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EDITOR’S NOTE

FIND THE PERFECT MORTGAGE

Honoring the Best Through painstaking deliberations and difficult decisions, the community voted for their favorites. Now, in this issue, we unveil the winners of the annual Best of San Benito awards. Readers had the chance to vote for a variety of businesses, events, organizations and more through an online ballot that was live for a month. With more than 110 categories to consider, at least 20 selections had to be made in order for the ballot to count. We received numerous entries,

with the community telling us their favorite places to eat, where to shop, what they like to do on the weekend and more. The results show many old favorites have once again reclaimed their titles, but plenty of others have been voted the best for the first time. Thank you to all who participated in Best of San Benito 2019. It truly couldn’t happen without your support. ERIK CHALHOUB

Editor, San Benito

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Best food & Beverage

PERFECT PLATE Sautéed sand dabs are among Seabrisa’s Eatery’s most popular dishes.

BAKERY

BARBECUE

601 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.630.0300 the-heavenly-bakery.com Heavenly Bakery not only has a full breakfast and lunch menu, but its cake menu is just as extensive.

831.623.4981 mansmith.com Mansmith’s has been cooking at various events since the mid-1950s.

Heavenly Bakery

BAR/PUB

Grillin & Chillin Alehouse

401 McCray St., Suite B24, Hollister, 831.637.2337 The local establishment caters to those who enjoy craft beers and local wines.

Mansmith’s BBQ

BEER SELECTION

Grillin & Chillin Alehouse

401 McCray St, Suite B24, Hollister, 831.637.2337 The local establishment caters to those who enjoy craft beers and local wines.

BEST MEAL UNDER $20

BRUNCH

480 Tres Pinos Rd, Hollister, 831.635.9020 George’s Grill’s menu has a number of sandwiches and other items priced at $6 or less.

756 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.635.0252 Downtown establishment has an extensive menu.

George’s Grill

BREAKFAST

Country Rose Cafe

756 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.635.0252 Featuring a number of breakfast staples, from omelets, bacon and eggs and more.

Country Rose Cafe

BURGER

Running Rooster

800 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.634.0135 runningrooster.com Running Rooster was founded in 2003

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BOB LINTNER 831.801.9583

ELIZABETH LUONG 408.391.7244

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TAMI MURPHY 831.818.3752

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LISA SCAGLIOTTI CHRISTINA SCOFIELD 831.801.7080 831.801.0964

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ELIZABETH LUONG CHRISTINE GRAZIANO 831.902.0893

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dana@danapersijn.com

mike@biechman.com

LIC.#01116747

BOB LINTNER CANDEE GASTELUM 831.537.8216

831.207.3346

SONJA ROMERO 831.801.1450

VICE PRESIDENT DANA PERSIJN AND MANAGING OFFICER 831.801.8605

KAREN PARA 831.905.3790

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PAUL LACORTE MARILYN FERREIRA 831.901.0161

DANA PERSIJN 831.801.8605

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KAREN PARA 831.905.3790

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MELANIE BLEICH 408.710.6655

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MICHAEL BIECHMAN 831.801.3009

mferreira@marilynferreira.com

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LEEANN BENASSI 831.801.9171

831.801.4573

movewithKJ@gmail.com

JOANNA HOOKS-ZAUCHA

kittyherbert@intero.com

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JOHN KUNZ 831.801.4573

STEPHANIE HICKS 831.970.8849

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JOHN KUNZ EDITH ELLSWORTH 831.682.0622

KRISTEN JUREVICH 831.801.8206

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Erik Chalhoub

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Best food & Beverage

BEST PIZZA In only two years, Valley Pizzeria has become the favorite pizza shop in San Benito.

and expanded in 2012 to meet the demand for its burgers.

BURRITO/TACO

Super Taqueria 460 Tres Pinos Rd, Hollister, 831.636.5849 Tacos, burritos and other Mexican staples are served daily.

CHINESE FOOD

Happy Cafe

191 San Felipe Rd, Suite R, Hollister, 831.635.9286 Chinese food from fried rice, chow mein, mu-shu and many other staples.

COFFEE SHOP

FRENCH FRIES

HOT DOG

1515 Cushman St, Hollister, 831.636.9242 Weekly specials keep the offerings rotating.

151 San Felipe Road, 1711 Airline Highway, Hollister These French fries are made from potatoes such as Russet Burbank and Shepody.

