Angela Curro, retiring Assistant Clerk-Recorder-Registrar for San Benito County. Photo courtesy of Angela Curro.


San Benito County supervisor-elect shares her priorities for next term

Her highest priorities are to address the failing infrastructure and to ensure retainment of qualified, committed, and engaged county employees.


Pet of the Week: Rudy

He’s got a great personality and loves socializing with other dogs.

Sean Fitzharris pouring Chonk Beer. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Brewery Twenty Five’s newest beers celebrate apricots, raspberries and cats

Promoting San Benito County is second nature for owners Fran and Sean Fitzharris.

Danny Chavez being interviewed at Levi’s Stadium about using the power of sport to teach life skills to at-risk youth. Photo courtesy of Empowering Our Community for Success.


Nonprofit serving at-risk youth makes a play for San Benito County

Empowering Our Communities for Success has served Santa Clara County kids since 2013.

Haleigh Grant lays down the fastest time of the day in the breakaway roping. Photo by Jenna Fields.

Sports & Recreation

California’s Richest All Girl Roping honors memory of late Paicines resident

Haleigh Grant of Santa Maria wins Blaire Strohn Fast Time Memorial Buckle.

Piles of backpacks ready to be given to students. Photo courtesy of Krystal Lomanto.


10th Annual Stuff the Bus provides school supplies to students

United Way and San Benito County Office of Education partner to hand out about 2,000 backpacks filled with pens, pencils, erasers, binders, crayons and rulers.

Clampers at the dedication ceremony. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Clampers place plaque on Hollister’s oldest retail business

Attendees also pay tribute to the late John Barrett who owned McKinnon’s Lumberyard for 30 years.

Mayor Velazquez with fellow city council members, Boy Scouts, City Manager Brett Miller, Girl Scout Maddie Rosa and Boy Scout Diego Villalpando at the ceremony to cut the ribbon in front of time capsule. Photo by Marisa Sachau


Hollister unveils time capsule and Blue Star Memorial

Residents gather in front of the Veterans Memorial Building.


Pet of the Week: Flor

She loves toys, treats, and the company of other dogs.

Ana Ramos-Aguilera with Cotton Candy ice cream. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: La Michoacana Paleteria adds even more amazing flavors

The Hollister ice cream parlor innovates as it maintains its high quality and fresh ingredients.  

Dr. Jennifer Colby at Luna Gallery. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Luna Gallery and Eco Art Studio provide a new space for local artists 

First show "Dreamscapes" opens Sept 4 and a reception featuring artists from Mexico will be held on Oct. 1. 

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Schools & Education

Three events providing students with free school supplies

They’ll be distributed at San Andreas Continuation School, Target and Enterprise Martial Arts Studio.

Volunteers spent three hours removing the hemlock from the property's grassland. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Environment / Nature

Volunteers remove toxic, invasive hemlock from Nyland Property

They aim to restore native plants and make the property fire-safe.

Lewis is available for adoption at the Hollister Animal Shelter. Photo Courtesy of the Hollister Animal Shelter.


Pet of the Week: Lewis

This adult English Bulldog loves squeaky toys, treats and meeting new people.

From left: Sgt. of Arms Angie Matas-Gay, Chaplain Lisa Casarez, 1st Vice Esther LePore, and 2nd Vice Desiree Osorio Allivato.


Hollister’s Veterans Auxiliary has been active for a decade

New district President Esther LePore plans to increase the organization’s visibility.