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,

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

SBHS Drama 3 students rehearsing for the One-Act Festival. Photos courtesy of SBHS student photographer, Mykenzie Camino.

Art & Culture

Spotlight to shine on productions by SBHS students

On Friday, May 26 six plays written, produced, and directed by SBHS drama students will debut at the school's One-Act Festival

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Art & Culture

San Juan Bautista playwright breaks silence and finds healing in debut play

Written and directed by El Teatro Campesino ensemble member and playwright, Cristal Gonzalez, "Piernas: The Story Between Our Legs," opens on Friday, May 19

Author Tim Z. Hernandez discusses his book, "All They Will Call You," with SBHS students. Photo by Frank Perez.

Schools & Education

Award-winning poet and author visits SBHS, teaching and inspiring students

Tim Z. Hernandez visited the high school campus to discuss his recent book, "All They Will Call You." In addition to teaching students about a piece of local history, he left several feeling inspired

Photo of Christopher Edwards Woods' artwork. Photos courtesy of Woods.

Art & Culture

SJB artist featured this Saturday at Vertigo

On Saturday, May 6, Vertigo Coffee Roasters will host an exhibit by San Juan resident and artist, Christopher Edward Woods. The event is the fifth in a monthly series called, "First Saturdays"

Flier for the 2017 SBHS Spring Concert Series. Courtesy of Heather Nichols.

Children and Youth

SBHS dance students stand up to bullying

Beginning on Thursday evening, nearly 200 SBHS dance students will participate in "Stand Up," a Spring Concert Series program focusing on bullying and the ways to prevent it

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and former Hollister resident, Rick Rivas. Photo by Frank Perez.

Locals help civil rights activist celebrate birthday, soon-to-be released documentary

On April 9, current and former county residents joined Dolores Huerta in San Francisco to celebrate her 87th birthday and to watch a screening of "Dolores: The Movie," a documentary about the civil rights activist

SBHS senior Jasmine Bonilla-Hernandez holding her award certificate. Photo by Frank Perez.

Art & Culture

High school student wins contest honoring César Chávez

Jasmine Bonilla-Hernandez of San Benito High School was recently named a recipient of an art contest honoring the late, union organizer

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Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino to host family-oriented event this weekend

Open to the public, the event will feature original stage productions, live music, children's activities, and more

SBHS Migrant Education Speech and Debate Team during a recent practice session. Photos by Frank Perez.

Schools & Education

Migrant Ed speech and debate team preps for competition

Recently-formed team at San Benito High School will have its first competition in March

Luis Valdez (center right) with the cast of the world premiere of "Zoot Suit" at the Mark Taper Forum in 1978. Photo by Jay Thompson.

Art & Culture

Nearly 40 Years After Its Debut, ‘Zoot Suit’ Returns Home

"Zoot Suit," a play written and directed by El Teatro Campesino founder, Luis Valdez, has returned to the Mark Taper Forum, the stage where it debuted in 1978. The 2017 rendition includes elements of the past and present.