Anzar Fire on July 21, 2022. Photo by Fire Capt. Curtis Rhodes.

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Cal Fire responding to fire in Aromas

Fire is estimated to have burned 104 acres and is 100% contained.

David Pequeno at the June 24, 2021 hearing. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Hollister resident sentenced to state hospital in arson cases

Confinement set at 13.5 years.

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Bureau of Land Management Central Coast field office increases fire restrictions

Campfires, barbecues and open fires are prohibited on BLM-managed public lands until further notice.

Hollister Fire Department responding to the Fairview Road fire. Photo by John Chadwell.


Seven small blazes keep local and state firefighters busy

Fairview Road fire could have been ‘substantially bigger’ under different weather conditions, battalion chief says.

David Pequeno appearing in court via Zoom on June 24. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Hearing continued for downtown arson suspect

Court waiting for psychiatric evaluations of David Pequeno.

In 2020, approximately 275 wildland fires burned nearly 200,000 acres of Bureau managed land in California. Photo courtesy of Cal Fire.


CalFire and the Hollister Fire Department are ready

Agencies tell homeowners how to prepare for what could be the driest, hottest fire season on record.

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News Release

SBC zip codes among insurance protection moratorium

Law sets mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing or cancelling residential property insurance policies.

Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.


Gavilan College cancels classes due to air quality

Classes have also been canceled for Friday, Nov. 16.