Zack Freitas at Bear's Hideaway. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Musicians take to the web for live performances

Online concerts are the new normal during shelter-in-place.

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30-year-old Hollister resident Adam Hill self-isolated at home after contracting an unknown sickness. He was unable to be tested for COVID-19 at the hospital. Photo provided by Adam Hill.

Health

Resident shares story of unknown sickness

After numerous attempts, he was unable to be tested for COVID-19.

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Casa de Fruta. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Where to get food to-go in San Benito County

Restaurants in Hollister, Dunneville, Aromas and Tres Pinos offer options.

JJ's Burgers in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan restaurants offer to-go options during shelter in place

Some are serving from their full menus; others are offering items as available.

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Artist Riley Nester works in the world of sticker packs. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Art travels around the world with sticker packs

Collaborative medium brings together artists across the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany and beyond.

Luis Valdez, playwright and founder of El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Luis Valdez: Papier-mache and the theater of change

In the first of two articles, the El Teatro Campesino founder speaks of his childhood and early beginnings.

Mission Clocks owner Ronald Paulk with a Westminster Chime Clock. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Business

A clockwork wonderland in San Juan Bautista

Mission Clocks and Watches owner Ronald Paulk fills his shop with old school technology.

Musician Bocanegra rehearses for upcoming performances at the El Teatro Campesino 'Palabra' showcase from March 5-8. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

‘Palabra’ is El Teatro Campesino’s talent showcase

Four-day run debuts 13 new works of music, poetry and theater.

Skippy with fellow horse Brave One. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

BackStretch Equine Rescue gives horses safety and dignity

Owner Dennis Barwick works to bring ailing ones back to health and places some with new owners.

Yolanda Torres, owner of Una Mas Saloon. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Business

Una Mas Saloon opens in San Juan Bautista

New bar takes over former location of Mom and Pop’s.

Mejka McMullen, Serena Barragan, Francisco Barragan and Samantha Slykas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Children and Youth

Hollister 4-H volunteers share their hearts on Valentine’s Day

Eighty-nine nursing facility residents to receive custom-made cards.

Director Rachel Romina and the San Benito Oriana Chorale. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Oriana Chorale sings of water and spring

Hollister group is seeking new voices for its diverse repertoire.

Tony Katschen and Nacho. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Partying with pit bulls

Hollister Animal Shelter hosts an adoption ‘Pittie Party.’

The teaching room at the new Family Impact Center in Hollister. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Family Impact Center brings help to troubled families

Facility touted as a one-stop resource for those in need.

Zack Freitas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Zack Freitas: Guitar heroes, aliens, and 8-tracks

Hollister musician prepares for single release party and tour.