Farm Visits – We’re Open!

Julie Finigan Morris writes that residents should take advantage of local farms and ranches.

Students participate in a writing workshop at the San Benito County Jail. Photo provided by Julie Morris. (Faces have been blurred to protect privacy.)


A view from the inside: What does it feel like to be in jail during a pandemic?

Inmates at the San Benito County Jail take classes to continue their education. During the COVID-19 pandemic, jail staff and Gavilan College have improvised to maintain students' education.

Well-managed rangelands capture and store precious water, building soil and cooling the earth. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


COLUMN: Comparing plant-based meat with grassfed beef

In this column, Julie Morris of Morris Grassfed Beef talks about her experience at a panel discussion on cultured meat.


Business / Economy

Growth Comes to San Juan Bautista

Meritage Homes' Rancho Vista fits in with the company's strategy

Jack and Rita Gifford live independently and care for each other. They are part of a growing population navigating the challenges of aging.


Caregiving 101: San Benito County Provides Resources

As our population ages, primary caregivers need as much attention as those they serve

Daniel Galligan races his motorcycle through a creek  (Photo by: Nick Thompson)

San Benito Lifestyle

Motorcycle Riding: Recreation and Family Time

Thousands of San Benito County residents enjoy Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Park with friends and family

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OPINION: Let’s celebrate the fourth estate this Fourth of July

The media are your friends: stop calling them names

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Journalist, artist Kate Woods dies in car accident

Woods was known and loved for her sharp wit and commitment to social justice. She also pushed the EPA to clean up an abandoned mercury mine in New Idria that polluted local waterways.

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Art & Culture

OPINION: Welcome to the Big Leagues

A first-time novelist feels the sting from anonymous critics as she launches her book this weekend in San Juan Bautista.

Flooding along Pacheco Creek broke fences along Lovers Lane in Hollister

Flood victims still impacted by winter storms

Residents along Pacheco Creek are still cleaning up after heavy winter rains

Photo by Elaine Patarini


Locals meet to strengthen food economy

Advocates met at FarmHouse Cafe to talk about creating a local food hub

merican Armory Sales Manager Justin Olson and Owner Jesse Rodriguez pose in front of a gun

Business / Economy

American Armory Opens in Hollister

Boutique gun store focuses on customer service and education

Naomi Medina inspects damage to the front door of her daughter's shop, Margot's, in San Juan Bautista

Police / Fire

San Juan Bautista burglaries have merchants upset

A string of burglaries hit the Mission City this week, on the one day contracted security personnel were not on duty

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Business / Economy

OPINION: Saying goodbye to Hollister’s Progresso Tamale Parlor – We’ll miss you!

Saying farewell to a local favorite restaurant

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COMMENTARY: #notmypresident, except he is. Accept he is.

Thoughts on the presidential election ...