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Students at San Benito High School use Google Chromebooks in most of their classes to answer class surveys and submit assignments. The Chromebooks were made possible by a $120,000 grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, which disburses charitable funds in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Photo credit: Ed Wong.

Our Economy

Monterey Peninsula Foundation focuses on charitable giving in San Benito County

Organizer of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am has worked with SBC since 2003.

City Manager Bill Avera said staff needed to know the council's preferred number of homes that could be built annually in order to update the Growth Management Plan. Photos by John Chadwell.

Local Politics

Hollister City Council aims to reduce market-rate housing

But members are unable to settle on a compromise number.

Nofiu Akano moved to the United States from Nigeria to pursue a career in golf. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Sports

For the love of golf

Nofiu Akano moved from Nigeria to the U.S. to follow his passion.


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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Revisiting gun violence

Terry Butler calls for an open discussion.

SBHS Assistant Principals Deborah Armstrong and Laurie Chavez. Photo provided.

Education

SBHS welcomes new assistant principals

Deborah Armstrong to handle the multi-tiered support system, Laurie Chavez to take on safety and discipline.

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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.

EDC Interim Executive Director Randy Starbuck (standing) ignites discussion between workshop attendees. Photos by Melissa Melton.

Our Economy

County’s economic development group shares plans to improve local economy

Area organizations attend a workshop on business retention/growth, multi-agency collaboration and tourism marketing plan.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police & Fire

Man arrested for DUI, possession of weapons

Suspect is as gang member and convicted felon, according to press release.


Fabian Herrera at his station inside Faultline Tattoo. Photo by Melissa Melton.

Arts

Sayin’ it in ink

Two Hollister tattoo artists share what’s popular in their shops this year.

Drone photographer Ryan Campbell captured the annual San Benito High School Carnival from a bird's eye view at night. Photo by Ryan Campbell.

Arts

Viewing the world from the eye of a drone

Ryan Campbell blends his passion for travel and tech with photography.

Marisa Villegas stated, "It’s always so exciting to hear about athletes from your hometown do big things." Photo courtesy of Marisa Villegas.

Sports

San Benito County cheers as local athlete enters MLB

Haybaler alum Conner Menez made his SF Giants debut July 21.

Downtown San Juan Bautista closed its streets on Aug. 11 to welcome the annual Antique and Craft Fair. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

SJB Antique and Craft Fair gives the local economy a boost

Vendors talk about the value brought to the community.

Professors and teaching assistants introduce students to 8th grade algebra. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

Ten years of algebra excellence

Middle schoolers learn from professors and develop teamwork skills at weeklong Algebra Academy.


Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Library need elicits buck passing from local politicians

Marty Richman says that leadership means getting out front with the right answer, not just counting votes or making excuses.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: When parents reach out to school board members

HSD Trustee Rob Bernosky writes about the recently adopted student cell phone use policy that states phones must be off during school hours.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Exploring the universe is our destiny

July 20 will be the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon; what does it foretell?

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.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Events

Congressman Jimmy Panetta to speak at San Benito Health Foundation ceremony

Changes to the facility include solar panels, LED lights and an ethanol-fueled generator.

Lilla Bell weaves through a series of poles on her horse in the 14-18 year old pole bending division at San Benito County Fair's Junior Rodeo in 2017. Bell will compete at the Gilroy Rodeo this weekend. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Agriculture

SBC locals gearing up for Gilroy Rodeo

Numerous county residents are competing.

Events

San Benito LULAC to honor local Women of the Year

Local organization to recognize notable women who have persisted to provide leadership and service to the community.

Hollister residents came together downtown on Aug. 1 to pray and speak regarding the Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting. Photos by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Hollister hosts vigil for Garlic Festival shooting victims

Gathering gives SBC residents a chance to show support in response to Gilroy tragedy.

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