Taking a draw on a cigar in a sports lounge is a rare opportunity in Northern California. The Morgan Hill Wine Shop and Cigar Company is one of a handful of lounges where novices and aficionados can...
Four packs of tubes, three gel packs, two brake pad sets and a bicycle under my tree! As you can see, I’m dreaming of a Bike Christmas.We’ve finally made it to December! Is...

Apricot Bliss

Few born before 1970, says author Lisa Prince Newman, will forget the endless magic carpet of white blossoms that once covered the Santa Clara Valley. Prunes, apricot, peach and cherries trees dominated what was then known as...
Bill’s Bullpen isn’t just for comic book buffs.In fact, the Hollister store—commonly known for its comics and baseball cards—can be a lifesaver for the holiday shopper.“We’re a great store...
Kathina Szeto has only lived in Hollister for 12 years, but her store, San Benito Bene, has been thriving since its opening seven years ago.Part of its success is its Hollister location—on San...
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...

Dream job

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...

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Clever canine

Audiences are going to the dogs with San Benito Stage Company’s latest production about a man and his best (canine) friend.

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Fire leaves three homeless in Hollister

An early-morning house fire Feb. 13 left three elderly Hollister residents homeless, and one in critical condition, according to authorities.