Hollister draftees head off to war on Sept. 21, 1917. Photos courtesy of the Gilroy and San Benito County Historical Societies.

History & Profiles

Newly discovered photographs show WWI-era Hollister soldiers

SBC Historical Society hosts exhibit with memorabilia through the end of the year.

Resident Elia Salinas speaks during public comment before the Hollister City Council went into a two-hour closed session meeting on Nov. 13. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Hollister interim city manager resigns two days after closed-door meeting

Council will discuss what happened at its Nov. 18 session.

What started out as a journey to shorten David Westrick's daily commute turned into a career move to become police chief. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police Chief Westrick to retire in December

He leaves the department ‘at its best,’ says crime has dropped significantly since 2013.

James Texaria, 3, honoring his dad Trent who is serving in Iraq. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Veterans Day Parade 2019

Hollister townspeople came out to honor those who have served in the military with its 18th annual parade.

Volunteers spent several hours cleaning up a portion of the San Benito River on Saturday, Nov. 9. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Local groups clean portion of San Benito River

Graniterock employees, CHEER and volunteers remove a record 169 tires.

Photo provided by Devii Rao.

Ag

San Benito Cattlemen annual meeting and dinner on Nov. 13

Frank Mitloehner, a professor and air quality extension specialist at UC Davis, will share his research clarifying the influence of cattle on climate change.

Rachel Logue and her faculty adviser, who recently went to Chicago to present some of their research. Photo provided by SBHS.

Schools & Education

SBHS alumna on journey to study Parkinson’s, brain injuries

Rachel Logue's project focuses on balance and movement issues in young children and elderly people with a goal of being able to help patients with Parkinson’s disease and children who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

Photo provided by B&R Farms.

Business / Economy

Local apricot grower hosts annual holiday shopping boutique

B&R Farms spreading cheer on four Saturdays before Christmas.

Emergency Vehicle Specialists President Stephen Haynes gives a brief tour of a Hollister Police SUV to State Senator Anna Caballero. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Hollister company serves police, fire and EMS

Emergency Vehicle Specialists Inc. installs warning lights, sirens and two-way radios.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo by John Chadwell.

Environment / Nature

Gray fox tests positive for Canine distemper at Pinnacles

Although humans are not known to contract it, domesticated dogs are highly susceptible.

Friends of the Library book sale

Date/Time November 09, 2019 to November 09, 2019 10:00 AM until 02:00 PM This event occurs monthly, Description The Friends of the San Benito County Free Library holds a book sale the second Saturday of every month. They offer mysteries, kids' books, young adults, cookbooks, history books, classics and more. Location San Benito County Free

Breathe California Youth Summit 2019

Date/Time November 09, 2019 to November 09, 2019 10:00 AM until 02:00 PM Description Breathe California of the Bay Area and San Benito County Public Health are hosting the Youth Summit 2019 in San Benito County on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. They will cover

Small Works: An exhibition, art party and raffle of small scale artwork

Date/Time December 06, 2019 to December 06, 2019 06:30 PM until 08:30 PM Description The community is invited to view the San Benito Arts Council's exhibition Small Works: An Exhibition & Raffle of Small Scale Artwork from Nov. 12 through Dec. 6 at the ARTspace ANNEX, located at 217 Fifth Street in downtown Hollister. This exhibition features original

Aromas Holiday Art Festival 2019 Day Two

Date/Time November 17, 2019 to November 17, 2019 10:00 AM until 04:00 PM Description Enjoy a huge display of artwork by Aromas Hills Artisans all under one roof at the Aromas Grange. There will be a wide variety of artwork offered by numerous artisans, from glass and clay, wood and stone, paper and canvas, yarn

Aromas Holiday Art Festival 2019 Day One

Date/Time November 16, 2019 to November 16, 2019 10:00 AM until 04:00 PM Description Enjoy a huge display of artwork by Aromas Hills Artisans all under one roof at the Aromas Grange. There will be a wide variety of artwork offered by numerous artisans, from glass and clay, wood and stone, paper and canvas, yarn