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The San Benito County Sheriff's Office is working with a local contractor in an attempt to determine why the primary radio channel is experiencing interference. Photo courtesy of SBC Sheriff's Office.

Police & Fire

Law enforcement experiencing radio frequency interference

San Benito County Sheriff’s Office working to resolve it.

McKenna Wood, CHSRA District 4 Queen Karly Camozzi and Jake Bourdet. Wood and Bourdet, both from Hollister, qualified for the NHSRA finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Photo provided.

Recreation & Sports

Hollister teens punch ticket to rodeo nationals

Two will represent San Benito County in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

The late-Franciscan Sister Rose Marita Lake, SA (right), with San Juan youth making their First Holy Communion, circa 1960s. Photo courtesy of David Medeiros.

History

Franciscan Sisters leave San Juan Bautista for New York

After nearly seven decades of service, the religious order has “called forth” its current local members.


Rachel Spivack, her boyfriend Ben Rivera and her son Jayden. They were stuck without a car to pull their trailer when the Trail Fire started. Photo by Kirti Bassendine.

Police & Fire

Trail Fire gets campers packing

First-person account at the Thousand Trails RV Park when fire broke out.

Yamamoto Hula Ohana practicing. Photo courtesy of Jenny Camera Ray.

Recreation & Sports

Hollister Rec offers hula dance instruction

Yamamoto Hula Ohana also organizes and performs at community events.

Photographer Alicia Arcidiacono (left) takes a moment for a photo with her husband in front of her photographs. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Arts

San Benito County photographers highlighted in ‘Framing a Story’ opening reception

Show features photographic essays by 10 artists.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Local Politics

Two San Juan Bautista agencies work on uncoupling

Planning Commission moves to separate from Historic Resources Board.

Corissa King (far left) and Kelsee French (far right) are competing for the title Miss California Rodeo Salinas. Photo courtesy of California Rodeo Salinas.

Agriculture

Two San Benito County women compete for Miss California Rodeo Salinas

Winner will be announced at the July 18 opening performance.

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Families enjoying their time together at B&R Farms' U-Pick event on July 13. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Agriculture

B&R Farms opens its gates to the public

Guests come from near and far to pick their own apricots.

Many local farms have recipes in their stores or online for customers to follow. Photos by Becky Bonner.

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

What to make with Blenheim apricots

Searching for a new apricot dish? BenitoLink has you covered.

Linda and Pat Lampe cutting the ribbon in front of Worth Saving Thrift Store. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Our Economy

Worth Saving has grand opening

Hollister thrift store supports local low-income residents and homeless.

Blenheim apricots can be found on multiple farms in San Benito County. They are sweet and juicy fruit that can be eaten straight from the tree. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Agriculture

It’s Blenheim apricot season in San Benito County

Considered an heirloom fruit on the path to becoming extinct, local farms continue to grow it.

Susan Carpenter of Pet Friends with Bobby the dog. Photo by Heather Graham.

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

Pets ready for adoption

After owner's passing, Bobby the dog is ready for love.


Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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 courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Free Lance article on Hollister Salaries: Incompetence or Fake News?

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman says if you're going to do a compensation analysis, it's better if you have some idea of what you're talking about.

Image provided by Marty Richman.

Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: The right answer for Highway 101 commercial nodes

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman writes that the answer to the commercial node issue is in the county's General Plan.


Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Arts

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” premieres at San Benito High School

The 2019 summer musical will take the audience on an "out-of-this-world" adventure.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Our Economy

Second chance employment workshop comes to Hollister

San Benito County Workforce Development Board aims to raise awareness.

Jim Hart and Ruth Erickson as Uncle Sam and Betsy Ross lead the annual Kiddy Parade on July 4, 2019. Photo by John Chadwell.

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

July 4 Kiddie Parade draws a crowd in Hollister

An estimated 1,000 people gather to celebrate Independence Day.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education

Hollister School District to hold meetings on cell phone use in class

Superintendent said there is growing concern among staff regarding cell phone use during school hours.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo provided by SJB150 Committee and taken by Heidi Balz.

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

San Juan Bautista to celebrate 150th anniversary in September

Celebration includes pancake breakfast, parade and live music.

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