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

Courtesy of Youth Alliance.

Youth Alliance honors 2018 Community Change Makers

Youth Alliance is hosting the annual Change Makers event on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Willey Cultural Center in downtown Gilroy beginning at 4:00pm. There will be entertainment, auctions, wine tastings, and a celebration of Change Makers.

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Browsing vintage jewelry at the antique fair. Photo credit Becky Bonner.

Antique Fair highlights furniture, toys, jewelry, arts and crafts

Locals and visitors enjoy friendly atmosphere of San Juan Bautista while browsing antique furniture, jewelry, and handmade arts and crafts.

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Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival returns to Hollister

Hosted by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, the festival provides an authentic atmosphere for musicians and fans alike.

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Bennie Benitoite explores the road to the St. Francis Retreat! Photo provided.

Un Pequeno Paseo - A Little Walk

Community walks, Un Pequeno Paseo/ A Little Walk, and the Adventure Parks Challenge continue through the summer thanks in part to the Community Foundation for San Benito County Community Impact Grant.

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Photos by Joshua Miller.

SLIDESHOW: Wild Color 5K Run

Abraham Manzo of Hollister placed first in timed run. The first 100 racers who crossed the finish line during the untimed color run received limited edition medals.

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Andres Rodriguez at the LULAC National Convention in Phoenix, AZ 2018. Photo provided by LULAC.

Hollister native elected Vice President to National LULAC Board

His platform includes leading the young adult membership by embracing new opportunities to organize students throughout the country in efforts to increase civic engagement.

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Our posh members of the Ascot Gavotte. Photo provided.

My Fair Lady closes this weekend, and with it so do summer shows at the Granada Theater

This story is dedicated to the journey it takes San Benito Stage Company to put on a show for the community.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Chicken Festival clucks into San Juan Bautista September 16

Event includes cook-off, chicken queen coronation, music, and live chicken displays.

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One-hundred and thirty-two people attended Sunday's Farm-To-Table Benefit for the Arts. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Farm-to-Table benefit supports art and agriculture

Courses for the evening were prepared by Mike Fisher of Fisher's and Becky Herbert of Farmhouse Café, and featured wines from Aromas Cellars. All food served was prepared from locally sourced ingredients, including produce, chicken, and duck eggs.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Heat Advisory extended through Friday July 27

The heat advisory is in place for the mountains of San Benito County and includes Pinnacles National Park.

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Photo by Noe Magaña.

Local residents gaze at the sky at the Fremont Peak Observatory

Fremont Peak opens its conservatory to the public to learn about the star, suns, planets, and more. Evening programs are offered three Saturdays a month.

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The Art of Eating: A Farm-to-Table Benefit for the Arts. Photo provided.

San Benito Arts Council to host farm-to-table benefit for the arts

The Arts Council's second annual farm-to-table benefit will highlight food from local producers prepared by local chefs Mike Fisher and Becky Herbert.

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Artist Bryan E. West talks to people viewing his work. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Vertigo Coffee Roasters displays Bryan E. West art at monthly opening reception

Participants at Vertigo Coffee Roasters monthly opening reception enjoyed art by Bryan E. West and music by Dave and the Kids.

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San Benito Stage Company kicks off it's summer musical of "My Fair Lady"

San Benito Stage Company begins a series of performances throughout the month at the Granada Theater in Hollister with "My Fair Lady"

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Mike Corbin is hopeful there will be a sanctioned 2019 rally, but in any case, will still have his own event. Photos by John Chadwell.

With no official biker rally in 2018, whispers begin about next year

Local businessman Mike Corbin and Florida promoter want to partner with local nonprofit for 2019 motorcycle rally, hoping city council will change position and approve it.

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(From left to right) Noelle Clark, Brian Rawson, Mandisa Snodey, Jennifer Colby, Ramona Hill, Rachelle Eagen (Choctaw). Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods in front. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

First Friday at Crēdo Studio: Local and Native Foodways

San Juan Bautista event focused on Mutsun Ohlone culture, including food and storytelling.

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Ledesma (featured far left) volunteered for the Hollister Downtown Association's firework booth on July 3. Photo courtesy of Candace Ledesma.

Candace Ledesma hits the ground running as new Chamber of Commerce CEO

New CEO works toward collaboration and increasing foot traffic in San Benito County.

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Luis Flores Sanchez has over 30 types of food he produces on his property. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Urban Agriculture: Locals find joy producing their own food

Urban agriculture spreads as people living within city limits raise chickens for eggs and grow multiple types of food for friends and family.

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Hollister resident Michelle Pérez-Picha (left) speaks to Calavera Coffee owner Evan Morris (right) at his downtown Hollister coffee shop. Photo by Frank Pérez.

Calavera Coffee pours into downtown Hollister

With its baristas brewing cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas on a mobile coffee cart inside of a small kitchen, Hollister’s new specialty coffee shop seems like a stripped down, no-frills establishment.

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Frederick Douglass - American, Abolitionist, Former Slave

COMMUNITY OPINION: This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.

Celebrating the Fourth of July was hypocritical for Frederick Douglass then as it is today!

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