mix of emotions for the local organization, which bids farewell...

District purchases 49-acre site for second high school

Hollister High School
The San Benito High School District recently acquired 49.68 acres for a second high school.  The property is located south of Wright Road in northwest Hollister, and it meets many of the criteria for a new high school offered through feedback from the 60-member Facilities...

Grant helps county curb illegal mattress dumping

San Benito County recently received grant funds to create a local program aimed at reducing the frequency of illegal mattress dumping.  The $52,000 grant is from the Mattress Recycling Council, says a press release from San Benito County. Specifically, the grant will help fund the...

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