U.S. Army Veteran, Michael C. Wilson. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


Honoring San Benito County heroes

Quilts of Honor ceremony celebrates hometown leaders as well as U.S. veterans

The Hollister School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Erika Sanchez (right) at the Sept. 28 board meeting. Image from Youtube.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District boasts two new district-wide programs

Board discusses social-emotional support services and a campaign to improve student attendance.

Hollister native, Les Pierce (and former student of Mr. O's), performing a saxophone solo with the Pacific Pop 'n' Jazz Band. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Art & Culture

Pacific Pop ‘n’ Jazz Band honors former director Mr. O

Now 17 strong, the group is looking to fill vacancies.

Abbott's BinaxNOW can be found at local drugstores. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Health / Fitness

A look at COVID self-tests

Several products are now available in stores and online. You can go through all the steps by watching the video below.

VFW 9242 Honor Guard. Photo by John Chadwell.


Marking 20 years since 9/11

Memorial ceremony set for Hollister VFW.

Panda Express, at 1740 Airline Hwy, saves a dining table for job interview sign-ups. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Business / Economy

Hiring on all cylinders

Lots of Hollister and San Juan Bautista eateries are seeking workers.

Education / Schools

HSD appoints new elementary superintendent, assistant superintendent

Locals Erika Sanchez and Kip Ward receive praises from the board.

Briana Lee is captured mowing the rest of the gentleman's lawn. Photo courtesy of Frankie Gallagher.


Going above and beyond

A Hollister paramedic is known for doing selfless deeds.

Students were able to choose from quality backpacks of different colors and styles. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Schools & Education

San Benito United Way distributes over 1,300 backpacks to students

Calculators, pencils, binders and notebooks were included.

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.

Judy and Dennis Davilla celebrate two years of running Hollister Floors and More. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


Entirely Floored

Hollister Floors and More expands to include a showroom.

Sanchez, during her cancer treatment. Photo courtesy of Susie Sanchez.


A life-changing diagnosis

Hollister resident and former Raiderette Susie Sanchez talks about HPV and anal cancer.

Community businesses and organizations participated in the celebration and resource fair. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


Celebration that counts

Youth Alliance distributes 500 burritos in celebration of census efforts.

Farmhouse Cafe owner, Becky Herbert, assists customer in the cafe's new retail section of books. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


Coffee, Table, Books

Farmhouse Cafe reopens with a small book and gift store, plus unique espresso drinks.

Photo by Jenny Arbizu.


Hollister Fire swears in 3 new firefighters

Six department members receive promotions.