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Many local farms have recipes in their stores or online for customers to follow. Photos by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

What to make with Blenheim apricots

Searching for a new apricot dish? BenitoLink has you covered.

Linda and Pat Lampe cutting the ribbon in front of Worth Saving Thrift Store. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Our Economy

Worth Saving has grand opening

Hollister thrift store supports local low-income residents and homeless.

Blenheim apricots can be found on multiple farms in San Benito County. They are sweet and juicy fruit that can be eaten straight from the tree. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Agriculture

It’s Blenheim apricot season in San Benito County

Considered an heirloom fruit on the path to becoming extinct, local farms continue to grow it.


Susan Carpenter of Pet Friends with Bobby the dog. Photo by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Pets ready for adoption

After owner's passing, Bobby the dog is ready for love.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo provided by SJB150 Committee and taken by Heidi Balz.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

San Juan Bautista to celebrate 150th anniversary in September

Celebration includes pancake breakfast, parade and live music.

Local architect David Huboi on the steps of St. Lukes. Photo by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Hollister’s architectural identity is downtown

Architect and planning commissioner David Huboi shares his favorite designs.

Entrance to Juan Bautista de Anza Trail on Old Stage Road in San Juan Bautista.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Anza Historic Trail exhibit comes to San Juan Bautista Library

Traveling display documents people and events of the 1775 expedition.

While celebrations surrounding the Fourth of July may be fun for San Benito County residents, it is important for pet owners to take precautions to keep their animals safe. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

How to keep your pets safe on the Fourth of July

Fireworks can make animals anxious or cause them to run away.

Artist Ronald Rocha works on Whiskey Creek mural. Photo by Heather Graham.

Arts

Artist Ronald Rocha breathes new life into Hollister’s Whiskey Creek mural

Veterans and biker legends among those depicted.

Bernat creates various types of jewelry. Photo courtesy of Michelle Bernat.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Jewelry designer Michelle Bernat returns for rodeo

Bernatti Designs has a lot of Hollister connections.

Myako has multiple vegan items on the menu. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

How to eat vegan in San Benito County

Lots of options are available across many cuisines.

The annual golf tournament and dinner party takes place at San Juan Oaks Golf Course in Hollister. Photo courtesy of the Kelly Freitas Memorial Endowment.

Recreation & Sports

Ninth annual Kelly Freitas Memorial Golf Tournament coming in July

Proceeds benefit endowment providing scholarships for local students.

Dave Wright looks over the wagon, assessing the project before taking it on. Photo by Leslie David.

Agriculture

On the road again

A 100-plus-year-old sheepherder’s wagon is rebuilt for the Downtown Parade.

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Vehicles on display at the Father's Day Car Show in 2019. Photos by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Father’s Day car show brings out Hollister’s finest vehicles

Enthusiasts of all ages gather in church parking lot to behold the glory of classic models.

Make this Father's Day unique to what brings joy to that special father in your life. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

A gift for every father

There are lots of ways to celebrate dads this weekend (and beyond).

Amanda Chiado leads group discussion. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

BenitoLink reporter participates in a local writing lab

Arts Council creates safe space for sharing personal expression.

Anzar High School senior Jordan Driver focused on art therapy for her graduation exhibition project. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education

Anzar High senior reaches out through art therapy

Jordan Driver’s “Grad X” project helps participants access emotions.

Artwork on display at the Life Skills art reception on May 31. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Arts

Life skills students show art at reception

Works on display at ARTspace Annex in Hollister.

Gustavo, Alejandra and Gustavo in the downtown Hollister restaurant La Catrina. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business

Restaurant by day, cookie business by night

Thanks to its success, La Jerezana cookie production is moving out of La Catrina restaurant.

Land Use

Dreams of the 400 Block circa 1992

Magazine brings readers back to a time of excitement about redevelopment projects in Hollister.

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The San Juan Road overpass across Highway 101. The red circle is where a protest rally will take place on July 19 at 4:45 p.m. Image provided by PORC.

Land Use

Protest of commercial development on Highway 101 set for July 19

Demonstration related to zoning changes near Aromas and San Juan Bautista.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo by Leslie David.

Education

Principal chosen for Maze Middle School

The Hollister School District announces the appointment of Diana Herbst (Principal) and Emma Veltri (Assistant Principal) for Maze Middle School.

Diego Ochoa speaks to the public during a 2019 board meeting at which he was introduced as the new superintendent. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education

BL Special Report: Ochoa makes progress on special ed program

Superintendent speaks on recent reorganization efforts.

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