Former Hollister city manager Bill Avera shows a map of the earthquake zone that runs down San Benito Street. Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Is Hollister ready for the next big one?

With the 31st anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake on Oct. 17, former city manager Bill Avera takes BenitoLink on a downtown walking tour to discuss retrofitting.

The entire mission is build of unreinforced materials.

Nonprofits

Nonprofit aims to raise $14 million to repair Mission San Juan Bautista

Parishioners, others gear up to reach out to corporations and individuals for $14 million to preserve the 218-year-old structure