Danny Chavez being interviewed at Levi’s Stadium about using the power of sport to teach life skills to at-risk youth. Photo courtesy of Empowering Our Community for Success.


Nonprofit serving at-risk youth makes a play for San Benito County

Empowering Our Communities for Success has served Santa Clara County kids since 2013.


Pet of the Week: Flor

She loves toys, treats, and the company of other dogs.

Lewis is available for adoption at the Hollister Animal Shelter. Photo Courtesy of the Hollister Animal Shelter.


Pet of the Week: Lewis

This adult English Bulldog loves squeaky toys, treats and meeting new people.

Image from the July 26 Hollister School District Board of Trustees meeting.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District names new chief business officer

Hiring of Elizabeth Wilson, plus approval of an extension to Superintendent Erika Sanchez’s contract and discussion of a retroactive increase for unrepresented HSD employees make for a busy board meeting.

The RHNA draft focuses on four recommendations put forth by COG concerning an increase in workforce housing and the elimination of single family zoning. Photo by Kinsey Canez.

Housing / Land Use

Draft of regional housing allocation plan OK’d for public review

San Benito County Council of Governments issues four policy recommendations to Hollister, SJB and the county.

Mail carrier enters the San Benito County Office of Education on July 21. Photo by Kinsey Canez.

Education / Schools

San Benito County DA: Board of Education did not violate Brown Act

Findings come in response to an investigation following a complaint.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Gavilan board voting on new president

Pedro Avila’s appointment is expected to be finalized at an in-person meeting July 12.

2019 Veterans Day Parade VFW float. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health / Fitness

New partnership brings support to San Benito County veterans

Sheriff’s Deputy Raymond Aviles and Palo Alto VA host an event exploring resources for vets on July 11 in Hollister.