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San Benito’s county seat and its largest city, Hollister continues to grow (an estimated population of 40,000 in 2019) but has kept historic buildings and small-town appeal. On any given weekend, the streets of “The Birthplace of the American Biker” are filled with locals and tourists enjoying classic car shows, horse shows, the Downtown Wine & Beer Stroll, and the Mexican Independence Day Parade. Another Fourth of July tradition is the Hollister Independence Rally, which has drawn thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the town where The Wild One was filmed. Though the event is no longer sponsored by the city, so-called rebel rallies have taken place, most recently in 2019.

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The City Council’s regular meeting time is at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the City Hall Council Chambers, 375 Fifth St. Past meetings can be found on the city’s YouTube page.

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Photos: Hollister celebrates 150th anniversary

The City of Hollister closed out its summer-long 150th anniversary celebration with a bang Aug. 6, with a full day of festivities. The Saturday celebration started with a parade through the city’s downtown, a time capsule ceremony in front of …

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Local teen designs 150th anniversary flag

Hollister artist and 2021 San Benito High School alumna McKenna Neff designed the city’s commemorative 150th anniversary flag that will fly over city hall through the end of this year.  Members of the Hollister Arts and Culture Commission unveiled the …

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Section of Union Road to be renamed Cesar Chavez Way

The Hollister City Council voted Aug. 1 to authorize changing the name of a portion of Union Road to Cesar Chavez Way. The road will be dedicated Aug. 13, said Brett Miller, city manager.

(Aug. 3, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
Safe Exchange Zone Now Active in Hollister

Hollister Police Department has created a Safe Exchange Zone in the front parking lot of police headquarters at 395 Apollo Way. The zone, which has audio and video recording, can be used to exchange children under custody orders, or any other situation that would benefit from monitoring.

(July 22, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
Upcoming Meetings & Events
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City Council Meeting
Monday August 15 2022   6:30 PM

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