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Agriculture

Rose care class coming to San Juan Bautista

SJB State Historic Park to host UC Master Gardeners' workshop in February.

Aromas Community Grange. File photo.

Government / Politics

League of Women Voters to host Jan. 19 election forum

District 2 Supervisor candidates to present platforms at Aromas Grange.

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Government / Politics

Hollister upgrades citywide phone system

Work expected to be completed by Jan. 31.

Perez-Barragan Family first baby of 2020. Photo provided by HHMH.

Children and Youth

First 2020 baby born at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

Bunny Perez and Jose Barragan welcomed their son Saleen on Jan. 1 at 6:18 a.m.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista implements 2019 Building Code

Every three years, California adopts new building codes to establish uniform standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings, electrical systems, plumbing systems, mechanical systems, and fire and life safety systems.

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Business

San Benito County Free Library hosts Holiday Chamber Mixer

The evening was rounded out with a lively Ugly Sweater Contest and White Elephant-style wine bottle exchange.

Photo provided by Pinnacles National Park.

Environment / Nature

Pinnacles National Park seeks interns for habitat restoration

First consideration will be given to applications received by Jan. 11.

Santa greets an enthusiastic child. Photo provided by Community Services and Workforce Development.

Children and Youth

28th annual Family Winter Shelter Holiday Toy Drive

This year, CSWD has partnered with Grillin and Chillin Alehouse and Ohana Shave Ice to collect unwrapped gifts to provide at the holiday party.

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Health

Homeless senior population increasing

Aging seniors are increasingly likely to become homeless, which will have a big impact on local communities. The San Benito County Behavioral Health department is working to address homelessness.

Riana Gutierrez, San Benito LULAC's 2019 Philanthropy Day honoree. Photo provided by San Benito LULAC.

Nonprofits

LULAC Youth Mentor to be recognized at the National Philanthropy Day

Among the honorees is Riana Gutierrez, born in Hollister and 2016 graduate of San Benito High School. She is currently in college where she hopes to receive a degree in Nursing and Chicano(a) Studies. 

Rachelle Escamilla. Photo provided by Friends of the San Benito County Free Library.

Nonprofits

Friends of the Library recognize Rachelle Escamilla

Escamilla will be recognized along with other community members at the National Philanthropy Day event on Nov. 14.

Photo provided by Devii Rao.

Ag

San Benito Cattlemen annual meeting and dinner on Nov. 13

Frank Mitloehner, a professor and air quality extension specialist at UC Davis, will share his research clarifying the influence of cattle on climate change.

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Hollister Parks and Recreation Commission opportunity available

Applications to serve as District 1 commissioner are available at City Hall. The position is open until filled and the term is until December 2020.

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News Release

Hollister United Methodist Church begins capital campaign

The church was founded in 1869 and celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

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Health

State funding provides new, expanded Behavior Health program for residents

PATHS program provides an array of services to children and youth that aim to support enhanced social/emotional development, improve social skills, school performance, and provide linkage to mental health and substance use disorder services.