From left: Tony Avilla, Angela Curro and Elia Salinas. Photos provided by the candidates. Infographic by Alex Esquivel.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2022: San Benito County Board of Supervisors District 4

Three candidates are vying for the South County seat.

Children and Youth

Book author visits students at Tres Pinos School

John Walker speaks to students about ‘KT and the Ride of His Life’ and his experience following a bicycle accident.

Students presented with the banner from the Special Olympics. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Schools & Education

SBHS recognized for its numerous inclusion efforts

Special Olympics of Northern California and ESPN present a banner celebrating it as a Unified Champion School.

Student art showcase 2022. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Art & Culture

Over 2,000 art pieces displayed in 7th annual student showcase

Artwork included 3D sculptures, paper mache and portraits.

Photo by Leila Sadeghian.


Vietnam veterans honored at Hollister VFW dinner

The event featured barbecue, speeches and a raffle.

Lisamarie Inesi. Photo provided.


The art of curating space

Hollister resident Lisamarie Inesi gives her clients peace of mind with her organizational skills.

Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Children and Youth

Hollister hosts first Youth Expo

Over 500 people attend the event showcasing activities for young people.

Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister Recreation organizes Cupid Express

Over 150 balloon bouquets were ordered and delivered to friends, family, and local businesses. 

San Benito County Fair. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

Congress seeks funding for agricultural fairs

San Benito County Fair was held in-person in 2021 after a drive-thru model was tried in 2020.

Kids enjoy skating on the ice rink. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister holds Christmas in the Park

Dunne Park hosts an ice rink and food vendors.

Priscilla (L) and Mike Jones (R) in their festive holiday wear. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.


San Benito Chamber of Commerce hosts its last 2021 mixer

Ugly sweater-themed event provides opportunity for community to network.

Coffee with a Cop Nov. 29, 2021. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Police / Fire

HPD restarts Coffee With a Cop event

Residents show interest in the qualifications that are needed to become an officer.

Photo courtesy of pixabay.


12 Days of Giving Fundraiser kicks off Dec. 1

Donations benefit four local nonprofits.

Swank Farms event barn venue had cover and lots fresh air. Photo by Leila Sadeghian


United Way Gala at Swank Farms a big success

The event was sold out two weeks ahead of time and the auctions brought in top dollars.