Ladd Lane Principal Jeannine Ostoja and Vice Principal Maylani Mahler with a poster highlighting the guiding idea of Capturing Kids' Hearts. Photo provided.

Schools & Education

Six HSD schools get national recognition

Capturing Kids’ Hearts programming focuses on creating a school culture where kids are cared for.

Outdoor dining space in front of Ohana Shaved Ice on San Benito Street. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

City makes San Benito Street closure more visible

More warning lights and signs are added after a car crashes into barricades on Memorial Day weekend.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


June 5 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Since February, 105 people have tested positive, 19 are active, 84 have recovered and two have died; state expected to release Stage Three reopening guidance soon; $1.5 billion in EIDL advance loans up to $10,000 available to CA small businesses.

Marie Hoffman, Grace Gillio, Emma Hoffman, Julie Gillio and Nicole Rajkovich show off their yellow and red Rainier and Bing cherries. Photo by Leslie David.


Fairhaven Orchards: old business, new ways

In time for cherry season, owners redouble safety measures, add online ordering and curbside pickup.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. File photo.


COMMUNITY OPINION: San Juan’s economic struggle over the last 75 years could end

Valerie Egland writes about the difficulty of drawing tourists in to the historic city.

Cars gathered in the Kmart parking lot on May 30 prior to the cruise. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Cars come out for Saturday night cruise

Resident organizes drives through town to get people out of the house during shelter-in-place.