Nutrition workers Eva Hernandez, Karen Kulpa and Dora Sanchez distribute food to families as they drive up. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

Despite closures, Hollister School District distributes student meals

Seven elementary and middle schools provide breakfast, lunch and snacks.

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Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

Organizer aims for higher attendance at HSD community input sessions

Meetings on local control and accountability plan offer parents a chance to share their thoughts on how funds should be spent within the school district.

San Benito County Administration Building. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2020: SBC Supervisor District 5

Two candidates talk housing, traffic and collaborating with the city of Hollister.

HSD Trustee Area Map #6. Map courtesy of Hollister School District.

Education / Schools

HSD board selects map for trustee area elections

New boundaries would enable current board members to run again for the same seats.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

HSD to hold hearing on trustee area map plans

School district moving from at-large to by-trustee area election system to avoid litigation.

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Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense, a band comprised of young musicians ages 8 to 17, performs at San Benito High School on Nov. 10. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Children and Youth

Youth mariachi group performs at SBHS

Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense features musicians ages 8-17.

Bill Mifsud Jr. stands where the original Bill's Bullpen Baseball Cards and Comics stood in 1989. The Loma Prieta earthquake caused damage to the shop that forced the business to relocate. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

History & Profiles

Hollister merchants recall 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

The Calaveras fault run through town.

Susana Valle and son Gael paint a rock together. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Schools & Education

Painting rocks at Calaveras Elementary

Parents and students spend Saturday revitalizing campus garden.

Youth Alliance Executive Director Diane Ortiz (second from left) poses with 2019 Change Makers Honorees Raymond and Monica Rodriguez, and master of ceremonies for the event Ernesto Olivares.

San Benito Lifestyle

Annual benefit honors community change makers

Youth Alliance gives awards to Osvaldo Gonzalez, Aphrodite Ayala, Monica and Raymond Rodriguez.

Aztec dancers lead a peace march to the LULAC Health Fair on Sept. 14. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

LULAC peace march leads to health fair

Adults and youth stand in solidarity with immigrants.

Around 50 people showed up to the leadership luncheon on Sept. 12. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

Leadership lunch serves questions to panelists

County officials speak on education, drug programs, homelessness, and traffic.

Justin Heckman and daughter McKenzie after finishing the 2019 River Run 5k on Aug. 24 at the Graniterock quarry in Tres Pinos. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Sports & Recreation

Graniterock River Run draws excitement to Tres Pinos

5k and one-mile fun runs take participants inside an active quarry.