Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense, a band comprised of young musicians ages 8 to 17, performs at San Benito High School on Nov. 10. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Children and Youth

Youth mariachi group performs at SBHS

Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense features musicians ages 8-17.

James Texaria, 3, honoring his dad Trent who is serving in Iraq. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Veterans Day Parade 2019

Hollister townspeople came out to honor those who have served in the military with its 18th annual parade.

Photo provided by Devii Rao.

Ag

San Benito Cattlemen annual meeting and dinner on Nov. 13

Frank Mitloehner, a professor and air quality extension specialist at UC Davis, will share his research clarifying the influence of cattle on climate change.

Out on the town and celebrating the inevitable cycle of life, one couple poses before the altar designed for the BenitoLink Dia de Los Muertos celebration at 18th Barrel on Nov. 1. Photos by Raul Céja and Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Dia de los Muertos celebration comes alive in San Juan Bautista

Event was a collaboration between BenitoLink, 18th Barrel and Brewery Twenty Five.

Maestro Daniel del Valle Hernandez rehearsing with Esperanza del Valle. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Dance master leads Esperanza del Valle shows in San Juan Bautista

39th annual performances at El Teatro Campesino happen Nov. 1-3.

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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.

Cristal Gonzalez of El Teatro Campesino poses with masks made for the Dia de los Muertos procession. Photo provided by El Teatro Campesino.

Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino shows volunteers how to create Dia de los Muertos masks

Workshops foster community and artistic expression.

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Swank Farms' Lights and Frights is open for a few more nights on Oct. 25-27 and Halloween evening. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Swank Farms’ Lights and Frights departs on Halloween

Looking for a little excitement? Try Swank Farms' Lights and Frights.

"The music is recognizable," said director Derek Barnes about the latest San Benito Stage Company teen musical "Leader of the Pack," which debuts Oct. 25. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Art & Culture

New San Benito Stage Company musical coming to Vets Hall

‘Leader of the Pack,’ based on the life and songs of Ellie Greenwich, opens Oct. 25.

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.

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.

Bill Mifsud Jr. stands where the original Bill's Bullpen Baseball Cards and Comics stood in 1989. The Loma Prieta earthquake caused damage to the shop that forced the business to relocate. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

History & Profiles

Hollister merchants recall 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

The Calaveras fault run through town.

Malia Chang was crowned the Chicken Festival Queen as SJB celebrated its 150th year. Photo courtesy of Malia Chang.

San Benito Lifestyle

Chicken Festival Queen looks to the future

Malia Chang shares her love for San Juan Bautista.

Former Dallas Cowboy football coach Barry Switzer and Kirk Ward on the set of 'The Turkey Bowl.' Photo courtesy of Kirk Ward.

Sports & Recreation

Baler football inspires movie from alumnus Kirk Ward

‘The Turkey Bowl’ pays homage to local rivalry and players.

Shearwater takes a moment to release the first-ever banded Tricolored Blackbird in San Benito County. Photo courtesy of Debi Shearwater.

San Benito Lifestyle

Stillness and Light: Shearwater on Birdwatching

Debi Shearwater is set to retire from a 40-plus-year career hosting pelagic seabird trips.