Photo provided by Hollister Rotary.


Hollister Rotary awards $28,000 in scholarships to San Benito County grads

Largest amount allocated in the club's existence.

Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum said he will move forward with a plan to ask the public for names. Photos by John Chadwell.


SBHS board continues discussion on naming facilities

Trustees will seek community input during selection process.

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Children and Youth

Office of Education kicks off summer reading challenge

Reading challenge aims to prevent summer slide by encouraging children to read and awarding prizes for most words read.

Anzar High School senior Jordan Driver focused on art therapy for her graduation exhibition project. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.


Anzar High senior reaches out through art therapy

Jordan Driver’s “Grad X” project helps participants access emotions.

Artwork on display at the Life Skills art reception on May 31. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.


Life skills students show art at reception

Works on display at ARTspace Annex in Hollister.

Liz Pulcheon and Rafaela Espinoza pose with Lucia Ortega. Photo by Heather Graham.


San Benito High School hosts first adult education graduation

A ceremony honoring students who returned to high school to earn their diploma.

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SBHS trustees discuss naming new facilities

Process will resume at June 11 meeting.


Gavilan College holds 99th commencement ceremony

Over 400 graduates cross the stage; speakers offer advice and inspiration.


Pinnacles National Park seeks trails intern

Come intern at Pinnacles National Park and get paid to spend time in a beautiful setting while contributing to your community! The application period for this opportunity closes May 31. This article was contributed by Pinnacles National Park. Pinnacles National Park is seeking an individual to help improve trail conditions as an American Conservation Experience intern.

Head Start Site Director Rocio Urbina-Litle, head teacher Amalia Saldana, family advocate Maria Corchado, family advocate Celeste Rivera and Director of Early Learning Services Antonio Fuentes. Photos by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

New Head Start site to open in August

The $1.8 million facility will help prepare preschool children for elementary school.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: The State of Education

Hollister School District trustee Rob Bernosky shares his thoughts on attending Governor budget workshop.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Still waiting for public feedback, but leaning towards a yes vote for HSD superintendent

Hollister School District board member Rob Bernosky shares why he is leaning towards voting for Diego Ochoa as superintendent on January 8.

Leia Bernabe, Johnny's one on one aide (left), John Schilling (center), and his nurse Veronica Guerra (right). Veronica was with him for many years, and is a close family friend. Photos and captions provided by Casandra Guerrero, SBHS Special Education Specialist.

Community Opinion

COMMENTARY: Schilling made everyone’s day ten times better

Vanessa Kirchner reflects on the radiant qualities and life of San Benito High School student John Schilling.

Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Former students speak on Measure X

Melinda Soares-Furtado and Joshua Sanchez share their thoughts on the Gavilan College bond measure.