Mayor Ignacio Velazquez listening to resident Celeste Toledo Bocanegra who accused him of being part of the problem after reading from the mayor company's website how it has worked with developers. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister council meeting implodes

Public commenters and council members defy Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and challenge his campaign finance reform ordinance as too controlling, unnecessarily expensive and open to abuse.


Group launches recall of Hollister Mayor

Notice of intent is still to be filed with the city.

Only smiles could be seen as the ribbon was cut to signify the opening of the H.O.M.E. Resource Center

Government / Politics

Ribbon Cutting Signifies the Opening of the Long Awaited H.O.M.E. Resource Center

The H.O.M.E. Resource Center facility celebrates its opening Tues. Nov. 21 as it prepares to support San Benito County's homeless population

Hollister City Hall, where Four city council members claim those who signed petition led by mayor were misinformed. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Referendum petition on 400 block to be on November ballot, unless state attorney general says unlawful

The Hollister city council votes to add mayor's referendum petition to November ballot for vote as city awaits state attorney general's call whether it is legal or not.