Articles by Jenny Arbizu

Taking a new stage

As the head of the Performing Arts Department at Oakwood School, Kathleen Abbey has seen her share of drama. For 13 years, the school’s drama director and teacher has had to work with a makeshift stage in the school gymnasium for her theater productions. “I used to have to [...]

Countdown to the Super Bowl

By Jenny Arbizu With Super Bowl LIV fast approaching on Feb. 2, the clock is ticking on how fans choose to watch the Kansas City Chiefs battle it out with the San Francisco 49ers. Since most Americans aren’t lucky to make it to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. on [...]

Youth Alliance director dedicates her life to the community

Diane Ortiz is not one to rest on her laurels. In fact, the executive director of Youth Alliance has been working since she was 13 years old. And even after she received her master’s degree in social work from San Jose State University, got married and had two children, the [...]

Super Bowl eats

For football fans, appetizers, drinks and barbeque are to the Super Bowl as turkey and pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving Day—it’s an unofficial American holiday. This year, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams are competing for the coveted 53rd Super Bowl [...]

Putting the ‘Oh!’ into tacos

Molly Adams knows a thing or two about owning a restaurant. For instance, her latest—Morgan Hill’s Tac-oh!—isn’t her first rodeo. Nor her first Tac-oh!. The second installment of the Mexican comfort food chain, Tac-oh!, opened its doors in downtown Morgan Hill on Jan. 8 [...]

Fruits a’plenty

When Clara Bisceglia Zanger inherited orchards along the Pacheco Valley in the 1940s, she encouraged her three sons—George, Joseph and Eugene—to use the land as a nice business venture. But no one could have predicted what that venture would become when her sons opened a [...]

More than Comics

Bill’s Bullpen isn’t just for comic book buffs. In fact, the Hollister store—commonly known for its comics and baseball cards—can be a lifesaver for the holiday shopper. “We’re a great store for last-minute shopping and for confused people who don’t know what to [...]

Charmed gifts at Bene

Kathina Szeto has only lived in Hollister for 12 years, but her store, San Benito Bene, has been thriving since its opening seven years ago. Part of its success is its Hollister location—on San Benito Street, in the midst of coffee shops, organic restaurants and wine [...]

Double down on theater

What happens in Hollister, stays in Hollister. At least when fundraising is involved. And it doesn’t hurt when casino games are, either. San Benito Stage Company (SBSC) is hosting its second annual Casino Night on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Odd Fellows Hall. Proceeds from the [...]

Garlic all the way

With the Gilroy Garlic Festival mere days away, you may be wondering what this year’s event is bringing to the table (other than the strong-smelling bulb). Todd Trekell, the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival president, says the festival’s committee surveyed customers last year [...]
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