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2018 SAN BENITO COUNTY VISITOR & BUSINESS GUIDE

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CONTENTS 2 0 1 8 S A N B E N I T O C O U N T Y V I S I T O R & B U S I N E S S G U I D E I s a n b e n i t o c o u n t y c h a m b e r. c o m

FEATURES 8 BUSINESS GROWTH ACROSS THE BOARD

DEPARTMENTS

San Benito County is a true slice of California living, and the growing community tucked between the Bay Area and Monterey Bay has its economy on a gradual rise.

42 THE GREAT OUTDOORS San Benito County offers excellent hiking options and beautiful parks; explore our map of the trails.

4 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

14 COUNTY OVERVIEW

46 PAIRING WINE WITH WEDDINGS

22 STATISTICS

PERFECT LANDING SPOT

When it comes to doing business, San Benito County is a perfect landing spot. The Hollister Municipal Airport is among many reasons enterprises of all sizes should consider doing business here.

24 TOURISM HISTORY ON THE DOORSTEP

As one of the oldest cities in California, San Juan Bautista is brimming with rich history and small-town charm.

Sometimes change is a good thing. That was the case in 2017 for the San Benito County wine industry, with two major producers acquired by larger wineries that are committed to continued improvements.

50 RELOCATION IDEAL LIVING CONDITIONS

44 ART WALK AND MAP 56 ABOUT THE CHAMBER 60 AMBASSADORS 62 CONTACTS AND SERVICES 63 OUR GOVERNMENT 64 BUSINESS DIRECTORY 76 ADVERTISER INDEX

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San Benito County was already an up-and-coming hotspot for recreation—whether visitors plan to take in wineries, fine restaurants or wedding spots—but several new establishments have upped the area’s game even further in recent years.

23 AREA MAP

61 OFFICIAL GEMSTONE

San Benito County is on a roll economically and culturally, making it an ideal place to relocate a business and family.

30 SHOP, DINE, STAY & PLAY

6 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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This entire publication and its contents are ©2018 San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, all rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce is prohibited. Information in The Guide is gathered from various sources and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce assumes no responsibility for omissions, errors or misinformation. Please contact the Chamber at the address shown here with any additions or corrections.

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WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

243 6th Street Ste. 100 Hollister, CA 95023 www.SanBenitoCountyChamber.com www.DiscoverSanBenitoCounty.com STAFF Juli Vieira Chief Executive Officer Nancy Casillas Administrative Assistant Janis McDonald Member Services Coordinator

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am amazed at what I see as I drive around our county. I see new businesses dotting the landscape, beautiful homes being built and many visitor attractions, including the newest national park, Pinnacles National Park. Our Hollister and San Juan Bautista city parks are being updated and improved. San Benito County is enjoying a time of growth and renewed prosperity. Commerce is getting stronger and provides a positive climate for existing and new business to grow. Our business climate is the fabric of our county and the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce is committed to fostering that support. As businesses, city services and our population continue to grow, so must our chamber continue to keep pace with that growth. Careful guidance and direction is paramount in promoting a positive business climate, and I encourage all members to share your comments and to take full advantage of your membership. Get involved, become a chamber board member, serve on a committee or volunteer for an event. I am honored to be a part of this community, and I look forward to what the future brings. I want to thank the current chamber board and staff who are the catalysts for making our organization great. I encourage all those who do business in the county to join us at the chamber as we unite to shape an even greater one with benefits for all who live, shop, own businesses, work and travel here. Juli Vieira San Benito County Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer

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2018 EVENTS JANUARY 27th – Mission 10 Run – Hollister Rotary, San Juan Bautista

21st – 22nd – Open Studios Art Tour – San Benito County Arts Council

FEBUARY

29th – Fremont

10th – Annual San Juan

Peak Day, San Juan Bautista

Bautista Merchants Fashion Show, San Juan Bautista

MAY

MARCH

4th – 5th –

24th- 25th – San Juan

Gavilan Kennel Clubs Dog Show, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos

24th- 25th – Cactus &

5th – 6th – San Juan Bautista Rib Cook-Off, San Juan Bautista

20th – Annual Show and

4th – 4th of July Kiddie Parade

Shine, San Juan Bautista

& Fireworks, Hollister

5th – 6th – California Indian Market/Cultural Festival, San Juan Bautista

20th – Portuguese Festival

15th – 28th – California CGA

and Parade, Hollisterr

State Finals, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos

APRIL

5th – Hollister Downtown Wine

JUNE

21st – Hollister Downtown

12th – Business Expo &

13th – Aromas Country Garden

Bautista Art & Craft Festival, San Juan Bautista Succulent Society Show & Sale, San Juan Bautista

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Job Fair, Hollister

15th – 4-H Pancake Breakfast,

Bolado Park, Tres Pinos

& Beer Stroll

Tour, Aromas

19th – Royal Bingo Bling &

Wine, Hollister

9th – Miss San Benito Rodeo

Contest

16th – San Benito County

Memorial Roping

16 – Saddle Horse Show Parade, Tres Pinos th

16th & 17th – Early Days at San Juan Bautista State Park

Street Festival

AUGUST 9th - 12th – Good Old Fashion Bluegrass Festival, Historical Park, Tres Pinos

12th – 53rd – Annual San Juan

Bautista Antique & Collectable Fair, San Juan Bautista

17th – Saddle Horse

Association Figure 8 Roping and Jackpot Roping, Bolado Park

22nd, 23rd & 24th – San Benito County Saddle Horse Show, Tres Pinos 24th – Old Mission San Juan Fiesta, San Juan Bautista

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17th – 19th – Vaquero

31st – Children’s Halloween

26th – Aromas Day, Aromas

NOVEMBER

Heritage Days, San Juan Bautista

SEPTEMBER 2nd – Admission Day BBQ, San Juan Bautista

8th – 9th – Civil War Days, Historical Park, Tres Pinos

28 – 30 th

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– Fair Horse Show, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos

29th – Vertigo Day, San Juan Bautista

OCTOBER 4th- 7th – San Benito County

Fair, Bolado Park

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10 – Strolling San Juan Bautista, San Juan Bautista th

11th – Veteran’s Day Parade, Downtown Hollister

17th – Holiday Sparkle Fashion

1st Saturday of the month,

Vertigo Coffee Roasters, Pop Ups, San Juan Bautista

1st Saturday of the month, Side

Walk Saturdays Merchant Sales, San Juan Bautista

Weekends, September 15th – October 14th, Northern California Renaissance Faire, Hollister Every First Friday, Open Mic Night, San Benito Arts Council, Hollister

24th – Lights on Celebration Parade, Downtown Hollister

20 – Discover Classic Cycling Event, Hollister

1st – San Juan Bautista Holiday of Light Parade, San Juan Bautista

26th & 27th – Rotary San

14th – Holiday Bonfire,

Juan Bautista Ghost Walk, San Juan Bautista

Living History Days, San Juan Bautista

23rd – El Teatro Campesino Christmas Pageant Play, San Juan Bautista

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1st Saturday of each Month,

Every Wednesday, May – September, Certified Farmers Market, Downtown Hollister

Show, San Juan Bautista

13th – San Benito Olive Festival, TBD

RECURRING EVENTS

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THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

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Tourism, technology, housing, retail sectors remain strong in San Benito County

an Benito County is a true slice of California living, and the growing community tucked between the Bay Area and Monterey Bay has its economy on a gradual rise. Businesses and organizations of all sizes are leading the way, whether it’s companies in one of the city’s business parks such as Teknova, huge companies like Earthbound Farm in San Juan Bautista or smaller merchants offering a unique product, service or style—think Mike Fisher at Fisher’s Restaurant, Tami Castañeda-Huaracha at Dona Esther’s Mexican Restaurant or Peter and Karina Hernandez at Ohana Shave Ice—San Benito County is full of success stories. Nonprofits are thriving, too, whether it’s Pinnacles National Park Foundation drawing a quarter-million people annually to the park or the San Benito County Arts Council helping to bring life into the downtown culture scene. The tourism sector as a whole is doing quite well because the national park is just one of many must-see outdoor attractions in the area. Visitors can camp, hike, ride and relax at various places such as the historic, charming mission town of San Juan Bautista, the winding and historic De Anza Trail or the tranquil surroundings of Mercy Hot Springs. The county with a population approaching 60,000 and steadily increasing over recent years represents

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(business community) all that’s great about the Golden State with its rich diversity, mountainous landscapes, a trove of recreational opportunities, a deep love for culture, its dedication to high-quality education and healthcare, and an appreciation for the arts. It’s a county gaining more and more attention as a community with a whole lot to offer for businesses and families. HOLLISTER’S RISE After all, the county seat of Hollister with a population ticking toward 40,000 is growing at a healthy pace, with several hundred homes going up in recent years, and taking steps forward with commercial development such as a 100,000 square-foot shopping center planned for McCray Street. That development has drawn interest from companies such as TJ Maxx and other large retail employers that have noticed a big opportunity in Hollister and surrounding areas. Even outside of Hollister, big businesses such as Pillsbury Wine Co. and Dunkirk Wine Co. noticed their own, respective opportunities when in 2017 they bought Pietra Santa Winery and Calera Wine Co., two long-adored mainstays in the local wine culture. Aside from retail prospects, Hollister City Manager Bill Avera had several success stories in mind that reflect the community’s upward movement from an

HOLLISTER ALSO CONTINUES TO BE A PLACE WHERE LONG-HELD BUSINESSES, OFTEN PASSED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION, CONTINUE TO THRIVE AND ADAPT. economic perspective. Avera thought the city’s hotel-incentive program played a key role in attracting the 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites located near the Highway 25 and San Felipe Road entrance to town. That hotel, which opened in the summer of 2017, has been “very busy” to this point with high occupancy rates across the board. “The Marriott hotel is kind of—the first of things to come,” said Justin Nicholls, general manager at the new lodging spot, summarizing the City of Hollister view on future economic growth and lodging in particular. Nicholls said the city is confident that more hotel establishments will open in the near future to accommodate local growth. Aside from pent-up demand, Nicholls believes the Fairfield does well in Hollister because Fairfield/ Marriott customers are “very loyal” and

are willing to travel a bit farther on the short Highway 25 connector between HIghway 101 and Hollister. As for other success stories, Avera noted that Kitty Hawk, the Googleassociated startup (formerly called Zee.Aero) has been working on a flying vehicle while stationed at the Hollister Municipal Airport, saying the company has already talked of expanding at the location. Avera also mentioned the city is taking part in talks with a developer on a “major deal” to buy 20 acres of the Airpark Business Center that would result in a “pretty substantial” number of jobs in a county where unemployment dropped below 5 percent toward the end of 2017. Hollister also continues to be a place where long-held businesses, often passed down from generation to generation, continue to thrive and adapt. It’s a place where neighbors trust neighbors. McKinnon Lumber Co. has seen a lot of community growth since opening its doors in 1910. John Barrett started working for the company in 1973 and bought McKinnon Lumber from his uncle in 1989. Barrett said the business has “always been well supported by the community.” “They learn what we do, and who we are, and when they want personal service they know to come here,” he said. Hollister’s support of local businesses has also been a boon for Irma’s Fashions. The late Irma Bertuccio opened the shop, now located on Fifth Street of downtown Hollister, in 1940. Bertuccio ran the business until she was age 96. Karen Tonascia now runs the shop, while a focus on customer service and giving back to the community remains the same. “We participate in a lot of fashion shows, which are usually fundraisers for local nonprofits,” Tonascia said. “That’s a really fun way to be involved in the community.” Regular customers have played a big role in allowing the business to stay open so long. “Our customers are like family. We know them, they know us and we know what they like,” Tonascia said. “I think the customer service tradition that Irma

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(business community) started, and taking the time to truly listen, is what sets us apart.” With ideal conditions locally, many outside companies have noticed great potential in San Benito County. One of those transplants is Teknova, which makes products for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical company has more than 5,000 different products and more than 100 employees. Teknova moved to Hollister in 2004 and has been expanding rapidly in recent years. With thousands of houses in the area currently permitted or under construction, Teknova CEO Ted Davis sees the healthy, local housing market as a boon for the talent pool. He thinks people will find the community is the perfect place to live and work. “There are some great people here—a lot of people involved in philanthropic efforts,” he said. “It’s a small community. But when you get involved, you can see a positive impact.” Avera, over at City Hall, also expects that more employees will want to work closer to home as the economy continues to improve. He’s expects more and more Silicon Valley companies to allow their employees to work from home or satellite offices. Mike Corbin with Corbin Motorcycle Seats & Accessories moved his company to Hollister in 1997 and hasn’t looked back. As the world’s leading manufacturer of

motorcycle saddles, Corbin has found that Hollister and its world-famous Hollister Independence Rally are a perfect fit for his company.

THE COUNTY HAS A STRONG RANCHING HERITAGE AND PRODUCES A VARIETY OF LIVESTOCK. “We helped resurrect the rally in 1995, and the rally made Hollister very appealing,” Corbin said. “When we outgrew our old place, we decided to move here to help with the rally and continue to grow.” COUNTRY ROOTS GROW The economy isn’t just growing in Hollister, either. Mostly driven by the county rural areas and other towns like Paicines, San Juan Bautista and Tres Pinos, agriculture remains San Benito County’s biggest industry. It accounted for more than $367 million in total commodity values in 2016, and it’s a number that’s been consistently on an uptick for the past decade. Producing a variety of commodities— everything from cattle to apple orchards and organic spinach operations—San Benito County is an agricultural powerhouse. It is one of the top five

producing counties in California for spinach, lettuce, salad mix and peppers. Talk about a healthy backbone. The county has a strong ranching heritage and its operations produce a variety of livestock, but the cattle category brings in the brunt of the commodity value—close to $20 million in 2016 and even higher in prior years depending on market conditions. In San Benito County, organic farming has gradually become a bigger part of the agricultural economy, with consumer demand continuing to drive higher numbers for producers like Earthbound Farm and many other small and large operations. Dick and Bonnie Swank have grown a healthy reputation for their produce and family-friendly operation. With 350 acres, 125 of those are certified organic. The Swanks grow and sell fruits, vegetables and ornamentals. Still, they are perhaps best known for their annual corn maze that’s open for about a month in the fall each year. “Our corn maze is more than a haunted attraction—it is a great place to bring your family for a day full of fun with activities for all ages and two mazes to explore that are not scary,” Bonnie Swank said. “We have food, activities, a pumpkin patch, and so much more.” Those are just a few examples of success stories in rural San Benito County. SAN JUAN’S REAWAKENING One of the biggest success stories in the past few years has been San Juan Bautista, home to historic landmarks like Old Mission San Juan Bautista and the San Juan Bautista State Historic Park where the monthly Living History Days events take place and involve characters dressed in costumes of “mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more,” according to the state parks website. It hasn’t just been the historic landmarks driving a general reawakening for San Juan Bautista. Shops such as Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor and restaurants like Dona Esther’s or Jardines de San Juan are places that

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every visitor must experience, which is why they’re often such popular stops throughout the week and weekends. The range of nightlife options has expanded as well, with newly added 18th Barrel Wine Tasting Room joining Bear’s Hideaway as elegant stops on the main street of San Juan Bautista. San Juan’s economy continues growing at a steady pace for big and small businesses. Earthbound Farms Organic is located nearby, and is the largest producer of organic salads in the U.S. It was also the first company to produce pre-washed, packaged salad greens on an industrial scale. On a bit of a smaller scale, Mansmith’s Gourmet has a top-notch reputation. Known for 100% natural barbecue sauces and spices, the business manufactures a concentrated gourmet BBQ paste and dry-rub seasonings for indoor and outdoor grilling and broiling. Mansmith’s also does catering of its delicious meats, including the famous tri-tip cookouts they produce. Jon Mansmith began manufacturing seasoning blends in 1985 as an offshoot of his barbecuing and catering business. By 2006, Mansmith’s son had taken over the catering and Jon focused on the spices full time. “I had a water-testing laboratory that I had the chance to sell and wasn’t sure what else to do at age 40, so I started manufacturing the spice blends I had been using all along,” Mansmith said. “I’ve always been creative, inventive, and this was a natural progression.” REAL SLICE OF CALIFORNIA Other rural areas outside of Hollister and San Juan are seeing their share of growth, too. Tres Pinos is home to a charm-filled layout of dining experiences, such as the Inn at Tres Pinos, and is down the road from the bustling Bolado Park Event Center. It’s also the closest town to many of the neighboring ranchers and farmers with operations in that area of the county. Paicines itself is a leisurely drive from Hollister. As part of the beautiful countryside, this gateway to Pinnacles

National Park includes the famous Paicines Ranch and its event center, in one of the more elegant, classic settings around. If Paicines is elegant, Aromas is country cool. The cross-section of San Benito County and Monterey County has its own unique charm, with open landscapes, the town with a grouping of old-fashioned shops and a strong housing market. With economic health and stability throughout San Benito County, the

area has a bright future and continues to lay out the welcome mat to visitors and newcomers. Airpark Business Park developer Ken Lindsay, who’s centrally involved in local efforts to bring outside companies to Hollister, feels good about the near future. “I’ve got several companies that I’m going to be talking to today,” he said in early January 2018. “I think the economy is doing great and we’ve got some opportunities for 2018.”

