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February 27, 2024

Upscale steakhouse coming to downtown Hollister

Raul Escareno is tired of people having to travel outside of Hollister to dine at other restaurants, especially because the excuse is there’s nothing to eat in town. The longtime owner of Mangia Italian Kitchen is aware that he might be throwing a rock at...

Hollister city council shoots down “Urgency Ordinance”

Updated: Dec. 18, 3:30pm The thunderous claps could be heard throughout the city of Hollister as the City Council voted against a proposed “Urgency Ordinance,” which would’ve allowed city enforcement officers to cite individuals and businesses for violating the state’s stay-at-home orders. The city council voted,...

Cannery union protests Hollister water fees

The 2020 season is right around the corner for San Benito Foods as workers gear up to can hundreds of pounds of tomatoes. However, the company is facing a water issue that could prevent the cannery from opening its doors and leaving hundreds without...

Amazon confirms Hollister facility

Amazon will be the tenant of a delivery center under construction at the corner of San Felipe and Flynn roads in Hollister, a company spokesperson confirmed with this publication. Grading work recently got underway on the 25.5-acre property after the Hollister Planning Commission on Jan....

Former GOP candidate for 30th district convicted of election fraud

Neil Kitchens—a Prunedale resident who ran unsuccessfully against Robert Rivas in the 2018 race for state assembly—pleaded guilty to felony election fraud on election day 2020, according to authorities.

Standoff north of Hollister ends with no major injuries

Police and sheriff’s deputies on Monday arrested a shooting suspect after a tense six-hour standoff on Churchill Road that could have ended in tragedy, according to authorities. About 5:45pm Sept. 7, San Benito County Sheriff’s deputies received a call from a male resident on the...

Downtown Hollister businesses hit hard due to stay-at-home order

The City of Hollister came up with the idea to allow business owners to keep their places open under all of the state’s Covid-19 guidelines with the help of building new outdoor parklets along San Benito Street. But any plans to utilize the outdoor spaces...

Close-knit Hollister neighborhood decks out for holidays

If one finds themself on Severinsen Street in Hollister, they’ll find a kind of wholesomeness that is uncommon for this century.  A tree-lined street with unique foliage; two story homes; cozy front porches—one can feel immediately teleported into a 1950s television sitcom.  And while the majority...

Arrest of unmasked resident sparks social media furor

The arrest of an unmasked San Benito County resident and business owner at the supervisors meeting chambers Dec. 15 has sparked a firestorm of commentary on social media and among the community.

Hollister man dies in San Felipe Road collision 

A 31-year-old Hollister man died in a collision on Highway 156 in San Benito County Sept. 24, according to the California Highway Patrol.  The two-vehicle crash occurred about 10:15pm on State Route 156 at San Felipe Road.  A 2016 Honda Civic was traveling southbound on San...