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Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign contributions for Hollister and San Juan Bautista political races

A look at the numbers for mayor and City Council districts.

South Valley Community Church volunteer Julie Carpenedo, Sunnyslope 4-H leader Sheryl Wenzlik, 4-H All-Stars Samantha Slykas and Makayla Wenzlik, and 4-H leader Jennifer Kelly. Photo by Andrew Pearson.

San Benito Lifestyle

Volunteers gather for Hollister fall cleanup

Organizations pitch in to beautify downtown.

Businesses on San Benito Street will be refunded up to $15,000 for constructing parklets. Photo courtesy of city of Hollister.

Business / Economy

Hollister approves downtown parklet program

Portion of San Benito Street to be transformed into one-way thoroughfare.

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San Benito Lifestyle

Final evenings set for Hollister drive-in movies

‘Goosebumps’ and ‘Hocus Pocus’ screenings slated before Halloween.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police arrest man for assault with a deadly weapon

HPD dispatched to the 900 block of Monterey Street on Oct. 21 regarding a suspect brandishing a long piece of metal pipe and trespassing.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister police to hold drug take back event

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Ashley Neuman helps daughter Addyson, a second grader at Cerra Vista, with distance learning while her other children look on. Photo courtesy of Ashley Neuman.

Education / Schools

Parents want input on when to reopen Hollister schools

Mothers share how distance learning has impacted their children.

Image provided by Angela Hagins.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Conflicted—the distance learning/safety dilemma

Hollister Elementary School Teachers Association President Angela Hagins writes that HSD teachers support the decision to remain on distance learning despite all of the frustrations it brings.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister police investigate downtown vandalism

Reports of numerous incidents the week of Oct. 1 consisting of red spray paint depicting the word 'worm.'

Hollister Police Department vehicle. BenitoLink photo

News Release

Hollister Police arrest suspect armed with a knife following attack on family members

Suspect hospitalized and facing several felony charges.

Reverse Parade for the Lights on Celebration

Date/Time November 28, 2020 to November 28, 2020 05:30 PM until 08:00 PM Description 30th Annual Lights On Celebration – Saturday and Sunday November 28 and 29 2020. The Hollister Downtown Association would like to announce the annual parade will be held out at the Hollister Municipal Airport this year. We have created a Covid

Drive Thru Treat Street

Date/Time October 31, 2020 to October 31, 2020 12:00 PM until 02:00 PM Description Have no fear. Halloween is still here! Hollister Recreation has revamped our annual Treat Street Event. This year, we are offering a Drive Thru event. Kids can enjoy not-so-spooky fun with their families and friends driving through our annual Treat Street

Hollister District 1 Councilwoman Carol Lenoir. File photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Time for change

Hollister Councilwoman Carol Lenoir writes in support of Sal Mora for mayor.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police Department investigating daytime shooting

Officers dispatched to the area of San Lorenzo Drive for a report of several gunshots fired by multiple suspects.

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

Education / Schools

HSD schools to remain closed through December

Trustees vote 4-1 in support of Superintendent Diego Ochoa’s recommendation.