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


Hollister golfer Sal Felice competes in the US Senior Open

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

Raul Gonzalez. Photo by Robert Eliason.


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.


Hollister schools librarian retires after 32 years

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

(Left to right) Director of Client Services Heidi Ash, Co-owner and managing partner Beth Welch and Creative Director Zack Shubkagel Rovella. Photo courtesy of Waltz Creative.


Schipper Design changes name to Waltz Creative

Kathy Schipper and Beth Welch remain co-owners of the San Juan Bautista marketing company.

Benitoite. Photo by Robert Eliason.


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.


The joys of non-competitive sports

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

Judy and Dennis Davilla celebrate two years of running Hollister Floors and More. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


Entirely Floored

Hollister Floors and More expands to include a showroom.

Sanchez, during her cancer treatment. Photo courtesy of Susie Sanchez.


A life-changing diagnosis

Hollister resident and former Raiderette Susie Sanchez talks about HPV and anal cancer.

Photo courtesy of Shelby Schipsi.


Dunneville Market and Kitchen changes hands

Sean and Sophia Shelton return to Hollister and to Dunneville Market.

Edgar and Diana Mayorga, owners of Café Con Leche. Photo by Frank Perez.


Mobile coffee business finds its grounds

Cafe Con Leche owners aspire to one day have a brick-and-mortar shop.

While celebrations surrounding the Fourth of July may be fun for San Benito County residents, it is important for pet owners to take precautions to keep their animals safe. Photo by Becky Bonner.


Keeping pets safe during fireworks

Unlike people, animals do not understand that loud noises and visual displays are not dangerous.

Alessio Carli and his wines. Photo by Robert Eliason

Eat Drink Savor

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.


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.


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.

Photo courtesy of David Baumgartner.


Searching the sky: It’s the same sky anywhere in the world

David Baumgartner writes about how his younger thoughts about astronomy still remain today.