203 South St, Hollister, 831.637.2700 American fast food chain offers hot dogs, burgers, fries and floats.

Java Express

DELI/SANDWICH SHOP

Togo’s

1750 Airline Hwy, Hollister, 831.637.9020 togos.com Counter-service chain offering madeto-order hot and cold sandwiches.

McDonald’s

HAPPY HOUR

Running Rooster

800 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.634.0135 runningrooster.com Happy Hour specials include $2 off appetizers and $1 off craft beer on tap.

A&W

ICE CREAM/YOGURT

Ohana Shave Ice

738 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.250.9049 ohanahawaiianshaveice.com The menu of Hawaiian shave ice includes tropical flavors such as guava, passion fruit, mango and lime.

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Thank You!

From our Family to the entire San Benito Community

Marty & Holly Greenwood

270 San Felipe Road • Hollister Sales (888) 772-6124 Mon-Sat 9-8 Sun10-7 Service (888) 820-2276 Mon-Fri 7:30-5:30 Sat 8-4

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Best food & Beverage RESTAURANT

The Inn at Tres Pinos

6991 Airline Hwy, Tres Pinos, 831.628.3320 trespinosinn.com The Inn has been family-owned and -operated since 1991.

VEGETARIAN DISHES

Farmhouse Café

615-D San Benito St, Hollister, 831.265.7247 eatwiththeseasons.com/farmhouse-cafe Farmhouse Café works with a network of local, organic farmers and producers to offer fresh, locally sourced food.

VIETNAMESE FOOD

Super Noodle 195 Meridian St, Hollister, 831.637.2189 Pho, chicken curry and other Vietnamese cuisine staples.

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WAITRESS/WAITER

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Amy Moore (Running Rooster) WINE COUNTRY Founded by Frank Léal in 1998, Léal Vineyards and Estate has spent more than 20 years establishing itself as one of San Benito County’s premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines.

ITALIAN FOOD

Mangia Italian Kitchen 1709 Airline Highway, Hollister, 831.635.0500 mangiahollister.com Serving cuisine from northern and southern Italy.

KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Running Rooster

800 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.634.0135 runningrooster.com Running Rooster was founded in 2003

and expanded in 2012 to meet the demand for its burgers.

MEDITERRANEAN FOOD

George’s Grill

480 Tres Pinos Road, Hollister, 831.635.9020 The gyro pita sandwich with Greek fries is featured on the menu.

MEXICAN FOOD

La Villa de Jerez

905 East St, Hollister, 831.637.2768 A large selection of authentic Mexican dishes fills the menu.

NEW RESTAURANT

800 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.634.0135 runningrooster.com Running Rooster was founded in 2003 and expanded in 2012 to meet the demand for its burgers.

Seabrisa’s Eatery 155 Skylane Drive, Hollister, 831.313.1233 The seafood restaurant recently moved from downtown to the Hollister Municipal Airport.

PIZZA

Valley Pizzeria

WINERY

Léal Vineyards

300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister, 831.636.1023 liveloveleal.com Léal Vineyards offers award-winning wines, wedding venues, dining and luxury accommodations.

551 McCray St, Hollister, 831.265.7880 valleypizzeria.com Valley Pizzeria handrolls its doughs daily and serves up a variety of toppings.

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Best services CAR WASH

Penguin’s Car Wash

401 McCray St, Hollister, 831.634.0162 penguinscarwashhollister.com The full-service car wash is open seven days a week.

CATERER

Fisher’s

650 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.313.1515, fishershollister.com Under the direction of Mike Fisher, Fisher’s offers American-style dishes with locally sourced ingredients.

CHIROPRACTOR

Sam Breger Chiropractic Center Robert Eliason

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YOGA VARIETY Courtney Evans opened Kamal in 2017, offering San Benito County a range of yoga styles.

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ACUPUNCTURE

ATTORNEY

BANK/CREDIT UNION

330 Tres Pinos Rd, B5, Hollister, 831.636.7958 hollisteracupuncture.com The Acupuncture & Massage Therapy Clinic of Hollister has been helping San Benito County residents with their healthcare needs since 2002. Robert Barry is specialized in the treatment of pain, women’s health and internal disease.

530 San Benito St, Suite 202, Hollister, 831.630.9444 jrgattorneys.com Paul Rovella has more than a decade of experience in litigating real estate disputes.

300 Tres Pinos Rd, Hollister, 831.638.3341, unionbank.com Union Bank provides a range of personal and business banking products as well as wealth management services.

Dr. Robert Barry

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

YMCA of San Benito County

831.637.8600 centralcoastymca.org The local branch of the non-profit offers recreational and program services for all ages.

