News Release

CARES Act funding to be used for Hollister downtown re-opening

Ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for Nov. 14.

Hollister Fire Department responded to a downtown fire that damaged about four businesses. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Four firefighters injured during downtown Hollister fire

Four businesses affected, cause of fire still unknown.

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Sports & Recreation

Superhero 5K coming to Hollister July 27

Participants will receive a T-shirt and cape with registration.

2017 Farmers' Market in downtown Hollister. File photo by Lisa Robinson-Ward.


Downtown merchants want changes to Farmers’ Market

Restaurant and bar owners say they see no benefit from weekly event.

Happy Rooster in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista restaurant closes

The Happy Rooster in downtown serves last customers.

The Nov. 19, 2018 meeting of the Hollister City Council. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Hollister City Council not keen on downtown association plan for sound system

Lighting and music expected to be voted on separately at next meeting.

Downtown was packed with costumed parents and children during the Oct. 31 Treat Streets event. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Treat Streets event a success

Big turnout pleases organizers.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

Hollister Recreation to host “Treat Streets” downtown

Event features contests, music and candy.



Another Successful Spring Clean-Up in Downtown Hollister

Over 150 community members gathered in Hollister on April 21 to clean every block of the downtown district.

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez recused himself as other council members decided fate of petition.

Government / Politics

Hollister mayor threatens suit against city over 400 Block, officials say his “facts” wrong

Ignacio Velazquez says he will sue city over 400 Block and that officials are misleading the public. City and county officials do not support the mayor's story and the city manager questions his motives because Velazquez tried to develop the 400 Block

Councilman Jim Gillio used social media to invite the public to an information meeting concerning the 400 Block. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister councilman asks experts to explain why city must sell 400 Block

Jim Gillio invited Hollister residents to special informational meeting concerning liquidation of the 400 Block and the history of housing growth


Business / Economy

San Benito Tire to expand near downtown after rally

Business that has served Hollister for 27 years will soon expand to a second store at Sixth and East streets

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Police / Fire

Police announce timing of downtown street closures for motorcycle rally

Rally construction will begin after Farmers' Market closes on Wednesday


Police / Fire

Police make arrest in downtown shooting

Heated argument allegedly prompted shots to be fired; 38-year-old arrested

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Police / Fire

Police investigating non-injury shooting downtown

Property damage reported in the 500 block of San Benito Street, near Sixth