Mary Ann and Ray Barragan. Courtesy of Golden Memorial Insurance.

Features

Ray Barragan, from garlic grinder to a leader in burial insurance

The family continues his business and legacy of good works.

Sean Fitzharris and BenitoLink reporter Robert Eliason. Photo courtesy of Fran Fitzharris.

Food / Dining

Eat, Drink, Savor: From homebrewing to full brewery

The Fitzharrises create Brewery Twenty Five beers for San Benito County

The Running Rooster bar serves craft cocktails, while also following COVID-19 state guidelines. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Features

Running Rooster reopens under new management

The downtown restaurant expands in size and menu.

Staff walk through to the new park area. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Features

Pet Friends holds ribbon-cutting for beautification project

New area allows people and animals to sit, get acquainted and see if they are a good fit as a family.

Volunteer Kay Ackerman Harmon has a special connection with the airport in that her father-in-law Elmer Harmon was the first airport manager. Photo by John Chadwell.

Features

A Bird’s Eye View of life

Kay Ackerman and Ronald Harmon were 12 when they first met on a dusty airstrip along Fairview Road.

The Cub Scouts and adult Den Leaders of Pack 455 clean the corner of San Benito and Sixth Streets. Photo by Andrew Pearson.

Nonprofits

Community-led spring cleaning beautifies downtown Hollister

Organizations and families pitch in at the “spring cleaning”

Commentary

Searching the sky: The moon is submerged by a shadow

David Baumgartner writes about the lunar eclipse happening this month.

The DeRose Vineyards. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: Taste traveling at DeRose Winery

Wines made from historic vines are the highlight of the DeRose tasting room.

Foxhollow Herb Farm. Courtesy of Foxhollow.

Features

Hollister’s Foxhollow Herb Farm brings organic products to the community and beyond

It’s been making soaps, lotions, creams and incense since 1995.

Louie Roybal at work. Courtesy of Louie's Smokey Trails.

Features

Louie’s Smokey Trails brings BBQ to customers all over San Benito County

High quality and locally sourced foods highlight Louie Roybal’s catering menu.

Photo courtesy of Mack Richards.

Features

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Mack Richards

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.

Hollister Comfort Shoes owners, Enrique and Ecliseria Martinez, are finding their feet at their new location at 1760 Airline Highway. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu

Business

Hollister Comfort Shoes: Ahhhh

Couple bring specialty footwear to town.

SBHS student Julia Hicks. Photo courtesy of Julia Hicks.

Features

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Julia Hicks

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School. 

State Park interpreter Marcos Vizcaino in the Castro/Breen Adobe. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

San Juan Bautista State Park prepares to mark National Museum Month

As COVID restrictions lift, tourists are returning to the city.

(L-R) Steve Dunbar, Edie Matson, Terry Giannetto, and Connie Bishop (Vera's niece) plant a fig tree in Vera Bradley Frass's honor. Photo courtesy of Barbara Taddeo.

Features

Hollister resident continues 16-year Earth Day tradition

Barbara Taddeo plants trees to honor departed family and friends.