San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County


New extended and more restrictive shelter in place order issued

There has been a significant increase in the number of positive cases from COVID-19, which is beginning to strain healthcare resources.

Sheriff Darren Thompson and deputies take a selfie with retiring Hollister Police Chief David Westrick. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Leaders say farewell to Hollister’s top cop

City and county officials roast retiring police chief David Westrick over coffee.

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.


Government / Politics

Hollister Police chief responds to concerns about homeless

David Westrick says "this isn't about politics; it's about the human condition"


Hollister Gives Back

Holiday Mail for Heroes Card Collection @ Veterans Memorial Building



Hollister Gives Back

Hollister Gives Back (HGB) is a community based group that recognizes the power of people to help bring peace and joy to our community members by giving

Suspect on video surveillance

Hollister Police Arrest Theft Suspect Caught on Video

On June 14 500at about 9:15 pm, Hollister Police Officers arrested Daniel Silviano Cervantez (37) for theft and concealing evidence after Security at Johnny’s Bar observed the entire incident on video.

Arrow indicating spur missing for cock fighting

Hollister Police Department Serves Warrant in Cockfighting Investigation

Hollister Police Department Serves Warrant in Cockfighting Investigation