Jose Barajas has been held without bail for three years and may go to trial Oct. 4, if he is not offered and accepts a plea bargain. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Jose Barajas murder trial set for Oct. 4, pending possible plea deal

He is charged with eight felonies and has been held without bail for three years.

Police stay on scene after the 44-year-old man was taken into custody on Sept. 9. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

Hollister Police arrest man after standoff

The S.A.F.E. team responded to the scene and Officer Esqueda talked to individual into putting his weapons down. 

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News Release

Bureau of Land Management Central Coast field office increases fire restrictions

Campfires, barbecues and open fires are prohibited on BLM-managed public lands until further notice.

Hollister City Manager Brett Miller walks near the three flagpoles at City Hall on Aug. 19, 2021. File Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Hollister council approves flying Thin Blue Line and LGBTQ Pride flags

Members will vote Oct. 4 on repealing the city’s flag policy.