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.


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



Everyone is talking about water: Listen to the experts and join the conversation on Aug. 27

On Saturday, Aug. 27, the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas will host an evening forum on California's water. The free event will feature water experts talking about rivers, oceans, and the water under our very feet

Handcrafted artwork on display at Artsy Chica Boutique. Photos by Frank Perez.

Business / Economy

Local Artisan Opens Artsy Chica Boutique in SJB

Lifelong San Juan Bautista resident, Monica Shearer, opened her business on Sunday, Aug. 14. The retail store features Shearer's upcyled, handcrafted artwork

The Rozas House. Photo courtesy of Marianne Steeger.

After 160 Years, Iconic Building in SJB To Be Celebrated This Weekend

Built in 1856, the Rozas House will celebrate its 160th Birthday on Sunday. The free event is organized by the Rozas House Org., Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to promoting early California History and the preservation of historic structures.

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Art & Culture

In new novel, acclaimed author Dave Eggers draws inspiration from T.S. Hawkins’ story

New York Times' best-selling author and the great-great grandson of one of Hollister's founding fathers, recently published a novel about a woman's quest for meaning and purpose, while starting over in Alaska

A portion of the Mutsun dictionary. Courtesy of Natasha Warner, Lynnika Butler and Quirina Geary. 2016. Mutsun-English English-Mutsun Dictionary: mutsun-inkiS inkiS-mutsun riica pappel. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication no. 11. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.  672 pages.

San Benito Lifestyle

Nearly 20 Years in the Making, Dictionary Awakens Mutsun Language

Spearheaded by Amah Mutsun tribal member, Quirina Geary, and University of Arizona Professor of Linguistics, Natasha Warner, new Mutsun dictionary is born through an effort at language revitalization

The late Holocaust survivor and author, Elie Wiesel. Photo courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

COMMENTARY: Honoring Elie Wiesel’s Memory

The Rohingya of Mynamar are in danger of being victims of genocide. Calling attention to their plight will honor the late Holocaust survivor and author, Elie Wiesel.

The Native Plant Garden at the San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. Photos by Frank Perez.

Native Plant Garden In SJB Sows Knowledge, Hope for Local Tribe

The Native Plant Garden in San Juan Bautista provides cultural knowledge for the Amah Mutsun and teaches others about the tribe's continued presence in our county.

Art & Culture

Luis Valdez Joins The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Class of 2016

San Juan Bautista resident and El Teatro Campesino founder, Luis Valdez, was recently named a member of the Academy.

Flier announcing Los Padrinos' 9th Annual Car Show. Courtesy of Ralph Duarte.

Los Padrinos Car and Truck Club To Host Annual Car Show in San Juan Bautista

The annual car show scheduled for Saturday, June 25, raises funds for charity.

El Teatro Campesino performs during the 1975 "El Voto" campaign. Photo courtesy of Mimi Plumb.

Art & Culture

¡Viva La Causa!: El Teatro Campesino’s New Production Opens Friday, June 24

Melding the past, present, and future, “!Viva La Causa!” pays tribute to El Teatro Campesino's founder, Luis Valdez, while chronicling the theater company's storied history and honoring its mission

"Journalism and Democracy in California" event poster. Courtesy of the California Humanities.

California Humanities Presents “Journalism and Democracy in California”

The free event held at San Jose State will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and journalists discussing the news industry in California