Judge Steven Sanders has been guiding hearings for the Barajas case since July. Photo by John Chadwell.

News Release

SBC Superior Court presiding Judge Steven Sanders’ to retire in 2021

Sanders' legal career spans 37 years.

Sheriff Darren Thompson and deputies take a selfie with retiring Hollister Police Chief David Westrick. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Leaders say farewell to Hollister’s top cop

City and county officials roast retiring police chief David Westrick over coffee.

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Business / Economy

CalSavers Retirement Savings Plan business workshop to take place Dec. 6

The plan is now open to all California employers with five employees or more that currently do not offer a qualified retirement plan.

What started out as a journey to shorten David Westrick's daily commute turned into a career move to become police chief. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police Chief Westrick to retire in December

He leaves the department ‘at its best,’ says crime has dropped significantly since 2013.

Officer Melgoza stands with K-9 Freeze while Police Chief David Westrick speaks. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

K-9 Officer Freeze retires

Hollister City Council approves request for replacement, handler training and vehicle conversion.

Hollister City Manager Bill Avera said he would like to possibly teach after retiring. "When I was in college I wanted to be a history teacher," Avera said. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister city manager to retire

Bill Avera has worked for the city for 25 years.

Government / Politics

Retiring Hollister Councilman Ray Friend receives tribute

Friend announced in July his retirement plans to move to Oregon to be near his family.

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Schools & Education

Hollister School District superintendent to retire

Gary McIntire, head of county's largest district, will retire at the end of June

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Government / Politics

Nine city employees take resignation/retirement deal

City to pay out about $498K in effort to save more long-term

What a great place for retirement!


Draft County Plan does not include “Active Retired Adults”

Active retired adults have not been included in General Plan documents.