Shearwater takes a moment to release the first-ever banded Tricolored Blackbird in San Benito County. Photo courtesy of Debi Shearwater.

San Benito Lifestyle

Stillness and Light: Shearwater on Birdwatching

Debi Shearwater is set to retire from a 40-plus-year career hosting pelagic seabird trips.

Current Girls Inc. members checked in attendees at the door to the fifth annual Tastes and Treasures fundraiser at San Juan Oaks. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Children and Youth

Fifth annual Tastes and Treasures raises $20,000

Girls Inc. of the Central Coast works to support young women to achieve success.

Gavilan College Superintendent/President Kathleen Rose and Board of Trustees Vice President Mark Dover pause for a photo at the Sept. 7 gala. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Schools & Education

Gavilan College celebrates 100 years

Centennial highlights the past and looks forward.

Custom Fundraising Solutions San Jose owner Sam St.Germain (right) listens to a potential customer at the Aug. 25 mattress sale at SBHS. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Schools & Education

Mattress sale raises money for SBHS band program

Event nets $2,800 to help with future competitions and purchases.

Brewery Twenty Five owners Fran and Sean Fitzharris created a speciality brew to celebrate San Juan Bautista's 150 anniversary. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

Special brew celebrates a special town

Brewery Twenty Five crafts a new beer to mark San Juan Bautista’s 150th anniversary.

Current ASB President Maya Villegas cut the ceremonial ribbon for the Aug. 24 grand opening. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Features

Build it and they will come

Grand opening of new SBHS athletic facilities draws people of all ages.

Nofiu Akano moved to the United States from Nigeria to pursue a career in golf. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Features

For the love of golf

Nofiu Akano moved from Nigeria to the U.S. to follow his passion.

Drone photographer Ryan Campbell captured the annual San Benito High School Carnival from a bird's eye view at night. Photo by Ryan Campbell.

Art & Culture

Viewing the world from the eye of a drone

Ryan Campbell blends his passion for travel and tech with photography.

Marisa Villegas stated, "It’s always so exciting to hear about athletes from your hometown do big things." Photo courtesy of Marisa Villegas.

Features

San Benito County cheers as local athlete enters MLB

Haybaler alum Conner Menez made his SF Giants debut July 21.

Downtown San Juan Bautista closed its streets on Aug. 11 to welcome the annual Antique and Craft Fair. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

SJB Antique and Craft Fair gives the local economy a boost

Vendors talk about the value brought to the community.

Judge Omar Rodriguez was elected in November 2018 to replace Judge Harry Tobias as one of two judges at San Benito County Superior Court. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Government / Politics

A day in the life of a San Benito County judge

Omar Rodriguez reflects on his new position and ensuring that all people receive a fair hearing.

Students came to thank dance instructor Kathia Herrera (center) at the end of summer assembly. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Features

Educators reflect on Migrant Summer School program

Students close out the session with a dance performance.

Photographer Alicia Arcidiacono (left) takes a moment for a photo with her husband in front of her photographs. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Art & Culture

San Benito County photographers highlighted in ‘Framing a Story’ opening reception

Show features photographic essays by 10 artists.

Families enjoying their time together at B&R Farms' U-Pick event on July 13. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Agriculture

B&R Farms opens its gates to the public

Guests come from near and far to pick their own apricots.

Many local farms have recipes in their stores or online for customers to follow. Photos by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

What to make with Blenheim apricots

Searching for a new apricot dish? BenitoLink has you covered.