Locals mingle over coffee at Be True Cafe's ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 27. Photo courtesy of Victor Terrazas, Modality View.

Business

Be True Cafe now brewing in Hollister

Business park coffee spot embraces whole body care.

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Hollister firefighter Vince Grewohl stands next to his art on display. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Art & Culture

First responders reveal their creative side in art exhibit

Show features works by police and fire at San Benito Arts Council reception, with proceeds going to mental health and peer support.

Ten-year-old Venessa Quintana building a boat at the Lego Club, hosted Sunday afternoons at the San Benito County Free Library. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Children and Youth

Young minds get creative at Lego Club

San Benito County Library hosts free group on Sunday afternoons.

Group shot of the volunteers who helped pick up over 700 pounds of trash from the banks of the San Benito River on Sept. 21. Photo Courtesy of Celina Stotler.

Environment / Nature

Community helps clean up along San Benito River

Volunteers remove over 700 pounds of trash.

“We try to help the poor in our community, so we ask for donations and then we recycle those donations,” said Sacred Heart Store Manager Marcella Harris. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Nonprofits

Hollister thrift store provides food and clothing to in-need residents

Sacred Heart helps unemployed and homeless in the county.

School staff engaged at the workshop. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

Trauma response workshop comes to San Benito County schools

Jessie Fuller speaks on the causes of toxic stress, how it manifests, and ways to deal with it.

Backed by community members, Mark Gibson cuts the ribbon at the Aug. 28 ceremony celebrating Gibson Farms' newly solar-powered facility. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Agriculture

Gibson Farms moves to renewable energy

Ribbon-cutting introduces community to solar-powered facility.

Gavilan College site in downtown Hollister. File photo.

News

Open seat on Measure X Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

Gavilan College accepts new applications following the resignation of support organization representative.

The San Benito Health Foundation at 351 Felice Drive in Hollister. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Health

San Benito Health Foundation holds ribbon-cutting for green upgrades

Solar and other off-the-grid energy sources allow the clinic to operate during power outages.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and San Juan Bautista Mayor Cesar Flores. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Art & Culture

Poets gather in San Juan Bautista for three-day symposium

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and others hold workshops at Saint Francis Retreat.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

No bird shows at San Benito County Fair after disease outbreak

After Virulent Newcastle disease appears in several Southern California counties, poultry will be missing from Northern California fairs this year.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Features

Gavilan College alumnus recalls college days out at airport

A 1967 graduate shares his experience.

Linda and Pat Lampe cutting the ribbon in front of Worth Saving Thrift Store. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Business / Economy

Worth Saving has grand opening

Hollister thrift store supports local low-income residents and homeless.

The Measure X Citizens' Oversight Committee at a June 25 meeting. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Business / Economy

Two Measure X committees meet

Citizens’ Oversight and San Benito Campus Ad Hoc groups hold first meetings and set the stage for the future of Fairview Corners.

Constrution zone at San Health Foundation. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Business / Economy

Hollister healthcare center goes green

San Benito Health Foundation installs solar panels, retrofits lighting and moves to bioethanol generator.