Sean Fitzharris pouring Chonk Beer. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Brewery Twenty Five’s newest beers celebrate apricots, raspberries and cats

Promoting San Benito County is second nature for owners Fran and Sean Fitzharris.

Dr. Jennifer Colby at Luna Gallery. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Luna Gallery and Eco Art Studio provide a new space for local artists 

First show "Dreamscapes" opens Sept 4 and a reception featuring artists from Mexico will be held on Oct. 1. 

Powerpoint slide by David Medeiros during the Aug. 2 Planning Commission meeting.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista planners take up controversial issues

The Planning Commision receives a presentation on projects along Hwy 101, discusses commissioners’ commitment to the position and the recent Sphere of Influence meetings.

Volunteers spent three hours removing the hemlock from the property's grassland. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Environment / Nature

Volunteers remove toxic, invasive hemlock from Nyland Property

They aim to restore native plants and make the property fire-safe.

Sandra Davidson and Veronica Pirl at Mission Cafe. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista’s Mission Cafe closing Sept. 7

Popular breakfast diner loses lease after 15 years in business.

Luis Valdez directing Valley of the Heart. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Playwright Luis Valdez discusses attracting farmworkers to theater

Interview Part Two: He also relates the properties of a sphere to acting and life.

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.’

Settling Pond at the San Juan Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

SJB reaches a settlement with the Regional Water Quality Control Board

The settlement includes relief for some of the fines and a suspension of future fines and penalties until the force-main project is build.

Evacuees gathered at Anzar High School on July 21, 2022. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Police / Fire

Aromas fire evacuees find aid and shelter at Anzar High School

The Red Cross, Animal Services, Sheriff’s Department and others provide help on short notice.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Internet provider to host event in San Juan Bautista's July 21 event will include music, games and prizes.

Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

SJB’s wastewater project receives $3 million from state

The federal budget also allocated $1 million to the project.

Tents along the railroad near Taco Bell on San Felipe Road in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Regional coalition to reduce homelessness by 50% holds first summit

Stakeholders and service providers give a progress report.

A large crowd was present at Aug. 11, 2019 antique's fair. Photo by Becky Bonner.

News Release

San Juan Day inaugural festival set for Aug. 14

San Juan Bautista Business Association's event will include collectables, antiques, crafts and music.

Luis Valdez. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Playwright Luis Valdez discusses origins of his artistic theory

The author and El Teatro Campesino founder reflects on the group’s early days in San Juan Bautista.

Photo courtesy of the San Juan Bautista Business Association.

San Juan Day

Date/Time August 14, 2022 to August 14, 2022 until 04:00 PM Description Enjoy the best of San Juan Bautista on the inaugural SAN JUAN DAY: Antiques & collectibles, handcraft artisans, 8:00-10:30 pancake breakfast at Texas Lodge, City-wide yard sales & VFW flea market, live bands & entertainment, kids' fun zone, kid and adult chicken-themed contests,