Raymond Anthony Andrade. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News

In a historic first, Pride flag is raised at Hollister City Hall

150 gather for nearly hour-long ceremony. 

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Aislinn Barnes holding a Pride flag. Photo courtesy of Aislinn Barnes.

San Benito Lifestyle

Pride Month 2020: Aislinn Barnes

SBHS Gay-Straight Alliance club president talks about her quest for identity and LGBTQ advocacy.

Maxx D'Elia. Photo provided.

San Benito Lifestyle

Pride Month 2020: Maxx D’Elia

Hollister transgender man shares his journey of self-discovery.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito Lifestyle

Hollister raising Pride flag at City Hall

For the first time, officials will hold a ceremony showing solidarity with the LGBTQ community on the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

The interior of Hokulia Shave Ice in Hollister. Photo by Frank Perez.

Business

Hokulia brings a ‘taste of aloha’ to SBC

Shave ice shop opens in Hollister Farms Shopping Center.

Mirjana Tomas baking chocolate chip and walnut cookies at her home. Photo by Frank Perez.

Business

Mama’s Morsels specializes in bringing a taste of home

Mirjana Tomas uses local ingredients to make her cookies and other baked goods.

Store owner Bill Mifsud handing a purchase to customer Caleb Ecksteen. Photo by Frank Perez.

Business

Bill’s Bullpen prepares to reopen its doors

Hollister comic book shop resumes foot traffic May 20.

San Benito High senior Victoria Flores working on school assignments at home. SBHS started its online distance learning on March 30. Photos provided by Victoria Flores.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School becomes a virtual campus

Students have been participating in distance learning for one month.

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San Juan Bautista resident Karen Stacy has made and sold hundreds of masks from her home in recent weeks. Photo provided by Karen Stacy.

San Benito Lifestyle

San Juan seamstress stitches facial coverings

Karen Stacy makes masks that combine functionality and style.

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Rebecca Jackson performs at San Benito High School for the Violins of Hope project. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Violins of Hope shares a Holocaust survivor’s story and sounds

SBHS students learn about the late David Arben and his journey from concentration camp prisoner to performing musician.

Photo courtesy of Media and Public Affairs for the Office of Governor Newsom. The governor is surrounded by some members of California's indigenous tribes at his June announcement.

News

Local tribe refuses governor’s apology 

Amah Mutsun turns down the olive branch offered by Governor Newsom and suggests measures state can take to heal past atrocities.

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 & Profiles

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

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.

Art & Culture

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.

Art & Culture

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.