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Announcements

Public meetings for the week of May 16

Hollister and San Benito County among 10 agencies to meet this week.

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News Release

Health officers stress safety measures against COVID

Health officers say recent COVID infection surge is fueled by 'highly contagious Omicron subvariants.'

Protesters gathered for "Bans Off Our Bodies" rally in front of the San Benito County Superior Court on Saturday morning. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Health

San Benito County abortion rights advocates hold ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rally

Other than a few honking cars showing support, Hollister had a peaceful protest about the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.


Landscape view from Hepsedam Peak looking east towards San Benito Mountain in southern San Benito County. Photo by Ryan O'Dell, courtesy of BLM.

News Release

Bureau of Land Management seeks nominations for its councils

Nominations must be submitted by June 15.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

Gavilan College receives anonymous $40K gift

Gavilan says it is the largest one-time donation received by the college.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Landfill expansion a done deal?

John Basanese writes about his experience fighting the previously proposed resource recovery park.

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Column

Searching the Sky: circumpolar constellations

David Baumgartner writes about routes of constellations and how we can use them to navigate.

Cory Waller at Eden Rift. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: Barrel tasting with Cory Waller of Eden Rift Vineyards

An afternoon of sampling the wine before it becomes The Wine.

LULAC Young Adults. Picture by Raul Flores.

Nonprofits

Local LULAC marks 35th anniversary on Cinco de Mayo

18 San Benito County leaders and institutions recognized for their support of the activist group.

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News Release

Gavilan College Theater’s spring production opens May 13

Other showtimes include May 14, 20 and 21 .

Children and Youth

Book author visits students at Tres Pinos School

John Walker speaks to students about ‘KT and the Ride of His Life’ and his experience following a bicycle accident.

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Commentary

COMMENTARY: Joel Buckingham says corroboration was present in sexual assault case

Joel Buckingham comments on the need to support and stand by victims of child molestation, and recognize their courage in coming forward.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Residents play Whack-A-Mole with projects

Mary Zanger writes that residents should reject Strada Verde again.

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Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: DA Candice Hooper Mancino responds to Bob Kutz

She writes that there was a lack of corroborating evidence to pursue prosecution 'even though we very much desired to do so.'