Book drive organizer Kaitlyn Fontaine readies books for distribution to local youth. Photo by Leslie David.

Children and Youth

For the Love of Reading

Thousands of kids’ books collected in drive are redistributed free at local schools.

Inside the San Benito County Jail expansion. Photo provided by the San Benito County Sheriff's Office.

Police / Fire

County jail releases over one hundred detainees since pandemic

Completion of jail expansion stalled by radio equipment supply issues.

Hollister first responders taking part in an active shooter drill. They drill regularly for crisis incidents. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Local agencies partner to create Crisis Response Team

Hollister City Council approves funding of one HPD officer for training in mental health protocols to reduce 5150 incidents.