The costumes alone are a challenge—think of all those Edwardian hats for the Ascot horse race, and evening gowns for Eliza Doolittle’s debut—and then there are the voices required to effectively sing the show, from Henry Higgins’s “I’ve Grown...
From the high perch where the picnic tables sit under shade structures, you can’t see the gray goatees, the bow-legged gaits and the balky knees. In their helmets and goggles and brightly colored body armor—what’s the opposite of camouflage?—the...
Art, no matter the genre, provides a path of artistic expression. The path leading to Pinnacles Community School in Hollister, a multi-grade school for at-risk youth, is a lonely one, situated on the outskirts of the city and easily...
When one thinks of Pinnacles National Park, three special features come to mind: the park’s namesake rocky pinnacles, the unique talus caves, and the resident California condor. Years ago, Barry Breckling, the now retired ranger at Henry Coe State...

Spacious parcels, stunning views, fertile gardens and interiors adorned with items from around the world describe some of the finest sites in this year’s homes and gardens tours.It would be enough if it were one tour, but Mother’s Day...
Gavilan College Student Vets of America hit the streets in drag in downtown Hollister on Saturday, April 28 to benefit Emmaus House and Community Solutions Programs supporting victims of domestic violence.The students were among 175 volunteers and walkers to...
At the age of 64, when many people dread having to walk across a parking lot, Jim Ostdick walked across America.That bears repeating: Jim Ostdick. Walked. Across. America.Not metaphorically, not symbolically.Literally.He started on the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware in...
Do your children have a flair for the dramatic?Do they bust out the latest moves—or belt out the latest tunes?If so, you may want to consider enrolling them in San Benito Stage Company (SBSC)’s Theatre Camp this summer,...
Pastor Linda Lampe has a gift for making people feel at home.When guests arrive at the ordained minister’s door, she’ll pull up a chair, share in a drink of tea, and—if time allows—talk for hours; every fresh word out...
Cindy Benzon and her children Mimi, 10, and Austin, 3, are no strangers to ARTI-Culture events and classes. So, they wouldn’t have missed its monthly Mommy/Daddy & Me Paint Party Saturday, March 3, which boasted nearly 50 attendees.“It keeps...

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Color blast in Hollister

The streets of Hollister were alive with blooms of color Saturday, July 28, when more than 400 participants gathered for the first Hollister Wild...

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Former Hollister cop charged in Gilroy incident

Former Hollister Police Officer Chad Browning has been charged with four crimes in relation to an alleged Sept. 9 crime spree that...

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