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Chief says 12 firefighters to be let go if grant to fund them not awarded by Friday

Chief says fire academy suspended, a dozen firefighters will be terminated if money to fund the position doesn't show up by Sept. 30

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UPDATED: Gavilan College awarded third consecutive federal STEM grant

$4.7 million grant will help fund student internships, expansion of a math lab and programs to help students transfer to four-year schools

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Native Daughters of the Golden West present a check to Father Jerry Maher and the SJB Mission Preservation Fund. Lft to Rt. CeCe Johnston, Elza Paul, Father Maher, Sharon Johnston, Tami Adams, Rosemary Perez, Bill Lawson, Nora Lee Lawson, Judy Cain, Anita Sciutto, Georgianna Froom, Denise Pence, Claudia Fisher. Also in attendance, Karole Candlen

Native Daughters Help Mission Project

Native Daughters of the Golden West support the San Juan Bautista Mission Preservation Fund project to strengthen and rebuild the historic structure.

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Rosalinda Leyva shows the photo she says she took of her son in the cubicle.

Federal lawsuit claims autistic student was mistreated

Lawsuit filed on behalf of then-Rancho San Justo student against Hollister School District in 2014 proceeds slowly in federal court

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Farr announces grants to aid STEM programs at junior colleges

Gavilan College will receive $947,491 each year for five years

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Basketball tournament to honor Geno Cotter

Eureka tournament will raise money for the family of the Basketball Jones founder

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Smoke plume from fire northwest of Morgan Hill visible locally

Fire in rugged, hilly territory northwest of San Benito County produced smoke plume visible throughout the area

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Police to offer Live Scan service

Fingerprinting services available for various reasons such as pre-employment needs, immigration visas, child adoptions or volunteering at our schools or nonprofit organizations

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Healthier lunches on the way for local school children

Sunnyslope School will add a salad bar to its cafeteria, through partnership with Grower-Shipper Association Foundation

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Call for questions ahead of election forum

BenitoLink welcomes questions from the community for the Oct. 6 Use Your Voice Forum

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Arts Council presents "Capturing Ideas: Aromas Hills Artisans Fall Exhibition" at ARTspace

Exhibition features the work of the local art collective in Aromas

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Bacon Historic Barn at Pinnacles National Park

New signage celebrates historic homestead

A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the completion of the design, fabrication, and installation of interpretive signs at the historic Bacon Ranch in Pinnacles National Park.

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Searching for the faults in our downtown

City to negotiate $425,000 contract for firm to conduct the first phase of an earthquake fault study in downtown. Second phase has unknown costs, but could be much more.

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Heat advisory issued for the weekend

Temps in San Benito County and elsewhere in the Bay Area could approach or surpass the 100-degree mark Sunday and Monday

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Diabetes Center dedicated ahead of construction

Center will address health issues in a county where nearly half of the population is either diabetic, pre-diabetic or at risk of becoming diabetic

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Luis Valdez receiving his congratulatory remarks from Pres. Obama during the 2015 National of Arts ceremony. Valdez was honored "for bringing Chicano culture to American drama. As a playwright, actor, writer, and director, he illuminates the human spirit in the face of social injustice through award-winning stage, film, and television productions." Photos courtesy of Cheriss May, Ndemay Media Group.

Luis Valdez receives medal from president

San Juan Bautista resident and El Teatro Campesino founder, Luis Valdez, was honored on Thursday morning by President Obama in a White House ceremony recognizing recipients of the 2015 National Medal of Arts.

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San Juan Bautista City Council adopts ordinance to regulate at-home businesses

The ordinace will help regulate the types of businesses a person can run out of their home

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Gavilan College announces winners of 2016 Community Spirit Awards

San Benito County winners are Sandy Gabe, Hollister Youth Alliance and Paine's Restaurant

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LULAC to host candidates' forum

Hear the candidates' positions on important issues on Wednesday, Sept. 28

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Farm House Cafe offers locally-grown organic dining with down-home appeal

Becky Herbert was raised on a farm and appreciates 'farm to fork' cooking enough to open her own cafe to expand organic dining options in Hollister

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