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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.

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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.

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Children and Youth

READY 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


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

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OPINION: Community service as a way to honor those who served our country

Our military service men and women give of themselves for country and community; we all need to step up to involvement.

Play equipment for parks spark the imagination, so important to joyful well-being.


OPINION: Parks and rec conference attendance needs county support

Conference in Sacramento discussed how to get parks built and how to maintain them

The welcoming Aromas Community Grange.

Government / Politics

Aromas Grange hosts Town Hall for Measure P

County Supervisor Anthony Botelho acknowledged community skepticism about the measure, which he said will help maintain local roadways

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: A ‘shout out’ for voting in June

Passage of Measure P will help improve local roads

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: R.E.A.C.H. to help the Parks and Recreation Commission

The public is invited to interact with the county Parks and Recreation Commission to help promote a healthy lifestyle locally


Housing / Land Use

River advocates REACH for a parkway

R.E.A.C.H. does not advocate illegal entry into private properties within the San Benito River, but hopes segments will be negotiated, donated or purchased for public use that could link county high schools

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COMMENTARY: R.E.A.C.H. for Paths and Trails

There are parks and recreation plans afoot in all counties around us.They are waiting for us to connect.