Students at San Benito High School use Google Chromebooks in most of their classes to answer class surveys and submit assignments. The Chromebooks were made possible by a $120,000 grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, which disburses charitable funds in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Photo credit: Ed Wong.

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Monterey Peninsula Foundation focuses on charitable giving in San Benito County

Organizer of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am has worked with SBC since 2003.

Photo by Heather Graham.

Agriculture

Taylor Farms acquires Earthbound Farm

The move returns food company from French multinational Danone to Central Coast roots.

Brad Barbeau, executive director of the Institute for Innovation & Economic Development, addresses the crowd at the May 10 event. Photos by Matt Koller.

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Startup Challenge Monterey Bay awards $60,000 in prize money to winners

Three San Benito County businesses take part in finals, but none placed in their divisions.

Institute for Innovation and Economic Development Executive Director Brad Barbeau, Michelle Doty and Denise Mellor of That Garlic Stuff (2018 winners of Main Street division), and judge Doug Yount at the 2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. Photo courtesy of Startup Challenge Monterey Bay.

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Five San Benito County businesses compete in Startup Challenge Monterey Bay

Qualifying round set for April 6; finalists move on to May 10 main event.