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 β€˜at its best,’ says crime has dropped significantly since 2013.

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.