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hen it comes to doing business, San Benito County is a perfect landing spot. The Hollister Municipal Airport is among many reasons enterprises of all sizes should consider doing business in this beautiful, climate-friendly, procommerce community off Highway 101 conveniently located 45 minutes south of Silicon Valley and 30 minutes from the ocean. For those who want to stay close to home for cultural and recreational offerings, though, San Benito County’s own tourism industry has been one of the major driving forces for the local economy in recent years and continues to expand. Pinnacles National Park’s eye-popping growth in popularity still has the business and outdoors communities buzzing ever since the attraction officially became one of the country’s top outdoors destination spots. Former President Obama enacted the monument as a national park in January 2013, making it one of just nine national parks in California and one of 58 in the entire country. Each year, more

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EACH YEAR, MORE THAN A QUARTERMILLION PEOPLE VISIT PINNACLES, WHICH IS ABOUT A 40-MILE SCENIC DRIVE FROM HOLLISTER. than a quarter-million people visit Pinnacles, which is about a 40-mile scenic drive from Hollister, and that number of enthusiastic attendees keeps growing. Pinnacles with some of the most diverse nature and picturesque views in the nation, is just one major recreational draw among many local tourist options.

Throw in such popular attractions like a trend-setting wine trail with a slew of top wineries, Hollister Hills Management area for motocross riders, the old-world charm of the historic mission city of San Juan Bautista, a thriving agri-tourism industry, Fremont Peak State Park and Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (also part of the National Parks System), and it’s easy to see why San Benito County has become one of the hottest destinations in the California tourism industry. The tourism outlook is one reason why Fairfield Inn & Suites recently built a 77-room hotel in the north gateway of Hollister with picturesque views and comfortable accommodations for all types of travelers. The hotel chain, known for its loyal customer base, recognized San Benito County as a golden business opportunity.

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for a city of Hollister’s size is the runway length. At 6,350 feet long, the primary runway can handle a fully loaded Boeing 737. Additionally, the airport charges no landing fees, has a fixed-base operator, and offers premium car-rental service on site to accommodate business and personal travelers. That’s not all. The City of Hollister in recent years worked with the federal government, and now-retired Congressman Sam Farr, to designate the airport with “through-the-fence” accessibility. It means neighboring businesses and others using nearby properties get convenient, doorstep access to the runway and taxiway system. The through-the-fence luxury is a regulatory rarity, even in a region with Silicon Valley down the highway and other traveler hubs such as Monterey and Santa Cruz nearby, giving San Benito County a competitive advantage over most other communities in California. That’s a big deal for business parks such as Airpark Business Center and its developer Ken Lindsay, who has

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THE AIRPORT CHARGES NO LANDING FEES, HAS A FIXED-BASE OPERATOR, AND OFFERS PREMIUM CAR-RENTAL SERVICE ON SITE. boasted about benefits of the special runway access in Hollister along with the close proximity of the city’s business parks to the airport. “Companies that have key managers that need to travel to solve problems, provide innovation and so on, can really benefit if they can get on a plane and land at their facility in 15 to 20 minutes,” Lindsay said. City of Hollister’s top officials for years have recognized the airport’s importance. Its improvements have been part of a larger effort to promote economic development and lay out the proverbial welcome mat for business. Hollister City Manager Bill Avera stressed the local government’s support for business expansion at the airport and said the municipality’s leaders are continuing to work toward promoting runway access for potential clients. Officials are also looking to build some additional taxiways to further improve conditions there. The city’s approach has translated

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Average High in January

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Future Job Growth 39.74%

Unemployment Less then 4%

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98 Miles

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99 Miles

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Less than 9th grade

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8.3%

High school graduate (incl equivalency)

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DISTANCE FROM HOLLISTER TO POINTS OF INTEREST Levi Stadium (Home of the San Francisco 49’ers) 58 Miles AT&T Park (Home of the San Francisco Giants)

98 Miles

Oracle Arena (Home of the Golden State Warriors)

113 Miles

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SAP Center (Home of the San Jose Sharks)

52 Miles

44%

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

52 Miles

Monterey Bay Aquarium

50 Miles

Monterey Beach

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Pinnacles National Park

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HISTORY ON THE DOORSTEP San Juan Bautista bristles with tourism, retail activity

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s one of the oldest cities in California, San Juan Bautista is brimming with rich history and small-town charm. It’s also brimming with economic vitality in recent years. Named after the Old Mission San Juan Bautista and one of the famous California mission towns, the city is situated just off Highway 101 between Monterey and San Jose. San Juan Bautista has agrarian and agricultural roots and remains surrounded by active farm fields, but it’s also a hub for culture such as the many art shows and other special events planned at the Vertigo Coffee Roasters shop entering the main street of town or El Teatro Campesino Playhouse a few blocks away. The 18th Barrel wine-tasting room is one of the newer hubs for nightlife, with its wide variety of regional wines and craft beers, along with places like Credo Studio where the shop holds a schedule of open mics and other gatherings. If visitors are looking for a Historic San classically San Juan Bautista meal or marJuan Bautista garita, stopping at Dona Esther’s Mexican Restaurant or Jardines de San Juan will certainly please their palates. Overall, historic landmarks remain the No. 1 draw for tourists in San Juan Bautista, but those visitors stay, relax and enjoy themselves because the town has grown a reputation as a fun, entertaining hangout spot, and rightfully so with all the offerings there.

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(san benito tourism) MISSION STANDS TALL San Juan Bautista’s allure does start with the historic mission, though. The Old Mission San Juan Bautista was founded June 24, 1797. The current church was dedicated on June 23, 1812, with interior finishes continuing through 1817. The Old Mission has the largest church of any California mission and has retained much of the charm from its former days. The plaza facing the church and buildings around it are designated a “State Historical Monument” so there are cultural events at or near the historic church quite often. The San Juan Bautista State Historic Park and Plaza represent what was once the town square. The park includes several structures built in the 1800s, and the four main historic museums are the Plaza Hotel, Zanetta House or Plaza Hall, the Plaza Stables,

THE OLD MISSION HAS THE LARGEST CHURCH OF ANY CALIFORNIA MISSION AND HAS RETAINED MUCH OF THE CHARM FROM ITS FORMER DAYS. and the Castro-Breen Adobe. Many of the interiors have exhibits that help to create a real-life learning environment for people of all ages. The park also features a blacksmith shop, the historic jail and an early American settler’s cabin. It is open daily for self-guided visits and offers guided walking tours by advanced reservation. School tours are also available and occur often. Park

Ranger Jennifer Naber said the park sees about 100,000 visitors per year, including more than 40,000 students. “We see all kinds of visitors,” Naber said. “Sometimes students bring their parents back after their visit. Sometimes tourists come off the 101, and a lot of visitors to the mission come over.” VIBRANT THEATER SCENE Another cultural institution in San Juan Bautista is El Teatro Campesino. Founded by legendary American playwright and director Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino Playhouse has set a high bar for Chicano theater in the U.S. Founded in 1965 on the Delano Grape Strike picket lines of Cesar Chavez’s United Farmworkers Union, the company continues on as an artist-driven, professional, community-based theater organization that’s dedicated to development of artists and original works.

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HISTORY OVER THE HORIZON The history in San Juan Bautista doesn’t stop with the mission or the halls of El Teatro. The 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail also runs through the area. It commemorates the route traveled in 1775 and 1776 by Spanish Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and a group of colonists from Sonora, Mexico. The travelers settled Alta, Calif., and established a mission and presidio in what is now San Francisco. Naomi Torres is the superintendent of the Trail and pointed out how it captures the history of early California. “It highlights the beauty of California, and represents the natural landscapes and native people who were significantly impacted by the expedition and further colonization,” she said. “It also represents the families who settled in the area as part of the Anza Expedition story.” PEAKS AND VALLEYS For outdoor enthusiasts, Fremont Peak offers an enriching hike with incredible views. From San Juan Canyon Road, the walk or jog to the summit goes along a half-mile trail that ascends 300 feet. The hike is worth it, because that view from the summit is stunning. From the top of the trail, visitors can see the Monterey Peninsula and Bay, the South Bay mountains, the Diablo range from Pacheco Peak southward, and the San Benito Valley. Residents of San Juan Bautista have embraced their namesake and rallied together over the years to preserve the community’s rich history, and have consistently taken ownership of the icons and symbols that make their community home. Whether learning, shopping, dining, hiking or exploring, there’s no place in California quite like San Juan Bautista.

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lue elderberry is sprouting from the San Juan Bautista soil. It is is one of nearly 200 indigenous plants that are growing in a section of the San Juan Bautista State Historical Park’s Heritage Garden, designated as The Native Plant Garden. This garden is the result of a partnership between the Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT) and California State Parks. The Native Plant Garden provides cultural knowledge for the Amah Mutsun, and teaches others about the tribe’s rich history and continued presence in the county. The Amah Mutsun are descendants of the Mission Indians of Missions San Juan Bautista and Santa Cruz. Their involvement in the Native Plant Garden underscores the tribe’s commitment to partner with government entities, conservation groups, businesses, educational institutions, and other native peoples to steward and conserve their traditional territory for generations to come. Park staff welcome the collaboration. “It’s important to give space to the Mutsun, and to have them more represented in San Juan,” said Park Ranger Jennifer Naber. Once a month, AMLT members gather at the Garden to tend to the plants and maintain the surroundings. Sara First oversees the work. First is an associate researcher for the AMLT and

the tribe’s ethnobotanist. She explains that every plant found in the garden is significant to Amah Mutsun, serving either as a food source, a medicinal herb, or ecological vector. Take the , for example. Its edible berries can be used to make preserves. Its flowers can be used to make tea, and its stems can be hollowed out and made into a traditional Amah Mutsun musical instrument, the clapper stick. While the blue elderberry thrives under First’s watchful eye and the care of tribal volunteers, the Native Plant Garden has also become a vehicle to connect Amah Mutsun youth with their culture and ancestry. Josh Higuera and Abran Lopez are part of the garden’s Native Stewardship Corps. The program is an extension of the AMLT, and is designed to connect tribal youth to the tribe’s traditional methods of land management. But it often does much more, helping corps members develop stronger ties with their heritage and a better

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sense of identity. “Over the last couple of years, I’ve learned a lot about the native land practices that my tribe used. And I’ve become more in touch with my tribe, especially working in our homeland,” Higuera said. Before his involvement in the AMLT, Lopez explained that he lacked direction. The Stewardship Corps changed that. “Learning about food plants and crafting plants and their connection to the world has given me a sense of purpose,” he said. Programs like the Stewardship Corps have helped the Native Plant Garden to demonstrate value and quickly gain support in the community. Several area plant nurseries have donated to the garden, including Go Native of Montara, Acterra Native Plant Nursery of Los Altos Hills, the University of California, Santa Cruz Arboretum, Sierra Azul Nursery and Garden of Watsonville, Sutro Stewards, and Save the Bay, both of San Francisco. For more information on the Amah Mutsun and the Native Plant Garden, visit www.amahmutsun.org.

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an Benito County was already an up-and-coming hotspot for recreation—whether visitors plan to take in wineries, fine restaurants or wedding spots—but several new establishments have upped the area’s game even further in recent years. Reflecting the county’s agricultural heritage—where crop values surpass $360 million annually—a steady stream of new farm-to-table dining spots have opened in recent years such as Farmhouse Café and Fisher’s Restaurant in downtown Hollister, both offering an array of organic, locally produced ingredients. Adding to the excitement for the central shopping district in Hollister, two new elegant wine-tasting rooms are on tap with Aroma Cellars and The Epicenter Wine Room, and they join the 18th Barrel and Bear’s Hideaway in downtown San Juan Bautista as part

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of broader efforts to bring San Benito County’s famous Cienega Wine Trail just a tad closer to the masses. Whether looking for a place to shop, dine or enjoy fine wines, San Benito County has people talking, and the culture scene is like a fine wine. It’s only getting better with time. Food and wine are always top of mind around these parts because there are so many exquisite options, many with an international taste, from which to choose. LOCAL, INTERNATIONAL DELIGHTS A staple of the Hollister food scene is Paine’s Restaurant & Bar. The menu offers a variety of Italian and American options, and has been serving the community since 1929. Paine’s is known for great food, casual fine dining, local wines and first-rate service. Chef and owner John Kouretas, who has been working in the restaurant business since he was 15, developed his style under top chefs in the Bay Area before bringing it home to Hollister. “At Paine’s, we do a lot of steaks, pastas and fresh seafood. The people here are great and really support the work we do.” Dining enthusiasts definitely don’t

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The Heavenly Bakery Cafe located in downtown Hollister was established eight years ago by Bob & Shelia Stevens they are known for their delectable treats and famous salmon salad. Grab a cup of coffee and a scone on your way to work or as you are head to one of our local parks for a morning walk. The bakery is the go to place for meetings and good friends to get together. The Heavenly Bakery is open seven days a week and serves breakfast and lunch daily. They also do private parties, catering, and service local restaurants with their breads, cakes, and pastries.

