A few new tasks have been added to Rena Dortch's day since the shelter-in-place order went into effect, but overall she said things are the same, just quieter. Photo by Leslie David.

San Benito Lifestyle

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat

Tres Pinos Post Office serves as central location for rural residents even during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Michael and Samantha Walker. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Business

Quake City Energy and Nutrition focuses on wellness of body and mind

Samantha and Michael Walker offer healthful shakes and teas, along with a dietary ‘sustainability plan.’

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Mission Clocks owner Ronald Paulk with a Westminster Chime Clock. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Business

A clockwork wonderland in San Juan Bautista

Mission Clocks and Watches owner Ronald Paulk fills his shop with old school technology.

Students at Bulldog Boxing Gym in Hollister. Photo provided.

Health / Fitness

Bulldog Boxing Gym thanks Community Foundation

Grant funding helps gym meet goals and provide for local at-risk youth.

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Yolanda Torres, owner of Una Mas Saloon. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Business

Una Mas Saloon opens in San Juan Bautista

New bar takes over former location of Mom and Pop’s.

The interior of the Kmart building after it closed in February 2020. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business

Former Kmart employee recalls four decades with Hollister retailer

Luzann Garcia forged relationships with families and the greater community.

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.