The 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to grow commercial hemp in the U.S. for the first time in half a century, but fewer than half of California’s counties allow the crop. San Benito is one of...
San Benito Bene, 615-B San Benito St. in Hollister, is celebrating its eight-year anniversary on Saturday, July 27 from 11am-2pm. San Benito Bene, owned by Kathina Szeto, offers a variety of local products such...
The San Benito County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal July 23 that will transform a former turkey farm and equestrian facility into a hemp processor. San Jose-based Pacific Bay Capital Group plans to...
Certified California Green Businesses in San Benito County were recognized during a mixer on July 17. The recently-certified businesses are: Jayleaf LLC Suprema LLC Fisher’s Restaurant Lolla Body Mechanics Massage...
Worth Saving Mercantile & Thrift Store celebrated its grand opening in downtown Hollister on July 10. The store, located at 101 Fifth St., opened in the former Pat’s Place, which closed in early 2018....
Blenheim apricots, when compared to a typical variety, have a tangy-sweet taste that stands above all others. But the sweet, delicate fruit is disappearing, and has made it to Slow Food USA’s Endangered Foods...
Santa Cruz’s Good Times has purchased the 151-year-old Watsonville Register-Pajaronian and its companion publication Aptos Life from News Media Corp. of Rochelle, Illinois. Good Times is an affiliate of New SV Media, which publishes...
Two Hollister establishments celebrated their five-year anniversaries recently. La Catrina Mexican Grill, 449 San Benito St., marked the occasion on June 27 with live music, prizes and other specials. The restaurant is family-owned and...
The Hollister City Council voted  unanimously June 3 to allow recreational cannabis to be sold in the city, adopting a new cannabis ordinance without the word “medical.” The decision came after several council meetings...
A 175,325-square-foot building that once housed a thermoforming packaging plant was recently put on the market for $20 million. The building, located at 2401 Bert Drive in Hollister, was occupied by Sonoco Products Co....

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