Welcome home to Aromas—a nice place to live! Escape the heat, but enjoy the sun in this beautiful country home on 2.3 wooded acres. Enjoy the sunsets and the quiet, star-filled sky from the back deck.This four bedroom, three...
It is true, kindness doesn’t cost a thing.But the joy it can give to others is completely priceless.A smile to a stranger, a walker waving to passersby while taking his morning stroll, giving free cookies to a customer—these kind...
If Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco, Hollister residents Karina and Peter Hernandez left theirs in Hawaii. How else to explain that the married couple of nine years have been able to bring a taste of Hawaii...
By Kate Russell September is a good time to finish harvesting summer crops and to begin planting a winter garden. There are many delicious plants that cannot tolerate our scorching summers, but thrive in our cool, moist winters. These tips...
Kulia and Lupe Lemus with their catering barbecue.

Ohana infusion

Months before the Hollister Independence Rally on the July 4th weekend, Kulia and Lupe Lemus were furniture shopping at Sleep Train when they got into a rather interesting conversation with one of the store’s sales persons. The conversation steered...
If walls could talk, El Teatro Campesino’s would speak of the stories and the characters that existed within them. They may even speak of the lives and struggles of the performers who acted within them.Such stories are reflected in...
Mention that you live in Gilroy to an out-of-towner, and invariably one gets the comeback “isn’t that where the Garlic Festival is?” You’ve surely had this experience. But as the county’s fastest growing city, many new residents aren’t even...
When a group of past performers discover their beloved, but crumbling, Broadway theater is scheduled for demolition, they gather for one last hurrah in their old haunt. Based on the famous Ziegfeld Follies of Broadway, stars of the theatrical revue...

Show-stopper

Rapazzini Winery has been a visual icon along Highway 101 since 1962 when it first opened. The Larson brothers, Alex and Charlie, purchased the winery in 2000 to continue the long tradition of fine winemaking. Acting as sentries, two standard...
When the Hollister House Bar and Grill opened on Feb. 10, owner Jack Barbieri was cautiously optimistic that business would be booming in no time. And that’s exactly what happened. In the first several weeks, patrons flooded the restaurant—especially...

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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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Hazel Hawkins and Salinas Valley Memorial end partner talks

The negotiating period between Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital has closed with the two healthcare systems deciding against...

New multi-use facility opens