The Cook Ranch in Tres Pinos is one of six agricultural conservation easements held by SBALT. Photo provided.

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: San Benito Agricultural Land Trust

Trust seeks to protect ag land as county grows.

Photo provided by Hope Services.

Nonprofits

Hope Services receives funding for media and employment programs

Community Matching Impact Grant awarded to nonprofit focused on providing programs and services for the developmentally disabled and those with mental health needs in the Silicon Valley and the Central Coast.

Katherine and Phil Foster, owners of Phil Foster Ranch (Pinnacle Organically Grown). Photo provided by SBALT.

Agriculture

San Benito Agricultural Land Trust protects 27 acres of Phil Foster Ranch

Mitigation funds protect prime soil for Pinnacle Organically Grown.

SBHS Assistant Principals Deborah Armstrong and Laurie Chavez. Photo provided.

News

SBHS welcomes new assistant principals

Deborah Armstrong to handle the multi-tiered support system, Laurie Chavez to take on safety and discipline.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Events

San Juan Bautista Chicken Festival returns in September

Free event to feature chicken cook-off, music, dancing and live displays.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Man arrested for DUI, possession of weapons

Suspect is as gang member and convicted felon, according to press release.

Jeana Arnold departs Hollister Downtown Association. Photo provided.

Business / Economy

Hollister Downtown Association Executive Director Jeana Arnold exits role

Leaving six-year position to work with PG&E.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police Arrest a man for battery and burglary

Suspect attempted to take equipment.

Photo provided by Roy Zarate with Hollister Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Health

Seventh-day Adventist Church hosts third annual free health clinic

Dental work, medical screenings and eye care available.

Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino halts holiday shows at Mission San Juan Bautista

Performances of "La Pastorela" to be held at ETC playhouse this winter.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Events

Congressman Jimmy Panetta to speak at San Benito Health Foundation ceremony

Changes to the facility include solar panels, LED lights and an ethanol-fueled generator.

Kathy Schipper (center), Heidi Connor, and Zack Shubkagel (to her right) with Schipper Design talk about Creatives for Community with BenitoLink board members (clockwise) Deane Judd (foreground right), Lois Locci, Karminder Brown, Robert Marden, and Rohit Sharma. Not shown: BenitoLink board member Raul Céja. Photo by Jessica Willis.

Nonprofits

Local marketing and design agency helps nonprofits

BenitoLink receives Schipper Design Creatives for Community grant and will share its new look in coming weeks.

Buddy, a three-month old puppy, is now recovering after a night with the vet and is now with Animal Care Services. Photo provided by Hollister Police Department.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police arrest man on animal cruelty charge

Police say three-month old dog picked up and thrown to the ground during argument.

Transportation

Some road work limited during Monterey Car Week

Caltrans says drivers should plan for heavy traffic on area highways.

Photo courtesy of California High-Speed Rail Authority.

Transportation

High-speed rail meeting in Gilroy rescheduled

Open house to take place on Aug. 22.