Photo provided by the Office of Emergency Services.

Transportation

Pull to the right for sirens and lights

Drivers are not reacting safely when emergency vehicles approach, according to the Office of Emergency Services.

Defense attorney Arthur Cantu and defendant Sang Ji in San Benito County Superior Court on Sept. 11. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Ji and Choi trial-setting hearing is Oct. 4

Judge Steven Sanders denies motions from both defendants.

Police / Fire

Hollister police arrest man for possession of a firearm and DUI

Police say a loaded handgun and extra magazine found on suspect.

State Senator Anna Caballero. Photo provided by the Office of Anna Caballero.

Government / Politics

Governor signs police training bill

SB 230, authored by State Senator Anna Caballero, requires law enforcement to be trained to reduce the need for deadly force.

HPD Capt. Carlos Reynoso said it has been 16 years since motorcycle traffic enforcement has operated in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Hollister City Council approves two motorcycle officers

Dedicated HPD traffic enforcement units will return after a 16-year absence.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Antelope Fire burns near Paicines

Blaze near intersection of Panoche Road and New Idria Road is 95 percent contained as of Tuesday evening.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Man arrested for DUI, possession of weapons

Suspect is as gang member and convicted felon, according to press release.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police Arrest a man for battery and burglary

Suspect attempted to take equipment.

Buddy, a three-month old puppy, is now recovering after a night with the vet and is now with Animal Care Services. Photo provided by Hollister Police Department.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police arrest man on animal cruelty charge

Police say three-month old dog picked up and thrown to the ground during argument.

File Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

County probation office put on lockdown

Social media posts said an individual “threatened to shoot everyone in here.”

SBC Sheriff deputy Luis Espejo works security at the main entrance to Christmas Hill Park following the Garlic Festival shooting on July 28. Photo courtesy of SBC Sheriff's Office.

Police / Fire

SBC Sheriff deputies respond to Garlic Festival shooting

Officers assisted with security and searching perimeter of the festival.

Sang Ji walks into the courtroom at the July 31 hearing. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Defense strategies block hearings again in Yoon Ji murder case

Sang Ji’s new attorney aims to challenge a search warrant; Jung Choi’s attorney wants defendants tried separately.

Hollister Police Chief David Westrick, along with principals (left to right) Diana Herbst, Scott Wilbur and Ken Woods, told Hollister School District trustees that school resource officers are part of a team that builds relationships. Photo by John Chadwell.

News

Principals give high grades to school resource officers

Specially trained Hollister police serve as educators, counselors and mentors to students at several schools.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police and Fire respond to gas leak

Police say a construction crew broke a two-inch natural gas line at the corner of Jan Avenue and Chaparral Court.

Gilroy community members hold up candles at a July 29 vigil for the victims of the Garlic Festival Shooting. Photo by Nicholas Preciado.

News

Upcoming vigils for Garlic Festival shooting victims

Family Assistance Center also available for grief counseling, emotional support and other services.