Adolfo Berlanga (left) with his son Frankie. Photo courtesy of the Berlanga family.

San Benito Lifestyle

Adolfo Berlanga leaves a legacy of family, community values

Eight-hundred people attend El Nopal Bakery owner’s funeral.

Government / Politics

Retiring Hollister Councilman Ray Friend receives tribute

Friend announced in July his retirement plans to move to Oregon to be near his family.

James Gulli (center) poses with members of the San Benito High School District School Board after receiving his diploma. Photo courtesy of San Benito High School District.

Children and Youth

James Gulli receives high school diploma after leaving for the Korean War

Sixty-six years after dropping out of high school to serve in the Korean War, James Gulli returned home to Hollister to receive his high school diploma.


Art & Culture

Local veteran, muralist working on art project to honor all vets

Listening to patriotic recordings as he paints, Phillip Ray Orabuena began painting murals in the Marines and now applies his talent around Hollister as part of the Art Council's Veterans' Voices project