Pinnacles National Park. File photo.

Environment / Nature

Pinnacles National Park to reopen west entrance

All park trails remain closed except for the Bench and Sycamore trails due to high fire danger and the overloading of the national wildland fire response system.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police plan Sept. 26 DUI checkpoint

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and checking drivers for proper licensing.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

Nail salons can open indoors with modifications

Businesses must follow guidance for personal care services to create a safer environment for workers and patrons.

Government / Politics

Gov. Newsom signs SB 1409 to help low-income Californians

CalEITC is a refundable tax credit that provides money back to working low-income families at tax time.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Sept. 17 drive-thru flu shot clinic cancelled

Gas leak in Hollister disrupts plans.

Rivas at a farmworker food drive in Salinas. Photo provided by the office of Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

State Assemblyman Rivas named chair of Assembly Agriculture Committee

Launching statewide agriculture tour in October.

Davenport during CZU Complex Fire. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management.

Environment / Nature

Bureau of Land Management temporarily suspends target shooting in Central California due to wildland fire danger 

Restriction to remain in effect until further notice.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo.

Environment / Nature

Pinnacles National Park temporarily closes west unit and most hiking trails

Closures in effect until conditions change in relation to wildland fire danger.

Open Studios artist Michaela Graves, Hollister home studio. Photo provided by SBC Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Arts Council takes annual Open Studios Tour online

Community invited to explore the 2020 Virtual Open Studios Tour and Arts Marketplace from Sept. 12-26.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Monterey Bay Community Power changes name to Central Coast Community Energy

Agency expands service area to 29 cities and four counties.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police arrest arson suspect

Fire consumed over 70% of a structure on Vista Hill Court.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police plan DUI checkpoint

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police arrest suspect for vandalism

HPD said damage to city camera system at Briggs Building in excess of $1,300.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

Legislation protecting renters from evictions passes in California

The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act will protect renters from evictions due to a COVID-related hardship until Jan. 31, 2021, but still hold them responsible for paying past due rents to landlords.