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James Texaria, 3, honoring his dad Trent who is serving in Iraq. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Veterans Day Parade 2019

Hollister townspeople came out to honor those who have served in the military with its 18th annual parade.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Prescribed burn planned for San Benito County

Smoke is expected to be visible from King City, Bitterwater, Pinnacles National Park, New Idria, southern San Benito County and the San Joaquin Valley.

Volunteers spent several hours cleaning up a portion of the San Benito River on Saturday, Nov. 9. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Local groups clean portion of San Benito River

Graniterock employees, CHEER and volunteers remove a record 169 tires.


Riana Gutierrez, San Benito LULAC's 2019 Philanthropy Day honoree. Photo provided by San Benito LULAC.

Nonprofits

LULAC Youth Mentor to be recognized at the National Philanthropy Day

Among the honorees is Riana Gutierrez, born in Hollister and 2016 graduate of San Benito High School. She is currently in college where she hopes to receive a degree in Nursing and Chicano(a) Studies. 

Volunteers from Wells Fargo arrive at Community FoodBank to build student snack bags. Photos provided by Community FoodBank.

Nonprofits

12 Days of Giving: Community FoodBank rallies with neighbors to provide food year-round

FoodBank is collaborating with fellow nonprofit organizations to raise awareness and funds about needs that go unmet right here in our county.

Rachelle Escamilla. Photo provided by Friends of the San Benito County Free Library.

Nonprofits

Friends of the Library recognize Rachelle Escamilla

Escamilla will be recognized along with other community members at the National Philanthropy Day event on Nov. 14.

Photo provided by Devii Rao.

Ag

San Benito Cattlemen annual meeting and dinner on Nov. 13

Frank Mitloehner, a professor and air quality extension specialist at UC Davis, will share his research clarifying the influence of cattle on climate change.

Rachel Logue and her faculty adviser, who recently went to Chicago to present some of their research. Photo provided by SBHS.

Schools & Education

SBHS alumna on journey to study Parkinson’s, brain injuries

Rachel Logue's project focuses on balance and movement issues in young children and elderly people with a goal of being able to help patients with Parkinson’s disease and children who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.


Photo provided by Hollister United Methodist Church.

News Release

Hollister United Methodist Church begins capital campaign

The church was founded in 1869 and celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

Women's Fund Committee members sort through the new card collection. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Whimsical cards offered by Women’s Fund Committee

Cards available in themes of "Thinking of You" and "Celebrate."

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Art & Culture

An Evening of Christmas Music at Mission San Juan Bautista

Performance by mezzo soprano Laure de Marcellus and longtime collaborator Alberto Urroz. Proceeds to benefit the parish.


Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Slow growth, road repairs and job creation are interrelated priorities

District 2 supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki makes the case that good employers are looking for desirable communities where leaders see beyond the short term.

Kollin Kosmicki for District 2 Supervisor. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Path to economic prosperity in San Benito County

District 2 supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki offers ideas, such as reduced impact fees for job creators, to improve economic development efforts in San Benito County.

Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Roads are chaotic mess due to rapid housing growth

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that less building is the only way to prevent further misery, tragedy on local highways.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health / Fitness

30th annual Red Ribbon Run

5K run held to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol in our community.

There is a favorite pumpkin awaiting everyone at the Harvest Hope for a Cure Event at San Benito Historical Park.

Ag

Harvest Hope Festival Moves to Historical Park

Family event will have hundreds of pumpkins, artisan pop-up shops, crafts, produce stand, fall decor, antiques and a BBQ lunch.

Susana Valle and son Gael paint a rock together. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Schools & Education

Painting rocks at Calaveras Elementary

Parents and students spend Saturday revitalizing campus garden.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Red Ribbon festivities kick off with 5k run

Festival to follow on Nov. 2.

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.

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