Antonia Martin at the Vineyard School. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito History

BL Longform: The 19th-century Gilmore Colony collapses at the farm

On their own, former slaves and workers move to Hollister to restart their lives.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Local fire groups to hold town hall on wildfire preparation

April 4 session covers prevention and response in hazard zones of San Benito County.

Daniel Galligan races his motorcycle through a creek  (Photo by: Nick Thompson)

San Benito Lifestyle

Motorcycle Riding: Recreation and Family Time

Thousands of San Benito County residents enjoy Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Park with friends and family


Children and Youth

Hollister Hills SVRA Geocache Bash 2017

This family friendly event has been created for those who love Geocaching and have a 4X4 interest at heart. This event is open to all levels of 4X4 experience.

The Mudstone Ranch Trails in Hollister Hills opened at the beginning of July, and are currently open from dawn to dusk daily.

Housing / Land Use

Hollister Hills Opens Mudstone Ranch Trails

The new trails at the off-road park are for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders, and are prohibited to motorized vehicles.


Housing / Land Use

Hollister Hills to celebrate 40th anniversary Oct. 10

It was the first park of its kind in California when it opened in 1975

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Police / Fire

Gilroy man killed in Hollister Hills accident

Doug Williams was a frequent rider at the off-road park

Judson Gerald Hamilton


Harnessing Horsepower in Hollister

History of J.G. Hamilton