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Health

SBC Behavioral Health to offer mental health livestreams

Zoom webinars to give tips on reducing stress and other mental health issues.

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Nonprofits

Community Foundation plans financial well-being workshop for women

Topics will include budgeting, debt management, investments, retirement accounts, life insurance basics, estate planning, asset protection, and more.

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San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

Library offers free online tutoring

BrainFuse has tutors for K-12, college, citizenship tests, high school proficiency tests, Microsoft Office, and even resume and cover letter help.

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Nonprofits

Pet Friends offers low cost spay and neuter program

The program offers residents a lower co-payment for services through a voucher system and/or direct financing.

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A ribbon-cutting was held as the facility was dedicated. Photos provided by SBHS.

Sports & Recreation

SBHS wrestling facility dedicated to Judy Rider

The former school board member and wrestling supporter was a longtime teacher at Methodist Preschool.

County Office Building on Fifth Street in Hollister, which houses the San Benito County Elections Office. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Poll workers needed for March 3 Primary Election

Individuals will receive training and materials to make sure they are confident and ready to help voters on Election Day.

Opening day of the Farmers' Market in downtown Hollister on May 1, 2019. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Business / Economy

HDA announces new farmers’ market manager

For the past two years, Erika Rodriguez coordinated the Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Parks school tours.

Highway 156. Photo provided by COG.

Transportation

Survey on San Benito County’s Regional Transportation Plan

COG seeks community input on the 2022-2045 long-range plan that guides transportation investments for all forms of travel, including motor vehicle, transit, bicycle, and walking.

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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.

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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.

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Environment / Nature

Pinnacles National Park seeks interns for habitat restoration

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