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Arts

Mexican art goes up for bid in silent auction

Diviana Navarro is a BenitoLink Intern Staff Reporter. Within the lush garden of the Jardines de San Juan restaurant, the Mexico de Mis Amores silent art auction was held on Aug. 23. In a collaboration between Voices of Monterey Bay, the Watsonville Film Festival and Tara Home, the event brought in over 60 pieces of vibrant

The Body, Mind, and Soul kids choir summer program. Photo provided by Elvira Zaragoza Robinson.

Arts

Hollister kids choir to perform at upcoming MLK Gala

Body, Mind, and Soul Kids Choir will perform at October event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Local teachers took to the streets earlier this summer to show unity over pay negotiations. Photo by John Chadwell.

Schools

Hollister teachers reach agreement for pay raise

Elementary, middle school instructors get 3 percent bump.

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Nonprofits

Pizza for Paws fundraiser to benefit Pet Friends

The fundraiser takes place Sunday, August 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hacienda de Léal outdoor courtyard in San Juan Bautista.

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Arts

Youth Alliance steams up open mic night

Along with the aromas of pastries and freshly brewed coffee, the air in the coffeehouse was filled with contagious beats and tongue-tying lyrics.

The new mural in progress a few days before its debut. Photo by Diviana Navarro.

Arts

New mural livens up downtown Hollister

Collaborative effort between mayor, ARTI-Culture, and local muralists.

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Arts

54th annual Antique Fair coming to San Juan Bautista August 12

Rotary-hosted event includes refreshments and live music from Aromas and Hollister-based bands.

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Arts

Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival returns to Hollister

Hosted by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, the festival provides an authentic atmosphere for musicians and fans alike.

AT&T Park competitors. Photo provided by Kimberly Borg.

Children and Youth

Two Hollister youths win in MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run Contest

Coming in at the top three competitors of their age group (13-14), they qualified to compete in the semi-finals at AT&T Park on June 3.

Grupo Folklórico "Carisma Mexicana" outside of the Community Foundation office in Hollister. Photo by Diviana Navarro.

Arts

Local Folklórico group gives first-place performance

Working specifically with young children, the organization emphasizes the importance of maintaining an appreciation and practice of cultural roots with new generations.

Rolan Resendiz (left) with Arti-Culture Owner Joel Esqueda. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Local Politics

Rolan Resendiz announces run for Hollister City Council

For the first in a long time, all five seats on the Hollister City Council will be up for election this November. With these new seats available, the city is faced with an opportunity for new representation and voices to be heard.

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Children and Youth

San Benito Babe Ruth 15’s Win State, On to Regionals

As winners of the Central California State Tournament, the team will go on to compete in the Western Regional Tournament in Surprise, Arizona in late July.

Hollister City Hall exterior. Photo by Diviana Navarro.

Local Politics

Hollister City Council off for July Legislative Recess

This is the third summer in which the council has taken a legislative recess.

The 14’s Allstar District Champions. Photo by Monica Sims.

Children and Youth

San Benito Babe Ruth District Champions move on to State

Moving forward, both teams will compete for state titles on Friday, July 6. Other districts in the tournament include Salma, Hanford, Madera, and Lompoc.