The water tower at McCarthy Park has a 90-gallon bucket inside and is surrounded by synchronized water jets and waterfalls. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Revitalized McCarthy Park opens in August

Delay related to new water feature.

Conceptual design for McCarthy Park. Image provided by the City of Hollister.

Children and Youth

Final design approved for McCarthy Park

$3.5 million project to include splash pad and climbing wall.



Walking Across America: Ostdick makes it home after nearly 4,000-mile trek

Retired high school teacher, Jim Ostdick, completes walk across America to raise awareness and money to promote connecting San Benito County to a national recreational trail

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Government / Politics

Parks & Rec commissioner resigns before council discusses his possible removal

In other action, two people appointed to city planning commission and parks and rec commission

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: Vista Park Hill. What’s in a name?

Vista Park Hill signage gets the name wrong as the downtown park continues to be a low priority