Lawsuit accuses Hollister city manager of sexual harassment

An unnamed female city employee claims Brett Miller has a history of harassment and intimidation against her and three other employees.

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City of Hollister Presents 4th of July Fireworks

Date/Time July 04, 2022 to July 04, 2022 07:00 PM Description City of Hollister Presents – 4th of July Fireworks Field Opens at 7:00 p.m. Firework Show at 9:00 p.m. Marguerite Maze Middle School 900 Meridian Street, Hollister NO personal fireworks allowed La ciudad de Hollister Presenta- Fuegos artificiales del 4 de julio El campo

4th of July Kiddie Parade

Date/Time July 04, 2022 to July 04, 2022 10:00 AM until 02:00 PM Description We are excited to announce the 4th of July Kiddie Parade. Join us 4th of July morning with the parade line up/check-in starting at 9 a.m. on San Benito Street in front of the Veterans’ Memorial Building. The parade begins at

San Benito High School District Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum delivers his superintendent report to the board of trustees during their May 24 meeting. Photo by Sean Roney.

Schools & Education

San Benito High School board to decide name change June 28

Trustees are expected to change the school’s name to Hollister High School.

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez listening to resident Celeste Toledo Bocanegra who accused him of being part of the problem after reading from the mayor company's website how it has worked with developers. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister council meeting implodes

Public commenters and council members defy Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and challenge his campaign finance reform ordinance as too controlling, unnecessarily expensive and open to abuse.

pride attendees pose for a group photo. Photo by Eden De Alba.


Fourth annual Pride event shows support for LGBTQ+ community

Event includes educational booths, food and entertainment.

1950’s High School Musical Film at The GardenShoppe

Date/Time June 23, 2022 to June 23, 2022 07:00 PM Description Join us at The GardenShoppe for a free screening of a classic 1950's high school musical film on our outdoor patio! "Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same

Bob Pivetti. Photo by Robert Eliason.


80-year-old cowboy competing in rodeo for 71st time

Hollister resident Bob Pivetti’s streak was broken only by the rodeo’s cancellation in 2020 due to COVID.


Cal Fire responds to vehicle collision in Aromas

Incident commander reported three people in critical conditions and six victims with moderate injuries.

Highway 156 and 25 intersection. Photo by Leslie David.

News Release

Roundabout project at 25/156 intersection to result in lane closures

Lane closures will be in effect June 27 through June 29 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 30 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

SJB Health Foundation property from Valero Station. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito Health Foundation plans for clinic, housing in SJB

Nearly 52 more acres are planned for development south of the city.

Michael Groves (left) presenting maps. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Initial SJB sphere of influence maps appear to minimize public input in favor of housing

Areas mostly south of 506-acre San Juan Bautista were identified for 530-629 acres of new development.

Brittany Moore. Photo by Katie Munzer.

News Release

Brittany Moore wins Miss San Benito Rodeo 2022

The San Benito High School graduate is now attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Texas Longhorns led the parade down San Benito Street. Photo by John Chadwell.


The Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade celebrates Americana and Western Heritage

It's been over three years since the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade marched down the main street of Hollister.


Colleague reflects on pinot noir trailblazer Josh Jensen’s legacy

Jensen, founder of Calera Wine Company, died June 11.