Ashley Neuman helps daughter Addyson, a second grader at Cerra Vista, with distance learning while her other children look on. Photo courtesy of Ashley Neuman.

Education / Schools

Parents want input on when to reopen Hollister schools

Mothers share how distance learning has impacted their children.

RO Hardin Elementary School in the Hollister School District. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

HSD schools to remain closed through December

Trustees vote 4-1 in support of Superintendent Diego Ochoa’s recommendation.

Hollister School District Trustee Area 4 candidates Lisa Marks and Rob Bernosky.

Education / Schools

Election 2020: Hollister School District, Trustee Area 4

Robert Bernosky and Lisa Marks campaign during switch to district representation.

San Benito County Board of Education, District 1 candidates Mary Anne Filice, Shawn Herrera and Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzales.

Education / Schools

Election 2020: San Benito County Office of Education District 1

Three candidates compete for single seat on Nov. 3.

Elizabeth Martinez and Leonard Espinoza.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Hollister School District, Trustee Area 2

Elizabeth Martinez and Leonard JT Espinoza campaign during switch to district representation.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

HSD Trustees pass resolution to dismantle school-to-prison pipeline

Board also agrees to translate all meetings and documents into Spanish.

Hollister School District Trustees Carla Torres-Deluna, Stephen Kain, Jan Grist, Robert Bernosky and Elizabeth Martinez at a Nov. 21 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rancho Santana School. File photo by Heather Graham.

Education / Schools

HSD Board approves a $497K increase for Rancho Santana School project

Contingency fund depleted to help cover costs.

Skylar Subia holds her first booze basket ready to deliver. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

San Benito Lifestyle

Boozy Door Dash: a different kind of delivery service

SBC Facebook group inspires members to pay it forward.

Photo courtesy of YMCA of San Benito County.

Children and Youth

YMCA of San Benito County program works to support families during distance learning

Excel Beyond the Bell offers lifeline to working parents seeking help with childcare.

RO Hardin Elementary School in the Hollister School District. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

HSD board receives report on distance learning plans

District providing 3,500 laptops and over 1,000 hotspots for internet access.

Stylist Cindy Gilroy cuts hair outside of the salon Country Cuts in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Business / Economy

Personal care business owners discuss working outdoors

Newest state guidelines allow hair salons and barbershops to serve clients on the sidewalk.

The front office at Calaveras School/AAA displays a "Facilities Closed" banner. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

HSD Trustees adopt distance learning model for start of school year

Board has final authority over switching to hybrid or full in-person instruction if San Benito County is removed from the state’s COVID-19 monitoring list.

Server wearing personal protective equipment delivers fair food order to Audrey Johnson's car window. Johnson and her kids waited in line at Bolado Park during the Fair Food Fest put on from July 17-19. Photo courtesy of Audrey Johnson.

San Benito Lifestyle

County Fair hosts drive-thru food fest at Bolado Park

Dara Tobias and crew spend the weekend serving up corn dogs and funnel cakes to 300 carloads of guests.

San Benito High School administration building. File photo.

Education / Schools

SBHSD presents safety protocols for reopening

School safety team and colleagues unveil detailed plan.

San Benito High School administration building. File photo.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School presents hybrid learning model for next school year

First day of school is set for Aug. 13, but plans remain ‘fluid.’