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orite es, with ts. SAN BENITO COUNTY IS HOME TO A RANGE OF FANTASTIC MEXICAN SPOTS.

have to travel far to enjoy international cuisine in San Benito County. The area is home to a range of fantastic Mexican spots such as La Catrina and Los Cuates in Hollister, and the always buzzing Dona Esther’s Mexican Restaurant in the heart of San Juan Bautista. For yet another international flavor, just off main street in the Mission City is one of the most unique restaurant experiences in the region with the

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Where Margaritas are sacred and food fills the soul

THE DRINKS We offer a great opportunity to discover a large selection of Mexican beers, tequilas, margaritas & cocktails. Our drinks are thoughtfully and intricately handcrafted with premium & fresh ingredients, houseinfused spirits, and the freshest produce. Perfect alone or paired with our food, each drink is artfully prepared with the same love we pour into everything we do.

THE RESTAURANT Locally, family-owned & operated, La Catrina is a warm and casual approach to fine dining, where we focus not only on making our food and drinks special, but also on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel part of the family.

THE FOOD La Catrina combines the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors; our menu offers a range of traditional family recipes, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love.

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IF AFICIONADOS OUT FOR A MEAL WANT TO KEEP THINGS ON THE CASUAL SIDE, THERE ARE MANY SAVORY OPTIONS IN THE COUNTY. LOOKING FOR A MEMORABLE BREAKFAST OR LUNCH SPOT? IN HOLLISTER, THERE ARE PLACES LIKE HEAVENLY BAKERY, WHERE THE MEALS ARE JUST AS HEAVENLY AS THE BAKED GOODS FROM THE HOMETOWN

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Matxain Etxea Basque Restaurant, which features French and Spanish recipes served in a traditional Basque family style. Another go-to spot on the Hollister dining scene is Fisher’s, offering New American-style cuisine. Opened in early 2016, the restaurant represents worldclass chef Mike Fisher’s homecoming after learning his trade at Le Cordon Bleu Paris and working in some of New York’s finest restaurants. Fisher moved back to the West Coast, and worked in San Diego and Carmel, before returning to the Central Coast and his hometown. “Hollister is home. We live in the best microclimate in the world, and the bounty of ingredients, namely the produce, doesn’t get any better than it does here,” Fisher said. “Something as simple as an onion has to travel a distance, but I can get those right here.” If aficionados out for a meal want to keep things on the casual side, there are many savory options in the county. Looking for a memorable breakfast or lunch spot? In Hollister, there are places like Heavenly Bakery, where the meals are just as heavenly as the baked goods from the hometown establishment. Over in Tres Pinos, the always-popular and hip stop FlapJacks Breakfast & Grill is sure to satisfy appetites with its famous scrambles, omelets, breakfast burritos—or its filling, juicy burgers on the lunch menu. Hollister native Naomi Ruiz purchased the established restaurant just over two years ago and has added her own flair. Flapjacks is a popular stop for motorcyclists and cyclists as they travel the scenic backroads of Tres Pinos and Paicines all the way to King City. SHOPPERS’ PARADISE As for more traditional shopping, Hollister and San Juan Bautista have a wide range of charming merchants and specialty retailers. Families with children or adult hobbyists will surely want to stop at Bill’s Bullpen Sports Cards & Comics to choose from the local shop’s catalog of goods. San Juan Bautista has plenty

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Serving Hollister for over 75 years, Johnny’s has always been a social gathering place with great food. During the so-called Hollister riots of 1947 when 4000 motorcyclists descended on the sleepy town, Johnny’s position on San Benito Street put it right in the middle of the action. Its place in history makes it a bucket list destination for bikers and history buffs alike. As owner of the famous bar for 22 years, Charisse Tyson takes pride in its history and a reputation for the best burger in the county, tasty cocktails and ice-cold beer. Enjoy karaoke on Thursday and Friday nights at 9pm and Saturdays at 8pm. We look forward to seeing you.

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of options for hobbyists, too, such as the TOPS A Rock Shop (TOPS is short for Turquoise, Opals, Pearls and Stones) and many others. While in downtown Hollister, don’t miss an opportunity to browse the shelves at trendy spots such as San Benito Bene, a one-stop gift shop with its lineup of locally inspired gifts and artisan products, or Bella Charm and its variety of jewelry, clothing and accessories. Going through a revival of sorts, meanwhile, is the long-successful Irma’s Fashions and its offering of popular ladies fashions. A charming shop with trendy fashion and accessories. FOOD AND FUN For others looking to shop, peruse and dine at the same stop, Corbin Motorcycle Seats & Accessories—which builds top-ofthe-line motorcycle seats and other parts on site along with the Sparrow Electric Vehicle—also offers the Wizard’s Cafe with the classic diner (50’s style soda shop) serving such menu items as shakes, sodas, snacks and Mexican entrees. Other places such as Casa de Fruta, on Highway 152 and accessible from Highway 5, offer multiple options with a motel and a campground for those wanting more than a day trip. The grounds include a restaurant, grocery store, fruit stand, sweets shop and wine-tasting room, and guests can also pan for gold or enjoy a ride on the 1987 Double Decker Venetian Carousel—handcrafted in Italy but purchased and restored by Casa de Fruta. Another great draw to the area’s entertainment culture is the local arts scene. Through programs developed by the San Benito County Arts Council, the community can regularly enjoy art classes, arts education programs, festivals, rotating exhibitions and more. “We try to stay connected with local events and bring an arts element to everything that is happening downtown,” Program Manager Amanda Chiado said. “We’ve also brought the people to the arts and partnered with the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, Hollister Downtown Association and local artists to create a Walking Tour Map for community members and visitors to experience our local works of art.

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS County offers options for hikers, campers, motorists & retreat seekers. In San Benito County, the great outdoors is always around the bend. The ever-alluring county with numerous mountain ranges offers visitors—and those lucky enough to call it home—all types of reasons to go on an adventure, or two, or three or more. PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK To start off, San Benito County is home to one of just nine national parks in California and 58 in the entire nation. Pinnacles National Park, and its 26,000 acres of nature in the Gabilan Mountains, is the premiere outdoor attraction in the region.

Pinnacles is also one of the most environmentally diverse places on the planet, and features such must-see attractions as a wide variety of rock formations formed by volcanoes some 23 million years ago and the chance to peruse some of the most diverse plant wildlife around. The mountainous, rocky terrain combined with a mild, dry climate create perfect living conditions for many species of both plants and animals. One of the most famous creatures to grace the skies and cling to the rocks of Pinnacles—along with golden eagles

and peregrine falcons—is the California condor. Pinnacles National Park has been home to a condor recovery program since 2003 and it has resulted in a reintroduction for many of the endangered species into nature, with the park and Ventana Wildlife Society comanaging a program now overseeing the monitoring of 86 of the great American birds in Central California, according to Pinnacles. That’s a big deal when considering the species’ history. Condors long faced extinction. For decades, environmentalists cautioned over the species’ decimated numbers. In 1967, the California condor was placed on the first Endangered Species list in the U.S., according to the National Park Service. The population had dropped to just 22 known birds in the 1980s, when all of the remaining condors were trapped for captive breeding to prevent extinction. Condors, however, make up just one chapter of the Pinnacles story and experience. Aside from recreational opportunities such as hiking and rock climbing, the park offers nature exhibits, guided tours and special events throughout the year. Pinnacles provides one of several camping opportunities in San Benito County, along with places like Casa de Fruta, Bolado Park, Lake McAlpine, Fremont Peak, Mission Farm RV Park, San Benito County Historical Park and Thousand Trails—a popular RV and camping resort near Hollister. PEEKING OVER SAN JUAN Fremont Peak State Park and nearby Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail give recreationalists a bevy of worthwhile opportunities in their own right, making the San Juan Valley a go-to destination for shoppers, history buffs and outdoors enthusiasts.

Fremont Peak is known for a fun, challenging hike with incredible views along the way. From San Juan Canyon Road, hiking to the summit takes visitors along an easy half-mile trail ascending 300 feet. Views from the summit are stunning. From the top of the trail, visitors can see the Monterey Peninsula and Monterey Bay, the South Bay mountains, the Diablo range from Pacheco Peak southward, and the San Benito Valley. The top of Fremont Peak is about 10 miles from the section of another signature draw for nature lovers. The De Anza trail, which is within walking distance from San Juan Bautista and the iconic Mission church downtown, actually encompasses 1,200 miles and runs from Mexico to San Francisco. The trail portion in San Benito County overlooks the beautiful San Juan Valley, and plays a role in commemorating the route traveled in 1775 and 1776 by Spanish Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and a group of colonists from Sonora, Mexico. NEVER OVER THE HILL If hobbyists want to get off the beaten path, Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area provides an array of thrilling opportunities for motorcyclists, 4-wheelers, picnickers and campers, according to the state park. Hollister Hills remains one of the most popular spots in the entire state for off-road vehicle recreation. Hollister Hills includes 800 acres of recreational opportunities, a fenced motorcross track and 24 miles of trails used for 4-wheel drive activities, motorcycling and special events. ROAD TO ENJOYMENT The outdoors experience in San Benito County just begins with the Big 3—Pinnacles, Fremont Peak and Hollister Hills—but there’s much more from there. Being such a vast, open county totaling about 1,400 square miles, many of that comprised of country roads, the area is optimal for cycling enthusiasts. Off the

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Chain Bikes in Hollister—a full-service, hometown bicycle shop—offers weekly, 15-mile group bike rides on Saturdays and 50- to 70-mile rides on Sundays for the more experienced cyclists. On a similar note, if sightseers aren’t so keen on working up a sweat, the county is the perfect place for a relaxing day drive on one of the many winding roads through the countryside or rolling, mountainous landscapes. It’s well worth it to venture over to places like Paicines, gateway to the Pinnacles and home to historic stopping grounds such as the Paicines Ranch (legendary actress Judy Garland married her third husband there). It’s a working, historic ranch and event center that also hosts the annual Kinship Center Fundraiser, where many of the best wineries and eateries sample their products in order to give back to the foster organization. Along the way, places such as Bolado Park schedule a variety of entertainment throughout the year. Aside from being home to one of the most traditional, longest-running county fairs in California, Bolado Park hosts the annual San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo, a hometown affair and one of the most traditionrich sporting events in all of California. The event takes place each June, with festivities running several weeks and culminating on rodeo weekend, and includes a Saddle Horse Show Parade in downtown Hollister. Additionally, on rodeo weekend, Guerra Cellars offers one of its shows in the Hollister Concerts series that runs throughout the summer at the delightfully scenic Pepper Tree Ranch. The fun doesn’t end with those events, though, as visitors will be hardpressed to forego a trip to Mercy Hot Springs, a tranquil retreat getaway where visitors can check their stress at the door, or take in one of many opportunities for hunting, camping, fishing or night gazing in the beautiful San Benito County countryside.

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ometimes change is a good thing. That was the case in 2017 for the San Benito County wine industry, with two major producers acquired by larger wineries that are staunchly committed to continued improvements for the local brands. It’s also the case when people choose where to get married, and this county has become a top wedding destination—oftentimes at a local winery—for newlyweds throughout the Bay Area and beyond. To say the least, there’s a connection between these local dream weddings and wineries, where visitors and locals often say their vows. Both Calera Wine Co. and Eden Rift (formerly Pietra Santa) were acquisition targets this past year. Arizona-based Pillsbury Wine Co. purchased Eden Rift, and Napa Valley-based Dunkirk Wine Co. bought Calera. Those larger wine companies are now part of San Benito County’s Cienega Valley Wine Trail, a must-see for any enthusiast of California varietals and a place where people from all over the region travel to experience the countryside, mountainous beauty—and great-tasting wines—which make the state famous in the industry. Those newcomers are now part of a strong and growing tradition, joining other famous, local wineries on and off the trail such as DeRose Winery, Casa de Fruta, Leal Vineyards and many other winemakers in places like Paicines, Tres Pinos and other areas of rural south county. In this lovely wine country, the area’s temperate climate—with warm and dry summers and mild winters—makes conditions ideal for growing delicious grapes. That growing reputation

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(weddings & wine trails) is a reason why a slew of wine-tasting rooms have been opening in places like Hollister (with Aroma Cellars and The Epicenter Wine Room tasting rooms in downtown) and San Juan Bautista (where 18th Barrel, Aimee June Winery and Bears Hideaway call home). For many years, hip wine enthusiasts have flocked to San Benito County. And while the area’s wine trail may have been the state’s best-kept secret in the past, it’s hardly a secret to the wider public anymore considering its reputation as a place where people can enjoy some of the best wine in the world to go with the area’s rolling hills and perfect weather. The local wedding-venue industry is hardly a secret, either. In fact, it’s booming. That was one of the most striking realizations for the Fairfield Inn & Suites management team when their 77-room hotel opened in Hollister last year. “I think one of the key things we’ve realized is Hollister is actually a pretty popular wedding destination,” said Fairfield General Manager Justin Nicholls. “The new-coming wineries and vineyards they have out in the area and countryside—we get a ton of lodging and wedding requests related to those.” DREAMS COME TRUE Visitors can enjoy everything from the classic elegance of traditional wineries to more Western-style backdrops for their weddings at venues such as Casa de Fruta, San Juan Oaks Golf Club, Fox Creek Ranch on the Cienega trail and Paicines Ranch.

Bar SZ Ranch, for one, routinely draws couples from places from as far as the East Coast to celebrate weddings in traditional California style. Bar SZ Ranch owner Tim Borland said he provides a working ranch with animals and ranch activities–and that brides typically design their wedding experiences around it. “Each bride has her vision of her big day,” Borland said. “The location is spectacular, and the possibilities are endless.” The ranch accommodates 35 guests with room for RV and tent camping. The honeymoon suite–once an art studio of the late, world-renowned artist Thomas Kinkade–has breathtaking views of the San Benito Mountains. While on their stay, wedding party guests can enjoy such amenities as horseback riding, roping, hayrides, trap and skeet shooting, archery, and hiking. Down the road from Bar SZ Ranch is another popular wedding destination– Paicines Ranch–which offers guests panoramic views, sweeping lawns and historic buildings that are beautifully restored. Paicines Ranch can accommodate groups ranging from 50 to 350 people. “We are encouraging eco-weddings, and help couples reduce their environmental impact and have a celebration that they can feel good about in a multitude of ways,” Wedding Coordinator Mary Rowen said, emphasizing the peace and tranquility that come with the experience. One of the newcomers to the local wedding business is the Lemon Grove.

Janet Lompa and her family expanded their working 50-acre lemon orchard to serve as an event venue for parties, weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions. Caretakers of the lone citrus farm in the county, the Lompas first built an adobe house and a reservoir for their orchard, adding stone walls and several fountains coupled with landscaping and flowers to create a picturesque, memorable oasis. For couples desiring classical luxury, San Juan Oaks Golf Club is an ideal venue. With a clubhouse reminiscent of the Old Mission located just a few minutes away in San Juan Bautista, San Juan Oaks features tile roof, wide hallways, broad windows, arched entryways, exposed wooden trusses and sleek fixtures. The venue hosts 30 to 40 weddings per year. “We have beautiful venues in San Benito County–ours and others,” said Scott Fuller, San Juan Oaks general manager. “It’s not just the venues themselves that make this area so appealing–the surrounding atmosphere is beautiful. I also think there’s a warm, friendly hospitality here and that’s great for weddings.” Visitors in pursuit of premiere elegance and world-renowned beauty certainly aren’t limited to weddings, though. Calera Winery has its tasting room on top of a mountain overlooking the Cienega Valley. Pietra Santa offers 16 wines and organic, extra-virgin olive oils. DeRose Vineyards is the oldest winery in the state and nurtures land that has been producing grapes for more than 150 years. DeRose is known for award-winning Zinfandel, Negrette, Cabernet Franc and Viognier. “This is a great region for wine, and we have some world-renowned Pinots right here in San Benito County,” said owner Pat DeRose. DeRose called his vineyard and the trail as a whole “a really nice place to visit.” “All of the vineyards in San Benito County are reasonably priced, friendly,” he said, “and we all like having visitors.”

