Al and Lupe Castañeda. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Doña Esther’s Restaurant and San Juan Bakery reopen

Staff shortages and employee illnesses forced temporary shutdowns.

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San Benito Lifestyle

Eats and Ambiance on Father’s Day

Local restaurants were expecting to be busy as families honored Dad

Hollister City Council Proclaims Nov. 18 as Al Castañeda Day

During Tuesday's Hollister City Council meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 18 was proclaimed as Al Castañeda Day.

Proclamation from the city of San Juan Bautista declaring September, Alfonso J. Castañeda month. Photo by Frank Perez.

The Life of Alfonso J. Castañeda: A Dream and Recipe for Success

After 33 successful years in the restaurant business, Alfonso "Al" J. Castañeda will walk away from his childhood dream, Doña Esther