Paul Rovella

Union Bank

AUTO BODY SHOP

BED/MATTRESS STORE

1745 San Felipe Rd, Hollister, 831.637.2030 Hollister Auto Body is a full-service collision repair shop.

544 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.638.9000 Discount Furniture offers furniture from modern to classic designs.

Hollister Auto Body

Discount Furniture

AUTO SERVICE SHOP

CARPET CLEANING

246 Tres Pinos Rd, 831.637.5804 sanbenitotire.com San Benito Tire Pros provides tire repair and auto repair services.

Mobile business in Hollister 831.637.8886 Carpet cleaning business serves the entire county.

San Benito Tire Pros

Y Wait Carpet Care

890 Sunset Drive, Hollister, 831.637.9283, bregerchiro.com The center offers a number of chiropractic care services, exercises and advice.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION

YMCA of San Benito County

831.637.8600 centralcoastymca.org The local branch of the non-profit offers recreational and program services for all ages.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

Maria Spandri

When there’s a community effort in San Benito County, chances are Maria Spandri will be a part of it.

COMPUTER REPAIR

CRS Computer Repair

335 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.636.7322, crsitgroup.com CRS Computer Repair is experienced in

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Best services DAY SPA

Paradiso Spa and Salon

750 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.636.7727 paradisospasalon.com Paradiso Spa and Salon’s team includes trained therapists, estheticians and stylists.

DECK AND FENCING COMPANY

FINANCIAL ADVISER/ PLANNER

Nathan Cruz, Christian Wealth Management

650 San Benito St, Suite 130, 831.205.2447, nathancruzcwm.com Nathan Cruz is experienced in retirement planning, 401K planning, college savings, Social Security planning, investment management and other areas.

Diaz Fencing

831.524.6496 Diaz Fencing is a family-owned company.

DENTIST

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890 Sunset Dr, Hollister, 831.637.4623 markdarnelldds.com The family dentistry offers the latest cosmetic procedures and preventative care.

Robert Eliason

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Mark Darnell, Hollister Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

MARTIAL MIX Mark Preader is the owner of Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts, which offers a variety of martial arts.

a variety of operating systems, networks and databases.

DANCE STUDIO

San Benito Dance Academy

101 McCray St, Suite 104, Hollister, 831.630.0188 sanbenitodanceacademy.com San Benito Dance Academy offers a range of studio dance forms, performs an annual recital and presents the annual production of The Nutcracker.

DAY CARE/ PRESCHOOL

Hollister Presbyterian Cooperative Preschool

2066 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.630.1234 hollisterpresbyterianpreschool.com The non-profit school was founded in 1963 and is a ministry of the Christ Fellowship Church.

DOG GROOMER

Country Groomers

191 San Felipe Rd, Hollister, 831.636.7666 Country Groomers was founded in 1994, and offers grooming for all breeds of dogs.

DRY CLEANERS

Heritage Cleaners

1709 Airline Hwy, Suite G, Hollister, 831.636.1774 Providing services including cleaning, pressing and altering.

ELECTRICIAN

JB Electric

831.801.1541 Offering all manner of electrical services.

FITNESS CENTER

Rovella’s Gym and Health Spa

854 Industrial Dr, Hollister, 831.636.8500 Rovella’s is a 24-hour swimming and fitness club.

FRAMING SHOP

Colibri Art and Framing

17505 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, 408.776.3056 colibrigallery.com Colibri Art and Framing specializes in custom picture frame designs.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Darin Hopkins, DH Construction 899 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.297.3460 builtbydhconstruction.com DH Construction specializes in new construction projects, remodels and other services.

HAIR SALON

Vintage Pearl Salon

620 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.265.7554 vintagepearlsalon.com Vintage Pearl Salon’s team is experienced in all kinds of salon services, from hair art to make-up.

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Cooking daily for you and your family since 1976, for that Gracias Amigos

Morgan Hill

Super Taqueria 15840 Monterey St. Morgan Hill, CA 95037 (408) 778-3730

Gilroy

Super Taqueria 6951 Monterey Rd. & 401 Automall Parkway Gilroy, CA 95020 (408) 847-2505

Hollister

Super Taqueria 460 Tres Pinos Rd. Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 636-5849

THANK YOU!!! from

Valley Pizzeria

Lunch Specials Monday thru Friday 11-2

551 McCray Street | Hollister 831.265.7880 | valleypizzeria.com

Sunday - Thursday 11-10 Friday & Saturday 11-11

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Best services HOUSE OF WORSHIP

MARTIAL ARTS

520 College St, Hollister, 831.637.9212 catholichollister.org Sacred Heart/St. Benedict Church is an established, diverse, faith-centered congregation.

