Cory Waller at Eden Rift. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Eat, Drink, Savor: Barrel tasting with Cory Waller of Eden Rift Vineyards

An afternoon of sampling the wine before it becomes The Wine.

Guerra Cellars' Brooke Taylor pouring for Mark and Melissa Preader. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister Wine and Beer Stroll returns for the 9th year

A sold-out crowd enjoys samples from 23 wineries and breweries.

Ryan Stirm of Stirm Wine Co. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Eat, Drink, Savor: The historic and eclectic varietals of Stirm Wine Co.

Aromas winemaker Ryan Stirm perfects his craft as he builds his vineyard.

Hollister resident Norma Martinetti with her prized rosemary. She says the plants have been passed down in her family and have a uniquely sweet flavor. Photo by Julie Britt.

History & Profiles

Ahead of her time: Norma Martinetti and the Hollister Farmers’ Market

Despite local resistance, she founded what has become a staple event.

Carson City BBQ. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Rib Cook-Off returns to San Juan Bautista after 2-year hiatus

The three-day festival is a sign of the town returning to normalcy.

Kara Loupe with pizza cookies. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: 831BakeShop cookies are almost too ‘pretty’ to eat

Hollister home baker Kara Loupe finds success through social media and popup events.

Lisamarie Inesi. Photo provided.


The art of curating space

Hollister resident Lisamarie Inesi gives her clients peace of mind with her organizational skills.

Tami Castañeda-Huaracha and Al Castañeda. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Doña Esther’s marks its 40th anniversary with food, drink and music

San Juan Bautista will close a section of Third street on March 25 in celebration.

A couple stands among the trees in Eden Rift's Gavilan Gale. Photos by JeLau Photography.


Eden Rift opens a new wedding and event center among the oaks and vines

Gavilan Vale offers an elegant alternative to Napa, Sonoma and Monterey venues.

Ruben Sobreyra at UC Davis. Photo courtesty of Ruben Sobreyra.

History & Profiles

Former SBHS student comes full circle

Ruben Sobreyra’s life journey has taken him from homelessness in Hollister to Japan internships and back to Hollister as a college graduate.

Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Children and Youth

Hollister hosts first Youth Expo

Over 500 people attend the event showcasing activities for young people.

Photo by Leslie David.


Community Foundation hosts tour of Epicenter

10 nonprofits set to move into the new Hollister building in March.

Patricia Bains with Thomas Blackshear's "Planting a Kiss." Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Mrs. B’s shops bring focus on Black history and artists to San Juan Bautista

A curated selection of clothing, antiques and collectibles showcases ‘beauty, knowledge, class and dignity.’

Christian Ochoa and Martin Alejo at the meat department. Photo by Juliana Luna.


Los Cuates Supermercado celebrates 16 years

Eldest son Christian Ochoa is responsible for many changes to the family business.

Marisa Duran. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Photographer works to capture honest reflection

Marisa Duran began by capturing milestone moments of infants while working at a day care center.