Photo by Leila Sadeghian.


Water pipe leak leads to San Benito Street closure

Road repairs are expected to be completed May 25.

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez cuts the ribbon on Nov. 14 celebrating the reopening of San Benito Street after a beautification project. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hollister holds ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating San Benito Street reopening

Changes include parklets, one-way traffic flow and diagonal parking.

News Release

CARES Act funding to be used for Hollister downtown re-opening

Ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for Nov. 14.

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Work on San Benito Street begins Oct. 26

All outdoor dining furniture must be removed from San Benito Street prior to Oct. 26 at 5 a.m.

Outdoor dining space in front of Ohana Shaved Ice on San Benito Street. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

City makes San Benito Street closure more visible

More warning lights and signs are added after a car crashes into barricades on Memorial Day weekend.

Albert Bracamonte and family dining outside Hollister House. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Business / Economy

Outdoor dining opens on San Benito Street

Several restaurants take part in weekend street closure. Check out photos from the first day.

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council votes to close San Benito Street for outdoor dining

Closure will allow restaurants to use space to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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City suffers second water main break in two days

The Nov. 20 water main break occurred on San Benito Street between Third and Fourth Streets.

Traffic was diverted at the intersection of San Benito and South Streets in Hollister. Photo by Leslie David.


Water main break in downtown Hollister

City of Hollister is advising people to avoid the area.

2017 Farmers' Market in downtown Hollister. File photo by Lisa Robinson-Ward.


Downtown merchants want changes to Farmers’ Market

Restaurant and bar owners say they see no benefit from weekly event.

The 400 block at the corner of Fourth Street and San Benito Street. The Vault building, owned by Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, sits in the background. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Designs approved for 400 block buildings

Hollister mayor claims planning commissioners have conflicts of interest with project.

Eighteen-foot parking spaces are standard for the city now.

San Benito Street parking spaces are smaller, but meet new standards

Some locals claim their vehicles don't fit within the newly-drawn parking spaces

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Business / Economy

HDA addresses business concerns about Farmers’ Market

Downtown Association offers solutions to issues raised at a listening session

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Business / Economy

Next step in downtown re-striping scheduled for April 25

Intersection of San Benito and Fifth streets to become a four-way stop, at least temporarily

The second night of filling cracks.

Government / Politics

First Phase of Re-Striping San Benito Street Underway

City fills cracks on San Benito Street in preparation for slurry work and then re-striping by end of April