The LGBTQ community celebrated together with speeches, music and dancing. Photo by John Chadwell.


LGBTQ community celebrated in downtown Hollister

There were politicians, singers, a mariachi band and dancers as supporters celebrated LGBTQ Pride month. The city ceremonially raised the pride flag for a second time in front of City Hall.

Rachelle Escamilla. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister-born poet’s memories captured on film

Rachelle Escamilla returns to her hometown for a meditation on farm labor life.

Fortunate Son. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Fortunate Son and Caravanserai perform for 1,400 cheering and dancing fans

Hollister Concerts series kicks off at Guerra Cellars.

News Release

Congressman Panetta announces winner of 2021 Congressional Art Competition

San Benito High School student Jennifer Hirsch receives an honorable mention.

Anna's Hummingbird feeding on Mexican sage. Photo Carmel de Bertaut.

News Release

UC Master Gardeners Classes for June 2021

Classes on how to grow vegetables in containers, growing a hummingbird garden and a Q&A session.

Adrian Avila, 8th grader at Santa Opportunity School, with his skateboard lettering project. Photo courtesy of Heidi Jumper.


San Benito Arts Council gives students the chance to express their dreams

Artists, performers and musicians work with at-promise youth through the Dreams Project program.

Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2019 Kelsee French and Miss San Benito Rodeo 2019 Bonnie Mansmith at the 2019 Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo. File photo.


Saddle Horse Association’s Rodeo scheduled for June 26

Entry deadline is June 9 and no parade will be held this year.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Arts Council accepting artist submissions for two ART in TRANSIT projects

Deadline to submit art is June 9.

Cars lined up at Bolado Park to experience the Fair Food Fest drive-thru from July 17-19. Photo courtesy of Audrey Johnson.


Bolado Park Events Center reopens for 2021

Events begin with a two day Spring Picnic.

Artists preparing the panels. Photo by Victoria Murray.


Mural coming to Hollister’s Youth Alliance building

With guidance from Victoria Murray, young artists have been working on it for months.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

Bach to Blues musical event available to stream starting May 14

Event can be streamed free starting 6 p.m.

San Benito County Historical Park docent Franz Schneider. Photo by Robert Eliason.


An old village wakes up from pandemic shutdown

San Benito County Historical Park reopens its museums.

Jim Aceves and Silverado on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz on April 18, 2021. Photo by Andrew Pearson.

Art & Culture

A singing cowboy from Aromas in the days of COVID

Jim Aceves and his mount Silverado ply their trade in Santa Cruz.

Cynthia Emeterio. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Premiere Cinemas reopens at 25% capacity

New protocols at Hollister’s multi screen movie theater don’t deter film lovers.

Ukulele student Sydney Luna poses with school instrument. Photo by Dreia Luna.

Art & Culture

Hollister third graders pluck away in ukulele program

HSD and San Benito Arts Council launch new collaboration.