Firefighters from Hollister and around the country tried to save Greenville, but 75% of the mining town was destroyed. Photo courtesy of the Hollister Fire Department.

Police / Fire

Hollister firefighters join others in failed attempt to save gold mining town

Seven local firefighters have never experienced fires as intense and destructive as the Dixie Fire, now the third largest in the state’s history. Sunday a fresh team of three will replace three others who have been on the fire line for over two weeks.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Week of Aug. 6 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

6,342 people tested positive, 81 are active patients, 6,197 have recovered and 64 have died; the county's 7-day positive rate is 5.5%.

News Release

HSD special ed students learn with fun activities in summer

The school district says although the SPED program incorporated intensive academic supports and related services, summer school this year was about fun-filled, hands-on learning experiences. 

Students working on HDLA's mural. Photo courtesy of SBC Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Colorful murals enliven Hollister Schools

Summer school program pushes art to the walls.

There are 128 miles of centerline streets in Hollister that cost the city $3 - $5 million annually to maintain. Google Earth photo.


Study finds 42% of Hollister roads in good condition but repairs to cost millions

City manager says up to $5 million is needed annually to keep streets and alleys in their present condition.