Alfredo Zendejas originally declined to be photographed in the orange uniform because he said people would automatically assume he is guilty. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Jailed suspect says Hollister police has narrative of shooting wrong

Alfredo Zendejas faces murder and attempted murder charges in March 2022 shooting. 

Hollister Police vehicle. BenitoLink file photo.

Contributed Articles

Hollister Police arrest six on multiple charges

Arrests came following reports of collision and shooting.

Peer mentors at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center of San Benito County. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister works with peer mentors to produce LGBTQ+ workplace manual 

The work was done by the city manager, City Council members and mentors at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.

Sophia Mariottini. Photo by Michael Koteles


Balers looking to cap historical season

The Hollister High softball team to play for NorCal championship.

Photo by Michael Koteles.


Hollister High eyes student union construction

The project is on hold until the school district secures funding.

Elwood Dryden at his home in Hollister. Photo by Leslie David.

San Benito History

Still telling stories, Elwood Dryden turns 104

Sugar Plum Restaurant owner, San Benito County-born resident attributes his longevity to reading and spending a lot of time outdoors.

Jasmine Benavidez and Zach Gallagher. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Smoke Point BBQ opens outpost in Hollister 

The new location offers a stripped-down menu and longer hours.

La Rumba Night Club and Bar. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Security guards assaulted at La Rumba Bar

Hollister police say wounds were non-life-threatening.

Photo courtesy of HHS.

News Release

Hollister High students earn state seal of biliteracy

Ninety-four seniors in the Hollister High School Class of 2023 have demonstrated proficiency in English and at least one other language: either Spanish, French or American Sign Language.

Summer Dancve Party

Date/Time June 24, 2023 to June 24, 2023 07:00 PM until 10:00 PM Description Join us at The GardenShoppe with DJ Sikk Ceez for a summer dance party! We'll have fun fruity cocktails and charcuterie available for purchase. This is a 21+ event. As a friendly reminder, no outside beverages are allowed on the property.

Kid’s Karaoke

Date/Time June 16, 2023 to June 16, 2023 06:00 PM until 09:00 PM Description It's kid's karaoke night at The GardenShoppe! Join us on Friday, June 16th from 6 - 9 pm for a free, family-friendly event on our back patio. Children of all ages are welcome. Whether your kiddo is belting out Disney classics,

Donna Swanson. Photo by Robert Eliason.


New memorial tiles added to the war monument in Hollister

Donna Swanson leads effort to honor nine servicemembers.


COMMENTARY: Political bullying detrimental to community

Mayor Mia Casey discusses the detrimental effects of political bullying on our community and the importance of civil discourse and respect during council meetings.

Joseph Elmhorst’s original Steak Stop Food Truck. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

Hollister to consider easing food truck restrictions

A new ordinance would allow them to operate almost anywhere in the city.

According to the draft 2040 General Plan, California Red Legged Frog is among a total of 40 special-status animal species that are known or suspected to potentially occur in the vicinity of Hollister. Photo by Ashley Spratt US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Government / Politics

Hollister 2040 General Plan: Natural Resource and Conservation Element

City residents are encouraged to read the General Plan draft and comment on it throughout the summer.