Joseph Ostenson plays the trumpet at the San Benito County Fair, 2013. Photo courtesy of Joseph and Francine Ostenson.

Art & Culture

Remembering Joseph Ostenson

Family and former students speak about Mr. O as music teacher, jazz bandleader, and pillar of the community.

Frances and Joe Ostenson, proprietors of Mr. O's Academy of the Arts in Hollister. Photo by Andrew Pearson.

Art & Culture

Mr. O’s Academy of the Arts closing

Hollister institution ‘helped everyone get involved with music.’

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Business / Economy

Smooooth Dinner Jazz at Mangia Italian Kitchen Thursdays

Hollister neighborhood restaurant Mangia provides atmosphere, prime rib and mood lifting jazz on Thursday nights.