Dipper Constellation. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Column

Searching the Sky: circumpolar constellations

David Baumgartner writes about routes of constellations and how we can use them to navigate.

Cory Waller at Eden Rift. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: Barrel tasting with Cory Waller of Eden Rift Vineyards

An afternoon of sampling the wine before it becomes The Wine.

LULAC Young Adults. Picture by Raul Flores.

Nonprofits

Local LULAC marks 35th anniversary on Cinco de Mayo

18 San Benito County leaders and institutions recognized for their support of the activist group.


Image from Gavilan College Theater play poster.

News Release

Gavilan College Theater’s spring production opens May 13

Other showtimes include May 14, 20 and 21 .

Children and Youth

Book author visits students at Tres Pinos School

John Walker speaks to students about ‘KT and the Ride of His Life’ and his experience following a bicycle accident.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink kicks off Spring Campaign with a 10K match

Each donation given now until June 7, will be matched up to $10K thanks to a generous donor.

Guerra Cellars' Brooke Taylor pouring for Mark and Melissa Preader. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business

Hollister Wine and Beer Stroll returns for the 9th year

A sold-out crowd enjoys samples from 23 wineries and breweries.

Ryan Stirm of Stirm Wine Co. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: The historic and eclectic varietals of Stirm Wine Co.

Aromas winemaker Ryan Stirm perfects his craft as he builds his vineyard.

Arwen Lawrence and Jorge Liceaga. Photo courtesy of Cascada de Flores.

Art & Culture

Cascada de Flores celebrating Mother’s Day with a show

Aromas Grange hosts a special performance of traditional and popular Latin American music and dance.

Moon walk on the De Anza Trail. Photo courtesy of David Baumgartner.

Column

Searching the Sky: 2024 total solar eclipse

David Baumgartner writes about his plan to go to Texas in 2024.

Hollister resident Norma Martinetti with her prized rosemary. She says the plants have been passed down in her family and have a uniquely sweet flavor. Photo by Julie Britt.

History & Profiles

Ahead of her time: Norma Martinetti and the Hollister Farmers’ Market

Despite local resistance, she founded what has become a staple event.

Students presented with the banner from the Special Olympics. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Schools & Education

SBHS recognized for its numerous inclusion efforts

Special Olympics of Northern California and ESPN present a banner celebrating it as a Unified Champion School.

Carson City BBQ. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Rib Cook-Off returns to San Juan Bautista after 2-year hiatus

The three-day festival is a sign of the town returning to normalcy.

Noah Fort. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Hollister teen breaks martial arts record on Italian TV

Unfamiliar music, slippery mats and no practice time are among the challenges Noah Fort overcame to reach his goal.

Randy Buchholz, Doris Teeple and Sally Hail. Photo courtesy of Sally Hail.

Health / Fitness

The signs and complications of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s-based dementia affects 5.8 million U.S. seniors.

Art & Culture

Arts Council seeks artists for a Highway 25 sculpture project

The deadline is May 11.

Jessica Foust of Foustman's Salami. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat Drink Savor: Foustman’s Salami packs a lot of flavor into its varieties

Business has steadily grown for the San Juan Bautista-based company since it was founded in 2017.

Fledgling Nothern mockingbird. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Features

Earth Day: What to do when you find young wildlife

Many young animals picked up by people are over-rescued.

Hundreds in audience raise their hands while singing praise songs. Photo by Annette Reamer.

Features

Local pastors bring back ‘Holy-Stir’

Over 100 gather to celebrate Good Friday in Hollister.

Bobby Ruvalcaba. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Nonprofits

Bobby Ruvalcaba leads self-housing project

Twelve families continue the work of building their own homes.

Most Read

Kara Loupe with pizza cookies. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: 831BakeShop cookies are almost too ‘pretty’ to eat

Hollister home baker Kara Loupe finds success through social media and popup events.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Great wines from around San Benito County

Crave Wine Company offers special packages for Spring.

Johnny Depp and Pepe Serna in "The Brave." Photo courtesy of "Life is Art."

Art & Culture

The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival comes to San Juan Bautista

Local filmmakers and Mexico-themed movies among the highlights.