Members of Preserve Our Rural Communities and Protect San Benito held a mock funeral procession from San Benito County Superior Court to the county administration building on Jan. 5. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Environmentalists protest development moves

Land use group says supervisors and developers have eroded their success with the No on Measure K initiative from the March primary election.

Vivian Stubblefield said, "I'm for the Constitution and against the lockdown." Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Group protests stay-at-home order

Around 30 people gather in support of reopening businesses under current COVID-19 guidelines.

News

Locals demonstrate in support to recall Gov. Newsom

An informal protest against Governor Newsom erupted in Hollister on Sept. 19.

Teamsters Local Union No. 890 representative Jorge Valenzuela addresses the crowd in front of Hollister City Hall. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Benito Foods employees protest in front of Hollister City Hall

Company is negotiating with the city on water fees related to tomato cannery waste.

Protesters at the Black Lives Matter march on June 6 in Hollister. Photos by Robert Eliason.

News

Black Lives Matter protest in Hollister draws 1,000 participants

Peaceful march organized by San Benito High Alumni attracts widespread community and police support.

Max Beltran lifts his sign for passing motorists on Fourth and San Benito streets in Hollister. Beltran and about 30 others took part in a June 5 demonstration to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Photos by Noe Magaña.

News

Hollister residents demonstrate downtown

30 gather with signs to protest police brutality and show support for Black Lives Matter movement.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police report peaceful protest planned for June 6

HPD said organizers have communicated their plan and that officers will be present 'in an effort to keep the event safe for everyone.'

Participants in the #OpenSBCRally marched along San Benito Street on May 1. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

#OpenSBC holds rally in Hollister

50 business owners and residents gather to speak out against shelter-in-place order.

Around 40 residents assembled at the 400 block of San Benito Street during a Dec. 17 rally supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Photos by Heather Graham.

Government / Politics

PHOTOS: San Benito residents take part in impeachment rally

Demonstrators assembled at the corner of Fourth and San Benito streets as part of a nationwide protest.

Adults and children form a circle around the signs they created for a July 26 demonstration. Photos by Melissa Melton.

Government / Politics

SBC residents demonstrate against migrant detention centers

Group prays and shares words of hope for detainees and vulnerable community members.

The San Juan Road overpass across Highway 101. The red circle is where a protest rally will take place on July 19 at 4:45 p.m. Image provided by PORC.

Housing / Land Use

Protest of commercial development on Highway 101 set for July 19

Demonstration related to zoning changes near Aromas and San Juan Bautista.

Protesters speak with onlookers outside of the San Benito County Public Health Services office during a May 31 protest. Photos by Heather Graham.

Health

Protesters picket public health department over vaccine exemption bill

Parents oppose SB 276, saying it puts medically fragile children at risk.

The Saturday, June 30 protest in Hollister was one of over 600 across the nation. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Government / Politics

San Benito County residents join nationwide protest against Trump administration immigration policies

Residents in San Benito County joined a national movement Saturday, June 30 to protest immigration policies like family separation.

17 minutes of silence lapses as students sit on the steps of San Benito High School Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David

Children and Youth

San Benito High students quietly protest gun violence on school campuses

75 students gather to show their concern for a national problem

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OPINION: 15th anniversary of Hollister Peace Vigil nears

Group of nonviolent demonstrators has maintained a street-corner protest against war and military actions since 2002