351 Tres Pinos Rd, Hollister, 831.638.9384 Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts is led by its award-winning owner and instructor, Mark Preader.

St. Benedict/ Sacred Heart Church

INSURANCE AGENCY

Diane Diaz Hopkins Insurance

899 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.637.7779 dianediazhopkinsinsurance.com Diane Diaz Hopkins began her career in the insurance industry in 1985, and established her own agency more than 20 years ago.

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INTERIOR DESIGN

BEST HOTEL Fairfield Inn & Suites is known for its many amenities.

HEALTH FACILITY

patient-centered hearing loss treatment center.

827 Industrial Dr, Suite 101, Hollister, 925.250.5032, crossfitsanbenito.com For more than 20 years, Crossfit San Benito has experience in special and unique sports.

HOTEL/MOTEL/ LODGING

Crossfit San Benito

HEARING CENTER

Valley Hearing Center

341 Tres Pinos Rd, Hollister, 831.784.8388 valleyhearingcenterhollister.com Valley Hearing Center has more than 50 years of experience as a

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hollister

390 Gateway Dr, Hollister, 831.634.1101 tinyurl.com/y4h5stvn The hotel includes amenities such as a free daily hot breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, free on-site parking and a conference room.

831.801.1188 Michelle Alexander is an experienced interior design specialist.

KITCHEN/BATH REMODELING COMPANY

Darin Hopkins, DH Construction 899 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.297.3460 builtbydhconstruction.com DH Construction specializes in new construction projects, remodels and other services.

Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Corrine Waters, Calm Solution Spa 581 McCray St, Suite B-2, Hollister, 831.245.6443, calmsolutionspa.com Calm Solution Spa specializes in a variety of massage techniques.

MORTGAGE BROKER

Golden Eagle Mortgage Group

260 Tres Pinos Rd, Suite B2, Hollister, 831.636.5363 goldeneaglemortgagegroup.com Golden Eagle Mortgage Group was founded in 1999 by Pauline Amstutz.

MOTORCYCLE DEALER

Hollister Powersports

411 San Felipe Rd, Hollister, 831.630.5200, hollisterpowersports.com Hollister Powersports is one of the largest dealers in Northern and Central California with more than 30,000 square feet of showroom.

NAIL SALON

Milady Nails & Spa 351 San Felipe Rd, Suite 101, Hollister, 831.636.8880 Nails are this local business’ specialty.

LANDSCAPE COMPANY

Lee’s Landscaping 831.636.4810 Offers weekly maintenance of residential yards and commercial landscapes, as well as design work.

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Thank you for voting us Best Sports Medicine in San Benito County!

An affiliate of

101 McCray St. #108 • Hollister • (831) 638-4860

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Located in Historic Downtown Gilroy • Steaks, Seafood & Pasta • Beautiful Ambiance • Patio Dining • Early Bird Dining • Sunday Champagne Brunch 8am • Full Service Bar / Happy Hour 3-6pm • Early Bird Dinner Specials 4-6pm • Ask About Our Banquet & Catering Services Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Line Dancing Baby Showers, Receptions Wed • 7pm FREE Lessons

Food for the

Holidays

Open daily 8:00am for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Sunday Brunch 8am-1pm

Made Easy!

7400 Monterey Street, Gilroy • 408.842.3454 www.oldcityhall.biz

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Holidays

CATERING EASY! Made Easy! Enjoy

Drop Off Free in Gilroy On Site at Cafe 152 Bread Co.

Call cafe152@charter.net

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Assorted Gourmet Sandwiches How many from 10 to 100

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Enjoy

Site at Cafe 152 Bread Co. Audrey’s FinestOn Chocolate Chip Cookies and many other Desserts Here are some ideas! Here are some ideas!

Exceptional Breakfast • Assorted gourmetAssorted sandwiches Gourmet Goodies • Mini sandwiches Sandwiches

Pastries and Coffee • Variety of market salads

Mini Sandwiches Fall Bites • Harvest ChocolateSmall chip cookies Variety of Market Salads Menu • Exceptional breakfast goodies Audrey’s Finest Chocolate • Pastries and coffee Sliders - Burger BarChip Cookies and many • Burger sliders other Desserts Buffet Dinner for drop off • Buffet dinner for drop off Appetizer Party at Exceptional Breakfast • Appetizer party atGoodies Cafe 152 - BYOW

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Catering

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Best services OPTOMETRY/VISION CENTER

Hollister Vision Center

365 Sixth St, Hollister, 831.637.5536 hollistervisioncenter.com Offers computer-assisted comprehensive eye examinations for all ages.

