Sarah Villar, 32, was a pediatric therapist who told a friend that helping children was her greatest accomplishment. Photo courtesy of Dave Villar.


Vigil held for Sarah Villar

Neighbors, friends and strangers came together to pay tribute to a young woman who cared for children.

Anita Molina said she has been a political activist for over 20 years. She favors waiting until after the presidential election to nominate a justice. Photo by John Chadwell.


San Benito County residents hold vigil for late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Organizer Lauretta Avina: ‘Women of my generation and younger are very lucky because a strong woman like her paved the way for us.’

Hollister residents came together downtown on Aug. 1 to pray and speak regarding the Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting. Photos by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Hollister hosts vigil for Garlic Festival shooting victims

Gathering gives SBC residents a chance to show support in response to Gilroy tragedy.

Gilroy community members hold up candles at a July 29 vigil for the victims of the Garlic Festival Shooting. Photo by Nicholas Preciado.


Upcoming vigils for Garlic Festival shooting victims

Family Assistance Center also available for grief counseling, emotional support and other services.

Group of demonstrators pray before the end of the vigil. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Locals join in national immigration vigil

Group demonstrates against separation of families and treatment of children at the border.

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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

It was a small group, but the feelings were genuine as they held a silent vigil.

Small, emotional vigil held downtown to remember Paris terrorism victims

Army veteran Andy Adams invited the community to downtown Hollister for a vigil honoring victims of terrorist attacks in Paris