The parades that run through downtown Hollister are like no other. They celebrate homecomings. They celebrate rodeos and holiday seasons.And they celebrate heroes.On Saturday, Nov. 11, Hollister will host its 16th annual San Benito County Veterans Day Parade and...

Maze & Grace

Six months ago, Bonnie Swank sat on her stool in the middle of a cornfield on 4751 Pacheco Pass Highway, wondering if the large piece of land around her could serve as the next home for the Swank Farms...
Anyone lucky enough to meet Christi Turner will immediately be struck by her petite stature and soft-spoken demeanor. Her warm smile is even a match for her kind spirit.But don’t let her gentle persona fool you—the Cold Storage Crossfit...
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...

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Fruits a’plenty

When Clara Bisceglia Zanger inherited orchards along the Pacheco Valley in the 1940s, she encouraged her three sons—George, Joseph and Eugene—to use...

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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...