Families came from up and down Lovers Lane to pick up donated clothing and food. Photo by John Chadwell.

Environment / Nature

Neighbors helping neighbors along Lovers Lane

Volunteers came from as far away as Morgan Hill to north San Benito County with donations and encouragement.

Photo courtesy of PG&E.

News Release

Releasing metallic balloons may cause power outages

PG&E says balloons caused 415 power outages across PG&E’s service area in Northern and Central California in 2022.

ShotSpotter claims it allows law enforcement to respond shootings quickly. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Gunshot detection system gets mixed reviews nationally

The Shotspotter acoustic gunshot detection system will eventually come back to Hollister City Council for a vote. If approved, the first year will cost nearly $50,000 to monitor one square mile of the city.