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Staff walk through to the new park area. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Features

Pet Friends holds ribbon-cutting for beautification project

New area allows people and animals to sit, get acquainted and see if they are a good fit as a family.

Volunteer Kay Ackerman Harmon has a special connection with the airport in that her father-in-law Elmer Harmon was the first airport manager. Photo by John Chadwell.

Features

A Bird’s Eye View of life

Kay Ackerman and Ronald Harmon were 12 when they first met on a dusty airstrip along Fairview Road.

The Cub Scouts and adult Den Leaders of Pack 455 clean the corner of San Benito and Sixth Streets. Photo by Andrew Pearson.

Nonprofits

Community-led spring cleaning beautifies downtown Hollister

Organizations and families pitch in at the “spring cleaning”


Commentary

Searching the sky: The moon is submerged by a shadow

David Baumgartner writes about the lunar eclipse happening this month.

The DeRose Vineyards. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: Taste traveling at DeRose Winery

Wines made from historic vines are the highlight of the DeRose tasting room.

Foxhollow Herb Farm. Courtesy of Foxhollow.

Features

Hollister’s Foxhollow Herb Farm brings organic products to the community and beyond

It’s been making soaps, lotions, creams and incense since 1995.

Louie Roybal at work. Courtesy of Louie's Smokey Trails.

Features

Louie’s Smokey Trails brings BBQ to customers all over San Benito County

High quality and locally sourced foods highlight Louie Roybal’s catering menu.

Photo courtesy of Mack Richards.

Features

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Mack Richards

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.

Hollister Comfort Shoes owners, Enrique and Ecliseria Martinez, are finding their feet at their new location at 1760 Airline Highway. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu

Business

Hollister Comfort Shoes: Ahhhh

Couple bring specialty footwear to town.

SBHS student Julia Hicks. Photo courtesy of Julia Hicks.

Features

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Julia Hicks

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School. 

State Park interpreter Marcos Vizcaino in the Castro/Breen Adobe. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

San Juan Bautista State Park prepares to mark National Museum Month

As COVID restrictions lift, tourists are returning to the city.

(L-R) Steve Dunbar, Edie Matson, Terry Giannetto, and Connie Bishop (Vera's niece) plant a fig tree in Vera Bradley Frass's honor. Photo courtesy of Barbara Taddeo.

Features

Hollister resident continues 16-year Earth Day tradition

Barbara Taddeo plants trees to honor departed family and friends.

Students watch a presentation in the first week back at school. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Cord.

Children and Youth

Classes resume in Aromas-San Juan School District

Teachers, students and staff glad to be back in person.

Aniesa Osorio. Photo by Robert Eliason

Features

Baler softball team returns to play after shutdown

Girls varsity at San Benito High School discuss getting back on the field.

Cynthia Emeterio. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business

Premiere Cinemas reopens at 25% capacity

New protocols at Hollister’s multi screen movie theater don’t deter film lovers.

Michelle and Rick McCain by a Leucospermum. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business

Exotic plants from around the world thrive in Aromas microclimate

Wild Ridge Organics specializes in rare and hard-to-grow natural wonders.

A student stocks the San Benito High School pantry. Photo courtesy of Jim Lewis.

Schools & Education

SBHS-Food Bank partnership reintroduces ‘choice,’ removes ‘stigma’

Campus pantry prepares to serve up to 1,000 students and their families.

Pinnacles National Park has over 400 species of bees. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Earth Day at Pinnacles

Over 65% of the national park is federal wilderness.

Nonprofits

Announcing the San Benito Community Auction

It's sign-up time for upcoming San Benito Community Auction, hosted by the Community Foundation for San Benito County. Deadline to sign-up is May 1.

Cortnee Bowers with daughters Riley and Kinsley Mapel meet with Bearsun on Highway 25. Photo Carmel de Bertaut.

Features

Walking ‘bear’ makes it to San Benito County en route to San Francisco

Artist Bearsun left Los Angeles on foot April 12 and expects to reach his destination April 23.

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The Apricot Lane section of the River Parkway Trail will officially open with a ribbon cutting April 10. Photo by John Chadwell.

Sports & Recreation

Over 10 years in the making, Hollister becomes more walkable

First section of River Parkway Trail open. Ribbon cutting for portion near Apricot Lane set for April 10.

Anthony Davila, brother of Adolfo Jr., (wearing a red baseball jersey and hat) is embraced by his step father Mario Sanchez during the celebration of life event. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito Lifestyle

Fundraiser for son of recently killed local athlete draws a crowd

Wrestler Adolfo Davila Jr died April 5 of gunshot injuries.

Old vines at the Vaché/Palmtag vineyard site. Photo by Robert Eliason

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: The spectacular 170 year old lineage of Cienega Valley Wines

How Theophile Vaché and William Palmtag established fine winemaking in San Benito County.