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PAINE’S RESTAURANT & BAR MAKES EVERY OCCASION SPECIAL As one of the fastest growing communities in California, Hollister has managed to maintain the old world charm and small town appeal that the Central Valley is known for. Located just 50 miles south of San Jose, Hollister is a thriving community and boasts some of the most beautiful views in the state. It is also in the heart of an area known for wonderful food and wine options, and no trip would be complete without a trip to Paine’s Restaurant & Bar. A staple of the Hollister food scene, Paine’s has been serving the community since 1929, and is known for great food, a good helping of local wines, and excellent service. The restaurant’s current location was built in the late 1950s, and has played host to numerous weddings, birthday parties, and other special events. The appeal at Paine’s goes far beyond the banquet facilities though, and many local residents have celebrated a number of their own special occasions at the restaurant. For generations, everything from date night to celebrations of all shapes and sizes have happened at Paine’s.

John Kouretas has been working in the restaurant industry since he was 15, and developed his style under top chefs in the Bay Area. He bought Paine’s from Delmer Paine and his family in 1980. Given the restaurant’s history and popularity, he saw no reason to change the name, and instead has worked to maintain and expand on the quality the business has always been known for. “Paine’s was so well known in the community when I took over I just thought, if the name has been good, why change it.” “There used to be a lot of ballroom dancing here, and a through the years we’ve had lot of interesting guests,” Kouretas added. “In fact, the great Rocky Marciano used to frequently come to Paine’s. There’s a lot of history here.” Not only has Paine’s become synonymous with special occasions, it has also developed a reputation for some of the best food in the area. Local fresh produce is available year round and acres of land for cattle, livestock, and poultry make options plentiful. As a result, Kouretas and Chef Stevens have access to some of the finest ingredients using all-natural products to create truly fresh foods from scratch.

“Our menu features a lot of French, Italian and American items, and we’ve got great seafood and great steaks,” Kouretas said. “We always try to buy local when we can.” Whether you need to find a fantastic place to host your next event, catering for your next gathering, or the perfect place for casual dining on date night, Paine’s has you covered with great food, great service, and a great atmosphere, every time! Paine’s Restaurant & Bar 421 East St. Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 637-3882 S a n B e n i t o T h e G u i d e I 49

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RELOCATION

IDEAL LIVING CONDITIONS San Benito County offers many quality-of-life benefits for relocation

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an Benito County is on a roll economically and culturally, making it an ideal place to relocate a business and family. Nothing rings truer these days for this up-and-coming community that boasts an unbeatable combination of great weather, gorgeous mountainous surroundings, a long list of recreational amenities and enticing year-round cultural offerings. In other words, the quality of life is through the roof these days, which is one reason why the growth in rooftops has been so healthy. Located a short drive from the Pacific Ocean coast, this gem of a community tucked between Silicon Valley and Monterey boasts some of California’s best wineries, high-end schools, a top-of-the-line hospital system, endless outdoor options and entertaining events throughout the year. On top of all that, the weather is great with an average temperature in the upper 60s and more than 300 days of annual sunshine. With a fast-growing county population approaching 60,000, up nearly 10 percent from 2010, San Benito County is home

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(relocation) to communities like the bustling Hollister (population 36,600 as of the latest census but on the uptick), the historic mission town of San Juan Bautista (population 1,922), the beautiful countryside in Aromas (nearly 3,000 people), the rancher hub of Tres Pinos, the Pinnacles National Park gateway of Paicines and the mercury mining town known as New Idria. San Benito County’s housing industry, for one, has exploded in the past few years. Much of that development has occurred within county limits, San Juan Bautista and the City of Hollister, where new homes have been built each year since the post-recession comeback. A

top city leader, though, believes that leadership in this community has prepared well for the boom. “Our former leaders did a really good job of preparing us with the proper infrastructure to accommodate the growth,” Hollister City Manager Bill Avera said, referring to fixes on long-existing

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water and wastewater issues. From an infrastructure perspective, he said leaders “did a good job of allowing us to be in a position to accommodate this growth” without negative effects on services. Avera pointed out that two of the fastest-growing sectors overall for the local economy have been construction and automobile sales. That’s good news for local auto retailers like Greenwood Chevrolet and Tiffany Motor Co. As for the automobile side, Avera surmised that people gradually have become more comfortable, financially speaking, in years following the last recession. That has allowed them to buy homes and upgrade their vehicles. It’s likely that type of outlook that is drawing companies like TJ Maxx, which is planning to open a store in Hollister. It will be part of developing a 100,000-square foot shopping center with other major retailers, Avera confirmed. Avera and other city leaders have been pro-business in general and particularly in their approach to housing and commercial growth. “What we’ve done is we’ve encouraged companies to come if they need our help, whether it be fast tracking or getting through the permit-processing part.” Avera said. “We obviously will do that whenever we can.” An example of such an approach was a city hotel-incentive program, which helped spur construction of the Fairfield Inn & Suites near the Highway 25 gateway. Whenever the city can, council members and other officials support such customized programs for business recruitment, Avera said. “Certainly, you can tell our council has been pretty proactive in economic development,” he said. The balance of housing and commercial growth shows the city has been

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growing in a positive, healthy direction. “A lot of times you’re not going to get the retailers unless you have the people here that are going to shop at those places,” Avera said. A 10-minute drive away on Highway 156—one of three major highways connecting the county to other communities—San Juan Bautista has been pro-business as well. Of course, much of the business activity in the historic city’s shopping district is comprised of charming mom-and-pop shops, fine dining establishments and ever-pleasant wine-tasting rooms. The Mission City is located near Highway 101 between the Gabilan Mountains and Flint Hills. One of the oldest towns in California, it is rich with culture and character–such as Old Mission San Juan Bautista and El Teatro Campesino, a well-known Chicano playhouse founded by legendary writer and director Luis Valdez. Residents in San Juan traditionally rally to preserve the city’s historic character, even if it means debating passionately about local topics. Still,

though, there are many new housing developments in various stages of construction, each providing additional options to meet the area’s increasing demand for homes. Quality of life in San Benito County, though, stretches far beyond living accommodations and culture. The county has excellent schools and healthcare as well.

CLASSROOM SUCCESS There are plenty of excellent options for public education in San Benito County, whether it’s traditional schools, academic-focused public institutions such as the Dual Language Academy and Accelerated Achievement Academy in the Hollister School District, a state-of-the-art San Benito High School campus, or the more liberal arts-orient-

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(relocation) ed Anzar High School in San Juan. Overall, San Benito County has 11,000 students and 11 school districts. Those districts range from very small rural schools serving 5 to 30 students to the 3,000-student San Benito High campus. Krystal Lomanto, San Benito County superintendent of schools, said local educators work tirelessly to make

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HEALTHY LIVING Classrooms are just the start when it comes to healthy trends. When businesses or families relocate to a county like this one, they’re often putting healthcare access at the top of the priority chain. Fortunately, there are about 100 doctors practicing in San Benito County. The San Benito Health Founda-

sure students attain a high-quality education and reach whatever goals they desire after high school. “San Benito County is a great place that allows parents to be involved in the educational success of their students,” Lomanto says. “We have caring teachers, committed staff and administrators who care about the academic success of their students.”

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tion offers medical, dental and WIC services for low-income residents at the main location or San Juan Bautista Clinic. Pinnacle Urgent Care is open Monday-Saturday for residents and visitors’ medical needs. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Local mainstay Hazel Hawkins MeState Farm Indemnity Company, State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, 1101201.1 State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL morial Hospital, meanwhile, has four community health clinics, a multispecialty center, an orthopedic specialty center and a primary care center. Hazel Hawkins also offers 24-hour emergency services with an 18-bed Emergency Department and two clinics. The hospital in recent years went through a major, publicly supported renovation to facilities. “We are fortunate that even though San Benito County Office of Education we are a smaller, rural community, we Engage, Encourage, Empower…Educate! San Benito County Office of Education have access to excellent health care San Benito County Office of Education Engage, Encourage, Empower…Educate! in our area,” said Frankie Gallagher, San Benito County Office of Education San Benito County Office of Education 460 Fifth Street – Hollister, CA 95023 Engage, Encourage, Empower…Educate! director of marketing for Hazel HawEngage, Encourage, Empower…Educate! San Benito County Office of Education Engage, Encourage, Empower…Educate! San Benito 460 County Education Fifth StreetOffice – Hollister, of CA 95023 kins Memorial Hospital. “The hospital, Engage, Encourage, Empower…Educate! San Benito County Office of Education To learn more about our schools, please contact through the generosity of donors and a Engage, Encourage, Empower…Educate! To learn more about our schools, please contact Engage, Empower…Educate! (831) 637-5393 or visit–our page at www.sbcoe.org tax-bond measure, built a new Wom460 Fifth –Encourage, Hollister, CAweb 460Street Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023 460 Fifth Street –95023 Hollister, CA 95023 460 Fifth637-5393 Street – Hollister, CA 95023 (831) or visit our web page at www.sbcoe.org en’s Center with 13 private birthing suites and technologically advanced To learn moreour about our schools, please To learn more about schools, please contactcontact 460 Fifth Street –page Hollister, CA 95023 more about our schools, please contact To learn more about our schools, please contact diagnostic imaging services for women, To learn (831) 637-5393 or visit our web at www.sbcoe.org 460 Fifth Street – Hollister, CA 95023 Toorlearn more about our schools, please contact (831) 637-5393 orour visit our web page at www.sbcoe.org (831) 637-5393 visit web page at www.sbcoe.org and a new ER.” (831) 637-5393 or visit our web page at www.sbcoe.org (831) 637-5393 or visit our web page at www.sbcoe.org Gallagher went on: “We have exTo learn more about ourour schools, please cellent physicians and staff, and the To learn more about schools, pleasecontact contact personalized care our patients receive(831) 637-5393 or visit our web page at www.sbcoe.org (831) 637-5393 or visit our web page at www.sbcoe.org from all of our healthcare providers is a testament to their dedication in Reading & Literacy App for Residents of San Benito serving the community in which they Reading & Literacy App forApp Residents of San Benito Reading & Literacy for Residents of San Benito www.myf2b.com/register/sanbenitocoe live and work.” www.myf2b.com/register/sanbenitocoe

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VA LUA B LE I NV E ST ME NT

JOINING THE CHAMBER

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One of the most beneficial moves that a local business can make is to join the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce. This member-driven association has a mission to promote and facilitate the growth of the business community. Serving its members since 1921, the chamber staff looks forward to many more years of service. To fulfill its goal of assisting existing ventures and attracting new ones, the chamber works closely with the City of Hollister and the County of San Benito to keep business bustling and consumers attracted to the area. This partnership additionally promotes the perfect at-

mosphere for entrepreneurs looking for a home for their company. Assisting with the area’s economy is not the chamber’s only objective, though. The group also provides a unified voice for members in governmental affairs on local, state and national levels. It follows issues that could affect business and encourages elected officials to support those that would have a positive impact on local businesses. An important benefit of membership is networking with other area business people. By sponsoring membership luncheons, Business after Hours, Lunch &

Learns and other functions, where the chamber provides valuable opportunities for members to make new business contacts. Referrals are another direct benefit of membership. When the chamber office receives calls about where to obtain particular products or services, members are always the first reference the chamber staff provides. These are just some of the reasons why businesses should align themselves with an organization that cares about its members and the community. Contact the chamber to see what other benefits the group can offer your company.

97TH ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER SPONSORS AgriPharma C&N Tractor CareMore Dick and Frankie Gallagher Don and Diane Winn Eden Rift Edward Jones- Mark Vivian Galaxy Self Storage

Graniterock Company Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Heritage Bank of Commerce Intero Real Estate JRG Attorneys at Law La Catrina Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor MBS Business Systems Paine’s Restaurant

PG&E Rabobank Recology of San Benito RJR Environmental Professional Services, Inc. Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Tricia Harvey Union Bank

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS MIXER: Host one of our monthly Business After Hours Mixers. Have the floor to talk about your business, give guided tours of your facility or showcase your specialty food, and we’ve even held a treasure hunt. Use your imagination and our staffs expertise to plan a unique event that will make you stand out in a crowd. This is a great way to introduce other chamber members to your business and make new connections. Nine opportunities to network throughout the year. BUSINESS ADVOCACY COMMITTEE: Monthly roundtable discussion about Federal, State and local issues that impact your business and our community. Work with local officials to help with economic development and encourage businesses to relocate or expand to our county. Guest speakers include council members, county supervisors, transportation officials and educators. Eleven opportunities throughout the year to stay connected. MONDAY BREW & PERKS: Meets twice a month for a round table discussion to share marketing ideas, partnerships with other businesses, discuss issues that are impacting your business and what we can do to help. Focusing on small to medium sized businesses, homebased business, sole proprietors, those starting out or those who need fresh ideas. Building a stronger business community is what we all want. More than twenty opportunities a year to meet with over business members in a small group setting. Making that happen takes team work so let’s all get involved. SHOP LOCAL - SHOP SMALL: The Chamber organizes the Shop Local – Shop Small campaign each year, helping to bring awareness to our community about how shopping local improves the community we Live, Work and Play in. LUNCH & LEARN: Several times a year the chamber organizes networking opportunity with guest speakers to make presentations. Speakers include the City Manager , First Responders, Tax Experts and such. Topics are always current to what is happening in our community. Chamber members can sponsor a lunch to advertise their business. More than nine networking opportunities a year.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: The Chamber organizes several educational opportunities throughout the year for members to brush up on social media marketing, Quickbooks, new tax laws, human resources requirements and other workshops that help strengthen our business community.

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BUSINESS EXPO & JOB FAIR: Each year the San Benito County Chamber organizes our county Business Expo & Job Fair. This opportunity is open to all businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, healthcare, etc. Entertainment is provided and it gives the community a chance to see what we have to offer.

SAN BENITO COUNTY FAIR BOOTH: The chamber provides its’ member a FREE space to advertise their business in the Chamber’s county fair booth. The chamber staff sets up and takes down the booth when the fair is over. All our members need to do is provide staff and their information. It is a membership investment benefit.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA: In 2015 the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce brought this national program to San Benito County. Wreaths Across America is celebrated all across the county on the same day in December to honor our Veteran’s by putting a wreath at each headstone. It is a community event where service clubs, 4-H members, Boy & Girl Scouts and community volunteers spend the morning placing the wreaths.

CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTINGS: Are you a new business, celebrating an anniversary, launching a new product or expanding your showroom. The chamber will advertise, organize and promote your business by holding a ribbon cutting. Some ideas to bring in new customers to the celebration range from Hawaiian Hula Dancers to Scavenger Hunts and wine give-a-ways. Only Chamber members are entitled to receive this service and media exposure.

THE BUSINESS/VISITORS GUIDE: Each year the chamber publishes the guide, by selling ad space, writing editorials, hunting for the right pictures, and makes sure the county is well represented. Hundreds of hours go into producing 10,000 copies of the magazine you are reading. We are proud to be the leader in getting the word out about what a great diverse community we have.

These are just a few of the benefits of your membership investment. There are many more benefits that you see and do not see. Our staff is always working behind the scenes to make sure our members, our community and our visitors enjoy what we have.

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THE SAN BENITO COUNTY CHAMBER

TRAVEL PROGRAM

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he San Benito County Chamber Travel Program gives everyone a chance to explore other countries with friends and family and make new friends along the way. The Chamber’s first planned trip to China was a

10 days exploration of China’s culture where we climbed the Great Wall, rode the Bullet Train, visited the Terra Cotta Warriors and so much more. “The experience was once in a lifetime,” Kathleen S. who traveled with her daughter to celebrate her 70th birthday. “We had so much fun just laughing and meeting the people. I am so glad I went.” Chamber CEO Juli Vieira decided to introduce this program to San Benito County residents and the response has been wonderful. “I wanted to give everyone a chance to travel, business owners are able to see how other countries operate and some even came back with ideas to use in their businesses. It also gives our

community a way to travel in a group where they might not feel comfortable traveling alone. The best thing about it is everything is planned for you, so it is a no worry vacation. China was our first trip and we will be leaving for Ireland on September 3, 2018 for 10 days to discover, take in the sights and enjoy being “Irish”. In 2019 the chamber is planning two trips one domestic (location TBD) and another either to Italy or Spain. For more information follow us on Facebook at San-Benito County-Chamber or our website www.SanBenitoCountyChamber.com You do not need to be a chamber member or live in San Benito County to join our tours.

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AMBASSADORS PROGRAM MISSION The vision of the San Benito County Chamber Ambassadors is to create a sense of community and balance that will allow new and existing businesses to thrive in the County. This volunteer group is committed to promoting goodwill, participation and an appreciation of economic growth. • Raising awareness of Chamber activities and benefits. • Informing and involving new Chamber members to promote strong continuing membership. • Encouraging meaningful and beneficial participation in the Chamber’s programs. • Serving as a liaison between the Chamber staff and membership. WHO ARE OUR AMBASSADORS? Our Ambassadors consist of volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time and talent, to assist the Chamber in promoting our local business community, and creating personal business relationships while serving their community.

SAN BENITO COUNTY CHAMBER AMBASSADORS Barbara Cosio���������������������������������������������������� Community Supporter Debbie Scherer������������������������������������������������� Community Supporter Dr. Larry Masula�������������������������������������� Masula Family Chiropractic Gordon Machado..........................................Rustic Turtle Embroidery Lisa Jensema............................................................Recology San Benito Megan Crable..........County of San Benito America’s Job Center Patty Bergin�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Mary Kay Lori Thompson���������������������������������������������������������Pinnacle Healthcare Ralphy Hobbs����������������������������������������������������������������Mini Max Storage Rosemary Bridwell��������������������������������Bridwell Landscape Designs Roslyn Jacobs�������������������������������������������������������������������������������CareMore Sylvia Sims Delay.........................................Bertao Real Estate Group Tammie May����������������������������������������������������������������������������������CareMore

2017 AMBASSADOR COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS INCLUDED: • Community Food Bank of San Benito County’s Backpack Program • Chamberlain’s Children Center organized clothing donations and provided art supplies. • Community Food Bank of San Benito County sock drive for the homeless. • Halloween trick or treats for the Troops stationed overseas. • Signed Christmas Cards for the Troops stationed overseas. • Participated in collecting First Aid Kits for the Troops stationed overseas. • CASA of San Benito donated books.

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CALIFORNIA’S OFFICIAL GEMSTONE COMES FROM SAN BENITO COUNTY

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hile most gemstones are valued for color and clarity there are some valued for their rarity. The official state gem of California is extremely rare and comes from San Benito County. In 1907, while looking for cinnabar, a mercury ore mineral, James Couch discovered benitoite. He was at the New Idria Mercury mine, near the San Benito River when he spotted the dark blue crystals among white silica. What he thought were sapphires turned out to be one of the top 12 rarest gems which today is worth $4000 per carat. The Couch samples were sent to University of California Berkeley for analysis. Dr. George Louderback confirmed that the blue crystals were indeed a new mineral and named it after the area in which it was found. According to John Veevaert, a geologist who currently owns the largest personal collection of the blue mineral, “benitoite is unique in the world of crystals.” He explains that it provided mineralogists with more than just a new mineral. There are six basic Shapes of crystal formations – cubic, tetragonal, orthorhombic, hexagonal,

triclinic and monoclinic. Early in the theoretical development of crystallography, it was hypothesized that there was a class of the hexagonal system that would produce trigonally (triangular) shaped crystals. The discovery of benitoite proved this hypothesis” The triangular shaped crystals are now referred to as Benitoite Type. This multicolored gem is beautiful polished or in its natural state. The most common color is a deep sapphire blue with hints of violet but it can also be found in clear, white, pink and a green-gray color. Considered a double refracting crystal, benitoite radiates a rainbow of colors when hit by light. The California Federation of Mineralogical Societies proposed that it be adopted as the state’s gemstone in 1984 and in 1985 it was made official. Because it is only a 6.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness (diamonds are a 10) it is not very strong. According to

Veevaert this means benitoite is beautiful in pendants and bracelets but not a good choice for rings. Benitoite is found in other parts of California and the country, but it does not match either the quantity or quality once found in San Benito County. TOPS A Rock Shop in San Juan Bautista sells benitoite. Owner Kammie Osborn says: “The types of specimens that we have are rough pieces that have been worked. It’s a long process. You have to dip it in and out of acids to expose the rock.” The specimens found in the shop range from $4 to $1500, with faceted pieces. Actual gemstones that have been cut, range in price from $50 to $4000. While the original mine in New Idria, now known as Benitoite Gem Mine, is no longer open day trips are available. It is open on the weekends via reservation for a fee of $70 per person with seniors and children being less.

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CON TAC TS A N D S ERV I C E S I M PO RTANT P HO NE NUMB E RS

San Benito County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau 831- 637-5315 243 Sixth Street, Suite 100 Hollister, CA 95023 Emergency................................................................................................ 911 Fire (CalFire)....................................................................... 831-637-4475 San Benito County................................................................................ 211 Poison Control................................................................... 800-222-1222 Poison Control (Animal)................................................ 888-426-4435 Police (non-emergency)................................................. 831-636-4330 Sheriff (San Benito County)......................................... 831-636-4080 Suicide Prevention Lifeline.......................................... 800-273-8255

SCHOOL DISTRICTS San Benito County Office of Education................. 831-637-5393 Hollister School District................................................. 831-630-6300 San Benito County High School................................ 831-637-5831 San Juan – Aromas Unified........................................... 831-623-7660 CITY OF SAN JUAN BAUTISTA City Hall................................................................................ 831-623-4661 City Planning....................................................................... 831-623-4661 Library.................................................................................... 831-623-4687 Public Works (after hours)............................................ 831-902-0887

HOLLISTER SERVICES Business Licenses............................................................. 831-636-4301 Fictitious Business Name.............................................. 831-636-4029 Hollister Recreation Dept............................................. 831-636-4390 City Hall................................................................................ 831-636-4300 Library.................................................................................... 831-636-4107 Planning Department...................................................... 831-636-4360 Senior Center..................................................................... 831-637-9275 SAN BENITO COUNTY SERVICES Animal Control...............................................831-636-4320 DMV....................................................................................... 800-777-0133 Employment Development Dept...................... 831-637-8111 Public Works..................................................831-636-4170 Superior Court ................................................................. 831-636-4057 UTILITIES PG&E .................................................................................... 800-743-5000 SBC Water District ......................................................... 831-637-8218 Sunnyslope Water District .......................................... 831-637-4670 City of Hollister Water................................................... 831-636-4301 GARBAGE/RECYCLING Recology San Benito County...................................... 831-636-7500 HEALTHCARE Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital............................ 831-637-5711 Pinnacle HealthCare....................................................... 831-634-4444

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OUR G OV ER N M EN T LOCAL , STAT E & NAT I O NA L

HOLLISTER 375 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023 831-636-4300 Mayor Ignacio Velazquez 831-905-3720 mayor@hollister.ca.gov Council Member Raymond Friend District 1 831-313-3099 ray.friend@hollister.ca.gov Council Member  Mickie Solorio Luna District 2 831-637-1342 mickie.solorioluna@hollister.ca.gov

Council Member  Chris Mortorana councilmembermartorana@ san-juan-bautista.ca.us Council Member  Dan DeVries d.devries@san-juan-bautista.ca.us Council Member  Tony Boch councilmemberboch@san-juanbautista.ca.us

Council Member  Council Member  John Freeman Karson Klauer j.freeman@san-juan-bautista.ca.us District 3  831-801-0858 San Benito County karson.klauer@holliser.ca.gov Board of Supervisors 481 4th Street, 1st Floor Council Member  Hollister, CA 95023 Jim Gillio 831-636-4010 District 4 sbcsuper@cosb.us 831-350-1087 jim.gillio@hollister.ca.gov District 1 Supervisor Mark Medina SAN JUAN BAUTISTA District 2 Supervisor 311 2nd Street Anthony Botelho (Chair) San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 831-623-4661 District 3 Supervisor Robert Rivas Mayor District 4 Supervisor Jim West Jerry Muenzer 831-234-1618 councilmemberwest@san-juanDistrict 5 Supervisor bautista.ca.us Jaime De La Cruz

CALIFORNIA State Assembly Member Anna M. Caballero (D- District 30) State Capitol P.O. Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249-0030 916-319-2030 State Senate  Anthony Cannella (R – District 12) Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 5082 Sacrament, CA 95814 916-651-4012 UNITED STATES Senators Kamala Harris (D – CA) Class III 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 202-224-3553 www.harris.senate.gov/contract/ Dianne Feinstein (D – CA) Class I 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 202-224-3841 www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index. cfm/email-me Congressman Jimmy Panetta 228 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-2861 www.panetta.house.gov S a n B e n i t o T h e G u i d e I 63

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BUSINESS CATEGORICAL LISTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES AMYCEL, INC. 553 Mission Vineyard Road San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-7400 www.amycel.com CENTRAL AG SUPPLY LLC Jim Gillio 4364 Highway 25 Hollistrer, CA 95023..................(408) 422-3308 www.centralagsupply.net DAVID E. GRIMES CO. PO Box 1198 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 637-1499 www.degrimes.com EARTHBOUND FARM 1721 San Juan Highway San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-7880 www.ebfarm.com FILICE FARMS, LP 4400 Fairview Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-3200 GEORGE CHIALA FARMS 9351 Fairview Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(408) 590-6321 www.gcfarms.com SWANK FARMS PRODUCE, INC Dick & Bonnie Swank 645 Lanini Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-4704 www.swankfarms.com TRI CAL, INC. John Ivancovich 8770 Highway 25 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-0195 www.trical.com UNITED AG Kirti Mutatkar 54 Corporate Park Irvine, CA 92606......................1-949-975-1424 www.unitedag.org

ANIMAL SERVICES AND SUPPLIES K-9 AMBASSADOR Deleta Jones 1301 Nash Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 840-1415 www.k9Ambassador.net 64 I S a n B e n i t o C o u n t y C h a m b e r. c o m

PET FRIENDS & RESCUE Jack Scutchall 2975 Buena Vista Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-1191 www.petfriends.org

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT AG ENTERTAINMENT PHOTO BOOTH Brian Goldberg 700 Riviera Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(408) 315-4573 www.agentertainmentphotobooth.com CALIFORNIA RODEO SALINAS Mandy Roth PO Box 1648 Salinas, CA 93902....................(831) 775-3102 www.carodeo.com CMAP COMMUNITY MEDIA ACCESS PARTNERSHIP Becca King-Reed 7500 Monterey Road Gilroy, CA 95020.......................(408) 722-9144 www.cmaptv.com EL TEATRO CAMPESINO Phil Esparza 705 Fourth Street San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-2444 www.elteatrocampesino.com HAPPY JUMPY Louie & Mae Sebolino 857 Industrial Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-9202 www.happyjumpy.com MR. O’S ACADEMY OF THE ARTS Joseph O. Ostenson 360 6th Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 524-0811 www.mrosmusicacademy.com PREMIERE CINEMAS Craig Tankersley 641 McCray Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-1800 www.premierecinemas.net SAN BENITO COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL Jennifer Laine 240 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-2787 www.sanbenitoarts.org

SAN BENITO COUNTY SADDLE HORSE ASSOCIATION PO Box 56 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 628-3545 www.sanbenitocountyrodeo.com See our ad page 3 SAN BENITO OLIVE FESTIVAL Kathina Szeto 1760 F Airline Highway PMB 120 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 537-7270 www.sanbenitoolivefestival.com SAN BENITO ORIANA CHORALE Kozean Wright 1241 Sunset Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-8188 www.orianachorale.org SAN BENITO STAGE COMPANY 1760 Airline Highway, Suite F, #184 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-0122 www.sanbenitostage.org STUDIO 808 Gayle Sleznick 808 Washington Street San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-2964 WATSONVILLE COMMUNITY BAND Antonio Trujillo PO Box 1708 Watsonville, CA 95077..............(831) 235-0293 www.watsonville-band.org

ATTORNEY & LEGAL SERVICES BARBARA J. PRETLOVE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW 268 El Toro Court Hollister, CA 95023...................(408) 850-6402 www.PretloveLaw.com BREEN LAW FIRM Christine Breen 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite F8-4 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-2529 www.breenlaw.net JRG ATTORNEYS AT LAW Paul Rovella 530 San Benito Street, Suite 202 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-9444 www.JRGattorneys.com


NOLAND, HAMERLY, ETIENNE & HOSS Karen Deaton 333 Salinas Street Salinas, CA 93901....................(831) 424-1414 www.nheh.com See our ad page 11

HOLLISTER AUTO PARTS Sheri Huston 140 Fourth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5304 www.hollisterautoparts.com

PIPAL, SPURZEM & LIEM LLP Peter Spurzem 350 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5521 www.psllegal.com

LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER 1500 McCray Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 635-5840 www.lesschwab.com/store/ca/hollister/574

POLARIS LAW GROUP, LLP Gary Clifford 501 San Benito Street, Suite 200 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 531-4211 www.polarislawgroup.com THE GRUNSKY LAW FIRM Liliana Diaz 396 A San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-2144 www.grunskylaw.com

AUTO BODY REPAIR & PAINT HOGUE BROS. COLLISION CENTER Nick Boffa 847 Industrial Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-0392 www.hoguebros.com HOLLISTER COLLISION CENTER Ken Perez 320 Hillcrest Road, #107 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-8800 www.hcollisioncenter.com

