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April 12, 2024

March 16 Bach to Blues concert features Kaye Bohler

The annual Bach to Blues concert will take place at the Gavilan College Theater at 7pm March 16.  Back to Blues is a fundraising concert that showcases faculty, students and amazing local talent. This year's guest performers include Kaye Bohler and the Hollister High School...

San Benito County Office of Education offers literacy certification

As part of its Building Bridges to Literacy Initiative, the San Benito County Office of Education began a new Early Literacy Certification Program on Feb. 3. The program brings early literacy classes to daycare providers and preschool teachers throughout San Benito County and is...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early in Hollister

The City of Hollister Parks and Recreation Department will host a free St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring a 1k Fun Run, music, food vendors, a photo booth and gaming truck. The events take place from 6:30-8:30pm March 15 in downtown Hollister.  Following an event kickoff...

Orgs donate 200 laptops to families in Hollister, Gilroy

The Monterey Peninsula Foundation teamed up with AT&T and Human-I-T to donate 200 laptop computers to the Youth Alliance and their families in Hollister on March 9.  The giveaway was part of the AT&T Connected Learning initiative, which aims to help address the digital divide...

Accelerated Achievement Academy named California Distinguished School

Accelerated Achievement Academy was recently named a 2024 California Distinguished Middle School—one of the highest academic honors in the state, says an announcement from the Hollister school.  State Superintendent Tony Thurmond on Feb. 29 recognized 293 middle schools and high schools selected for the 2024...

Scammers stole nearly $900K from PG&E customers in 2023

In 2023, PG&E received nearly 43,000 reports from customers who were targeted by scammers impersonating the company, and customers lost approximately $875,000 in fraudulent payments. The average customer lost $785, says a press release from PG&E.  This includes hundreds of customers on the Central Coast,...

Damaged sewer line in west side Hollister digs up debate

Local officials say the area has been neglected

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...

Hernandez to face Lofgren in Nov. 5 runoff for U.S. Congress

Longtime U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren cruised to a commanding lead as ballots were counted for the March 5 primary election.  Lofgren, who is running for her 15th term in office, will face Hollister resident Peter Hernandez—the only Republican in the five-candidate primary field—in a runoff...