From L: Selinda Nunez, Life Skills Arts Program instructor, Louise Roy, SBHS Life Skills student, Josh Nunez, SBHS Life Skills teacher, Ann Vasquez, and Rosa Nunez, Josh's mother. Photo by Frank Perez.

Art & Culture

Life Skills art program debuts at ARTspace

On Thursday, Jan. 26, an evening reception celebrated the opening of the "Joy of Art Soup," an exhibit featuring artwork from SBHS students participating in the Life Skills Arts Program. The exhibit runs through Friday, Feb. 24 at ARTspace

Life Skills Arts Program participant Adam Bell works on another art piece. Photos courtesy of Leslie David Photos.

Art & Culture

“Joy of Art Soup”: First-of-its-kind exhibit opens at ARTspace on Thursday

Opening on Thursday, Jan. 26 and running through Friday, Feb. 24, the art exhibit will feature work from students participating in the San Benito High School Life Skills Arts Program

San Juan School. Photo courtesy of Sara Frieberg.

Children and Youth

Preparations underway for San Juan School’s 150th anniversary next year

San Juan Bautista resident and San Juan Home and School Club member, Sara Frieberg, is spearheading preparations for the school's sesquicentennial

Beyond the sun. Courtesy of Allison Marie Garcia.

Art & Culture

Vertigo to host ‘First Saturdays’ event this weekend

Santa Cruz artist and SBHS graduate, Allison Marie Garcia, will be the featured artist for this weekend's "First Saturdays" event. Garcia's artwork appears on Vertigo's logo, festive mugs, T-shirts, and other merchandise

Ana Lopez of Community Solutions talks to participants enrolled in the Healthy Teen Relationships Campaign. Photos by Frank Perez.

Children and Youth

Program at SBHS teaches students about healthy relationships

The program features parent education workshops that are held twice a year. The next is scheduled for Feb. 8

A map of the proposed Sargent Quarry mining project. Courtesy of Santa Clara County).

Government / Politics

Citing cultural degradation and religious desecration, local tribe opposes mining project

The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band argues that a proposed mining project in southern Santa Clara County threatens its historical and cultural preservation

Located at the Jack London State Historic Park in Glenn Ellen, Calif., this moss-covered, lava rock marks Jack London's final resting place. Photo by Frank Perez.

Art & Culture

Jack London’s writings still resonate a century after his death

Tuesday, Nov. 22 marks the centennial of Jack London's death. The message in his works of both fiction and non-fiction still resonate.

Gavilan College Sophomore, Nathan Herbert (left), receives his NCAS certificate of completion from NCAS workshop educational coordinator, Gabriel Dueñas. Photo courtesy of NASA Ames / Don Richey.

Schools & Education

Gavilan College student launches toward a future with NASA

Gavilan sophomore and San Benito High School graduate, Nathan Hebert, recently completed NASA's Community College Aerospace Scholars Program

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Margaret Breen’s story comes to life

On Sunday, Oct. 23, Dr. Doris Dwyer breathed life into Margaret Breen's story during a chautauqua held at Mission San Juan Bautista

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Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino visits SBHS

The San Juan Bautista-based theater group teaches students about the various art forms developed by the company over its half-century history

Dr. Doris Dwyer as Margaret Breen. Photo courtesy of Nevada Humanities.

Art & Culture

Margaret Breen, a voice from the past, to be heard in SJB this weekend

On Sunday, Oct. 23, Dr. Doris Dwyer will perform a chautauqua of Margaret Breen at Mission San Juan Bautista. The performance will provide the public with rare opportunity to understand Breen's life story as told from her own perspective

Art & Culture

Luis Valdez receives medal from president

San Juan Bautista resident and El Teatro Campesino founder, Luis Valdez, was honored on Thursday morning by President Obama in a White House ceremony recognizing recipients of the 2015 National Medal of Arts.

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Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino founder, Luis Valdez, To Be Honored at The White House

On Thursday, Sept. 22, Luis Valdez will be honored by President Barack Obama in a ceremony recognizing recipients of the 2015 National Medal of Arts

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Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino Offering Workshop This Weekend

On Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18, El Teatro will host free workshop at Sunnyslope School in Hollister

Art & Culture

The legendary bandit, Tiburcio Vásquez, rides again

On Sept. 10, The Western Stage in Salinas will debut its rendition of Luis Valdez's play, "Bandido!: The American Melodrama of Tiburcio Vásquez, Notorious California Bandit.” The production runs through Oct. 1