The crowd at the Veterans Memorial Building on March 2, 2019 during a self-awareness, safety and anti-bullying event organized by SBHS student Samantha Slykas. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.


San Benito High student is all about safety

17-year-old Samantha Slykas wants conversations about violence to continue.

AquaFit Therapy instructor Jill encouraging the class. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Health / Fitness

Over 90 and still splashing

They discuss meeting their partners and share memories.

Photo by Justin Delgado.

Schools & Education

Photography students visit Indian Canyon

Jefferson Elementary students write about their experience.

Nick Guevara driving his decorated VW Bus through downtown Hollister. Photo by Jonathan Crowther.


Resident drives Christmas down neighborhood streets

Over 1,000 multicolor light bulbs are attached to the VW Bus.

Dr. Michael Bogey presenting data during the town hall on Dec. 14, 2021.


San Benito County Public Health Hosts COVID-19 Town Hall

Doctors and pharmacists answer questions from the community about COVID-19 vaccines.

Leo Vasquez and Shawn Novack. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Environment / Nature

Free landscaping plans available to San Benito residents

Water-efficient gardens, such as the one at Dunne Park, are encouraged during drought.

2020 PJ drive. Photo courtesy of Diane Diaz Hopkins.

Children and Youth

3rd annual pajama drive aims to collect more than 125 donations

Diane Diaz Hopkins Insurance team collects comfortable new pajamas for foster children and other youth in San Benito County.

Kathy Miramontes, Atticus Ortiz, Justin Delgado, and Axel Miramontes. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Volmer.

Schools & Education

Jefferson School students win county fair photography competition

They took photographs to express their feelings during and after lockdown.

Family and friends photographs on the altar. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Art & Culture

LULAC Youth Council hosts Dia de Los Muertos celebration and community altar.

The public is invited to participate in the altar and celebration.

A County Express bus crossing San Benito Street. Photo by Noe Magaña.


On-demand service from County Express offers Uber-like transportation.

Hollister residents can use an app to schedule pick-ups.

Inside of AJ Sushi. Photo by Juliana Luna.


AJ Sushi owner talks about understaffing

Downtown sushi eatery has been offering take-out only.

Ray Solnik. Photo by Juliana Luna.


Hair salon franchise opens in Hollister

Great Clips offers haircuts and introductory discounted prices.

Street Festival and Car Show. Photos by Juliana Luna.

Art & Culture

Car show features over 200 vehicles

Hollister Downtown Association’s Street Festival hosts car show, performances and raffles.

Photo provided by UCCE.


Central Coast Prescribed Burn Association receives a new Cal Fire grant

Funds will enable the tri-county group to expand operations.

Photos courtesy of Shelly Werfelmann (left) and Ramona Trevino.


Juvenile Hall volunteers launch nonprofit to help at-risk youth

L.I.F.E. Project aims to help youth transition back into the community through apprenticeships.