The Esperanza Center (file photo).

Schools & Education

LGBTQ Youth Resource Center and Safe Space Opening This Weekend

San Benito County's first-ever LGBTQ youth resource center and safe space opening on Saturday at the Esperanza Center in downtown Hollister

File photo of the San Benito County Free Library.

Schools & Education

Gender, Sexuality, and Identity Forum at County Library on Thursday

The public is invited to attend a discussion on gender, sexuality, and identity hosted by Gavilan College's Civic Engagement Title V program

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SJB Resident Writes Book About His 2016 Walk Across the U.S.

In an effort to raise awareness and funds for REACH San Benito, San Juan resident, Jim Ostdick, walked across the country last year. His 3,322 mile trek is now the subject of a recently, self-published book.

Local Japanese-American men standing outside the Japanese Hall in San Juan, May 1942. Photo courtesy of the Russell Lee collection at the Library of Congress.

Photos of Local Japanese-Americans Preparing for Internment on Display This Weekend in SJB

In May 1942, photographer Russell Lee visited San Benito County, photographing the local, Japanese-American community preparing for internment. His photos will be on display at the Japanese Hall in San Juan Bautista on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Attendees to this weekend's show and sale. Photos by Frank Perez.

Biannual Cacti and Succulent Show and Sale Held This Weekend in San Juan

For the past 27 years, the Monterey Bay Area Cactus and Succulent Society has held its biannual event in San Juan Bautista.

A stain press of the American flag. Photo courtesy of Lynette Peavey.

Art & Culture

Hollister VFW Auxiliary To Host Family Craft Event This Weekend

Proceeds from the family craft event will benefit veterans causes and local charities.

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Children and Youth

LGBTQ Youth Resource Center and Safe Space opening in Hollister

Set to open with the start of the school year, it will be housed at the Esperanza Center in downtown Hollister

Edie Littlefield Sundby lighting candles at Mission San Juan Bautista on Day 45 of her mission walk. Photos courtesy of Edie Littlefield Sundby.

Health

The Mission Walker

In her debut memoir, "The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...," cancer survivor, Edie Littlfield Sundby, recounts her battle with illness and the 1,600-mile journey that healed and empowered her

St. Francis Retreat in San Juan Bautista. Photo courtesy of Karminder Brown.

SJB filmmaker produces movie about historic interfaith meeting built on peace

The meeting between Francis de Assisi and the Muslim leader, Sultan Malik al-Kamil, is the subject of a film by Michael Wolfe. A free screening of "The Sultan and the Saint" will take place at St. Francis Retreat July 18.

University of Arizona Professor of Linguistics, Natasha Warner (standing), assisting Amah Mutsun Tribal Band chairman, Val Lopez, with his Mutsun pronunciation. Photos by Frank Perez.

Mutsun descendants learn their ancestral tongue in San Juan

Nearly 80 Mutsun descendants attended a dictionary distribution and language workshop on June 24 in San Juan Bautista. The event was the first since the most comprehensive Mutsun-English, English-Mutsun dictionary was published online last year

Flier for "Thunder Moon," Vertigo's annual, summer pop-up art show. Courtesy of Jarae Tanner.

Art & Culture

Vertigo to host summer pop-up art show this weekend

The coffee house will feature the work of 10 local artists on Sat., July 1

"Power in Prayer," Copyright 2017, Craig Alan Huber. Photos courtesy of Craig Alan Huber.

Mission San Juan Bautista to host exhibition by the “Ansel Adams of the California Missions”

Beginning on Sunday, June 18 and running through Sept. 30, an exhibition by award-winning photographic artist, Craig Alan Huber, will be presented at the mission

Crēdo Studio in San Juan Bautista. Photos by Frank Perez.

Children and Youth

Artists-writers summer workshop for students begins Monday in SJB

Beginning on Monday, June 12, Crēdo Studio and the Carl M. Luck Memorial Library will host the Artists-Writers Summer Workshop. The three-week program focuses on literacy through art

Anthony and Monica Ramirez inside the 18th Barrel. Photos courtesy of Josh Huaracha, www.joshhuaracha.com.

Business / Economy

With 18 bottles of wine and beer on the wall, Hollister resident is counting on a barrel of success in SJB

On Sunday, June 18, Hollister resident, Monica Ramirez, will open the 18th Barrel, a new wine and beer tasting room in San Juan Bautista

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Art & Culture

First-ever “Padre Day” celebrates artistic talents of San Juan School students

On Saturday, June 3, the public is invited to attend artistic showcase that will also raise funds for the school's sports program