Sal Felice. Photo courtesy of C. J. Given.


Hollister golfer Sal Felice competes in the US Senior Open

He goes up against world-class competition in Omaha, Nebraska.

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HSD hits ‘home run’ with upgraded sports fields

With fewer people at schools during the pandemic, the Hollister School District saw a unique opportunity to significantly upgrade its sports fields. The work will offer benefits to students and the broader community.


VFW Post 6359 in search of surviving family members of Vietnam veteran

SGT Sylvester R. Chavez's shadow box will remain available for the public to see until it's claimed.

Larry Avira said he hopes to recover from his addiction, find permanent housing and get a job at Amazon. Photo by John Chadwell.


How a hard-drinking Hollister man has come from living on the streets to sobriety and shelter

Larry Avira believes he is on the road to recovery from addiction and homelessness. He’s looking for permanent housing and a new job.

Photo provided by California Highway Patrol.

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California Highway Patrol investigating fatal traffic collision on HWY156

The collision resulted in one fatality and three hospitalizations.

Hollister Police Department. BenitoLink photo

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Hollister Police Animal Care and Services investigate animal cruelty case

HPD says the driver was seen releasing kittens onto the shoulder of the road from a moving vehicle.

Ana Ramos-Aguilera and staff. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: The frozen delights of La Michoacana Paleteria

A splendid way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Hollister.

Site of Gavilan College's Fairview Corners campus in San Benito County on March 7, 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Gavilan College San Benito County Campus Committee meeting

Zoom meeting scheduled for July 26 at 6 p.m.

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Hollister Police investigating an overnight shooting

A male suffers a single gunshot wound. He is expected to fully recover.

Hollister Fire Department responding to the Fairview Road fire. Photo by John Chadwell.


Seven small blazes keep local and state firefighters busy

Fairview Road fire could have been ‘substantially bigger’ under different weather conditions, battalion chief says.

Raul Gonzalez. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Raul Gonzalez retires after 65 years of cutting hair in Hollister

Some families had been loyal customers for decades.

Adult mountain lion. Photo courtesy of Mountain Lion Foundation.


Hollister park closes indefinitely after mountain lion sighting

An adult with a cub was seen at Brigantino Park on July 19, the park’s Facebook page says.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

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Hollister Police Department planning DUI/driver’s license checkpoint this weekend

Checkpoint will be within city limits on July 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on July 25.

Sunnyslope County Water District General Manager Drew Lander said the district can't forgive past due bills. Photo by John Chadwell.


Past-due water bills in Hollister must be paid after Sept. 30

Governor’s 2020 executive order allowed Sunnyslope County Water District customers to keep their taps on despite non-payments during the pandemic.

Cindy Brown. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister schools librarian retires after 32 years

Cindy Brown made libraries accessible to students, providing a safe space to read.