Photo provided by Roy Zarate with Hollister Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Health

Seventh-day Adventist Church hosts third annual free health clinic

Dental work, medical screenings and eye care available.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Events

Congressman Jimmy Panetta to speak at San Benito Health Foundation ceremony

Changes to the facility include solar panels, LED lights and an ethanol-fueled generator.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Finding mental health services in San Benito County

In the wake of recent violence, a look at community resources.

Supporters of a ban on flavored tobacco products tried to appeal to Hollister City Council at an Aug. 5 meeting. Photos by John Chadwell.

Local Politics

Hollister City Council continues wrestling with flavored tobacco sales

Members vote down a proposed amendment as insufficient; ad hoc committee will go back to the drawing board.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

No bird shows at San Benito County Fair after disease outbreak

After Virulent Newcastle disease appears in several Southern California counties, poultry will be missing from Northern California fairs this year.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

San Benito County Relay For Life celebrates 20th Anniversary

Local cancer fundraiser takes place on August 2-3 at the Rancho San Justo School athletic fields. Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police & Fire

Police and Fire revive man after suspected overdose

Police say officers administered Narcan, a medication used in cases of opioid overdoses.

Mason Churchill, a 17-year-old with fragile x syndrome, has blossomed since starting work with Growing Hearts Garden Center. Photo provided by Chris Evans.

Nonprofits

Growing Hearts one at a time

Hollister nonprofit is helping Mason Churchill, a 17-year-old resident with fragile X syndrome, develop both personally and professionally.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Recreation & Sports

Superhero 5K coming to Hollister July 27

Participants will receive a T-shirt and cape with registration.

Rachel Spivack, her boyfriend Ben Rivera and her son Jayden. They were stuck without a car to pull their trailer when the Trail Fire started. Photo by Kirti Bassendine.

Police & Fire

Trail Fire gets campers packing

First-person account at the Thousand Trails RV Park when fire broke out.

The Sun Street Centers house on Sixth Street in Hollister. File photo.

Nonprofits

Sun Street Centers celebrates renewed three-year accreditation

Since 1968, Sun Street Centers has worked to treat patients with alcohol and drug addiction.

Photo by Heather Graham.

Health

Keeping your pets safe from the summer heat

Hollister Animal Shelter recommends leaving pets at home, not in vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Public Health gives steps to prevent illness from animal exhibits

As community members set out to enjoy the summer fair season, attendees should take precautionary infection control steps when coming into contact with animals.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police & Fire

Hollister doctor will stand trial Oct. 28

Annamalai Ashokan faces one charge of misdemeanor sexual battery in Butte County.

Battalion Chief Charlie Bedolla from Hollister Fire Department. Photo by Diana Lopez.

Health

Summer months bring heat-related illnesses

Keep safe this summer with advice from Public Health Services and the Hollister Fire Department.