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.

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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.

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.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo by John Chadwell.

Environment / Nature

Gray fox tests positive for Canine distemper at Pinnacles

Although humans are not known to contract it, domesticated dogs are highly susceptible.

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Hollister Parks and Recreation Commission opportunity available

Applications to serve as District 1 commissioner are available at City Hall. The position is open until filled and the term is until December 2020.

Anderson Homes team members stand in front of a Santana Ranch home. L to R: Alisa Collins, James Anderson, Michael Anderson and Tami Selski. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Second year for Anderson Homes’ “Giving Back Starts at Home”

Regional builder commits to supporting local nonprofits.

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."

Out on the town and celebrating the inevitable cycle of life, one couple poses before the altar designed for the BenitoLink Dia de Los Muertos celebration at 18th Barrel on Nov. 1. Photos by Raul Céja and Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Dia de los Muertos celebration comes alive in San Juan Bautista

Event was a collaboration between BenitoLink, 18th Barrel and Brewery Twenty Five.

Pledge of Champions 2019 graphic designed by BenitoLink intern Alex Esquivel.

Nonprofits

Support local news through Pledge of Champions

Here it comes! BenitoLink's major annual fundraiser starts Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 31.

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Transportation

Frazier Lake Road construction to last until Nov. 8

Daily closures between Bloomfield Avenue and Shore Road from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Schools & Education

SBHS Drama puts on two performances in November

Students to perform improvised ComedySportz show before putting on the mysterious Inn-Cognito.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Nonprofits

Jovenes de Antaño selling poinsettias for the holidays

Options include individual plants or cases.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Transportation

Maintenance work on Hwy 156 near Castroville starts Nov. 5

Work will also take place along Highway 101 in Prunedale.

Freshly baked conchas from El Nopal Bakery are stirred into the new brew "Dulce de Muertos" from Brewery Twenty Five. Photo provided by Fran Fitzharris.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink’s Dia de los Muertos Fiesta: A tasty collaboration

Nov. 1 celebration to include samplings of Brewery Twenty Five’s newest beer, “Dulce de Muertos.”