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Spotlight: Summer Chic

Irma’s Fashions in downtown Hollister has been a go to shop for ladies wanting to pick up the latest in fashions and accessories. A favorite is their collection of Brighton purses and jewelry. Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page for their new arrivals! Phone: (831) 637-2653 Location: 230 Fifth Street, Hollister Hours: M-F 10:00a-5:00p; Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 p www.irmasfashions.com [...]

Searching for that Great Cup of Joe!

Heading out on a crisp morning in search of a good cup of coffee? San Benito County is fortunate to have a handful of independent coffee houses and roasters that offer delicious handcrafted espresso drinks, coffee, and beans. Independent Coffee Houses Vertigo Coffee Roasters is located just a block off of Highway 156 in historic San Juan Bautista. Vertigo sits in a quaint building with a welcoming patio decorated with flowering vines-and twinkling lights, anchored by a wood burning pizza oven from [...]

Sweet Success!


The onset of the pandemic in 2020 led Courtney Lopez to a unique solution for the age-old problem of making a living. Staying at home to take care of her young daughter, Lopez filled her spare time with baking.“I started by mostly making things for my kids,” she said. “And then a couple of friends asked me to do some things for them. I started thinking, ‘Maybe I could make a business out of this.’ So I started looking into how to [...]

The Smoke Point Difference

If you haven’t been to The Smoke Point BBQ & Provisions yet, you are missing out on incredible food at a relaxed and friendly BBQ joint. Just off the main drag in San Juan Bautista, the little converted house with the lighted front patio offers a fine dining experience, while maintaining all the trappings of an outdoor BBQ. This is family–friendly dining at its best. Owner Jarad Gallagher is the driving force behind this one-of-a-kind BBQ place. A third-generation chef, Jarad [...]

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