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Children and Youth

13th annual Gifted Games celebrates inclusion

More than 430 students are signed up to participate in the annual event that gives students with special needs a chance to compete.

May 3 Election Forum was held at Hollister City Council Chambers. Public attendance was so high, there was standing room only in the back with the lobby full and people waiting on the front steps.

Government / Politics

BenitoLink-Farm Bureau forum videos with candidate responses

See the candidates respond to questions and make up your own mind for the upcoming election. The BenitoLink-Farm Bureau Forum is broken up in shorter segments for the contests on the June 5 Primary Election.

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Highway 25 pavement repairs begin next week

Caltrans will perform a series of pavement repairs on a four-mile section of Highway 25 from the San Benito/Santa Clara County line to Shore Road starting Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24.

Michelle Doty talks about her company, That Garlic Stuff, to a woman attending the ninth annual Startup Challenge Monterey Bay in Salinas Saturday. Doty won the Main Street division and a prize of $10,000. Photo by Tom Leyde.

Business / Economy

Hollister business wins Startup Challenge Monterey Bay

Three Hollister businesses competed in this year's Startup Challenge Monterey Bay in Salinas. Two came home with prize money.

Gavilan President Dr. Kathleen Rose speaks at the May 10 San Benito County Business Council meeting at San Juan Oaks. Photo by Nicholas Preciado.

Schools & Education

Gavilan president talks $248 million bond and local campus

Gavilan President Dr. Kathleen Rose recently spoke of future efforts to improve higher education in San Benito County via a general obligation school bond that could be placed on the November ballot.