BEAUTY CONTROL - MARGOT TANKERSLEY 1581 Hillcrest Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5502 MARY KAY BEAUTY CONSULTANT - PATTY BERGIN Hollister, CA 95023...................(415) 609-8295 www.marykay.com/pbergin1

BOOKKEEPING

PRECISION AUTO GLASS Richard Remily 1760 Airline Highway, F113 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-7004

ABACUS DATA SYSTEMS Jacqueline Fancher Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 801-6053

SAN BENITO TIRE, INC. 246 Tres Pinos Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5804 www.sanbenitotire.com

BIANCHI, KASAVAN & POPE, LLP 243 Sixth Street, Suite 220 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 638-2111 www.blhhcpa.com

SAN BENITO TIRE, INC. 561 East Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 665-6239 www.sanbenitotire.com

CLS BOOKKEEPING SERVICES Christy Stacy PO Box 2288 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 809-9345 www.clsbookservices.com

BANKING ACCESS + CAPITAL Nelson Her 1920 Mariposa Mall Fresno, CA 93721.....................(559) 263-1351 www.accesspluscapital.com

AUTO SALES

CAL COASTAL - A SMALL BUSINESS LENDER Loree Van Bebber 221 Main Street, Suite 301 Salinas, CA 93901....................(831) 424-1099 www.calcoastal.org

GREENWOOD CHEVROLET-BUICK-GMC Marty Greenwood 270 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5328 www.greenwoodmotors.com

HERITAGE BANK OF COMMERCE Will Sutton 351 Tres Pinos Road, Suite 102-A Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-2152 www.heritagebankofcommerce.bank

TIFFANY MOTOR COMPANY Bob Tiffany 300 Gateway Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-4461 www.tiffanyford.com

RABOBANK Phil Fortino 1730 Airline Highway, #310 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-4861 www.rabobankamerica.com

AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & SERVICE

UNION BANK Irene Recht 300 Tres Pinos Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-2474 www.unionbank.com

EMERGENCY VEHICLE SPECIALISTS, INC Donna & Stephen Haynes 300 Park Center Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-1600 www.evswest.com

BEAUTY CONSULTANT

ELLEN FISHER’S BOOKKEEPING SERVICE Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-0201 GRACE & ASSOCIATES 341 First Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-7408 www.gracecpas.com LARRY SNYDER 341 Tres Pinos Road, Suite 201 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-1867 LIZ SMITH BOOKKEEPING Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 902-0016 S & S FINANCIAL SERVICES Ann Strickland PO Box 1007 Tres Pinos, CA 95075................(831) 628-3411 S&J BOOKKEEPING SOLUTIONS Sara Recht Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 297-4476 TD TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES, INC. Tajni Diller 321 San Felipe Road, Suite 7 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-1155 VICTORIA’S BOOKKEEPING SERVICE Vicki Carreiro Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-0878

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BOUTIQUE SHOP BELLA CHARM Lynn Shaffer 835 Prospect Avenue, #103 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-7757 www.mybellacharm.com IRMA’S FASHIONS Karen Tonascia 230 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-2653 See our ad page 3

FELICE CONSULTING SERVICES Damon Felice PO BOX 1119 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 856-7000 www.felice-consulting.com

ARNOLD FONTES Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-3581

HUBOI ARCHITECTURE SERVICES, AIA David Huboi 601 McCray Street, Suite 202 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-0949 www.huboi.com

BEVERLY MEAMBER San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-2356

BUSINESS SERVICES

CHRIS MARTORANA San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 334-2015

JOHNNIE’S GIRL Patty Marfia 535 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(408) 314-8773

MBS BUSINESS SYSTEMS 325 Victor Street, Suite A Salinas, CA 93907....................(800) 848-7575 www.mbsworks.com

SHE’S CONSIGNMENTS AND GIFTS Sheila Stevens 208 5th Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-5810

MISSION LINEN SUPPLY 435 West Market Street Salinas, CA 93901....................(831) 424-1753 www.missionlinen.com

THE GARDENSHOPPE Marci Huston 364 7th Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 801-6049 www.thegardenmarthollister.com

SAME DAY SHRED, LP 3 Rossi Circle, Suite G Salinas, CA 93907....................(831) 424-8737 www.samedayshred.com

TOPS A ROCK SHOP Kammie Osborn PO Box 1029 San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-4441 www.topsarockshop.com

BUILDING MATERIALS & SUPPLIES CAL CRAFT SPECIALTY PRODUCTS Mario Gutierrez 1033 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 635-9056 www.CCSProducts.net GRANITEROCK COMPANY #29399 350 Technology Drive Watsonville, CA 95077..............(831) 768-2000 www.graniterock.com MCKINNON LUMBER COMPANY, INC. John Barrett 217 Seventh Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5767

BUILDING SERVICES CULLINAN APPRAISAL & REALTY Mike Cullinan Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-7567 cullinanappraisalrealty.appraiserxsites.com

BUSINESS SERVICES & WEB DESIGN AMALIA ELLIS DESIGN Amalia Ellis Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 673-6262 www.amaliaellisdesign.com

CATHERINE DABO Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-3540

DEBRA SCHERER Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-9030 DIANE COLLINS Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 261-0607 DONNA HOLMES San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-1168 DR. MURRAY R. MILLSON & JOAN L. SATTLER Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-0824 ED STEPHENSON Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 635-0444 ERIC HOWARD Aromas, CA 95004....................(831) 588-3544 GEORGE LEWIS Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 801-6341

REDBEARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Gregg & Marie Hoffman 378 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-4633 www.redbeard.com

GERALD & MARY MCCULLOUGH Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-2719

SAFEHOUSE WEB Scott Kindred 455 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 205-0077 www.safehouseweb.com

KRIS NOLAN Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 245-6874

CATERING

MARK GIBSON Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-3512

BLUE STAR CATERING Christin Burda 15830 Cienega Road Paicines, CA 95043...................(831) 245-9274 www.bluestarcaters.com

CHAMBER SUPPORTER ANN C. ROSS Hollister, CA 95023...................(707) 365-8960 ANTHONY & SUSAN BOTELHO San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-4228

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BARBARA COSIO Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 902-0096

JOHN ZAMORA Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 524-5577

LORRAINE WHITACRE Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-0742

MARTY RICHMAN Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-0504 PAT & CYNDI MCGUIRE Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-1518 PHYLLIS LANINI Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-3837 RUTH ERICKSON Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-0987


SHIRLEY HORN Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-2736 STEVE SANDERS Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-4057 TAYLOR RODRIGUES Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 524-3149 TOM BREEN Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-4870 TOM WALERIUS Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-7153 TRISH PAETZ Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 524-6548

COMPUTER & INTERNET SERVICES COMPUTER REPAIR & I.T. SERVICES Christopher Ward 335 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-7322 www.crsitgroup.com PROFESSIONAL COMPUTER SOLUTIONS Joe Garcia 243 Sixth Street, Suite 220 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-2111 www.pcs-blc.com RX-TEK Erick Johnson 321 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(888) 305-3089 www.rx-tek.com See our ad page 21

MARCUS BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC. Dana Hearne 28 East Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-8138 marcusbuildingsystemsinc.com OLIVEIRA PAINTING & HANDYMAN SERVICE Carlos Oliveira PO Box 2722 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 636-0419 PAUL HOUGH CONSTRUCTION Paul Hough Hollister, CA 95023...................(408) 472-1940 www.houghconstructuioninc.com

DENTISTS

CONTRACTORS & CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES

CRAIG NAGAREDA, DDS Craig Nagareda 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite C-1 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-7439

A & R DOORS INC. Ruben Rodriguez 41 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-8139 jeanettardoors.wixsite.com/ardoors

RAUCH DENTAL Timothy Rauch 930 Sunnyslope Road, Suite D4 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-1675 timrauchdds.com

HOLLISTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH & PRESCHOOL 521 Monterey Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-4240 www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/77244

BARCO CONSTRUCTION, INC. Ed Barrios 380 Mansfield Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-8717

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

SOUTH VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH 2350 Technology Parkway Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-1056 www.svccchurch.com/hollister

BEACON CONSTRUCTION, INC. Fernando Oliveira 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite 8/6 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 902-9772

ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Rev. Noah Lawson 7290 Airline Highway Tres Pinos, CA 95075................(831) 637-4970 www.staugustinehollister.org

DEL CURTO BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION INC. Darin & Derek Del Curto PO Box 1311 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 902-5454 www.delcurtobros.com

ST. FRANCIS RETREAT Ken Laverone 549 Mission Vineyard Road San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-4234 www.stfrancisretreat.com

HOLLISTER PAINT COMPANY Judy Goularte 57 East Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-4145 www.hollisterpaintco.com

MH ENGINEERING CO. Silvia Pardo PO Box 1029 Morgan Hill, CA 95038..............(408) 779-7381 www.mhengineering.com

CLEANING SERVICES

J.M.P. CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Joseph M. Postigo Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-6887

PINNACLE TRAFFIC ENGINEER Larry Hail Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-9260 pinnaclete.com

CHIROPRACTORS MASULA FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Larry Masula 890 Sunset Drive, #D-2C Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-9283

CHURCHES & RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

BORN TO SHINE HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES Carin Goss Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 521-8891 borntoshinehousecleaning.com HOODZ Ruben Arias Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-7961 www.hoodz.us.com

LADD RANCH BY K. HOVNANIAN HOMES Amber Norwood 2130 Cobalt Court Hollister, CA 95203...................(916) 349-4071 www.khov.com/nocal

AMERICA’S JOB CENTER OF CALIFORNIA Sylvia Jacquez 1111 San Felipe Road, Suite 107 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5627 www.sbcjobs.org See our ad page 52 INFINITY STAFFING SERVICES, INC. John Bocanegra 710 Kirkpatrick Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-0360 www.istaff.biz

ENGINEERING

RUGGERI-JENSEN-AZAR & ASSOCIATE Rob Oneto 8055 Camino Arroyo Gilroy, CA 95020.......................(408) 848-0300 www.rja-gps.com

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ENGRAVING & PERSONALIZED GIFTS JUDY’S GIFTS AND AWARDS Judy McCord Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-1635 www.judysgiftsandawards.com

EQUIPMENT RENTAL A TOOL SHED EQUIPMENT RENTALS INC Robert Pedersen 2610 San Juan Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 477-7793 www.atoolshed.com

FARM/GIFT STORES B&R FARMS, LLC 5280 Fairview Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-9168 www.brfarms.com BERTUCCIO’S MARKET Karen Tonascia 2410 Airline Highway Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-0821 www.thefarmbertuccios.com See our ad page 3

FINANCIAL PLANNING/SERVICES EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS - MARK VIVIAN/ALEXIS WINDER Mark Vivian 615 San Benito Street, Suite C Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-0694 www.edwardjones.com ELLINGTON FINANCIAL Kristi Ellington 345 5th Street, Suite 3 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-1144 www.ellingtonfinancialgroup.com FRED A. AVALLI 1314 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 801-4069 GREG HARVEY 712 West Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 207-6560 PREMIERE FINANCIAL SERVICES Elizabeth Amarante 200 Tres Pinos Road, Suite 102 Hollister, CA 95023...................(408) 778-7047 www.premierefs.com

FOOD MANUFACTURING WHOLESALE/RETIAL HOLLISTER CARAMEL COMPANY Kasey Pellin Hollister, CA 95023...................(661) 889-3077 68 I S a n B e n i t o C o u n t y C h a m b e r. c o m

MANSMITH ENTERPRISES Jon & Juanita Mansmith 600 Mission Vineyard Road San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-4981 www.mansmith.com MARICH CONFECTIONARY Kristen Wynn 2101 Bert Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-4700 www.marich.com OILS OF PAICINES Shelley Hartman PO Box 27 Paicines, CA 95043...................(831) 389-4263 www.oilsofpaicines.com See our ad page 41 SAN BENITO FOODS Sam Humphrey 711 Sally Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-4434 www.neiljonesfoodcompany.com/brand/san-benito

FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORIES BLACK-COOPER-SANDER FUNERAL HOME/ GAVILAN HILLS CREMATORY John Sander 363 Seventh Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-3793 www.sanderfhcares.com GRUNNAGLE-AMENT-NELSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Tom Ament 870 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-3757 www.grunnagle.com

GOVERNMENT CITY OF HOLLISTER William B. Avera - City Manager 375 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-4300 www.hollister.ca.gov SAN BENITO COUNTY Ray Espinosa - CAO 481 4th Street Hollister, CA 95023...........(831) 636-4000 x 10 www.cosb.us SAN BENITO COUNTY INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT AGENCY Hannah Francis 2301 Technology Parkway Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-4110 www.cosb.us/iwm

GOVERNMENT CITY OF SAN JUAN BAUTISTA Ed Tewes PO Box 1420 San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-4661 www.san-juan-bautista.ca.us

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS & CONSULTING PINNACLE STRATEGY Victor Gomez 615 San Benito Street, Suite 206 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 245-6446

GROCERY STORES GROCERY OUTLET Nate & Dawn Harrell 550 Tres Pinos Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 313-1567 www.groceryoutlet.com

HEALTH CARE CAREMORE Tammie May 7888 Wren Avenue Gilroy, CA 95020.......................(408) 421-9979 www.caremore.com CENTRAL COAST VNA & HOSPICE, INC. 5 Lower Ragsdale Drive Monterey, CA 93942..................(831) 636-2141 www.ccvna.com ERIC J. DEL PIERO, MD 871 Cass Street, Suite 200 Monterey, CA 93940..................(831) 375-5066 www.montereyeye.com FRITTER, SCHULZ & ZOLLINGER, PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 1710 Memorial Drive, Suite A Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-8108 www.fritterandschulz.net HAZEL HAWKINS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 911 Sunset Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5711 www.hazelhawkins.com See our ad Back Cover, 1 MONTAGE WELLNESS CENTER Kandi Elliott 1910 N. Davis Road Salinas, CA 93907....................(831) 622-6900 www.montagewellnesscenter.com PINNACLE HEALTHCARE 591 McCray Street, Suite 101 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-4444 www.pinnacleweb.com See our ad page 17


PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATES OF HOLLISTER 591 McCray Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-7494 www.pcahollister.com See our ad page 21 SAN BENITO HEALTH FOUNDATION 351 Felice Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5306 www.sanbenitohealth.org

HEALTH, FITNESS & WELLNESS AGRIPHARMA Elia Salinas 1851 Airway Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 537-7312 CROSSFIT SAN BENITO Hylie Thompson 827 Industrial Drive, Suite 101 Hollister, CA 95023...................(925) 250-5032 www.crossfitsanbenito.com EUPHORIC LIFE, INC. Ahmad Rafii 807 Industrial Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(408) 316-4062 KULA YOGA Courtney Evens 350 6th Street, #102 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 756-8989 www.kulayogasbc.com

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING RIANDA AIR INC. Ron Rianda PO Box 1648 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 636-3767 www.riandaair.isoars.com

HOUSING CHISPA Gabriel Torres 295 Main Street, Suite 100 Salinas, CA 93901....................(831) 757-6251 www.chispahousing.org EDEN HOUSING, INC Jane Barr 22645 Grand Street Hayward, CA 94541...................(510) 247-8193 www.edenhousing.org

HUMAN SERVICES CASA OF SAN BENITO COUNTY Esther Curtice 829 San Benito Street, Suite 200 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-4992 www.casasanbenito.org

