San Benito High School District Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum delivers his superintendent report to the board of trustees during their May 24 meeting. Photo by Sean Roney.

Schools & Education

San Benito High School board to decide name change June 28

Trustees are expected to change the school’s name to Hollister High School.

The San Benito High School District board of trustees voted March 8 to certify a second interim report on district budget. Photo by Sean Roney.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School board certifies positive budget report

The current budget includes $522K in surplus funds.

Hollister School District March 10, 2022 meeting. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Schools & Education

Hollister School trustees vote for another 26 staff layoffs

Hollister School Board president asks for temporary pay cut in March 14 meeting.

Noel Ugale (left) and Raul Escareno arrive at Valley View Park despite the cold and chance of sprinkles to lead a prayer in the park on March 5. Photo by Sean Roney.

San Benito Lifestyle

Prayer in the park expands to include Ukraine

Hollister street ministry aims to create unity locally as well as worldwide.

Wulfric Beornsson (left) defends against an attack from Countess Annora Raines while Sir Gregory Falconheart oversees the fight safety as marshal during the White Shield Tournament held in Bolado Park on March 5. Photo by Sean Roney.

Art & Culture

Armored fighters get medieval at Bolado Park

White Shield re-enactment tournament returns to San Benito County.

Hollister School District Board of Trustees, March 3, 2022. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Schools & Education

Hollister School District cuts 33 staff positions

Physical education to lose five teachers.

Planning commissioner David Huboi calls a motion to delay approval for housing developments based on the need for design changes to address gas and roadway concerns. Photo by Sean Roney.

Housing / Land Use

Hollister planners delay two development parcels

Questions arise over fair share improvements added to agreements.

File photo of the San Benito County Historical Park. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

County allocates remaining American Rescue Plan funds

Supervisors consider $4.8 million in infrastructure upgrades and personnel plans.

From left: Hollister School District trustees Jan Grist, Elizabeth Martinez, Cathy Toste, Lisa Marks, and Carla Torres-Deluna, and Superintendent Erika Sanchez, discuss the proposed redistricting changes before deciding on a final map. Photo by Sean Roney.

Education / Schools

Hollister School Board votes on new district boundaries

Some neighborhoods switch representation, but most remain unchanged.

Image from the Feb. 15 Hollister School District Board of Trustees meeting.

Education / Schools

Hollister schools face budget shortfall of up to $6 million

Board of Trustees is considering cutting at least 30 positions.

Lynn Mello retiring from her eight years of service as director of nursing. Photo by Sean Roney.


Lynn Mello retires from San Benito Public Health

She plans to pursue lavender farming.

San Benito County Supervisor Bob Tiffany cuts the ribbon at the new bridge. Photo by Sean Roney


County unveils completed Hospital Road bridge

The county hopes the route will offer more routes for commuters and help in emergency situations.

Ralph Brigantino. Photo provided.


Brigantino Irrigation expands amid uncertain economy

The company has benefited from homeowners taking on projects during the pandemic.

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Housing / Land Use

Free park entrance and community involvement part of Pinnacles centennial celebration

Centennial Days of Service program kicks off with volunteer work in local national park

Sydney Fischer competes in the junior barrel racing during the 83rd Annual San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo. Photo by Sean Roney.


San Benito Rodeo Wraps up 83rd Year

Historic event remains local and provides entertainment with an educational angle