Leo Vasquez and Shawn Novack. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Environment / Nature

Free landscaping plans available to San Benito residents

Water-efficient gardens, such as the one at Dunne Park, are encouraged during drought.

Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council approves plan for parks maintenance

Local landscapers will be sought for parks, sound walls and landscaping.


COMMENTARY: Taking Advantage of Winter Rain

Shawn Novack writes that although we've received some rain, California will need 140% of its normal rainfall amounts to fill-up groundwater basins and reservoirs.

Irrigation check. Photo provided by Shawn Novack.

Environment / Nature

Water Resources Association provides water-wise landscape tips

Shawn Novack writes that to have enough water in the future, we must avoid wasting water in our homes and gardens today. 

Though born in Oakland, Don Smith was raised in Hollister and currently lives here. All photographs courtesy of Don Smith.

Art & Culture

Hollister photographer sees the world through his camera

Don Smith tells of following his passion and life behind the lens.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay


COLUMN: Water Irrigation System Inspections

As the temperatures start heating up in summer, your water use will go up as well.