PHARMACY

Nob Hill Pharmacy

1700 Airline Hwy, Hollister, 831.637.7424 Located within the Nob Hill Foods grocery store.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Marisa Duran Photography

217 Fifth St, Hollister, 831.350.0451 marisaduranphotography.com Marisa Duran Photography specializes in portraits, including newborns and families.

PHYSICIAN, GENERAL PRACTICE

Dr. Daniel Wang / Hollister Urgent Care

920 Sunnyslope Rd, Hollister, 831.636.1332 hollisterdoctors.com Dr. Daniel Wang, MD is a board certified family physician.

PLACE TO TAKE A CLASS

YMCA of San Benito County

831.637.8600 centralcoastymca.org The local branch of the non-profit offers recreational and program services for all ages.

PLUMBER

Marquez Plumbing

831.630.3000 marquezplumbing.com Marquez Plumbing offers 24-hour emergency sewer service, broken water lines, water heater replacement and more.

REAL ESTATE AGENT

Nichole Nijmeh Carter, RE/MAX Synergy

330 Tres Pinos Rd, Suite C8, Hollister, 408.872.9270 Nichole Nijmeh Carter is a San Jose State graduate who credits her family’s strong work ethic for her success.

REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Intero Real Estate Services

800 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.637.2112 interorealestate.com Intero Real Estate Services helps people buy and sell residential and commercial real estate throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

RECYCLE CENTER

RJR Recycling

1771 San Felipe Rd, Hollister, 831.636.7756 rjrrecycling.com RJR Recycling, established in 1995, recycles all types of metals and home appliances, and offers a free drop-off service for electronic waste, from small household items to large office equipment.

ROOFER

Hollister Roofing

1740 Severinsen St, Hollister, 831.636.0188 hollisterroofing.com Hollister Roofing is a family-owned and -operated business serving Hollister, Gilroy and Morgan Hill residents since 1981.

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Best services SCHOOL, PUBLIC

STORAGE FACILITY

831.637.5831 Home of the Balers, San Benito High School serves as the primary high school for Hollister city residents and most county residents, with a student body of 3,000.

641 McCray St, Hollister, 831.638.1166, premierestorage.net This storage facility provides 24/7 video surveillance with a variety of storage sizes.

San Benito High School

SCHOOL, PRIVATE

Sacred Heart Parish School

670 College St, Hollister, 831.637.4157 sacredheartschool.org The school was founded in 1891, and enrollment is now more than 200 students from preschool through eighth grade.

SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY

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Whispering Pines

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476 Los Viboras Rd, Hollister, 831.636.9620 whpines.com The 36-bed, 13,200-square-foot facility has been family-owned and -operated since 1992.

SKIN CARE

Aesthetics by Alexandra

218 Fifth St, Hollister, 831.801.1603 Aesthetics by Alexandra offers a variety of services, from facials to waxing and more.

SPORTS MEDICINE

Focus Sports Therapy

101 McCray St, Suite 108, Hollister, 831.638.4860 Offering physical therapy and rehabilitation services.

Premiere Storage

TATTOO PARLOR

Faultline Tattoo

208 Fifth St, Hollister, 831.537.7811 The team at Faultline Tattoo is experienced in a variety of tattoo styles.

TREE SERVICE

Ray’s Stump Removal

831.637.8686, rsr-llc.net Owner/operator Ray Downing has more than 30 years of experience in the tree service industry.

TIRE SHOP

San Benito Tire Pros

246 Tres Pinos Rd, Hollister, 831.637.5804 sanbenitotire.com San Benito Tire Pros provides tire repair and auto repair services.

VETERINARIAN

Family Pet Care Center

38 East St, Hollister, 831.637.7387 familypetcarecenter.com Providing a variety of veterinary medical services for cats, dogs and small animals in Hollister and surrounding areas.

YOGA STUDIO

Kamal Yoga Studio

350 Sixth St, Suite 102, Hollister, 831.756.8989, kamalyogastudio.com Kamal Yoga’s mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for people of all ages and limitations to explore the practice of yoga.

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Best shopping JEWELRY STORE

Irma’s Fashion

230 Fifth St, Hollister, 831.637.2653 Featuring ready-to-wear clothing and jewelry for women.

KID-FRIENDLY STORE

Target

1790 Airline Hwy, Hollister, 831.636.3722 target.com Retail chain offers home goods, clothing, electronics and more.

PET STORE

Lil Pals Pet World Erik Chalhoub

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SUPPORTING HAZEL HAWKINS Hazel’s Thrift Shop is run by volunteers, including longtime helpers Joann Machado (from left), Annie Bradford, Karen Breen and Carole Churchill.

