Husband and wife Cinda Meister and Bradley Jones, co-owners of BookSmart, first opened their doors 23 years ago in downtown Morgan Hill.Ten years later they moved to Depot Center on Second Street.“And...
Bold. That’s how Robert Rivas, newly elected assembly member to California’s 30th district describes himself, his leadership style and his campaign.“I’m not afraid to make a decision, so long as it’s the...

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George Troquato has been the award-winning winemaker at Cinnabar since 1990. The Los Gatos native, who graduated in 1985 from Cal Poly with a degree in crop science, made the first five vintages of Testarossa, from 1994...
On the outside, Trish Graves has everything—a devoted husband, a beautiful 4-year-old daughter, a breathtaking piece of ranchland in southern San Benito County.On the inside, though, she is shattered.Trish is a veteran who...
Before he became a UFC heavyweight world champion, Cain Velasquez was mastering his craft in NCAA wrestling matches at Arizona State University, where he twice rose to the stature of a college All-American.This past weekend, the Gilroy resident, married...
The streets of Hollister were alive with blooms of color Saturday, July 28, when more than 400 participants gathered for the first Hollister Wild Color Run.The run, a spectacular 5K coordinated by the City of Hollister Recreation Department, was...
Ask any young lady who’s been named a pageant queen, and she’ll tell you the title was won only after months of preparation. And for some, after years of dreaming about it.But Sloan Pace had never even considered it.“I...
Get ready to “Party Like It’s 1979,” as the Garlic Festival celebrates 40 years of family fun Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29. Genuine Iron Chef Michael Symon hosts the Garlic Showdown on Sunday, and there’s a new...
There is no evidence that Scottish-born 19th-century seaman John Gilroy ever tasted garlic. But today, especially in Northern California, his name (and his namesake city) is as deeply linked to the famously odiferous herb as peanut butter is to...
They love their colors in Hollister—the golden yellow of the Denver omelette at the Cozy Cup Café, the kelly green and candied orange of the Johnny’s mural at Wentz Alley, the red of the brake lights in morning traffic...

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Light ’em up!

Taking a draw on a cigar in a sports lounge is a rare opportunity in Northern California. The Morgan Hill Wine Shop...

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EPA orders study of old mine site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today, Dec. 13, that it has reached a settlement with Buckhorn Inc., ordering the Ohio company...