Jack Kimmich was injured on the job and looked for a new opportunity. He found it in pigs.


Pig farmer says San Benito County is hog heaven

Local pig farmer sells premium Kurobuta pork to chefs and resorts throughout California.

Firefighter gives aid to victims of explosion and fire.

Police / Fire

Hollister first-responders pull out all the stops for emergency disaster drill

Simulation, which had been planned for months, featured multiple responders from various local emergency services agencies

Fire truck photo op.


National Night Out brings community together in downtown Hollister

For 25 years, communities around the country have celebrated National Night Out to bring law enforcement and citizens together

New design for San Juan Road will slow traffic.

Business / Economy

Councilwoman Luna hosts open house to discuss plans for West Hollister

Councilwoman Mickie Solorio Luna holds open house to present plans to redesign San Juan Road.

Eighty percent of the competitors in gymkhana are women.


Gymkhana, racing to beat the clock

Gymkhana is an equestrian event that is all about speed. Bolado Park is hosting the championship finals this week

Mayor visits homeless camp.

Business / Economy

Businessman claims homeless responsible for thefts, environmental damage at river campsite

Portable toilets, dumpster and wash station added to encmapment as city and county officials disagree over who is responsible for cleaning the site

Arturo Rosette and Roy Darr, II at one of the entrances to the Fremont Memorial Mural.

Art & Culture

Art Renaissance in Hollister

Newly-refreshed underpass on Fourth Street pays homage to the former Fremont School

Firemen clean up after fire.

Semi-truck blamed for four fires along Hwy. 156

One fire ignited fences behind San Juan Bautista homes, causing significant damage to one

The Moving Wall pulls into the lot across from Dunn Park as volunteers wait.

A moving memorial to Vietnam vets comes to Dunne Park

The Moving Wall, a memorial to Vietnam Veterans, will be in Dunne Park through the weekend

Everyone helps out in the kitchen.

Business / Economy

A taste of the Caribbean comes to Hollister

For a difference in dining, try the Jamaica Jerk at Nano's

Putting finishing touches on floor for new Dollar Store.

Business / Economy

Dollar Tree closer to reopening

The new and expanded Dollar Tree to replace store that burned in 2013

Taylor Hurley, of King City, competes in the barrel race.

San Benito Lifestyle

Ranching families bring their way of life to the rodeo

San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo has a long tradition of family involvement.

Supervise children in the use of fireworks and remember those sparklers burn at more than 1,000 degrees.


Drought won’t stop fireworks sales

Officials urge caution with safe and sane fireworks; express concern about illegal explosives

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San Benito Lifestyle

Fathers’ Day car show proves ‘churches can have fun’

11th annual event, billed as a hassle-free car show, had no judging, no awards, no admission fee

Naomi Ruiz, the new owner of FlapJacks Breakfast & Grill, talks with Reyes Lobato, Chef and Kitchen Manager.

Business / Economy

FlapJacks is back with new look, new owner

Familiar destination in Tres Pinos held soft opening on Friday