Malia Chang was crowned the Chicken Festival Queen as SJB celebrated its 150th year. Photo courtesy of Malia Chang.

San Benito Lifestyle

Chicken Festival Queen looks to the future

Malia Chang shares her love for San Juan Bautista.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

Central Coast YMCA offers Halloween events at five locations

Games, treats and costume contest at San Benito location to take place on Oct. 25.

Current Girls Inc. members checked in attendees at the door to the fifth annual Tastes and Treasures fundraiser at San Juan Oaks. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Children and Youth

Fifth annual Tastes and Treasures raises $20,000

Girls Inc. of the Central Coast works to support young women to achieve success.

Photos provided by the Safe Kids Coalition of San Benito County.

Children and Youth

Safe Kids Coalition hosts Walk to School Day at R.O. Hardin

Over 200 participants learned about walking safely to school.

Youth Alliance Executive Director Diane Ortiz (second from left) poses with 2019 Change Makers Honorees Raymond and Monica Rodriguez, and master of ceremonies for the event Ernesto Olivares.

San Benito Lifestyle

Annual benefit honors community change makers

Youth Alliance gives awards to Osvaldo Gonzalez, Aphrodite Ayala, Monica and Raymond Rodriguez.

Ten-year-old Venessa Quintana building a boat at the Lego Club, hosted Sunday afternoons at the San Benito County Free Library. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Children and Youth

Young minds get creative at Lego Club

San Benito County Library hosts free group on Sunday afternoons.

Children and Youth

Hollister science class holds climate change rally

Students demonstrate as other protests take place around the world.

Families play games during SPIN's family fun day at Dunne Park in June. Photo provided by Ricardo Cornejo.

Children and Youth

SPIN offers Spanish-language workshops for parents with special needs kids

Topics are chosen based on concerns raised in support groups.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

San Benito LULAC receives Ford Driving Dreams grant

$10,000 awarded to help SBHS and San Andreas students graduate on time and be prepared for college.

Custom Fundraising Solutions San Jose owner Sam St.Germain (right) listens to a potential customer at the Aug. 25 mattress sale at SBHS. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Schools & Education

Mattress sale raises money for SBHS band program

Event nets $2,800 to help with future competitions and purchases.

Monica and Raymond Rodriguez will be honored as the 2019 YA Change Makers. Photo provided.

Events

Youth Alliance to host Change Makers

Three community leaders to be honored.

Operation Youth Power. Photo provided.

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: Youth Alliance

YA provides after school programs, youth leadership development, school based counseling, teen parent advocacy, and works with local school systems to try to incorporate restorative justice in schools.

Partnership for Children helps children like Ava get services they need. Photo provided

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: Partnership for Children

Working to increase access to medical care for children living with serious illnesses and support their families.

The San Benito High School Board of Trustees at an Aug. 27 meeting, where they heard from parents and a special education teacher about alleged inappropriate behavior in a classroom. Photos by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

SBHS trustees hear criticism over alleged inappropriate behavior

Parents and a special education teacher voice dismay with school board and administrators.