Downtown San Juan Bautista. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: San Juan’s economic struggle over the last 75 years could end

Valerie Egland writes about the difficulty of drawing tourists in to the historic city.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Autopsy of the Measure K opposition campaign

Valerie Egland writes that low voter turnout and a campaign of disinformation tipped the scales of the county's future.

Photo by Rene Rodriguez.

Nonprofits

Moonlight Walk postponed due to COVID-19

The walk on the De Anza Trail was set for April 5, but will be rescheduled when it is safer to gather.

Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: At the end of the day…

District 2 supervisor candidate Valerie Egland writes that campaigning and commitment reveal people all look at San Benito County from points of view that stem from various depths of experience and longevity.

San Juan Bautista neighborhood with ranch land in the distance. Photo provided by Valerie Egland.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: What’s the county’s strategic plan?

"The value of a Strategic Plan is in creating a framework to guide San Benito County," writes District 2 Supervisor candidate Valerie Egland.

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Pajaro Compass Network, River Parkway Riparian Project Pitch. Photo provided by Valerie Egland.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: “Park-onomics “ 2019

Three folders reveal 10 years of experience 'pitching' for the county.

Photo provided by REACH San Benito Parks Foundation.

Sports & Recreation

Black Friday Birding in the Regional Park

R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation hosted second annual alternative to shopping on Black Friday.

Photo provided by Valerie Egland.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Is no growth realistic or just a political slogan?

Valerie Egland writes that growth and development are perpetually challenging issues that often divide communities.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

Second annual Moonlight Walk planned for March

The public is invited to an evening walk on the de Anza Trail in San Juan Bautista.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

Second annual Moonlight Walk planned for March

The public is invited to an evening walk on the de Anza Trail in San Juan Bautista.

San Benito Historical Park. BenitoLink file photo.

San Benito Lifestyle

Skip the crowds and opt outside for Black Friday

REACH San Benito Parks Foundation is sponsoring a morning of birding in the Historical Park.

Bennie Benitoite explores the road to the St. Francis Retreat! Photo provided.

Children and Youth

Un Pequeno Paseo – A Little Walk

Community walks, Un Pequeno Paseo/ A Little Walk, and the Adventure Parks Challenge continue through the summer thanks in part to the Community Foundation for San Benito County Community Impact Grant.

An old oak tree on the road to St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

San Benito Lifestyle

R.E.A.C.H. Adventure Parks Challenge!

Watch for posters around the county announcing the onset of an Adventure Parks Challenge, and add 'Un Pequeno Paseo' to your schedule each month!

R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation

Health

REACHing Out: Seeking Community Support

The generosity of San Benito County residents sets a positive trajectory into the future!

The San Benito County Probation Department and local artist Joel Esqueda gave these children the opportunity to paint murals around the park.

Children and Youth

R.E.A.C.H.-ing into the parks with art

At risk juveniles create art at the San Benito County Historical Park