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.

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Agriculture

Community Water Center offering free well testing

Available to anyone with a private domestic well which provides water to 1-14 households living in San Benito County.

Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

HPD receives traffic education and enforcement grant

Funds to be used for programs such as DUI checkpoints and targeting primary causes of crashes.

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Environment / Nature

Bureau of Land Management makes over 700K acres available for leasing

Decision does not authorize any drilling for exploration or development of oil and gas resources, BLM said.

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Children and Youth

Central Coast YMCA offers Halloween events at five locations

Games, treats and costume contest at San Benito location to take place on Oct. 25.

Photos provided by the Safe Kids Coalition of San Benito County.

Children and Youth

Safe Kids Coalition hosts Walk to School Day at R.O. Hardin

Over 200 participants learned about walking safely to school.

San Juan School. File photo.

Police / Fire

Sheriff investigated shooting threats at San Juan Elementary School

Law enforcement determined threats not substantiated.

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Health

Del Mar Caregiving Center to host dementia workshop in Hollister

Educational program designed to help family caregivers of people living with dementia.

Government / Politics

Town Hall: Report to the County coming Oct. 10

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas, Supervisor Peter Hernandez and Supervisor Jim Gillio will attend to update citizens on their past year in office.

Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police arrest drive-by shooting suspect

Second shooter and other occupants of the suspect vehicle have yet to be identified, police said.

Photo provided by SBHS.

Education / Schools

SBHS to hold ceremony for new solar PV system

The event will take place on Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas (right) at a Jan. 2019 art exhibit in Gilroy. Photo by Leslie David.

Transportation

Q and A: Robert Rivas on AB 1266

State Assemblyman speaks on the bill he authored, which he said improves safety by allowing cyclists to take safer, well-marked paths through intersections.

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Business / Economy

Chamber to honor award winners at gala event

Nominations open Oct. 1 to Nov. 20.

Accelerated Achievement Academy project-based learning public presentation. Photo provided by HSD.

Education / Schools

Hollister school earns National Blue Ribbon Award

Accelerated Achievement Academy measured by state assessments, national tests and a rigorous application process.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

HPD plans DUI and license checkpoint this weekend

DUI arrests can include jail time, fines, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.