Sal Felice. Photo courtesy of C. J. Given.

Features

Hollister golfer Sal Felice competes in the US Senior Open

He goes up against world-class competition in Omaha, Nebraska.

Ana Ramos-Aguilera and staff. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: The frozen delights of La Michoacana Paleteria

A splendid way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Hollister.

Raul Gonzalez. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Raul Gonzalez retires after 65 years of cutting hair in Hollister

Some families had been loyal customers for decades.

Cindy Brown. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Hollister schools librarian retires after 32 years

Cindy Brown made libraries accessible to students, providing a safe space to read.

Dick Swank with Amy and Jared Gill. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: The Swank Farms Experience now includes its own line of liquid gold

Local brewers Amy and Jared Gill debut craft beers made in collaboration with farm operator Dick Swank.

Benitoite. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

How San Benito County became ground zero for a rare gemstone

A chance discovery in 1907 yielded a unique precious mineral; now the public can go look for samples on Saturdays.

Josiah Morales. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

The joys of non-competitive sports

Junior Giants youth baseball takes over Abbe Field in San Juan Bautista for the summer.

Ali Dorri of Microvi and City Manager Don Reynolds. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health

San Juan Bautista City Council visits new water treatment plant

Microvi Biotech demonstrates its system for breaking down nitrates in well water.

Frank Sanchez brewing. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Haybaler Blonde, Quarantined Charley, and Absurdum Red

The visions and delights of Grillin & Chillin Roadhouse and Alehouse beer.

Bikes leaving the rally. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News

After 2020 cancelation, Hollister motorcycle show gets extra large for July 4 weekend

Bike enthusiasts from the county and beyond attended the Corbin Motorcycle Rally, which saw no incidents apart from reports of people having fun.

Top Hatters racing. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News

Motorcyclists and bar owners compete on tricycles for charity

The Top Hatters hold their annual benefit for Hollister’s Emmaus House.

Alessio Carli and his wines. Photo by Robert Eliason

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Small-production Alicats Winery makes big Italian-influenced vintages

Master winemaker Alessio Carli’s foray into his deeply personal wines.

Heliena Walton at Notably Noble Co. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Heliena Walton brings unique businesses to San Juan Bautista

Notably Noble Co. opens as a companion shop to her successful Thankful Co.

The Little League Champions, the KC Royals. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

The Little League Kansas City Royals top Oakland A’s in Division Championship

Nine- and 10-year-olds take the field in their last game of the season.

Mike Berntsen. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: WildEye Winery takes a wild approach to winemaking

Not having a vineyard gives Mike Berntsen greater options for producing fine wines.