San Benito County Fair. File photo.

San Benito Lifestyle

Deadline approaches for San Benito County Fair entries

Online entries close at midnight on Sept. 5, paper entries close on Sept. 6.

Brewery Twenty Five owners Fran and Sean Fitzharris created a speciality brew to celebrate San Juan Bautista's 150 anniversary. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

Special brew celebrates a special town

Brewery Twenty Five crafts a new beer to mark San Juan Bautista’s 150th anniversary.

Frank Gookin stands next to his 1945 Dodge Power Wagon. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

For competitors, Pullin’ for a Cure means more than points

Sixth annual truck-pulling event raises funds for cancer research.

Supervisor Jim Gillio, Sandie Weis, Lisa Sears, Melanie Scherer, Susan Hilden, Adrian Sanchez, Barbara Rubio, Hollister Police Chief David Westrick, and Mayor Ignacio Velazquez. Photos by Karie Stephens.

San Benito Lifestyle

Mobile animal clinic snips 1,000th local pet

SNIP Bus returns to Hollister for low-cost spay and neuter options.

San Benito County Superintendent of Schools Krystal Lomanto, State Assemblyman Robert Rivas, Young Woman of the Year award winners Reina Gonzales and Samantha Barrientos, and State Senator Anna Caballero at the 25th annual LULAC Women's Reception. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Nonprofits

LULAC honors women of the year

Silent auction proceeds go to scholarship fund.

Justin Heckman and daughter McKenzie after finishing the 2019 River Run 5k on Aug. 24 at the Graniterock quarry in Tres Pinos. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Sports & Recreation

Graniterock River Run draws excitement to Tres Pinos

5k and one-mile fun runs take participants inside an active quarry.

Community members of all ages were in attendance. Photos provided by Chuck Obeso-Bradley.

Health

Walking all night so someone may walk another day

20th annual San Benito County Relay for Life event raises $123,000 for cancer.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo provided by Wanda Guibert and taken by Heidi Balz.

Events

Inaugural beer and wine stroll comes to San Juan Bautista

Event commemorates San Juan Bautista's 150th anniversary of incorporation as a city.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Events

San Juan Bautista Chicken Festival returns in September

Free event to feature chicken cook-off, music, dancing and live displays.

Fabian Herrera at his station inside Faultline Tattoo. Photo by Melissa Melton.

Art & Culture

Sayin’ it in ink

Two Hollister tattoo artists share what’s popular in their shops this year.

Downtown San Juan Bautista closed its streets on Aug. 11 to welcome the annual Antique and Craft Fair. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

SJB Antique and Craft Fair gives the local economy a boost

Vendors talk about the value brought to the community.

Skydiver Gustavo Pio is all smiles after a tandem jump at Skydive Hollister. Photos by Heather Graham.

Sports & Recreation

Skydive Hollister offers thrills and good vibes

Under new ownership, it offers tandem and solo jumps.

Events

San Benito LULAC to honor local Women of the Year

Local organization to recognize notable women who have persisted to provide leadership and service to the community.

Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2019 Kelsee French and Miss San Benito Rodeo 2019 Bonnie Mansmith at this year's Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo. File photo.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister local named Miss California Rodeo Salinas

Kelsee French wins competition; will represent for an entire year.

Hollister residents came together downtown on Aug. 1 to pray and speak regarding the Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting. Photos by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Hollister hosts vigil for Garlic Festival shooting victims

Gathering gives SBC residents a chance to show support in response to Gilroy tragedy.