Fremont Peak and the Gabilan Range. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

Science

San Benito Geology: Piece by Piece, How San Benito County Came to Be

This is the sixth and final article in a series about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. This article is a summary of the geological events that formed our current landscapes.

Lake terraces can be seen at the base of the Lomerias Muertas and above the San Benito River. This rich San Juan Valley soil was once the bottom of a Pleistocene lake. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

Science

San Benito Geology: San Benito Underwater

This is the fifth in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. The focus of this article is Pleistocene Lake San Benito.

USGS creep meter station on San Andreas Fault near St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

Science

San Benito Geology: Earthquake 101

This is the fourth in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. The topics are the nature of science, how do earthquakes occur and how are they measured.

Rolling hills near the Vergeles Fault. Photo by Ilia Carson-Letelier.

Science

San Benito Geology: All Your Faults

This is the third in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. This topic is the Calaveras Fault and other local faults.

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Science

San Benito Geology: Living on the Edge

This is the second in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. This topic is the San Andreas Fault.

San Benito County Courthouse. Photo courtesy of Jim Ostdick.

San Benito Geology: The Great San Benito ShakeOut

This is the first in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County. The first topic is earthquake safety, designed to coincide with the Great California ShakeOut statewide drill on Thursday, Oct. 18.

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Sports & Recreation

Walking San Benito: The Path of the Padres

This is the twenty-fourth (and final) in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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Sports & Recreation

Walking San Benito: Pinnacles National Park Bacon Ranch

This is the twenty-third in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

Long view to the northeast from the Chalone Trail. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

Health

Walking San Benito: Pinnacles National Park Chalone Peak Trail

This is the twenty-second in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

Early morning fogbank in the Laguna Creek Gorge. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

Sports & Recreation

Walking San Benito: Laguna Falls Teaser

This is the twenty-first in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

View from La Gloria Road toward Gonzalez and Soledad. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

Sports & Recreation

Walking San Benito: Pinnacles National Park Balconies Cave Trail

This is the twentieth in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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Sports & Recreation

Walking San Benito: Laguna Mountain Doubleheader.

This is the nineteenth in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

Badlands topography in the Panoche Hills Recreation Area. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

Health

Walking San Benito: The Panoche Hills Badlands

This is the eighteenth in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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Health

Walking San Benito: Pinnacles National Park High Peaks Trail

This is the seventeenth in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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Health

Walking San Benito: Griswold Hills

This is the sixteenth in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.