Panoche School students with their wall of postcards. Photo provided by Amanda McCraw.

Schools & Education

The world arrives at Panoche Elementary School

Students learn about geography, world history through postcards.

Children and Youth

Hollister resident builds beds for children without

Steve Austin of Sleep in Heavenly Peace says ‘no kid sleeps on the floor in our town.’

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Winter comes to San Benito County

The North Pole is now the farthest it will be from the sun all year.

Brenda Bonturi tends to a the grave of a friend's young niece. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Lifestyle

Mother-daughter duo clean up Hollister graves

Brenda Bonturi and Sarah Klassen find fulfillment connecting with community members past and present.

Donated items at the 2019 KSBW Share Your Holiday drive. The local event was held at the Heritage Bank in Hollister. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.


‘Share Your Holiday’ benefits Salvation Army

Heritage Bank in Hollister hosts annual KSBW holiday donation drive.

Owner Lynn Shaffer and sales clerk Julie Deidrick. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Business / Economy

Bella Charm moves to new location

Local boutique sells women’s clothing, jewelry, bags and household items.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Thanksgiving gatherings to feed those in need

Several Hollister organizations hosting holiday celebrations for residents and guests.

Photo provided by Teknova.


Teknova hosts tech and science fair

Schoolchildren visit presentations on DNA extraction, bacterial growth, fire and more.

Volunteers spent several hours cleaning up a portion of the San Benito River on Saturday, Nov. 9. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Local groups clean portion of San Benito River

Graniterock employees, CHEER and volunteers remove a record 169 tires.

Keith Thorbahn, the new assistant superintendent of education services with the San Benito County Office of Education. Photo Courtesy of Keith Thorbahn.

Education / Schools

County Office of Education gets new assistant superintendent

Keith Thorbahn has a background in agricultural education.

Photo provided by B&R Farms.

Business / Economy

Local apricot grower hosts annual holiday shopping boutique

B&R Farms spreading cheer on four Saturdays before Christmas.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


211 directs county residents to services

Offered through United Way, callers get information on housing, jobs, veterans’ assistance, disaster alerts and more.

Teacher Teresa Stevens and student Kayla Gonzalez at an October student-teacher lunch at Maze Middle School. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

Student-teacher lunches provide positive feedback at Maze Middle School

Students are recognized for being valuable classroom participants.

The Briggs Building in downtown Hollister, where Gavilan College offers courses. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Measure X committee meets in Hollister

Talk focuses on proposed Gavilan College campus in San Benito County.

Johnny Sanchez performing at Be True Cafe. Photo courtesy Victor Terrazas of Modality View Media.

Art & Culture

‘The Voice’ contestant rocks Hollister coffee shop

Be True Cafe hosts Johnny Sanchez for a two-hour performance.

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