Mayor Velazquez with fellow city council members, Boy Scouts, City Manager Brett Miller, Girl Scout Maddie Rosa and Boy Scout Diego Villalpando at the ceremony to cut the ribbon in front of time capsule. Photo by Marisa Sachau


Hollister unveils time capsule and Blue Star Memorial

Residents gather in front of the Veterans Memorial Building.

Girl Scout Madeline Rosa and Boy Scout Diego Villalpando pose with time capsule. Photo by Marisa Sachau


Hollister’s 150 years celebration to include memorabilia

Local youth are building a time capsule and collecting souvenirs from the community.


Eagle Scout project brings warmth to community

Jacob Lima distributes 500 articles of clothing to three homeless nonprofits.

Discarded Christmas tree. Photo by Flickr photographer Fusilli

News Release

San Benito County Boy Scout Troops to collect Christmas trees

Collection dates are Jan. 2, 8, and 9 in Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

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Children and Youth

SBC Boy Scouts cancel Christmas tree pick-up service due to COVID-19 concerns

Scout executive team decided to hold off on annual service after recent rise in cases coupled with the local stay-at-home order.

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Children and Youth

Boy Scouts to provide contact-free Christmas tree collection service

Scouts will be on patrol within the community to collect trees on Jan. 3, Jan. 9 and Jan. 10.

Scout Cody Silveira with door hangers. Photo courtesy of Bryan Feci.

Children and Youth

Scout-O-Rama goes virtual to gather hundreds for fun and games

A new approach brings three weeks of activities for scout troops and guests.

Hollister Boy Scout Troop 436 reaching into a pile of compost at Recology's South Valley Organics facility in Gilroy. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

Hollister Boy Scout Troop sees composting site up close

Troop learns compost can offer environmental benefits for San Benito County.

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Scouts fill sandbags ahead of another wet week

The National Weather Services predicts more rounds of wet weather in San Benito County from midweek through next weekend

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Children and Youth

Annual Boy Scout Christmas Tree Pick-Up

Hollister Boy Scout Troop 436 Annual Christmas Tree Pick Up. Donation is $8. Leave your Christmas tree by the curb.

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Man accused of slashing flags downtown on Sept. 11

33-year-old cited for misdemeanor vandalism after allegedly slashing 10 flags placed downtown by local Boy Scout troop

The Eagle Scout himself: Brendan Barton.

Children and Youth

Brendan Barton Completes Eagle Scout project at Hollister Airport Park

Brendan Barton leads team that installs reader board at Jerry Gabe Memorial Dog Park

Over 200 boys to build and launch rockets.

Children and Youth

200 Boy Scouts to Build and Launch Rockets

Boy Scouts will have a day of activities at San Benito High School for the "Rocket Into Scouting" event on Saturday

Farmer Paul Hain explains the day’s tasks to group of volunteers


Hain Ranch Streamside Planting Benefits Farm and Wildlife

A riparian restoration project on a Tres Pinos ranch demonstrates public-private partnerships that benefit agriculture, wildlife, and the community.

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Government / Politics

Mike Corbin Donates $1000 To Scouts To Replace Missing Flags

Motorcycle Rally supporter supports Scouts