public letter, laptop, writing

Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: DA Candice Hooper Mancino responds to Bob Kutz

She writes that there was a lack of corroborating evidence to pursue prosecution 'even though we very much desired to do so.'

public letter, laptop, writing

Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: Bob Kutz writes to DA Candice Hooper Mancino

Kutz says his son didn't get his day in court in a 2014 sexual abuse case that ended in a plea deal.

Photo by Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Work with Huntoon, not against her

Levesque writes that it would have been nice to see a meeting between the union and superintendent in hopes of communicating the issues and working towards a solution.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


COMMUNITY OPINION: SBHS should name buildings after most deserving person

Judy Gansen writes that the new vocational building should have been named after Chuck Gansen.

Group of fruits. Photo by Jonathan Crowther.

Children and Youth

Trick or Treat Streets returns to downtown

Fruits, Michael Myers and characters from the Wizard of Oz invade downtown Hollister.

News Release

Hope Harvest Festival returns in early October

The two-day event will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


COMMUNITY OPINION: A call for Supervisor Kosmicki recall

Celeste Toledo-Bocanegra writes that Supervisor Kollin Kosmicki's behavior is not appropriate for an elected official.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: Fly the the Christian Flag at City Hall

Members of the clergy write that the Christian principles serve as the bedrock of much the good expressed in the nature and accomplishments of this country. 

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


COLUMN: Recall Mayor Velazquez group to focus on 2022 election

Andrew Russo writes that Hollister City Clerk has 'thrown obstacle after obstacle to derail our efforts.'

Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.


Gavilan College’s English 1A moves to Pinnacles National Park

Readings and writing will focus on how gender and race shape our relationship to the outdoors and the importance of place in our lives. 

File Photo: Jack Kirk, Sr. of Hollister and Stephanie Shoquist of Gilroy use a radio during ARRL Field Day. Photo courtesy of Heatherly Takeuchi.


San Benito County ‘Hams’ expand during pandemic

The Amateur Radio Association helps during emergencies and provides equipment testing and training.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: The landfill expansion is not a good idea

Resident Gary Cameron writes that trucks going to the landfill damage the roads and impact residents' quality of life.