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ANTIQUES

ETHNIC MARKET

400 Third St, San Juan Bautista, 831.623.9338 This shop is full of antiques, vintage kitchen items, jewelry and other collectibles.

1280 San Juan Rd, Hollister, 831.637.3020 The market features a variety of products from Latin America.

Sweet Pea Antiques

CAR DEALER

Greenwood Chevrolet

270 San Felipe Rd, Hollister, 888.772.6124 teamgreenwoodchevrolet.com Brothers Marty and Michael opened Greenwood Chevrolet in 2001, which was named Retail Business of the Year by the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce in 2010.

CLOTHING BOUTIQUE

Irma’s Fashion

230 Fifth St, Hollister, 831.637.2653 Featuring ready-to-wear clothing and jewelry for women.

Hollister Super Market

GARDEN/NURSERY CENTER

GROCERY STORE/ SUPERMARKET

Nob Hill Foods 1700 Airline Hwy, Hollister, 831.637.7447 raleys.com A local favorite known for its produce and deli.

HARDWARE

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware

GIFTS/SPECIALTY SHOP

HOME FURNISHINGS

1725 Airline Highway, Hollister, 831.634.1590 acehardware.com Ace offers supplies needed by local gardeners.

Johnnie’s Girl

535 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.245.6168 Mother-daughter run boutique sells handcrafted home decor, soaps, jewelry and more.

1725 Airline Hwy, Hollister, 831.634.1590 acehardware.com Ace Hardware stocks household tools, supplies and more.

Johnnie’s Girl

535 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.245.6168 Mother-daughter run boutique sells handcrafted home decor, soaps, jewelry and more.

401 McCray St, Hollister, 831.636.9926 Lil Pals Pet World stocks a full line of pet supplies, and includes a selfservice pet wash.

SPORTING GOODS

Big 5

251 McCray St, Hollister, 831.630.0196 big5sportinggoods.com The chain retailer providers a full assortment of different sports and outdoor equipment.

THRIFT STORE

Hazel’s Thrift Shop

898 San Benito St, Hollister, 831.638.0526 Staffed entirely of volunteers from the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Auxiliary, Hazel's is a non-profit thrift shop.

WATER STORE

Water World

195 McCray St, Suite 501, Hollister, 831.251.1858 The full service water store provides distillers, filters and more.

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Best entertainment association is dedicated to producing local musical and theatrical workshops, plays and performances.

MUSIC VENUE

The Grove

7511 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister, 831.636.1400 liveloveleal.com The Grove hosts live music from April through October, featuring a full bar, bocce ball courts, fire pits and more.

PLACE TO DANCE

The Grove

Robert Eliason

FARM FRESH Steve Vallejo organizes the apples at Casa de Fruta’s fruit stand.

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Soul Kiss

soulkissband.com Local dance band performs covers of everything from Latin to country music at various gigs.

BIRTHDAY PARTY PLACE

Happy Jumpy

5023 Industrial Dr, Hollister, 831.265.4027 happyjumpy.com Indoor entertainment center features inflatables, laser tag and more.

EVENT

Hollister Concerts

Pepper Tree Ranch, 500 John Smith Rd, Hollister hollisterconcerts.com For more than 10 years, Hollister Concerts has brought touring tribute and original bands to local audiences over the summer.

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Premiere Cinemas

641 McCray St, Hollister, 831.638.1800 premierecinemas.net The theater showcases first-run films with digital projection and sound with stadium-style seating.

GOLF COURSE

San Juan Oaks Golf Course

3825 Union Rd, Hollister, 831.636.6113 sanjuanoaks.com The Fred Couples Signature Design golf course features a pro shop and restaurant.

LOCAL THEATER/ PERFORMING ARTS

San Benito Stage Company sanbenitostage.org This non-profit performing arts

7511 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister, 831.636.1400, liveloveleal.com The Grove hosts live music from April through October, featuring a full bar, bocce ball courts, fire pits and more.

PLACE TO TAKE A DATE

The Inn at Tres Pinos

6991 Airline Hwy, Tres Pinos, 831.628.3320 trespinosinn.com The inn has been family-owned and -operated since 1991.

WEDDING VENUE

Leal Vineyards and Winery

300 Maranatha Dr, Hollister, 831.636.1023 liveloveleal.com Leal Vineyards is surrounded by rows of vines and rolling hills, tucked in an olive grove and perched lakeside.

