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Raul Gonzalez. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Raul Gonzalez retires after 65 years of cutting hair in Hollister

Some families had been loyal customers for decades.

Cindy Brown. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Hollister schools librarian retires after 32 years

Cindy Brown made libraries accessible to students, providing a safe space to read.

(Left to right) Director of Client Services Heidi Ash, Co-owner and managing partner Beth Welch and Creative Director Zack Shubkagel Rovella. Photo courtesy of Waltz Creative.

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Schipper Design changes name to Waltz Creative

Kathy Schipper and Beth Welch remain co-owners of the San Juan Bautista marketing company.


Benitoite. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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How San Benito County became ground zero for a rare gemstone

A chance discovery in 1907 yielded a unique precious mineral; now the public can go look for samples on Saturdays.

Josiah Morales. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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The joys of non-competitive sports

Junior Giants youth baseball takes over Abbe Field in San Juan Bautista for the summer.

Judy and Dennis Davilla celebrate two years of running Hollister Floors and More. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

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Entirely Floored

Hollister Floors and More expands to include a showroom.

Sanchez, during her cancer treatment. Photo courtesy of Susie Sanchez.

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A life-changing diagnosis

Hollister resident and former Raiderette Susie Sanchez talks about HPV and anal cancer.

Photo courtesy of Shelby Schipsi.

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Dunneville Market and Kitchen changes hands

Sean and Sophia Shelton return to Hollister and to Dunneville Market.

Edgar and Diana Mayorga, owners of Café Con Leche. Photo by Frank Perez.

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Mobile coffee business finds its grounds

Cafe Con Leche owners aspire to one day have a brick-and-mortar shop.

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.

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Keeping pets safe during fireworks

Unlike people, animals do not understand that loud noises and visual displays are not dangerous.

Alessio Carli and his wines. Photo by Robert Eliason

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Small-production Alicats Winery makes big Italian-influenced vintages

Master winemaker Alessio Carli’s foray into his deeply personal wines.

Heliena Walton at Notably Noble Co. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Heliena Walton brings unique businesses to San Juan Bautista

Notably Noble Co. opens as a companion shop to her successful Thankful Co.

The Little League Champions, the KC Royals. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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The Little League Kansas City Royals top Oakland A’s in Division Championship

Nine- and 10-year-olds take the field in their last game of the season.

Photo courtesy of David Baumgartner.

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Searching the sky: It’s the same sky anywhere in the world

David Baumgartner writes about how his younger thoughts about astronomy still remain today.

Hillary Craig (left) and Valarie Silva wanted a book that children would understand that promoted a pro-life message based on Christian beliefs and science. Photo by John Chadwell.

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San Benito writer publishes pro-life children’s book

Valerie Silva and Hillary Craig create ‘ABC Life in the Womb’ with a strong message.

The LGBTQ community celebrated together with speeches, music and dancing. Photo by John Chadwell.

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LGBTQ community celebrated in downtown Hollister

There were politicians, singers, a mariachi band and dancers as supporters celebrated LGBTQ Pride month. The city ceremonially raised the pride flag for a second time in front of City Hall.

Farmhouse Cafe owner, Becky Herbert, assists customer in the cafe's new retail section of books. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

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Coffee, Table, Books

Farmhouse Cafe reopens with a small book and gift store, plus unique espresso drinks.

Jack Kirk, Sr. of Hollister and Stephanie Shoquist of Gilroy use a radio during ARRL Field Day. Photo courtesy of Heatherly Takeuchi.

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San Benito County ‘Hams’ expand during pandemic

The Amateur Radio Association helps during emergencies and provides equipment testing and training.

Jake Bourdet Team Roping. Photo Courtesy of Kristy Bourdet.

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Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo is a family affair

The Mitch Bourdet Family has been competing for 37 years.

Bernie Ramirez turned 19 years of age in Vietnam. On that same day he witnessed one of his best friends killed in an explosion. He lost two friends on the same day. He received a medal for valor in action along the Demilitarized Zone and began suffering from PTSD 10 years after being discharged. Photo courtesy of Bernie Ramirez.

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Fireworks can trigger nightmares of combat

Hundreds of thousands of veterans who have PTSD suffer every Fourth of July as fireworks bring back the fear.

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ashurst-ranch. Photo courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield marketing brochure.

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53,000-acre ranch in south San Benito County sold

Central Valley farmer Scott Raven purchased the Ashurst Ranch which extends into Fresno County.

Edgar and Diana Mayorga, owners of Café Con Leche. Photo by Frank Perez.

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Mobile coffee business finds its grounds

Cafe Con Leche owners aspire to one day have a brick-and-mortar shop.

Photo courtesy of Shelby Schipsi.

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Dunneville Market and Kitchen changes hands

Sean and Sophia Shelton return to Hollister and to Dunneville Market.