It took Josh Oelrich 10 years of research and five years to write his first book. He hopes the following four in the series will only take him five years. Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Local author makes Best Of list with debut book

Josh Oelrich releases first of a five-volume sci-fi fantasy series.

Photo provided by the Hollister Police Department.

Police / Fire

Inebriated driver crashes into residence

According to police, field sobriety test revealed "high level intoxication" and drugs also located inside vehicle.

City Clerk Christine Black (left) leads the elected and re-elected officials in the oath before taking their new positions. From left to right: Rolan Resendiz, Ignacio Velazquez, Honor Spencer, Marty Richman and Anietra Gomez. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

New Hollister City Council members take their seats

Town hall expected in January.