Faculty Manager Will Pennstrom dropping off supplies at the Hollister Fire Department. Photo provided.

Business / Economy

Cannabis business donates personal protective equipment

Euphoric Life gives gloves, masks and alcohol to first responders and farmworkers.

No comments yet
Eddie, Christopher, Aaron and Lani Hoang. Photo courtesy of Eddie Hoang.


Local music video says ‘Go Away Corona’

Miyako owner Eddie Hoang and family create and share a song to help lighten the mood during COVID-19.

No comments yet
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Housing / Land Use

Court order postpones evictions

For a limited time, renters are protected if their inability to pay is related to COVID-19. But they’ll still be responsible for unpaid rent.

No comments yet
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership hosts virtual economic summit

Speakers focus on recovery and 2020 Census activities.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.


San Juan Bautista distributes masks as order goes into effect

April 29 drive-thru for those in need taking place at community center.

Graduates at the 2019 San Benito High ceremony. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Schools & Education

San Benito High School students react to a virtual graduation

Students hope an in-person ceremony can take place after the shelter-in-place order is lifted.

No comments yet
Jim Jack's Cabin now resides at the corner of Third and Monterey streets in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

History & Profiles

Jim Jack: the Mustard King

How one man’s generosity helped San Juan Bautista residents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Noah, Aidan and Nathan Fort. The Fort family runs West Coast World Martial Arts in Hollister. Photos courtesy of Nathan Fort.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister family competes in virtual martial arts tournament

Nathan Fort and family create video lessons for their students while sheltering in place.

No comments yet
Little league field in San Juan Bautista. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

Code enforcement hits SJB and Hollister following shelter-in-place violations

City managers respond to groups congregating in closed parks and hopping fences.

No comments yet
Luis Valdez Performing (Courtesy ETC).


Luis Valdez: Cesar Chavez and theater for the people

Playwright speaks on getting involved in the farmworker movement, his early plays and the birth of El Teatro Campesino.

Robotics Team 6884: Deep-Space (Taken earlier this year, pre-shutdown)

Education / Schools

SBHS Robotics Club manufactures gear for medical workers

Students use 3D printers to make surgical mask straps and face shields.

No comments yet
Photos by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

The mysteries of mushrooms

Wild or commercially cultivated, the spores are everywhere.

Medical Mask Clips. Photos courtesy of Brian Goldberg.


Hollister merchant makes clips for medical masks

Using an industrial laser and open source design, Brian Goldberg manufactures 200 per batch for medical personnel.

No comments yet
Brian Lucas, owner of Off the Chain bike shop in Hollister. Photo provided by Brian Lucas.

Sports & Recreation

Off the Chain and into the wild

Bike store owner Brian Lucas talks about personal fit.

Onah and Toan To at To Phó in Hollister. Photo provided by Toan To.

Business / Economy

To Phó opens amidst shelter-in-place order

Vietnamese restaurant brings unique flavors to Hollister.

No comments yet