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February 21, 2024

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...

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...

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...

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.

High school sports pushed to 2021

In a move that came as little surprise but was no less impactful, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced Monday that the start of the high school sports fall season will be pushed back to December or January.  A combination of factors led to the...

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...

Suspected thieves arrested in Hollister

The Hollister Police Department captured an out-of-town larcenist after a local resident called in to report someone who was attempting to open car doors in the middle of the night.  Mario Acostaperez, 35, of Watsonville was arrested and taken to San Benito County Jail on...

Hollister PD captures suspected catalytic converter thieves

The Hollister Police Department has captured a trio of out-of-town catalytic converter bandits thanks to a phone call tip from a nearby concerned resident, according to authorities.   The police issued a press release on Dec. 10 announcing that 29-year old Rafael Lazaro, Fernando Esparza, 37,...

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