CHAMBERLAINS CHILDREN CENTER Patrick Ellis 1850 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-2121 www.chamberlaincc.org

SUN STREET CENTERS Anna Foglia 11 Peach Drive Salinas, CA 93901....................(831) 753-5144 www.sunstreetcenters.org See our ad page 20

COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF SBC Maria Thomas 1133 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-0340 www.communityfoodbankofsbc.org

INSURANCE

COMMUNITY SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Sonny Flores 1101 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-5524 www.csdcsbc.org COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS Debbie Ruiz 310 Fourth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-1094 www.communitysolutions.org EMMAUS HOUSE Patrice Kueschner 829 San Benito Street, Suite 300 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-5899 www.emmaushouse.net FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY OF THE CENTRAL COAST David Bianchi 104 Walnut Avenue, Suite 208 Santa Cruz, CA 95060...............(831) 423-9444 www.fsa-cc.org HOPE REHABILITATION SERVICES Alex Andrade 650 San Benito Street, Suite 120 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-8283 www.hopeservices.org JOVENES DE ANTAÑO OF SBC Pauline Valdivia 300 West Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-9275 www.jdasbcseniors.org KINSHIP CENTER Doreen Luke 124 River Road Salinas, CA 93908....................(831) 455-4723 www.kinshipcenter.org REBEKAH CHILDREN’S SERVICES Claudia Sandoval 290 IOOF Avenue Gilroy, CA 95020.......................(408) 846-2100 www.rcskids.org

AAA NCNU Terri Rovella 351 Tres Pinos Road, Suite D Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 635-3923 www.calstate.aaa.com/?zip=95023&devicecd=P C&referer=www.aaa.com ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & CO. Don Winn 321 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-9241 www.ajgrms.com/hollister-ca CALIFORNIA MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Cheri Schmidt 650 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5824 www.calmutual.com CALVISTA INSURANCE AGENCY INC. Jayme Stewart 370 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-7766 www.calvistains.com DIBUDUO & DEFENDIS INSURANCE Jeffrey T. Fisher 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite C-5 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5365 www.dibu.com INTERWEST INSURANCE SERVICES, LLC Tony Bruscia 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite A1 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-4919 www.iwins.com RICHARD W. SHELTON INSURANCE MARKETING, INC. Andrew Shelton 719 San Benito Street, Suite B Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-8941 www.shelton-insurance.com STATE FARM INSURANCE - JIM FOSDICK Jim Fosdick 581 McCray Street, Suite G Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-4442 www.statefarm.com/agent/US/CA/Hollister/JimFosdick-C630Z1YS000 See our ad page 55

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MANUFACTURING ADVANTAGE TRUSS CO. LLC Jennifer Porteur Pfeiffer 2025 San Juan Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 635-0377 advantagetruss.com CORBIN PACIFIC, INC Mike Corbin 2360 Technology Parkway Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-1100 www.corbin.com See our ad page 11 PACIFIC SCIENTIFIC 3601 Union Road Hollister, CA 95023..........(831) 637-3731 x374 www.psemc.com PRIDE CONVEYANCE SYSTEMS, INC. 1781 Shelton Way Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-1787 www.prideconveyance.com TEKNOVA 2290 Bert Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-1100 www.teknova.com WEST MARINE PRODUCTS, INC. 2395 Bert Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 761-4848 www.westmarine.com

MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS HOLLISTER FREE LANCE/NEW SV MEDIA Scott Harvey.............................(831) 637-5566 www.freelancenews.com KSBW CENTRAL COAST ABC Lyn Johnson - Advertising 238 John Street Salinas, CA 93901....................(831) 758-7757 www.ksbw.com MISSION VILLAGE VOICE Anne Caetano 38 Church Street San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(917) 513-7137 www.missionvillagevoice.com SAN BENITO LIVE Kollin Kosmicki San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 207-9279 SanBenitoLive.com

MORTGAGE COMPANIES GOLDEN EAGLE MORTGAGE GROUP Pauline Amstutz 260 Tres Pinos Road, B2 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-5363 www.goldeneaglemortgagegroup.com 70 I S a n B e n i t o C o u n t y C h a m b e r. c o m

HOMEBRIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES Cynthia Holthouse 530 San Benito Street, Suite 101 Hollister, CA 95023..................1-831-297-5626 www.HomeBridge.com/cholthouse SHAMROCK FUNDING Gregory Dolan 719 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 207-0407 WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE Sue Rocha 455 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-2286 www.wellsfargo.com/mortgage

MOTEL/HOTEL FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT Justin Nicholls 390 Gateway Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-1101 www.HollisterFairfieldInn.com See our ad Inside Front Cover HILTON GARDEN INN GILROY Mary Pastorini 6070 Monterey Street Gilroy, CA 95020.......................(408) 840-7000 www.gilroy.hgi.com HOLLISTER INN/HOLLISTER HOSPITALITY LLC Sam Jadav 152 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-1641 www.hollisterinn.com JOSHUA INN BED & BREAKFAST Greg & Tricia Harvey 712 West Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 265-7829 www.joshuainn.com WIEBE MOTEL Nak Hyun 1271 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5801 www.wiebemotel.com

MUSEUM SAN BENITO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Don Pidd 498 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 902-9349 www.sbchistoricalsociety.org WINGS OF HISTORY AIR MUSEUM Susan Talbot 12777 Murphy Avenue San Martin, CA 95046...............(408) 683-2290 www.wingsofhistory.org See our ad page 36

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AG AGAINST HUNGER Lynn Figone 512 Pajaro Street, Suite 14 Salinas, CA 93901....................(831) 755-1480 www.agagainsthunger.org AMERICAN RED CROSS / MONTEREY BAY CHAPTER Nancy King 357 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-2100 www.redcross.org BALER EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC Kenneth Kovanda PO Box 328 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 801-0656 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR SAN BENITO COUNTY Gary Byrne 829 San Benito Street, Suite 200 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-1924 www.cffsbc.org FORGIVING PAWS THRIFT SHOP Maggie Larson 195 Meridan Street, B-18 Hollister, CA 95023...................(408) 607-3108 www.forgivingpaws.org See our ad page 20 FRIENDS OF THE SAN BENITO COUNTY FREE LIBRARY Ruth Erickson 470 5th Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-4107 www.sbcfl.org GAVILAN EMPLOYER ADVISORY COUNCIL Bev Stenehjem 16100 Jacqueline Court Morgan Hill, CA 95037..............(408) 705-6537 ceac.org/region-2/gavilan_eac/ GO KIDS INC. 1101 San Felipe Road, Suite D Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-9205 www.gokids.org HAZEL HAWKINS HOSPITAL AUXILARY Alice Oliveria 911 Sunset Drive Hollister, CA 95023....... (831) 637-5711 x2287 HAZEL HAWKINS HOSPITAL FOUNDATION Kris Waller 911 Sunset Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-2653 www.hazelhawkins.com/foundation


HOLLISTER DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION Jeana Arnold 514 Monterey Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-8406 www.downtownhollister.org HOLLISTER PREGNANCY CENTER Brigette Blair 483 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-4020 www.hollisterpregnancycenter.com HOSPICE GIVING Vicki Rossman 80 Garden Court, Suite 201 Monterey, CA 93940..................(831) 333-9023 www.hospicegiving.org PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION Jennifer Westphal PO Box 2080 Hollister, CA 95024............(831) 801-0217 x12 www.pinnaclesfoundation.org REACH SAN BENITO PARKS FOUNDATION Don Pidd PO Box 744 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 902-9349 www.reachsanbenito.org SAN BENITO COUNTY BUSINESS COUNCIL Kristina Chavez Wyatt 341 First Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 524-0408 www.sbcbusinesscouncil.com SAN BENITO COUNTY FARM BUREAU Mindy Sotelo 530 San Benito Street, Suite 201 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-7643 sanbenito.cfbf.com SAN BENITO COUNTY HERITAGE FOUNDATION Richard McAbee PO Box 1141 Tres Pinos, CA 95075................(831) 637-1669 www.sbcheritagefoundation.com SAN BENITO COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE PO Box 1612 Hollister, CA 95024...................(408) 804-3591 www.sbcrepublicans.com SAN JUAN COMMITTEE Jill Pagaran PO Box 1416 San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 239-1287 www.sanjuanbautistaca.com See our ad page 27

SELECT LEARNING TECHNIQUES ACADEMIC ACADEMY Sandra Lee Terry 2440 Bert Drive, Building 500, Suite 501 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-9131 www.sltaa.com UNITED WAY OF SAN BENITO COUNTY Vicki Fortino 829 San Benito Street, Suite 200 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 332-7550 www.unitedwaysbc.org

OTHER SPIRITS OZEKI SAKE (USA), INC. Hidetaka Araki 249 Hillcrest Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-9217 www.ozekisake.com

PARKS, TENT & RV CAMPING

PHOTOGRAPHER MARISA DURAN PHOTOGRAPHY Hollister, CA 95023 ..................(310) 985-4767 www.marisaduranphotography.com RENE RODRIGUEZ PHOTOGRAPHY Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 261-1787

POWER PRODUCTION & APPLICATION AES SOLAR Ignacio Velazquez 501 San Benito Street, Suite 100 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-1737 www.AESsolarPro.com PACIFIC PROPANE Paula Heath 11520 Commercial Parkway Castroville, CA 95012................(831) 633-5020 www.pacificpropane.com See our ad page 17

BAR SZ RANCH Tim Borland 10001 Willow Creek Road Paicines, CA 95043...................(831) 389-4672 www.barszranch.com

PANOCHE VALLEY SOLAR 100 Summit Lake Drive, 2nd Floor Valhalla, NY 10595....................(408) 613-7961 www.panochevalleysolar.com

MISSION FARM RV PARK Kaz Kurasaki 400 San Juan Hollister Road San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-4456

SOLARIS Octavio Sandoval 601 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 801-8500 www.getsolaris.com

PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK Karen Beppler-Dorn 5000 Highway 146 Paicines, CA 95043...................(831) 389-4486 www.nps.gov./pinn ROYAL ELK PARK MANAGEMENT Adam Damm PO Box 1178 Tres Pinos, CA 95075................(831) 801-5826 www.royalparkmanagement.com SAN BENITO COUNTY FAIR Bolado Park Event Center 9000 Airline Highway Tres Pinos, CA 95075................(831) 628-3421 www.sanbenitocountyfair.com See our ad page 3 THOUSAND TRAILS SAN BENITO RV CAMPGROUND Joanne Kim 16225 Cienega Road Paicines, CA 95043...................(831) 389-4477 www.thousandtrails.com See our ad page 41

PRINTING DLG PRINTING Bonnie Flores Voropaeff 435 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-3347 www.dlgprinting.com POSTAL GRAPHICS Ron Martin 1760 Airline Highway, Suite F Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-3787 www.postalgraphics.net

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS A.G. DAVI REAL ESTATE Judy Glanville 484 Washington Street, Suite D Monterey, CA 93940..................(831) 373-2222 www.agdavi.com CREEKBRIDGE APARTMENTS Mario Loya Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-0165 www.creekbridge.com

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GRANADA COURT APARTMENTS The Pivetti Company 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite B1 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-9906 K&S PROPERTIES Susan Rivera 650 San Benito Street, Suite 210 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5821 PIVETTI COMPANY Althea Dunning 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite B-1 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-7337 www.pivetticompany.com PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES Margaret Pidd 339 Seventh Street, Suite B Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-9273 RAM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Jared McDonald 996 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-9906 www.rampm.propertyware.com

RANCHERS SAN BENITO CATTLE COMPANY Janet French PO Box 1298 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 637-5879

REAL ESTATE BELLAMIA REAL ESTATE Chela McIntyre 321 San Felipe Road, #14 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 801-3923 bellamiarealestate.com BERTAO REAL ESTATE GROUP Augie& Calla Bertao 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite F2 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-8400 www.wesellhollister.com CUSTOMER SERVICE REAL ESTATE SERVICES Dan Valcazar 5330 Camden Avenue San Jose, CA 95124..................(408) 607-1119 www.homefinderca.com FOUR CORNERS REAL ESTATE GROUP Nants Foley 717 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 219-3131 www.fourcornersre.com

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INTERO REAL ESTATE SERVICES Renee Kunz 800 San Benito Street, Suite C Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-2112 www.interorealestate.com See our ad page 5 JACQUELINE BLASER MCABEE - NINO REAL ESTATE 829 San Benito Street, Suite 100 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 245-6919 www.jackiemcabee.properties KAREY GRIMSLEY - NINO REAL ESTATE 329 San Benito Street, Suite 100 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-1855 www.hollister-homes.com MARILYN FERREIRA, BROKER ASSOCIATE INTERO - HOLLISTER RENTAL PROP. 800 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-1691 www.marilynferreira.com See our ad page 5 NINO REAL ESTATE, INC Tom Nino 829 San Benito Street, Suite 100 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-0111 www.ninorealestate.com PACIFIC OAK PROPERTIES, INC. John Paul Kent 15335 Calle Enrique, Suite 4 Morgan Hill, CA 95037.....(408) 779-1600 x102 www.pacificoak.com PACIFIC OAK REAL ESTATE SERVICES Susan Fixsen 260 Tres Pinos Road, Suite B1 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 245-5195 www.pacificoakrealestate.com PIERCE REAL ESTATE 551 East Street, Suite D Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 801-0835 www.rayandpeggy.com See our ad page 38, 39 REALTY WORLD - PEOPLE 2 PEOPLE Leonette Stafford 17485 Monterey Road, #103 Morgan Hill, CA 95037..............(408) 396-4446 rwp2p.com SAN BENITO COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Maricela Ramirez 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite C-6 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-4605 www.sbcaor.com SAN BENITO REALTY, INC. Dave Brigantino 150 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5563 www.sanbenitorealty.net

SYLVIA SIMS DELAY BERTAO REAL ESTATE GROUP 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite F2 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 902-7451 TERRY MORIYAMA, REMAX REALTY PARTNERS 501 Vineyard Town Center Morgan Hill, CA 95037..............(408) 710-1832 www.TerryHomeSales.com

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT ANDERSON HOMES Gina Waldron 2440 Bert Drive, Building 200, Suite 201 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-1853 www.anderson-homes.com MERIDIAN PROFESSIONAL PROPERTIES, LLC Carmen Patane 4 Rossi Circle, Suite 231 Salinas, CA 93907....................(408) 209-6444 SIERRA PACIFIC ASSOCIATES, INC. Ken Lindsay 300 Park Center Drive, Suite 9 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 637-4297 www.northpointebusinesscenter.com See our ad page 18

RECREATION FLYING COLORS DANCE & FITNESS Amy Redmond Waran 1700 Lana Way Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 207-4325 www.flyingcolorsdance.com See our ad page 40 HOLLISTER HEAT Karen Haas PO Box 315 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 350-0432 www.hollisterheat.com HOLLISTER HILLS SVRA Bill Lutton 7800 Cienega Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-3874 www.ohv.parks.ca.gov See our ad page 37 HOLLISTER RECREATION Tina Garza 300 West Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-4390 www.hollister.ca.gov QUARTER CIRCLE CROSS INC. Janet French PO Box 1392 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 637-0328


