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San Benito Lifestyle

Bethany Church moves annual Martin Luther King Jr. awards breakfast online

First responders and essential workers to be honored; speakers include State Assemblyman Robert Rivas and San Benito County Supervisor Bea Gonzales.

Miss Teen California Petite Cassandra Dominguez. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Dominguez.

San Benito Lifestyle

Hollister student aims to compete in national pageant in Chicago

Miss Teen California Petite Cassandra Dominguez seeks the top title of Miss Teen USA.

Daniel Aguilera at La Michoacana in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

La Michoacana Paleteria y Neveria comes to Hollister

Menu highlights include homemade Mexican ice cream in over 40 flavors.

Mickie Luna and her family take a break from making tamales to take a picture prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Mickie Luna.

Schools & Education

Former Hollister Councilwoman raises funds for caps and gowns

Mickie Luna uses an old family tamal recipe to help the community.

Severinsen Street resident Jason Rianda stands in front of his home. Photo courtesy of Jason Rianda.

San Benito Lifestyle

Severinsen Street lights fuel the holiday spirit

Hollister residents spread joy by decorating for Christmas.

VFW Honor Guard member lays wreath during the 2020 Wreaths Across America ceremony. Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Wreaths Across America honors veterans

Limited ceremony takes place at Hollister cemeteries.

Women's Club of Hollister member Kimberley Kimber with the 'Flocking Good Recipes' cookbook. Photo courtesy of Kimberley Kimber.

San Benito Lifestyle

Women’s Club of Hollister publishes cookbook in time for the holidays

It features treasured family recipes and new favorites.

Santa's mailbox was also set up for children to place their letters. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito Lifestyle

San Juan residents compete in holiday lights competition

Rotary Club-hosted contest replaces traditional parade.

Packs pick up by Irma Torrez with CPS. Photo courtesy of the Women's Club of Hollister.

Children and Youth

Women’s Club provides care backpacks to families in need

Items include quilts, clothes and hygiene essentials.

A past production of El Teatro Campesino's 'La Virgen de Tepeyac.' Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

‘La Virgen de Tepeyac’ lives on as radio play

El Teatro Campesino’s iconic production adapts to COVID-19.

Patricia Bains, Max Martinez and Sharon Simmon. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

San Juan Bautista hosts special mailbox for Santa

Neither rain nor sleet nor COVID-19 will stop letters from getting to the North Pole this year.

Wayne Norton and SJB Councilman Cesar Flores. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

LULAC honors Wayne Norton with Veteran of the Year award

Honoree receives engraved plaque at San Juan Bautista ceremony.

Lisa and Dan O’Callaghan of December Ranch Christmas Trees. Photo courtesy of December Ranch.

Agriculture

The art and science of growing Christmas trees

December Ranch and Bourdets raise several varieties in San Juan Bautista and Hollister.

Pasture-raised turkeys from Paicines Ranch. Photo courtesy of Paicines Ranch.

Agriculture

Turkey Time: Custom-raised for this unique holiday season

Local ranch offers pasture-raised birds for holiday meals.

A float in the 2019 Lights On Parade. File photo by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle

Annual Lights On Parade with a twist

Hollister Downtown Association to host modified celebration at airport.