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California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships, totaling $660,000 in 2023, have been awarded to 71 artists across 17 counties in the Central California region, with three awards going to artists based in San Benito County.
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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.
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.
Hollister City Council member Rolan Resendiz was stripped of his committee appointments during a tense Sept. 18 city council meeting. In a 4-0 vote, his fellow council members took the action in an escalating disciplinary course against Resenidiz for allegedly …
A San Benito County government office building is uninhabitable after a recent fire, and public services housed within the structure have been temporarily moved, according to county officials. Firefighters responded early in the morning Sept. 6 to a report of …
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Hollister Council Approves Changes to Draft General Plan
The Hollister City Council adopted changes by consensus to the city’s draft General Plan 2040. Among the updates were expansion of the sphere of influence and changes in residential land use.
Civil Grand Jury Examines Hollister Traffic Calming Measures
The San Benito County Civil Grand Jury shared its findings on Hollister’s traffic calming measures, noting that the city should be “commended for attempting to be proactive” but did not have a formal policy or procedure in place when it implemented the measures.
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