USA SPORTS HOLLISTER Kris & Tammy Massman 864 Industrial Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 635-0872 www.usasportshollister.com YMCA OF SAN BENITO COUNTY Mayra Zendejas 351 Tres Pinos Road, Suite A201 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-8600 www.centralcoastymca.org

RECYCLING RJR ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. Robert Rodriguez II 1771 San Felipe Road Hollsiter, CA 95023...................(831) 636-7756 www.rjrrecycling.com See our ad page 13 WEST COAST RUBBER RECYCLING, INC. Cameron Wright 1501 Lana Way Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-2800 www.groundrubbersolutions.com

RESTAURANTS CASA DE FRUTA 10021 Pacheco Pass Highway Hollister, CA 95023...................(408) 842-7282 www.casadefruta.com DONA ESTHER Tami Huaracha 25 Franklin Street San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-2518 www.donaesthers.com See our ad page 28 FISHER’S RESTAURANT Mike Fisher 650 San Benito Street, #110 Hollister, Ca 95023...................(831) 313-1515 www.fishershollister.com FLAP JACKS BREAKFAST & GRILL Naomi Ruiz 6881 Airline Highway Tres Pinos, CA 95075................(831) 628-5003 www.flapjackstrespinos.com GRILLIN & CHILLIN ALEHOUSE Chuck Frowein 401 McCray Street, B24 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-2337 GRILLIN & CHILLIN ROADHOUSE Chuck Frowein 3650 San Juan Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-1010 www.relaxgrillinchillin.com

HEAVENLY BAKERY Sheila Stevens 601-A San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-0300 www.the-heavenly-bakery.com See our ad page 33 INN AT TRES PINOS Mike Howard 6991 Airline Highway Tres Pinos, CA 95075................(831) 628-3320 www.trespinosinn.com JARDINES DE SAN JUAN Marcus Edwards 115 Third Street San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-4466 www.jardinesrestaurant.com JOHNNY’S BAR & GRILL 526 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-3683 www.johnnysbarandgrill.com See our ad page 40 LA CATRINA Gustavo Gonzalez 449 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 313-0905 See our ad page 35 MARGOT’S ICE CREAM PARLOR Margot Tankersley 211 Third Street San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-9262 margotsicecreamparlor.com OHANA SHAVE ICE Peter & Karina Hernandez 738 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 801-6164 ohanashaveice.co See our ad page 40 PAINE’S RESTAURANT John Kouretas 421 East Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-3882 www.painesrestaurant.com See our ad page 49 ROUND TABLE PIZZA Michael & Allison Sicoli 496 Tres Pinos Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-7444 www.posnet.us/site/rthollister RUNNING ROOSTER Jim Chapman 800 San Benito Street, Suite B Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-0135 www.runningrooster.com

SAN JUAN OAKS GOLF CLUB 3825 Union Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-6118 www.sanjuanoaks.com See our ad page 27 SEABRISA’S EATERY Kaley Aria 696 4th Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 313-1233 VERTIGO COFFEE Marline Fridman PO Box 1167 San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-9533 www.vertigocoffee.com VICTORIA’S ITALIAN DELI & CATERING Victoria MaGee 1745 San Felipe Road, #3 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-0800

RETAIL SALES ACE HARDWARE/JOHNSON LUMBER Vinnie Randazzo 1707-A Airline Highway Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-1590 www.acehardware.com BILL’S BULLPEN SPORTS CARDS & COMICS Bill Mifsud 207 4th Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-1180 C&N TRACTOR 496 Salinas Road Watsonville, CA 95076..............(831) 722-2733 candntractors.com JULIA’S DIVINE GEMS Julia Brandt 2174 Burlwood Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(480) 818-0048 juliasdivinegems.com LOS CUATES MEAT MARKET Juan Godinez 220 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-2808 See our ad page 19 MCABEE FEED Richard McAbee Jr. 71-A McCloskey Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-0900 OFF THE CHAIN BIKES Brian Lucas 101 McCray Street, #101 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-0802 www.offthechainbikes.com See our ad page 40

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OPA FARMS Kevin Moore 401 San Felipe, #C Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-9182 www.opafarms.com

HOLLISTER SCHOOL DISTRICT Lisa Andrew 2690 Cienega Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-6300 www.hesd.org

RUSTIC TURTLE EMBROIDERY Gordon Machado 355 South Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5051 www.rusticturtle.com

HOLLISTER SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Lissette LeBarre Scott 400 Isabel Lane Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5570 hollistersdaschool.org See our ad page 19

SPENDWISE BARGAIN OUTLET, LLC Curt Disney 835 Prospect Avenue Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-4811

SACRED HEART PARISH SCHOOL Rachel McKenna 670 College Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-4157 www.sacredheartschool.org

THE UPS STORE Connor Bray 201-A McCray Street Hollister, CA 95023.................. (831)-636-5201 hollister-ca-4512.theupsstorelocal.com/?utm_ source=Yext&utm_medium=organic&utm_ campaign=Listings TRUE VALUE HARDWARE 1260 Fourth Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-1338 www.truevalue.com/hollistertruevalue WALGREENS 600 Tres Pinos Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-1397 www.walgreens.com WRIGHT BROS. INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY Thomas Wright 1745 San Felipe Road, Suite 10 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-2060 www.wright-supply.com

SALON TIP N TOE 1715 Airline Highway, Suite 1 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 630-1259

SCHOOLS CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH Rick Mattish 1900 Highland Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-2909 www.calvarychristianschoolofhollister.com GAVILAN JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Kathleen Rose 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard Gilroy, CA 95020.......................(408) 848-4712 www.gavilan.edu

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SAN BENITO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION Krystal Lomanto 460 Fifth Street Hollister, CA 95023..........(831) 637-5393 x127 www.sbcoe.k12.ca.us See our ad page 55 SAN BENITO HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Shawn Tennenbaum 1220 Monterey Street Hollister, CA 95023..........(831) 637-5831 x134 www.sbhsd.k12.ca.us

SECURITY & INVESTIGATIONS ALLIANCE SECURITY TRAINING INSTITUTE Everett Fitzgerald 338 3rd Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 265-7505 alliancesecuritytraininginst.com FIRST ALARM SECURITY & PATROL Ben Davis 1473 N. Davis Road Salinas, CA 93907....................(831) 758-1110 www.firstsecurityservices.com INTERPOL PRIVATE SECURITY Everett Fitzgerald 455 San Benito Street, #21 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 265-7505

SEED COMPANIES

SERVICE CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, SAN BENITO DISTRICT Mary Damm 970 W. Julian Street San Jose, CA..............................(831) 801-5827 svmbc.org/svmbc/districts/san-benito/ GIRL SCOUTS OF CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST Mark Boos 10550 Merritt Street Castroville, CA 95012................(831) 633-4877 www.girlscoutsccc.org HOLLISTER LIONS CLUB Alan Ritter PO Box 1103 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 637-1356 ROTARY CLUB OF HOLLISTER Bryan Yamaoka PO Box 86 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 901-8415 www.hollisterrotary.org ROTARY CLUB OF SAN JUAN BAUTISTA Jackie Munoz PO Box 823 San Juan Bautista, CA 95045....(831) 623-2964 www.rotary.com SAN BENITO COUNTY CATTLEWOMEN Charlotte Cabral PO Box 539 Tres Pinos, CA 95075 WOMEN’S CLUB OF HOLLISTER Laura Lee PO Box 818 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 637-0362

SERVICES LANDSCAPE DESIGN BY ROSEMARY BRIDWELL C.C.N. Rosemary Bridwell Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 801-2172 www.landscapedesignbyrosemarybridwell.com

ORSETTI SEED COMPANY, INC. Lisa Dixon PO Box 2350 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 636-4822 www.orsettiseeds.com

LIMOSCENE, LLC Maria Shropshire 726 San Benito Street, Suite 724 Hollister, CA 95023...................(855) 228-5466 www.limoscene.com

UNITED GENETICS SEEDS CO. Remo Ludergnani 8000 Fairview Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-4882 www.unitedgenetics.com

MAGGIORA BROS. DRILLING, INC. David Maggiora 2001 Shelton Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-8228


RAYS STUMP REMOVAL Ray Downing Hollister, CA 95023...................(408) 515-3811 raystumpremoval.com SHAWS APPLIANCE REPAIR Curtis Postle 996 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-2713 www.shawsappliance.com SKYLAKE TREE SERVICES Ashley Hagins 1095 Ayer Drive Gilroy, CA 95020.......................(408) 439-0693

STORAGE CROFT’S LOFTS 375 Flora Avenue Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 638-1890 www.selfstoragehollister.com FLYNN ROAD RV & MINI STORAGE John Bluff 741 Flynn Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-5212 www.flynnroadrvandstorage.com GALAXY SELF STORAGE Socorro Barajas 1901 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-9323 www.galaxyselfstorage.com See our ad page 53 HANNIGAN’S MINI STORAGE - PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED BY STORAGE PRO Lori Castello 180 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-6220 www.storagepro.com HILLCREST MINI STORAGE Anne Peloquin 894 Industrial Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-3100 www.hillcrestministorage.com MINI MAX STORAGE & RV PARKING Ralphy Hobbs 2450 San Juan Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-0368 www.storageworks.biz SAN BENITO MINI STORAGE Lorena Texeira 897 Industrial Drive Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-5470

TRANSPORTATION BHANDAL BROS, INC. Manny Bhandal 2490 San Juan Hollister Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 588-0725 BRENT REDMOND TRANSPORTATION Sue Mota-Redmond 1800 Lana Way Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-5342 www.brentredmond.com

TRAVEL AGENCY & TOURS FAST TRAVEL Linda Daughenbaugh Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-8161

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST #9242 Bernie Rameriz PO Box 99 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 637-7011 VETERANS RESOURCE CENTERS OF AMERICA Bonnie Jellison MVRCA PO Box 378 Santa Rosa, CA 95042..............(831) 375-1184 www.vetsresource.org

VETERINARY MEDICINE CHARLES W. TOBIAS, D.V.M. Charles Tobias PO Box 1127 Tres Pinos, CA 95075................(831) 635-9632

WATER SERVICES UTILITIES PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY 401 McCray Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(800) 743-5000 www.pge.com

DAMM SOFT WATER SERVICES, INC. John Damm PO Box 1178 Tres Pinos, CA 95075................(831) 637-1720 www.dammgoodwater.com

RECOLOGY SAN BENITO COUNTY Phil Couchee 1351 Pacheco Pass Highway Gilroy, CA 95020.......................(831) 636-7500 www.recology.com See our ad page 20

WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION OF SBC Shawn Novack PO Box 899 Hollister, CA 95024...................(831) 637-4378 www.wrasbc.org

SUNNYSLOPE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT Don Ridenhour 3570 Airline Highway Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-4670 www.sscwd.org

WINDOW, WALL & FLOOR COVERINGS

VENUES FOX CREEK RANCH - EVENT CENTER Christin Burda 15830 Cienega Road Paicines, CA 95043...................(209) 233-5420 www.foxcreek-ranch.com PAICINES RANCH Mary Rowen PO Box 8 Paicines, CA 95043............(831) 638-7000 x25 www.paicinesranch.com THE LEMON GROVE Janet & Tye Lompa 5031 Southside Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(209) 769-1927

VETERANS SERVICES AMERICAN LEGION POST 69 649 San Benito Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 637-7011 www.americanlegionpost69.org

BLINDS BY DESIGN Don Zettle 1760 F Airline Highway, #134 Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 634-1982

WINERY & TASTING ROOM AROMA CELLARS David Addamo 650 San Benito Street, Suite 150 Hollister, CA 95023....................(831-313-1717 www.aromacellars.com DEROSE WINERY, INC. Pat DeRose 9970 Cienega Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-9143 www.derosewine.com EDEN RIFT VINEYARDS Renee Sarmento 10034 Cienega Road Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 636-1991 www.edenrift.com THE EPICENTER WINE ROOM Diane Castaneda 620 San Beniot Street Hollister, CA 95023...................(831) 524-5472 Seizmicsangria.com S a n B e n i t o T h e G u i d e I 75


ADVERTISER INDEX Airpark Business Center............................................................. 20 www.airparkbusinesscenter.com

America’s Job Center of California............................................. 52 www.sbcjobs.org

Bertuccio’s Market........................................................................ 3 www.thefarmbertuccios.com

Corbin Pacific, Inc......................................................................... 11 www.corbin.com

Dona Esther................................................................................. 28 www.donaesthers.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott...................... Inside Front Cover www.HollisterFairfieldInn.com

Flying Colors Dance & Fitness....................................................40 www.flyingcolorsdance.com

Forgiving Paws Thrift Shop......................................................... 20 www.forgivingpaws.org

Oils of Paicines.............................................................................41 www.oilsofpaicines.com

Pacific Propane............................................................................. 17 www.pacificpropane.com

Paine’s Restaurant....................................................................... 49 www.painesrestaurant.com

Pierce Real Estate.................................................................. 38, 39 www.rayandpeggy.com

Pinnacle HealthCare..................................................................... 17 www.pinnacleweb.com

Primary Care Associates of Hollister...........................................21 www.pcahollister.com

Recology San Benito County...................................................... 20 www.recology.com

Galaxy Self Storage..................................................................... 53

RJR Environmental Professional Services, Inc............................13

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.............................Back Cover, 1

Rx-Tek............................................................................................21

www.galaxyselfstorage.com www.hazelhawkins.com

Heavenly Bakery.......................................................................... 33 www.the-heavenly-bakery.com

Hollister Hills SVRA...................................................................... 37 www.ohv.parks.ca.gov

Hollister SDA Christian School.....................................................19 hollistersdaschool.org

Intero Real Estate Services........................................................... 5 www.interorealestate.com

Irma’s Fashions.............................................................................. 3 Johnny’s Bar & Grill.....................................................................40 www.johnnysbarandgrill.com

La Catrina.................................................................................... 35 Los Cuates Meat Market..............................................................19 Marilyn Ferreira, Broker Associate Intero - Hollister Rental Prop............................................................... 5 www.marilynferreira.com

Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss................................................ 11 www.nheh.com

Off the Chain Bikes......................................................................40 www.offthechainbikes.com

Ohana Shave Ice..........................................................................40 ohanashaveice.co

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www.rjrrecycling.com

www.rx-tek.com

San Benito County Fair.................................................................. 3 www.sanbenitocountyfair.com

San Benito County Office of Education...................................... 55 www.sbcoe.k12.ca.us

San Benito County Saddle Horse Association.............................. 3 www.sanbenitocountyrodeo.com

San Juan Committee................................................................... 27 www.sanjuanbautistaca.com

San Juan Oaks Golf Club............................................................. 27 www.sanjuanoaks.com

Sierra Pacific Associates, Inc.......................................................18 www.northpointebusinesscenter.com

State Farm Insurance - Jim Fosdick............................................ 55 www.statefarm.com/agent/US/CA/Hollister/Jim-Fosdick-C630Z1YS000

Sun Street Centers...................................................................... 20 www.sunstreetcenters.org

Thousand Trails San Benito RV Campground..............................41 www.thousandtrails.com

Wings of History Air Museum...................................................... 36 www.wingsofhistory.org


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San Benito County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Visitor Guide and Business Directory  

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San Benito County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Visitor Guide and Business Directory  

San Benito County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Visitor Guide and Business Directory