Firefighters worked all day to put out a fire at DMC Recycling facility on Jan. 19. Photo courtesy of Hollister Fire Department.

Police / Fire

Third fire in two months sparks at Shore Road recycling plant

Over 100,000 tons of landscaping wood chips are stored at that location.

Photo provided by California Highway Patrol.

Police / Fire

Fatal collision in San Juan Bautista

Law enforcement believe alcohol impairment may have been a factor.

Photo courtesy of Shoe Palace. Faces have been covered for the youth's privacy.

Education / Schools

Pilot program at SBC Juvenile Hall aims to change youth behavior

Shoe Palace and facility supervisors are encouraged by the results.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Cal Fire suspends burn permits in San Benito, Monterey counties  

Suspension takes effect Jan. 14 at 8 a.m. and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris.

Seal courtesy of San Benito County Sheriff's Office.

Police / Fire

Human remains found on Salinas Grade Road

Police state that the body is believed to be male, and could have been there as long as a few weeks to a few months ago.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Hollister Animal Shelter reopens to the public

Facility previously closed Dec. 24 due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

Early Hollister Fire Department Hose Company. Photo courtesy of HFD.

History & Profiles

Hollister Fire Department celebrates 145th anniversary

Local powerhouse tends to fires throughout San Benito County and the state.

Police / Fire

Hollister police arrest vehicle collision homicide suspect

Hollister Police Department states the downtown camera network was "instrumental" in the investigation.

McCarthy Park in Hollister. Photo by Olivia Madera.

Government / Politics

Hollister Council OKs security cameras at McCarthy Park

Tech to aid in deterring illegal activity where children and families gather.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police investigating suspicious death

HPD asking for potential witnesses to come forward regarding an incident that occurred on Dec. 30.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

News Release

Hollister Police arrest man with concealed firearm

Suspect charged with felony possession of a concealed handgun, public intoxication, and violation of a served criminal protective order.

Photo by Jake Medina.

Police / Fire

Keeping an eye out for porch pirates

Hollister resident, postal inspector and police chief offer advice on how to prevent package thefts.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Cal Fire to lift burn permit suspension in San Benito and Monterey counties 

Suspension lifted at 8 a.m. on Dec. 21.

Williams Hill Recreation Area in Bradley, California. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management.

Environment / Nature

Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office eases fire restrictions

Public land visitors can again use campfires outside of developed campgrounds and posted recreation sites, and target shooting is generally allowed if done in a safe manner and without damaging natural resources or improvements.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

 Suspect shot by Hollister Police is arrested

Suspect charged with five offenses.