Bakery owner Dianne Hampton and oven in the background. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

San Juan Bakery yearns to rise again

Owner Diane Hampton launches a crowdfunding effort to reopen the historic Third Street location.

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Food from Miyako Japanese Restaurant.

Food / Dining

Where to get take-out food in San Benito County

Restaurants in Hollister, Dunneville, Aromas, and Tres Pinos offer options as stay-at-home order continues.

Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Where to get take-out food in San Juan Bautista

Local restaurants continue serving as stay-at-home order goes on.

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JJ's Burgers owner Jesus Zavela. The burger joint is one of three San Juan Bautista restaurants participating in the Great Plates Delivered program. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Great Plates Delivered lends a hand to seniors and restaurants

State-sponsored meal program runs through mid-June and aims to provide free breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Adding a twist to a traditional pancake recipe can be a fun way to experiment in the kitchen. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Martin.

San Benito Lifestyle

Simple, delicious recipes to try at home

Jennifer Martin of Hollister offers cooking tips and meals to make with family.

Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense Director Israel Ramirez with his wife Carmen and daughters Carmen, 14, and Miriam, 8. Photo provided.

Art & Culture

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo amid COVID-19

Two Hollister residents talk about planned festivities and how the pandemic has affected the holiday for them.

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Photos by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

The mysteries of mushrooms

Wild or commercially cultivated, the spores are everywhere.

Mike Fisher cooking up the latest batch of vegetable soup for seniors and at-risk people served by Community FoodBank. Photos provided.

Business / Economy

Serving soup to San Benito seniors

Farmhouse Cafe owner and high school culinary teacher team up to feed those in need.

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Celery is just one crop that can be delivered to your home. Photo courtesy of Royal Greens Family Farm.

San Benito Lifestyle

How to get fresh food during shelter-in-place

Farms and businesses step up to deliver supplies to homes and cars.

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The regenerative wine event at Paicines Ranch was made up of a diverse group of people working within the wine industry. Photo credit Janna Olson.

Food / Dining

Paicines Ranch hosts regenerative wine convention

The first regenerative wine gathering held in February, focused on involving people from different sectors of the industry and from different cultural backgrounds.

Onah and Toan To at To Phó in Hollister. Photo provided by Toan To.

Business / Economy

To Phó opens amidst shelter-in-place order

Vietnamese restaurant brings unique flavors to Hollister.

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Casa de Fruta. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Where to get food to-go in San Benito County

Restaurants in Hollister, Dunneville, Aromas and Tres Pinos offer options.

JJ's Burgers in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan restaurants offer to-go options during shelter in place

Some are serving from their full menus; others are offering items as available.

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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.

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Ginger Ross, Janet Mayou and Bronson LoBue. Mayou came up with the idea of feeding breakfast to all Tres Pinos School students. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Schools & Education

Tres Pinos School working to bring back breakfast program

Filling ‘a great unmet need’ led to improved academic achievement.