Photos provided by the San Benito County Free Library.

Business

San Benito County Free Library hosts Holiday Chamber Mixer

The evening was rounded out with a lively Ugly Sweater Contest and White Elephant-style wine bottle exchange.

Ozeki Sake USA Inc. President Toru Ikemasu and production manager Yoji Ogawa pose with the company's 40th anniversary bottle of sake. The bottle features the city of Hollister's logo. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Food / Dining

Ozeki Sake reflects on four decades in Hollister

The Japan-based company talks about its beginnings, growth, and looks to the future.

Mike Waller is the winemaker at Calera. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Features

Wine brothers: Beyond the vines

Hollister natives Mike and Cory Waller discuss getting into the wine industry.

Elizabeth Cota of Hollister came to the farmers' market in San Juan Bautista with her daughter Naima. Photos by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

San Juan Bautista kicks off farmers’ market

Starting small, organizers plan to gradually add more vendors.

Java Express Manager Brooke Taylor proudly showed her sweater that encourages people to "Drink Local." Photos by Becky Bonner.

Food / Dining

Java Express celebrating 25 years in business

Local drive-through coffee hut credits positive staff-customer relationships for its success.

Mercey Hot Springs can be found among the rolling hills of the Diablo Range. Photos by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

Mercey Hot Springs: An oasis in the hills

Serenity and rejuvenation await just miles outside of San Benito County.

Locals mingle over coffee at Be True Cafe's ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 27. Photo courtesy of Victor Terrazas, Modality View.

Business

Be True Cafe now brewing in Hollister

Business park coffee spot embraces whole body care.

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Photos courtesy of Betty Cervantes.

Business / Economy

San Benito Foods shuts down operations following roof collapse

Employees evacuated an hour before the incident.