Jim and Mari Rossi. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: B&R Farms showcases the versatile Blenheim apricot

Hollister orchard offers apricot products for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

San Justo Reservoir August 2021. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Fishermen losing hope of fishing at San Justo Reservoir again

Panetta is still working to secure federal funds to eradicate the invasive zebra mussel.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Hollister to close roads for annual race

The races start between 6-10 a.m. The start and finish line is at the Veterans Memorial Building.

Joseph Elmhorst and his food truck. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

The Steak Stop Food Truck opens a permanent location

Joseph Elmhorst is aiming to start a trend in Hollister dining options.

Sofia Abonce. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

San Benito High field hockey on track to be champions

Games against rivals Christopher and Gilroy high schools will decide the winner.

Photo courtesy of HSD.


COMMENTARY: HSD statement on Rancho San Justo lockdown

Hollister School District Superintendent Erika Sanchez writes that Rancho San Justo students were not in any danger during the Oct. 15 lockdown.

Antonia Martin, Scott Gilmore's great granddaughter, at the former Gilmore property. Photo by Robert Eliason.

History & Profiles

BL Longform: The exodus of former slaves from Arkansas to Cienega Valley

The Gilmore Colony settles briefly in the Hollister Hills.

Inside of AJ Sushi. Photo by Juliana Luna.


AJ Sushi owner talks about understaffing

Downtown sushi eatery has been offering take-out only.

Rain dance ceremony in San Juan Bautista on Oct. 10. Photo by Jonathan Crowther.

Art & Culture

Locals celebrate Indigenous People’s Day

People speak about their sacred site known as Juristac.

Ray Solnik. Photo by Juliana Luna.


Hair salon franchise opens in Hollister

Great Clips offers haircuts and introductory discounted prices.

Connie Lopez and Lele doll. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Folk art from Guatemala and Mexico finds a home in San Juan Bautista

Claudia Lopez returns to her roots to stock her Guatemala Boutique.

Rebecca and Jose Salinas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: Loneliness among seniors during COVID

Isolating to stay safe makes a difficult problem worse.

Reproductive Rights-Women’s’ Rally. Photo courtesy of Lauretta Avina.


Residents participate in reproductive rights rally

Event held in response to Texas law.

U.S. Army Veteran, Michael C. Wilson. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


Honoring San Benito County heroes

Quilts of Honor ceremony celebrates hometown leaders as well as U.S. veterans

Blake (left) and Tyler Abercrombie with Decimal the pig. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Children and Youth

Tyler Abercrombie and a pricey pig

Members of the local agriculture community give a big send-off to a 4-H youth at the San Benito County Fair.