Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

Rose care class coming to San Juan Bautista

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

Andrew Barragan with players. Photo provided by SBHS.

Schools & Education

Barragan family donation to provide lights at new SBHS field

Lights expected to be in place for the 2021 softball season.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

Hollister upgrades citywide phone system

Work expected to be completed by Jan. 31.

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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Photo provided by Community Foundation.

Nonprofits

Holte Holiday Dinners bring joy

What started as a simple, gracious idea has turned into an annual event that has touched many lives. The Community Foundation is proud to give a grant to Holte Holiday Dinners and to play a part in their amazing work.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

CalSavers Retirement Savings Plan business workshop to take place Dec. 6

The plan is now open to all California employers with five employees or more that currently do not offer a qualified retirement plan.

Photos provided by Rotary Club of Hollister.

Sports & Recreation

Mission 10 Race returns in early 2020

37th annual event kicks off Jan. 25.

Events

CattleWomen Paint & Play

“This really isn’t really a fundraiser. It’s just a fun night,” said San Benito County CattleWoman, Cheri Holliday, who provided photos and information afterwards. Despite being planned more as a social occasion, it brought in funds due to high attendance. The Nov. 20  paint party at Paines Restaurant had over 50 CattleWomen members and their

Grantee Vicki Rashkin used Arts Express! funding to purchase xylophones for a music program at Ladd Lane Elementary School. Photos provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Events

San Benito County Arts Council relaunches the Art of Giving for #GivingTuesday

The Arts Council is raising funds to increase arts engagement and accessibility in San Benito County.

Photos courtesy of Ed Wong and provided by SBHS.

Schools & Education

SBHS holds fourth annual Baler Buckaroo Rodeo

Life Skills students participate in events such as steer roping, bucking barrel, barrel racing, goat tail untying and more.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

County Behavioral Health trains case management staff in youth mental health first aid

The goal is to support schools by training professionals that work with youth.

Photo provided by the San Benito County Free Library.

Children and Youth

Santa Claus is coming to the San Benito County Free Library

Community members are invited to participate in 13th annual holiday program on Dec. 5.

Photo provided by Red Cross.

Police / Fire

Red Cross offering free smoke alarm installation in Hollister

Nov. 23 event will also provide fire-prevention information.

Photo provided by Hollister United Methodist Church.

News Release

Hollister United Methodist Church begins capital campaign

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

Photo provided by Veronica Lezama.

News

LULAC to host Veterans Day Breakfast

Local veterans will receive a free breakfast and honorees will be presented with recognitions from Congressman Jimmy Panetta and others.