Not many industries are eager to be taxed, but the burgeoning cannabis industry in Hollister is willing to pay in order to operate in a market now friendly to recreational, adult-use businesses. "Taxes are a concern in the industry, and...
Speak to Mike Fisher about his hometown of Hollister, and watch him light up like a firefly. He’ll take particular pleasure in talking about how the city inspires his business, Fisher’s Restaurant and Catering in Hollister. “To drive down 156 and...
So, have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? It’s a go-to question, often intrusive, asked of people at the start of the New Year, and one that can lead to much self-reflection—even stress. But now that 2018 is here, you...
Few kids think of much beyond toys during the holiday season. They create lists, dog-ear the pages of toy catalogs or draw circles around their favorite playthings in catalogs and store ads. They covet the latest gadgets, the newest gaming...
The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to decide who’s been naughty or nice. Instead of running to the computer for what and where to shop this year, treat yourself to a day of discovery by checking...
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...
Mrs. B’s Z-Place has been a mainstay on Third Street, the main street in downtown San Juan Bautista for almost 20 years. The eclectic boutique, full of vintage-inspired fashions, accessories and collectibles and inspired by the glamor of by-gone...
A taste of Hawaii is at Ohana Shave Ice in downtown Hollister. “We want to bring the flavors of the island to the mainland,” said Karina Hernandez, who with husband, Peter, opened the stylish eatery less than two weeks ago. The...
Collecting is more than a passion for Hollister antiques dealer, Sherry Dolfin. “It’s an affliction,” said the proprietor of Sherry’s Adoptable Dolls & Antiques at 890 San Benito Street, between smothered bursts of laughter. Dolfin, and business partner, Claudia Arnold, are...
Arcade video games and an ambrosial selection of fizzy drinks are the stuff of dreams to an eighties kid, and for both, there is Sweet Machine, San Juan Bautista’s newest business in its historic downtown. Classic games like Millipede, Frogger,...

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Teaching out of the box

Chris Evans has teaching in his blood. His father was a teacher, his brother was a teacher, so...

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SJB picks alternate school solar project

The Aromas-San Juan Unified School District’s Board of Trustees has approved an alternative plan for the positioning of solar panels in the...

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