Morning Briefing for Amateur Radio Operators on Carmel Valley route. Photo courtesy of Heatherly Takeuchi.


COLUMN: Amateur radio operators provide a vital service for Life Time Sea Otter Classic

Amateur Radio Operators from San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara counties provide a key bridge in communications for the Life Time Sea Otter Classic.

Willow Grove School. Photo courtesy of Heatherly Takeuchi.

News Release

Record number of people participate in amateur radio ShakeOut Drill

Many people from several locations, including three rural schools, participated with San Benito County Radio Association operators on Oct. 21.

File Photo: Jack Kirk, Sr. of Hollister and Stephanie Shoquist of Gilroy use a radio during ARRL Field Day. Photo courtesy of Heatherly Takeuchi.


COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Amateur radio takes part in emergency test

Simulation included a power outage for several days.

Diana Gordon and Heatherly Takeuchi. Gordon became the group’s 500th person to earn their amateur radio license. Photo provided by SBC Amateur Radio Association.


San Benito County Amateur Radio Association licenses 500th operator

Local volunteer organization deploys and maintains radio resources throughout the county for ham use.

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County amateur radio operators prepare for emergencies

Amateur Radio operators prepare for disaster communication during simulate test

Some members of the San Benito County Amateur Radio Association helping at event at Hollister Hills


San Benito County Hams to Help with National Field Day

Amateur radio operators will host field day in Gilroy on June 25

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Amateur radio operators take part in simulated emergency

The test prepares ham radio operators to help with communications during power outages, natural disasters



Record 18th Annual Robert Miller Memorial Poker Run

Record proceeds raised for CALSTAR Children's program at 18th Annual Robert Miller Memorial Poker Run

Santa Claus

Santa Visited San Benito County Free Library

Santa Visited Hollister Free Library during celebration of the Holidays

photo of Kathleen Sheridan, author of "Jaime the Elf"

Art & Culture

The Best “Lights On Celebration”

Lights On Celebration is an event like no other.



Silicon Valley Gives Comes to San Benito County

Community Foundation helps prepare local non-profits for SV Gives on May 6th, 2014

Some of the products available at the San Benito Olive Festival

Art & Culture

San Benito Olive Festival Makes its Debut

San Benito Olive Festival makes its debut

HFD Chief O'Connor with figherfighters and a couple AMR medics

Police / Fire

Keeping it Safe at the 2013 SBC Fair

It takes a bunch of volunteers to keep people safe at the SBC Fair

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Sports & Recreation

San Benito County Fair 2013: a Year of Old and New

Details of a wonderful time had at this year's San Benito County Fair

CalFire Helicopter Bear Valley


Training and Mock Search Prepares San Benito Personnel for Reality

San Benito Sheriff's Office staged a Search and Rescue Training and Mock Search to prepare volunteers for real emergencies.