Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Community Opinions


Hollister Council candidate Tim Burns writes that it's time to adopt a code of ethics and conduct for elected and appointed officials in the city.

Stuff the Bus, put on by United Way of San Benito County. File Photo.


United Way calling for ‘Stuff the Bus’ volunteers

Volunteers will be given a timeframe to help fill backpacks, in order to comply with social distancing requirements.

Stadium at San Benito High School. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Sports & Recreation

SBHS football returns to practice, then packs it back in

Sports programs stop all activities and receive revamped sport schedules following county’s inclusion on state COVID-19 monitoring list.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police serve search warrant in attempted homicide investigation

HPD and other law enforcement agencies make arrest in relation to Memorial Day weekend shooting.

RO Hardin Elementary School in the Hollister School District. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

HSD board receives report on distance learning plans

District providing 3,500 laptops and over 1,000 hotspots for internet access.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Environment / Nature

Hollister cleanup set for Aug. 1

Resident Ken Perez seeks volunteers to assist with picking up garbage in city parks and on sidewalks.

Calavera Coffee owner Evan Morris takes an order from a customer. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Calavera Coffee opens at new location in Hollister

Owner Evan Morris is pleased with the first day of business.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

Virtual public hearing planned for Community Development Block Grant funding

Money can be used toward rental assistance for low and moderate income residents impacted by COVID-19 to prevent eviction.

Hollister Community Cleanup

Date/Time August 01, 2020 to August 01, 2020 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM Description Saturday August 1: Community cleanup in Hollister organized by residents. Trash pickup and sidewalk clean up Volunteers needed. Please remember to wear your mask and maintain social distancing. For questions, contact Ken Perez at 831-297-3257 Location: Meet at 3:30 p.m. Hillcrest Road

Frances and Joe Ostenson, proprietors of Mr. O's Academy of the Arts in Hollister. Photo by Andrew Pearson.

Art & Culture

Mr. O’s Academy of the Arts closing

Hollister institution ‘helped everyone get involved with music.’

Stylist Cindy Gilroy cuts hair outside of the salon Country Cuts in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Business / Economy

Personal care business owners discuss working outdoors

Newest state guidelines allow hair salons and barbershops to serve clients on the sidewalk.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Petition calls for HPD officer to be fired

Though cleared of wrongdoing, Miguel Masso is surrounded by controversy over a 2012 shooting in Oakland.

Drive-thru boxes at the Post Office on Maple Street in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Hollister Post Office warns of drive-thru mail theft

Resident incurred over $300 in late fees because checks were stolen.

The front office at Calaveras School/AAA displays a "Facilities Closed" banner. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

HSD Trustees adopt distance learning model for start of school year

Board has final authority over switching to hybrid or full in-person instruction if San Benito County is removed from the state’s COVID-19 monitoring list.

Su Casita Multiservicios owner Patricia Castro opens a bottle of champagne to celebrate her new business location following a July 12 fire in downtown Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Su Casita Multiservicios holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new location

Owner Patricia Castro plans to reopen on July 20, eight days after her previous shop burned in a downtown Hollister fire.