BIKE RIDE

Hollister Hills

7800 Cienega Rd, Hollister, 831.637.3874 ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id_1179 Hollister Hills offers recreation for mountain bikers, four-wheelers, picnickers and campers in the Gabilan Mountains.

DAY TRIP

Pinnacles National Park

5000 Hwy 146, Paicines, 831.389.4486 nps.gov/pinn/index.htm The newest national park in California is home to cliffs and caves that were formed by an ancient volcano.

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Pinnacles National Park

5000 Hwy 146, Paicines, 831.389.4486 nps.gov/pinn/index.htm The newest national park in California is home to cliffs and caves that were formed by an ancient volcano.

PLACE TO TAKE THE DOG

Brigantino Park 2100 San Juan Rd, Hollister A newly developed park with acres of turf for the dogs to run.

PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS

Casa de Fruta

10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister, 408.842.7282 casadefruta.com What was once a roadside fruit stand in the 1940s now welcomes more than two million visitors a year.

RUN/HIKE/WALK

Pinnacles National Park

5000 Hwy 146, Paicines, 831.389.4486, nps.gov/pinn/index.htm The newest national park in California is home to cliffs and caves that were formed by an ancient volcano.

SWIMMING

Rovella’s Athletic Club

854 Industrial Dr, Hollister, 831.636.8500 Rovella’s is a 24-hour swimming and fitness club.


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editors’ choice

FRESH PRODUCE Alyssa Almas (left) and Cheryl Wenzlik browse the produce at Pinnacle Farms’ booth at the Hollister Certified Farmers’ Market.

BEST CUP OF SOUP ON A COLD DAY

Farmhouse Café

615-D San Benito St, Hollister, 831.265.7247 eatwiththeseasons.com/farmhouse-cafe Farmhouse Café’s soups are the perfect way to warm up. Coupled with fresh bread or a sandwich, and it can be a full lunch.

BEST TIME MACHINE

Northern California Renaissance Faire

10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister norcalrenfaire.com On select weekends in September and

October, the Northern California Renaissance Faire features live jousting tournaments, swashbuckling sword fighters, magic, storytelling, music and dancing, taking guests on a journey back to the 15th century.

opportunity to check out the small businesses on the strip, and some even provide specials the day of the market. While traffic can be an issue, there is plenty of free parking available in the Briggs building, which can be accessed on Fifth Street.

BEST TIME TO VISIT DOWNTOWN HOLLISTER

BIGGEST THRILLS NOT ON THE GROUND

Fifth to Seventh streets, Hollister downtownhollister.org/certified-farmers-market The Hollister Downtown Association’s Certified Farmers’ Market runs Wednesdays through Sept. 25. Besides the variety of vendors that fill the downtown, the market is a great

234B Skylane Drive, Hollister. 800.386.5867 skydivehollister.com Skydive Hollister is a full-service skydive drop zone. Skydivers can choose their height, from 8,000 feet to 18,000 feet, or 15 seconds to one minute of free falling.

Certified Farmers’ Market

Skydive Hollister

TASTIEST OLDSCHOOL FAST FOOD BURGER, FRIES AND ROOT BEER FLOAT COMBO

A&W

203 South St, Hollister, 831.637.2700 The classic all-American fast-food outlet is famous for its namesake root beer and floats, as well as burgers, chicken, hot dogs and fries.


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260 Tres Pinos Rd, Ste B2

831-636-5363 Morgan Hill

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408-612-4688

www.goldeneaglemortgagegroup.com Voted Best Mortgage Banker in San Benito County

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Showcase, REALTORS  ®

Congratulations

NEW LISTING

Open Sat & Sun 1-4pm VIEWS + VIEWS ~ 1-story 3Br/2Ba on huge lot in Ridgemark G&CC. Open beam ceiling in living room, open kitchen/dining area w/breakfast bar & newer appliances. Super clean & ready for you! 308 Marks Drive, Hollister $629,000 Shannan Matthews (209) 410-8078 NEW PRICE

Open Sat 1-4pm Eileen Stone (408) 506-0067 Open Sun 1-4 Jose Vargas (831) 524-1559 Listed by Charlene King (831) 801-5464 QUALITY BUILT ~ 3-years new 4Br/3Ba w/ Anderson Homes upgrades. 1Br/1Ba downstairs. Master w/office area. Kitchen open to family area. 1637 Santana Ranch Drive, Hollister $740,000 NEW LISTING

A na Milenewicz

Mobile: (831) 595Ͳ2036 REALTOR® DRE #01366850

I started a career in Real Estate so I could help people make their dreams of owning a home come true. Owning your own home is one of everyone’s biggest dreams! And I get enjoyment out of seeing dreams come true.  I have been working in Real Estate since 2003, making deals throughout California. I like working with sellers because they are moving on to another adventure in their future of home buying – either upgrading or downͲ sizing. I like working with buyers because I like to see their reactions to the houses we look at. I also like the fulfillment of making their dream of owning a home come true. The most important thing I do for my clients is making myself available at all times – 7 days a week – morning, afternoon and evening.

