Monday, December 21, 2015

Tis the Season

Thought - As I sit here on my couch, warm in my holiday PJ's I cannot help but think about how lucky we are in this community. How truly lucky we are in this region, state and country.

I have food in my fridge, power for the lights, gas in the truck and clean water at the tap. We take these things for granted. We really do. We complain when we have a shortage of one of them, we stammer and we get upset.

Think about the folks, for a moment, who have none of these things. Many in our own country, many who've served our country, many who are children and a great many with mental health or physical problems.

It is mind boggling to me that we have so much, but give so little attention to those without and those that cannot do much to improve their situations.

We need to be smarter than the problem. We are innovative, we can help these folks. 

I do not profess to have the answers. For my part, I am committed to continue to help my fellow man, continue to help veterans and active duty folks and continue to help provide children of our community opportunities to discover things that they may fall in love with.

This is the season for giving.....we need to do that more often, we have more than we need.


Jr Giants is just around the corner folks. We will again ask for the communities help with coaching, team parents, etc. We will announce the dates and requirments on our Facebook page here -


Hollister Police Departments Holiday Bicycle Program - It was our second year for the program. Last year we gave out about 70 bicycles to our area's youth. This year, with a grant from TurningWheels For Kids we obtained 89 bicycles, another 10 were purchased by our employees out of their own pockets and 3 were donated by Alves Collision Center.

We handed them out to the kids on December 19th. It should be noted that the Hollister School District and a few other agencies helped us select the children through a nomination process.

Our Hollister Police Explorers, HPD Volunteers, Police Officers and Non-Sworn employees all helped make this a truly successful day, filled with smiles


As I prepare to take in the holidays with family and friends, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.


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