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June 16, 2024

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...

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...

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.

Food & Drink: A ‘pour’ decision

A trio of friends were sitting around one day, toying with the idea of opening a tap room and coming up with a clever name for their brand. That’s when someone said, “Well, we all make poor decisions” and the three of them howled as...

Local arts icon dies from Covid-19

Noe Montoya, a long-time actor and musician for El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista, passed away on Nov. 26 at his home in Hollister. He was 66 years old.  El Teatro Campesino founder and artistic director Luis Valdez wrote on the group’s Facebook page,...

Suzy Brookshire’s Olympic moment

Since graduating from San Benito High in 2016—where she helped lead the Haybalers to a Central Coast Section championship—Suzy Brookshire has gone on to play at three Division I programs, breaking records at each stop.  Despite those lofty accomplishments, they will pale in comparison to...

Hollister PD identifies man shot by officer Dec. 8

Hollister Police identified the suspect shot by an officer during a disturbance at a home on Kimberly Court Dec. 8 as 29-year-old Brandon Hill.

Hollister Police arrest suspect in homicide of Nikko Espinoza

The Hollister Police Department announced that a suspect involved in the death of Nikko Espinoza was arrested on Wednesday, ending a six month investigation led by a crew of detectives and officers.  Jessica Chacon, 32, of Hollister was arrested and booked for murder on May...

Working on the razor’s edge

It’s been a rough week for Aurora Manzo, owner of Divas Aka Beauty and Barber Shop, as she’s had to transition yet again to one of the new Covid-19 orders announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom last week released a new guidance specifically for outdoor...