The 4th of July Kiddie Parade celebrated Independence Day and is the kickoff for Hollister's 150th Anniversary. Photo by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

Trikes replace bikes in July 4th celebration

The annual Hollister Independence Day weekend onslaught of motorcycles was replaced by parade of families and bicycles decorated in red, white, and blue bunting in celebration of the national holiday.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Happy Birthday To My Perpetually Divided Nation

As my beloved U.S.A. celebrates another Independence Day it remains as it has always been, a deeply divided nation, but now without a vision.

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Business / Economy

Arrests up 43 percent over holiday weekend

Fewer calls for service this year, but 40 percent more crime reports taken during the Fourth of July weekend from previous years.

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COMMENTARY: Independence Day and the American Dream

You have to believe

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The death of independent thinking

The right of independence cannot ensure you will think or act independently