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Business / Economy

San Benito Foods shuts down operations following roof collapse

Employees evacuated an hour before the incident.

Stacie Phillips participates in the first of four workouts as her teamate Kristy Park cheers her on. Both competed at the Granite Games in Hollister on Sept. 14. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Sports & Recreation

Four Hollister teams among the best in local crossfit throwdown

Over 100 athletes compete in Granite Games at Crossfit San Benito.

Aztec dancers lead a peace march to the LULAC Health Fair on Sept. 14. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

LULAC peace march leads to health fair

Adults and youth stand in solidarity with immigrants.


The completed healthy mural project at San Juan School. Photo provided.

Health / Fitness

Healthy mural project at San Juan School

Kindergarten through fifth grade students were given an opportunity to express what health eating and healthy behaviors meant to them through artwork.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Government / Politics

Panetta secures federal grants for Hollister and Monterey airports

Hollister Municipal Airport to receive $5 million for taxiway construction.

Road sign redirecting traffic at the site of a Sept. 19 water main break at San Benito and Olive streets.

Government / Politics

Water main break on San Benito Street

City crews working at San Benito and Olive streets.

Diego Ochoa speaks to the public during a 2019 board meeting at which he was introduced as the new superintendent. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District initiates Saturday Scholars

New program launched to boost reading and writing achievement.

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Business / Economy

Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo to take place Sept. 27

Regional investment conference set for Embassy Suites in Seaside.


Donnalou Ramirez is currently ranked seventh nationally. Photos provided by Donnalou Ramirez.

Sports & Recreation

Local female bodybuilder raises the bar

Donnalou Ramirez ranks seventh nationwide.

Gavilan College Superintendent/President Kathleen Rose and Board of Trustees Vice President Mark Dover pause for a photo at the Sept. 7 gala. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Schools & Education

Gavilan College celebrates 100 years

Centennial highlights the past and looks forward.

Custom Fundraising Solutions San Jose owner Sam St.Germain (right) listens to a potential customer at the Aug. 25 mattress sale at SBHS. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Schools & Education

Mattress sale raises money for SBHS band program

Event nets $2,800 to help with future competitions and purchases.

Monica and Raymond Rodriguez will be honored as the 2019 YA Change Makers. Photo provided.

Events

Youth Alliance to host Change Makers

Three community leaders to be honored.

Brewery Twenty Five owners Fran and Sean Fitzharris created a speciality brew to celebrate San Juan Bautista's 150 anniversary. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

Special brew celebrates a special town

Brewery Twenty Five crafts a new beer to mark San Juan Bautista’s 150th anniversary.


Housing being constructed in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Hollister’s new growth management ordinance

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman writes that the new growth management ordinance satisfies the city's needs and state requirements.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: A well planned process

County Planning Commissioner Eduardo Navarro writes about the proposed Highway 101 commercial nodes.

San Benito County locals Maria Cortez, Maria Fabian, Elena Olsvold, Mary Woodill, Father Alberto Cabrera, Bev Miller and Alejandro Oseguera traveled to Sacramento on Aug. 28 to discuss SB 24 with State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. Photos provided by Bev Miller.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Locals visit Sacramento to discuss abortion pill bill

Community member Bev Miller writes about her trip with a SJB priest and five others to speak with legislators about SB 24 and chemical abortion pills on college campuses.

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Nonprofits

Effect Change with a Gift

Donations through San Benito GIVES on Sept. 10 will connect the power of giving with the Community Foundation's commitment to making a difference.

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Government / Politics

Community Action Board hosts leadership luncheon

Panelists include Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, San Benito County Supervisor Anthony Botelho and Sheriff-Coroner Darren Thompson.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo provided by Wanda Guibert and taken by Heidi Balz.

Events

Inaugural beer and wine stroll comes to San Juan Bautista

Event commemorates San Juan Bautista's 150th anniversary of incorporation as a city.

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Events

San Juan Bautista Chicken Festival returns in September

Free event to feature chicken cook-off, music, dancing and live displays.

Photo provided by Roy Zarate with Hollister Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Health

Seventh-day Adventist Church hosts third annual free health clinic

Dental work, medical screenings and eye care available.

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