241 GIBSON DRIVE “B” FIRST TIME OFFERED

Original owners. Unit has been rental. 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 1016 Sq.Ft., 2 story. New paint, carpet, upgraded faucets in kitchen and baths, new shower door and new stove in kitchen. Great floor plan. Plenty of room for storage with detached 1 car garage. Laundry hookups in garage. Walking distance to schools and shopping and neighborhood restaurants. Gated community with a large clubhouse which is available for the owners. Use for parties, meetings and events. Great addition is the community pool and spa.

Asking: $340,000

770 RIDGEMARK DRIVE OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-4PM

GOLF COURSE LIVING AT IT’S BEST!

17,203 Sq.Ft. lot on the 18th Tee 2832 Sq.Ft. Updated Home • 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath

Family Room, has a retreat with a stone fireplace, ideal for a reading room + wet bar. Formal Dining room, Sunken living Room, Home “Lives Big”. Master bedroom has floor to ceiling fireplace and access to study or retreat. 6x6 walk in marble shower, dual shower heads + a Rainbird head. It just gets better and better. Enjoy your new kitchen, all new appliances, island + a breakfast area. PLUS walk in pantry. Room for everything.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AND COME SEE FOR YOURSELF!

Reduced: $828,800

790 RIDGEMARK DRIVE OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-4PM

WHAT’S BEHIND THE RED DOOR?

PRIVATE COURT YARD, EXPOSED AGGREGATE, VERY SPACIOUS & PRIVATE AREA IDEAL FOR ENTERTAINING.

Side yard, backyard with deck to enjoy the panoramic views of the hills, the full golf course view on the 18th tee. Cathedral beam ceilings in Living Room, built in fireplace with gas logs, generous use of brick, ash entertainment area, book shelves that are reflected in a mirrored wall in the Dining room, plus a built in cabinet to store your precious treasures. 3 Bedroom, 3 bath 2700 +/- S.F. Upgraded kitchen with ash cabinets and granite counter tops, island where you can enjoy your breakfast. State of the art stainless steel appliances, including refrigerator, 5 burner stove top, Fisher/Paykel 2 drawer dishwasher, microwave, double ovens/convection, microwave, refrigerator, bar sink. Family room off the kitchen with work area, floor to ceiling brick fireplace with gas log insert. Inside utility room + bath with shower, breezeway takes you to your oversized deep 3 car garage with storage.

Reduced: $745,800

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Open Sun 12-3pm MAJESTIC VIEWS ~ Spacious 4Br/3.5ba w/large living/dining room & cozy family room. Master suite w/desk area, bath w/two walk-in closets. Jr Suite w/private bath. Oversize, landscaped yard. 1831 Monte Vista Drive, Hollister $685,000 Charlene King (831) 801-5464

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Open Sat 1-4pm Tammy Davis (831) 801-3179 Listed by Deanna Lopez (831) 359-5652 BEAUTIFUL 4Br/2.5Ba ~ Unobstructed views on 5+ acres w/fencing & barn. Added bonus room off garage. In quiet cul-de-sac w/three other homes. Private gated entrance off street. 525 Caballo Court, Hollister $1,175,000

Open Sun 1-4pm Hosted by Tammy Davis (831) 801-3179 Listed by Deanna Lopez (831) 359-5652 Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to own 5 acres in this beautiful North County location. Views of the mountains and city lights at night. This home is immaculate and shows pride of ownership throughout. The property boasts 3,115 Sq. ft of living space with updated floors and new beautiful quartz counter tops in all bathrooms and laundry room. The property has a security entry gate, is completely fenced and has multiple fruit trees and grape vines. Outbuildings include a large metal shop, an area for animals and a separate shed currently housing chickens; however, could have multiple uses.

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HOME RENTALS $2,550 Month/$3,050 Deposit Nice 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home. AVAILABLE MID JULY $2,950 Month/$3,450 Deposit One story home in nice area. New carpet and paint. Gardener included in the rent. 4 Bedroom 3 Bath

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