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News Release

Hollister to close roads for annual race

The races start between 6-10 a.m. The start and finish line is at the Veterans Memorial Building.

Rebecca and Jose Salinas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: Loneliness among seniors during COVID

Isolating to stay safe makes a difficult problem worse.

Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health / Fitness

SBC honors residents who died of COVID-19

Several speak of their loved ones to about 100 attendees.

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.

Sarah Nordwick (left), and program coordinators Sindy Muro and Ed Escamilla tending the mobile pantry on Sept. 13 at Tony Aguirre Park on W Graf Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Food / Dining

Foodbank changes mobile pantry schedule

Between 20-50 families visit the mobile pantry at each stop.

The West Hills Water Treatment Plant. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health / Fitness

West Hills treatment plant a key to solving San Juan’s water problems

It filters and processes millions of gallons every day.

Shingles on day 6. Photo courtesy of Wikidoc.

Health / Fitness

Seniors are at risk of shingles, but vaccines reduce odds of infection

People over 50 can vaccinate against first-time infections as well as repeats.

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

Features

A life-changing diagnosis

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

Bernie Ramirez turned 19 years of age in Vietnam. On that same day he witnessed one of his best friends killed in an explosion. He lost two friends on the same day. He received a medal for valor in action along the Demilitarized Zone and began suffering from PTSD 10 years after being discharged. Photo courtesy of Bernie Ramirez.

Features

Fireworks can trigger nightmares of combat

Hundreds of thousands of veterans who have PTSD suffer every Fourth of July as fireworks bring back the fear.

Group of woman. Used by permission of Menstrualidas.

Features

Hollister woman educates about menstruation

Carla Arrunategui-Smith aims to dispel myths and taboos.

Foxhollow Herb Farm. Courtesy of Foxhollow.

Features

Hollister’s Foxhollow Herb Farm brings organic products to the community and beyond

It’s been making soaps, lotions, creams and incense since 1995.

Hollister Comfort Shoes owners, Enrique and Ecliseria Martinez, are finding their feet at their new location at 1760 Airline Highway. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu

Business

Hollister Comfort Shoes: Ahhhh

Couple bring specialty footwear to town.

Founding member Chris Evans (let), Mason Churchill (center), Robb Rodriquez (right) and Logan the dog. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut

Features

Growing Hearts builds community garden at Vista Park Hill

Staff and clients raise organic crops for their own use.

The Apricot Lane section of the River Parkway Trail will officially open with a ribbon cutting April 10. Photo by John Chadwell.

Sports & Recreation

Over 10 years in the making, Hollister becomes more walkable

First section of River Parkway Trail open. Ribbon cutting for portion near Apricot Lane set for April 10.

Lifeguard Dawson Garcia at the San Benito High School pool, operated by San Benito Aquatics. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health / Fitness

Learning to save lives at San Benito Aquatics

Lifeguarding classes are slated for the San Benito High School pool.