De Anza Trail car burglary suspect arrested at Santa Cruz jail
The San Benito County Sheriff’s office arrested a suspect who has allegedly burglarized multiple cars this year at the De Anza Trail parking area just outside San Juan Bautista, according to authorities.
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...
Ashley Maggiora to play field hockey at Sweet Briar College
San Benito High School senior Ashley Maggiora will continue her field hockey career at the collegiate level, but she’ll be doing it from all the way across the country. The school announced Nov. 30 that Maggiora signed a letter of intent to play at Sweet...
Administrators honored at banquet
Half a dozen San Benito County administrators were honored at
Voters to decide on Strada Verde plan
San Benito County voters will decide in November if a plan for a major development should move forward. The county supervisors voted unanimously July 21 to place the Strada Verde Innovation Park project on the Nov. 3 ballot. According to the campaign committee in support of...
Lowriders, classic cars take over San Benito Street for the evening
Downtown Hollister was taken over by shiny classic vehicles and loud engines on May 9 as part of the Shelter-In-Car Cruise. Dozens of cars, trucks and motorcycles cruised down San Benito Street just before sunset, drawing local residents and store owners to watch. Hollister resident Adrian...
Hollister PD investigates shooting in west side
The Hollister Police Department reported that they’re still investigating a shooting incident that happened this week on the west side of town. Officers were dispatched to the area of San Lorenzo Drive on Oct. 15 at 11am for a report of several gunshots fired by...
Campaign law violations alleged in county supervisor’s race
As political campaigns throughout the nation race down the final stretch before the Nov. 3 election, a candidate for a San Benito County Supervisor’s seat has accused his rival of violations of the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission guidelines.
Hollister Mayor Election: Meet the candidates
Over the next several days, the Hollister Free Lance will profile candidates for local City of Hollister and San Benito County offices that will appear on the Nov. 3 election.
Police shooting leaves Hollister man in the hospital
The Hollister Police Department is reporting that two police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave after they were involved in a shooting that sent a man to the hospital. The police issued a press release on Dec. 8 saying that one of the...