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Education / Schools

Hollister School District deems new cell phone policy a success

"Away for the Day" requires students to turn off their mobile devices.

Photos by Robert Eliason.

News

Community walks for Juristac

Over 300 people trek five miles to protest a proposed open pit mining development.

Police / Fire

Hollister police arrest man for possession of a firearm and DUI

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

Housing being constructed in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Hollister’s new growth management ordinance

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman writes that the new growth management ordinance satisfies the city's needs and state requirements.

Youth Alliance 2019 Change Makers

Date/Time September 21, 2019 to September 21, 2019 05:30 PM Description Our annual marquee fundraising event, Change Makers, is set to take place in Leal Vineyards’ The Barn on September 21 from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. This year, YA is thrilled to announce that we have set ourselves a $250,000 fundraising goal in celebration of

First Responder Art Show Opening Celebration

Date/Time September 27, 2019 to September 27, 2019 05:00 PM until 07:00 PM Description Join the San Benito County Arts Council and local fire and law enforcement for a First Responder Art Show from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 27. The exhibition will include a collection of works by first responders from Hollister

San Benito County Library offers Lego Club

San Benito County Library to host a weekly Lego Club for children of all ages every Sunday.

Dia de Los Muertos art workshops coming to El Teatro Campesino

El Teatro Campesino offers Dia de Los Muertos art workshops throughout September and October prior to their November 2 celebrations.

Hope Harvest Festival

Date/Time October 19, 2019 to October 20, 2019 Description Hope Harvest Festival has moved. This year it will be held at San Benito Historical Park in Tres Pinos on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20. This year, the event has expanded to include vendors of both vintage and artisan items and will have a

Caltrans attempted to deal with the South County curve on Highway 25 in 2015, but the rerouted portion of the road collapsed just a few months after opening. Now, repairs aren't expected to happen until at least 2022. Photo by John Chadwell.

Transportation

Hwy. 25 repairs near Pinnacles delayed until 2022

An indigenous site was found near the project in 2018.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District to seek public input on trustee areas

In a by-trustee area elections system, the district would be divided into trustee areas and each board member would be elected by only the registered voters in the particular trustee area where that board member resides.   

Joseph and John Wynn sat through discussion of their cannabis project at the Sept. 3 Hollister City Council meeting. They were ready to show a slide presentation for the project, but were not asked to do so. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Cannabis and smart glass projects moving forward

John Wynn’s 200-acre cannabis campus would be complemented by a 40-acre electromagnetic glass manufacturing operation.

Greenwood Ford off San Felipe Road in Hollister. The dealership was previously Tiffany Ford, owned and operated by four generations of the Tiffany Family. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Tiffany Ford sells to Greenwood Chevrolet

Family opened the dealership in 1910.

A vacant lot between Muckelemi Street and Highway 156 in San Juan Bautista is one option for an affordable housing site that would comply with the new draft housing element. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SJB planners yet to choose affordable housing site

Housing element will go to City Council after site is selected.

Soaring Tour comes to Hollister

National F5J tour remote control planes take to the sky in Hollister.