Members of Los Padrinos Car Club. Courtesy of Los Padrinos Car Club of San Juan Bautista.

Nonprofits

8th Annual Los Padrinos Car Show Scheduled for Saturday in San Juan Bautista

Raising funds for charity, the San Juan Bautista car club to host its annual car show on Saturday, June 27.

Val (Valentin) Lopez making a speech before a U.N. body. Courtesy of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Opposing the canonization of Father Junipero Serra on the world stage

As Father Junipero Serra's canonization draws near, a representative from the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band travels to the United Nations to oppose it.

The wedding photo of Grace Gould's parents, Andrew and Hranoush Bagdasarian. Courtesy of Grace Gould.

Longtime resident proud of her Armenian heritage (second in a series)

The Armenian Genocide Centennial is as much a commemoration of the events of 1915 as it is a celebration of life and the enduring spirit of Armenians.

The logo for the San Francisco-Bay Area Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee. Courtesy of the San Francisco-Bay Area Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee.

Centennial of Armenian genocide marked Friday

On the eve of World War II, Adolf Hitler spoke to his Nazi military generals, describing the blood-bath that would soon asphyxiate Europe. Total destruction of Germany’s enemies, Hitler explained, could be the only outcome—defeat wasn’t an option. In Hitler’s crosshairs were the Jews. Eliminating them as a people herald supreme victory for the Third

The basement of the First Baptist Church where Dr. Quinn and other physicians treated the injured. Courtesy of Mr. Quinn.

Following in his father’s historic footsteps

Former Hollister resident, Brian Quinn, travels to Selma, Alabama to honor his late father and Hollister's longtime physician, Dr. Bob Quinn.

The indigenous cemetery at the Carmel Mission.

COMMENTARY: The Catholic Church and Genocide

Pope Francis recognizes a genocide, while two former Church leaders await canonization despite their complicity in acts of genocide.

Author and historian Julianne Burton-Carvajal discusses her book with attendees of the Feb. 21 event.

Art & Culture

The Abdys: A Couple in Love with San Juan Bautista

Book details an artist couple's love affair with the Mission City

Hollister's First Christian Church. Courtesy of Megan Havens.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 8)

This is the conclusion to the a multi-part series on the life of Reverend David W. Havens, the former minister of Hollister's First Christian Church.

Coalition of Immokalee Workers' march to Publix headquarters in Lakeland, FL. Courtesy of Rev. Havens and his wife Lani.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 7)

In 2001, Rev. Havens, the former minister of Hollister's First Christian Church, retired to Florida, where he returned to the cause that became part of his Hollister ministry and that he later championed alongside Cesar Chavez.

Villagers who built the latrine project in the Mathare Valley. Courtesy of Rev. Havens and his wife Lani.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 6)

In 1982, Rev. Havens, the former minister of Hollister's First Christian Church, and his wife Lani traveled to Africa, becoming international agents of social change.

Reverend David W. Havens and his wife Lani. Courtesy of Rev. Havens.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 5)

In 1966, Rev. Havens, the former minister of Hollister's First Christian Church, joined Cesar Chavez on a historic march to Sacramento. Disillusioned with the union's direction, Rev. Havens left for a future full of personal and professional changes.

Definition of a Strikebreaker (in both Spanish and English). Courtesy of UFW Collections, Walter P. Reuther Library.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 4)

In 1965 Rev. Havens, the former minister of Hollister's First Christian Church, joined Cesar Chavez's National Farm Workers Association. Rev. Havens was the first of many arrested during the Grape Strike. His crime--reading Definition of a Strikebreaker.

Local men who participated in the 1965 Selma March.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 3)

In 1963 Rev. Havens left Hollister for the Central Valley, where he served in the California Migrant Ministry and learned the valuable lessons of community organizing.

Parsonage of Hollister's First Christian Church. Courtesy of Megan Havens.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 2)

Minister of Hollister's First Christian Church served the area's farm workers

Reverend David W. Havens

Local reverend became an agent of social change

Havens served as minister of Hollister's First Christian Church before working alongside Cesar Chavez.