Haleigh Grant lays down the fastest time of the day in the breakaway roping. Photo by Jenna Fields.

Sports & Recreation

California’s Richest All Girl Roping honors memory of late Paicines resident

Haleigh Grant of Santa Maria wins Blaire Strohn Fast Time Memorial Buckle.

Frankie and Tish Munster. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito History

The Munsters search for spirits in San Juan Bautista

Exploring town legends and history, ghost hunters leave with ‘significant results.’

Janet Norris and Kriss Costa have trained over 500 women in gun safety. Photo courtesy of Janet Norris.


Gun safety for women

J&K Firearms Training owners Janet Norris and Kriss Costa have taught mostly women in San Benito and Santa Clara counties to be safe with guns and know how to use them.

2019 Veterans Day Parade VFW float. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health / Fitness

New partnership brings support to San Benito County veterans

Sheriff’s Deputy Raymond Aviles and Palo Alto VA host an event exploring resources for vets on July 11 in Hollister.

Chi-Cha Russo at the roulette table. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Gated 55+ community has Cannery Club grand opening

The Twin Oaks resident-only club offers pickleball, bocce ball, Aqua Zumba and state-of-the-art exercise machines.

The 4th of July Kiddie Parade celebrated Independence Day and is the kickoff for Hollister's 150th Anniversary. Photo by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

Trikes replace bikes in July 4th celebration

The annual Hollister Independence Day weekend onslaught of motorcycles was replaced by parade of families and bicycles decorated in red, white, and blue bunting in celebration of the national holiday.

Rylee Roberts in her Rodeo Queen outfit. Photo courtesy of Rylee Roberts.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister High student competing in national rodeo

Rylee Roberts, a newly minted rodeo queen, will participate in the National High School Rodeo Finals in July.

Dan Lynch. Photo courtesy of Dan Lynch.


Musician and well-digger tapped to open San Benito Rodeo

Local violinist Dan Lynch will be performing the national anthem to kick things off.

Texas Longhorns led the parade down San Benito Street. Photo by John Chadwell.


The Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade celebrates Americana and Western Heritage

It's been over three years since the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade marched down the main street of Hollister.


Colleague reflects on pinot noir trailblazer Josh Jensen’s legacy

Jensen, founder of Calera Wine Company, died June 11.

A float from a past Saddle Horse Show Parade coming down the street. Photo courtesy of Ray Pulver.


Saddle Horse Show Parade returns after two-year hiatus

Local resident Rebecca Wolf has been the main force behind the parade since 2017.

Cory Waller at Eden Rift. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Eat, Drink, Savor: Barrel tasting with Cory Waller of Eden Rift Vineyards

An afternoon of sampling the wine before it becomes The Wine.

LULAC Young Adults. Picture by Raul Flores.


Local LULAC marks 35th anniversary on Cinco de Mayo

18 San Benito County leaders and institutions recognized for their support of the activist group.

Guerra Cellars' Brooke Taylor pouring for Mark and Melissa Preader. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister Wine and Beer Stroll returns for the 9th year

A sold-out crowd enjoys samples from 23 wineries and breweries.

Carson City BBQ. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Rib Cook-Off returns to San Juan Bautista after 2-year hiatus

The three-day festival is a sign of the town returning to normalcy.