Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. Photo by John Chadwell

News Release

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, RNs approve contract

The four-year agreement includes a 12.5% wage increase.

Kids enjoy skating on the ice rink. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister holds Christmas in the Park

Dunne Park hosts an ice rink and food vendors.

Dr. George Gellert. Photo courtesy of San Benito County.


Public health officer provides COVID-19 update

Dr. George Gellert addresses vaccinations, boosters, home COVID-19 tests and provides holiday safety recommendations .


San Benito County addresses recent surge of COVID-19 cases as the holidays approach

Increase of 113 new cases reported between Nov. 15-21.

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Tips for a safe Thanksgiving during COVID-19

Public Health Officer David Ghilarducci’s advice on how to prepare for a gathering, how to stay protected and what to do afterwards.

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Tips for reducing stress and depression during the holidays

The holiday season can add extra stress. County Behavioral Health offers some tips on how to handle it.

The Golden Eagle Mortgage team at the 2018 toy drive. Photo provided by Golden Eagle Mortgage.

Children and Youth

Golden Eagle Mortgage annual toy drive returns

Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Hollister families.

Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino halts holiday shows at Mission San Juan Bautista

Performances of "La Pastorela" to be held at ETC playhouse this winter.

Holidays in Hollister is located at 5280 Fairview Road. Photo by Becky Bonner.


B&R Farms hosts Holidays in Hollister shopping event

Lots of unique, locally made products gathered in one spot Dec. 8 and 15.

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Art & Culture

Santa Claus is coming to the San Benito County Free Library

Community members invited to participate in 12th annual Holiday Program.

Riding in the 2018 Lights On Parade. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Business / Economy

Holiday parade lights up downtown Hollister

Locals line San Benito Street to observe parade, car display and tree decorating contest.

Mr. O's Jazz Band in 2017. Photo provided.

Art & Culture

Christmas performing arts celebration

Free event offers a mix of musical styles with a holiday theme.

On raising her turkeys, Lisa Knutson stated, “The animals have to be happy. They cannot be stressed." Photo courtesy of Rob Fisher.


Local turkeys make for big Thanksgiving feasts

Pasture Chick Ranch has a waiting list of loyal customers.


Children and Youth

LULAC brings holiday cheer to local children

More than 400 toys given out during annual distribution

Nonno (grandpa) Stelvio Locci with grandson Christopher Chambless at 15 starting to build the volcano of flour and eggs.

Children and Youth

Holidays: A blend of family and flavors

The season reminds us of favorite recipes and those who taught us how to cook them