The late-Franciscan Sister Rose Marita Lake, SA (right), with San Juan youth making their First Holy Communion, circa 1960s. Photo courtesy of David Medeiros.

History

Franciscan Sisters leave San Juan Bautista for New York

After nearly seven decades of service, the religious order has “called forth” its current local members.

Entrance to Juan Bautista de Anza Trail on Old Stage Road in San Juan Bautista.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Anza Historic Trail exhibit comes to San Juan Bautista Library

Traveling display documents people and events of the 1775 expedition.

Lakin Valdez as K’iche Achi in the production of "Men of Rab'inal," a modern telling of the 600-year-old story "Rabinal Achi." Photos provided by Lakin Valdez.

Arts

Mayan drama comes to El Teatro stage this weekend

“Men of Rab’inal” is a contemporary adaptation of a 600-year old story.

Co-owner of The Literary Center Betty Lou Leaver (right) speaks to Anne LaForge (left) in the center's coffee corner. Photos courtesy of Betty Lou Leaver.

Arts

New one-stop shop for aspiring and published authors opens Saturday in San Juan

The Literary Center will offer book readings, consignment sales and publishing services to local writers.

Author and Watsonville resident Joaquín Barreto. Photos courtesy of Joaquín Barreto.

Arts

‘El Otro Lado’: Immigrant author Joaquín Barreto to give book reading in San Juan Bautista

On Saturday, July 21, the self-published author and Watsonville resident will talk about his recent book, “El Otro Lado/The Other Side: An Immigrant Story," at the Carl M. Luck Memorial Library in San Juan Bautista.

Hollister resident Michelle Pérez-Picha (left) speaks to Calavera Coffee owner Evan Morris (right) at his downtown Hollister coffee shop. Photo by Frank Pérez.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Calavera Coffee pours into downtown Hollister

With its baristas brewing cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas on a mobile coffee cart inside of a small kitchen, Hollister’s new specialty coffee shop seems like a stripped down, no-frills establishment.

Fran and Sean Fitzharris inside Brewery Twenty Five located in Hollister. Photos by Frank Perez.

Brewery Twenty Five to Open Taproom in San Juan Bautista June 30

Brewery Twenty Five co-owner Fran Fitzharris continues on her beer journey with the opening of the brewery's community taproom this weekend.

San Juan V.F.W. post member Manuel Chavez reads from memorial frame honoring David Vasquez. Photos by Frank Perez.

San Juan Bautista VFW Honors Local Vietnam Soldier

On Memorial Day, the San Juan Bautista VFW Post 6359 honored the late David Vasquez, the first and only San Juan native killed in action in Vietnam.

Carmen and Frank Pérez at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo courtesy of Donna Silva (DLynn Photography).

SJB Couple is Golden Together

On March 18, long-time, San Juan residents, Frank and Carmen Pérez, will celebrate 50 yrs. of marriage

Local Politics

Our Local Press and the Holocaust: The First in a Series

Beginning with Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Jan. 1933, this is the first in a series about how our local press covered the Holocaust

Photo from, "The Sultan and the Saint. Photo by Adam McCall and courtesy of Unity Productions Foundation.

Movie by SJB Filmmaker Airs Tuesday on PBS

"The Sultan and the Saint,"--a movie by San Juan Bautista resident, Michael Wolfe--will air Tuesday on PBS

Photo of "The Mission" by the late artist, Nancy Burtch Hauk. Photos courtesy of Steve Hauk.

Arts

Art Exhibit featuring work of the late Nancy Burtch Hauk opens Dec. 17 at Mission San Juan Bautista

Beginning on Sunday, Dec. 17 and running through March 2018, Mission San Juan Bautista will host, "Loving Watercolor: Painting of the California Missions by Nancy Burtch Hauk (1944-2016)"

Holiday-themed pouches by Paige Mox. Photos courtesy of Vertigo Coffee Roasters.

Vertigo to Host Holiday Pop Up Art Show This Weekend

The coffee house will feature the work of several local artists on Sat., Dec. 2

Korean War veterans, Dolly DeVasier and Retired Lt. Colonel Richard Castro

Korean War Veterans Honored as Grand Marshals for Annual Veterans Day Parade

Korean War Veterans and Hollister residents, Dolly DeVasier and Richard Castro, will serve as this year's grand marshals in the 16th Annual San Benito County Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11

Outdoor ceremony at the San Juan VFW post for the late Rodolfo P. Hernandez. Photos by Frank Pérez.

San Juan VFW Pays Tribute to a late Medal of Honor Recipient

On Saturday, Nov. 4, the San Juan VFW held a ceremony honoring the late Corporal Rodolfo P. Hernandez, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War