Jarad Gallagher of Smoke Point BBQ. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista restaurants face challenges under COVID

Lack of indoor and outdoor dining making financial survival difficult.

The Sakaguchi family at Inaka. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan’s Third Street makeover keeps restaurants from fully closing

Owners speak about outdoor dining on the main thoroughfare.

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Art & Culture

Mexican art goes up for bid in silent auction

Diviana Navarro is a BenitoLink Intern Staff Reporter. Within the lush garden of the Jardines de San Juan restaurant, the Mexico de Mis Amores silent art auction was held on Aug. 23. In a collaboration between Voices of Monterey Bay, the Watsonville Film Festival and Tara Home, the event brought in over 60 pieces of vibrant