Jim and Mari Rossi. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: B&R Farms showcases the versatile Blenheim apricot

Hollister orchard offers apricot products for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lauren Strone of Eden Rift. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink Savor: Eden Rift celebrates five new wines at a tasting event

Guests also feast on selections from Smoke Point BBQ.

Patti Gonzales packaging apricots. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: ApricotKing Orchard helps keep the Blenheim apricot alive

The fruit’s thin skin makes it more difficult to harvest and limits its shipping range.

Rebecca and Jose Salinas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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BL Special Report: Loneliness among seniors during COVID

Isolating to stay safe makes a difficult problem worse.

Ron Siletto. Photo courtesy of Siletto Family Vineyards.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Siletto Family Vineyards is a wonderland for visiting winemakers

The nearly three dozen varietals range from old favorites to the rare and unusual.

Margot Tankersley and her candy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink Savor: Chocolates of Kayla’s Kandies

Margot Tankersley makes a line of chocolate-dipped products, including pretzels, marshmallows, Oreos, graham crackers, and locally sourced Blenheim apricots.

Bryan Saba. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Big Paw Olive Oil Company

With over 40 products, Bryan Saba caters to many palates.

Emergency drills involving multiple city and county agencies are held at least once a year. Photo by John Chadwell.

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BL Special Report: County prepares for disasters, from earthquakes to power grid failure

The San Benito County’s Office of Emergency Services has plans for most emergencies, but says residents also need to have plans to survive the initial days or weeks following a disaster.

Mary Risavi of Wise Goat Organics. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Wise Goat Organics brings great flavor

All its fermented products are cut, processed and mixed by hand.

Ryan Kobza. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Small production Kobza Wines succeed with restraint and elegance

Riesling and mourtaou are sourced from old vine Cienega Valley grapes.

Joyce and Richard Kline of AnnEugene Wines. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: AnnEugene Wines offers impressive cabernets and merlots

Joyce and Richard Kline are recent arrivals on the San Benito County wine scene.

Lisa and David Jensen at Suncoast Organic Nuthouse Brew. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Organic and off-the-grid Nuthouse Brew makes its delicious debut

Suncoast Organic Farms is not just a destination bakery anymore.

Miguel Alvarado. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: The exclusive and elusive wines of Williams Selyem

The owners of Vista Verde Vineyards reserve only 10% of their harvest for their own wines.

Alex DeLeon at Mad Pursuit Brewing Co. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Local brewers engage in a Mad Pursuit of the perfect beer

A new taproom adds to Hollister’s growing craft beer scene.

Ana Ramos-Aguilera and staff. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: The frozen delights of La Michoacana Paleteria

A splendid way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Hollister.