Photo provided by B&R Farms.

Business / Economy

Local apricot grower hosts annual holiday shopping boutique

B&R Farms spreading cheer on four Saturdays before Christmas.

Emergency Vehicle Specialists President Stephen Haynes gives a brief tour of a Hollister Police SUV to State Senator Anna Caballero. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Hollister company serves police, fire and EMS

Emergency Vehicle Specialists Inc. installs warning lights, sirens and two-way radios.

Anderson Homes team members stand in front of a Santana Ranch home. L to R: Alisa Collins, James Anderson, Michael Anderson and Tami Selski. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Second year for Anderson Homes’ “Giving Back Starts at Home”

Regional builder commits to supporting local nonprofits.

The lot across from the Fairfield Inn at 390 Gateway Drive is the proposed location of new Holiday Inn Express. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Holiday Inn Express gets approval for site and architectural review

New hotel to include 93 rooms, a gym and indoor pool.

San Benito County representatives scattered throughout the room for MBEP's State of the Region event. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Local agencies attend State of the Region conference

Elected officials and staff learn about housing, health care and development in opportunity zones.

Ozeki Sake USA Inc. President Toru Ikemasu and production manager Yoji Ogawa pose with the company's 40th anniversary bottle of sake. The bottle features the city of Hollister's logo. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Food / Dining

Ozeki Sake reflects on four decades in Hollister

The Japan-based company talks about its beginnings, growth, and looks to the future.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

November workshop to focus on marketing livestock and other ranch products

Will also go over new standards for selling whole animals in regards to AB 2114 (cattle only).

A smiling emoji sign in Hollister Super identifies black beans as a healthy choice. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Health

Hollister Super highlights healthy options with emojis

Program in conjunction with county was nearly a year in the making.

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Business / Economy

Chamber to honor award winners at gala event

Nominations open Oct. 1 to Nov. 20.

Scott Fuller, developer and member of the San Benito County Business Council, reads a letter of support for the Highway 101 commercial nodes at the Sept. 24 Board of Supervisors meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Supervisors approve rezoning of Highway 101 nodes

Board commits to reviewing commercial development at Betabel, SR129/Searle Road, Rocks Ranch and Livestock 101.

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Map of potential commercial and industrial node sites in San Benito County as per the 2035 General Plan. Photo provided by San Benito County Business Council.

Housing / Land Use

SBC Business Council supports consideration of Highway 101 commercial nodes

Following the new zoning designation, the Business Council further encourages in-depth review of the opportunities at each node based on individual unique merits and impacts.

“We try to help the poor in our community, so we ask for donations and then we recycle those donations,” said Sacred Heart Store Manager Marcella Harris. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Nonprofits

Hollister thrift store provides food and clothing to in-need residents

Sacred Heart helps unemployed and homeless in the county.

Photos courtesy of Betty Cervantes.

Business / Economy

San Benito Foods shuts down operations following roof collapse

Employees evacuated an hour before the incident.

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Business / Economy

Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo to take place Sept. 27

Regional investment conference set for Embassy Suites in Seaside.

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Education / Schools

Latinos in Technology Scholarship now open

College juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields eligible to apply.