Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. Photo by Leslie David.

Education / Schools

HSD offers programs to support parents

Series of evening classes aims to support parents and students as they work through the challenges of distance learning and prepare for a return to school.

A customer picks up her order from Running Rooster in downtown Hollister on Jan. 7. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Running Rooster closing until indoor dining is allowed

Downtown Hollister restaurant to close after Jan. 10.

Few residents can attend meetings at City Hall because of COVID-19 restrictions. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister adopts COVID-19 prevention program

Symptomatic employees will be required to get tested; protocols established for quarantine of co-workers.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News

Hollister Animal Shelter reopens to the public

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

Members of Preserve Our Rural Communities and Protect San Benito held a mock funeral procession from San Benito County Superior Court to the county administration building on Jan. 5. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Environmentalists protest development moves

Land use group says supervisors and developers have eroded their success with the No on Measure K initiative from the March primary election.

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.

Daniel Aguilera at La Michoacana in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

La Michoacana Paleteria y Neveria comes to Hollister

Menu highlights include homemade Mexican ice cream in over 40 flavors.

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.

Larry Avira has been homeless for seven years and lives on beyond the wall of a subdivision of new homes. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

The wall between home ownership and homelessness

Homeowners claim DeNova Homes misled them about the homeless situation near new homes and they fear those who live by railroad tracks.

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.

Mars Hill employees Angela Prak, Marisa Lopez, Kassandra Zarate, Abby Chase, Monica Ocampo, Darla Hernandez and Beth Schuster. Photo courtesy of Angela Prak.

Business

Remembering Mars Hill Coffeehouse

Former managers speak on what the cafe meant to Hollister.

Severinsen Street resident Jason Rianda stands in front of his home. Photo courtesy of Jason Rianda.

San Benito Lifestyle

Severinsen Street lights fuel the holiday spirit

Hollister residents spread joy by decorating for Christmas.

Linda Lampe and volunteers help load a truck and a trailer with toys next to Santa Claus to be delivered on Dec. 24. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Hollister Community Outreach distributing toys for the holidays

Local nonprofit seeks donations of boys toys.

VFW Honor Guard member lays wreath during the 2020 Wreaths Across America ceremony. Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Wreaths Across America honors veterans

Limited ceremony takes place at Hollister cemeteries.