The teaching room at the new Family Impact Center in Hollister. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Family Impact Center brings help to troubled families

Facility touted as a one-stop resource for those in need.

5K start at the 2019 Mission 10 Race in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided.

Health / Fitness

Mission 10 Race returns to San Jaun Bautista

Jan. 25 event includes one-mile fun run, 5k, 10-mile distance and half-marathon.

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Science

Searching the Sky: Another great year for astronomy—Part Two

David Baumgartner continues his best of list with entries including the dark side of the moon and black holes.

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Halie Elliot. Photo provided by Sara Barclay.

San Benito Lifestyle

Gavilan students remember their peer Halie Elliott

Hit-and-run victim planned to study performing arts at Loyola Marymount University.

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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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San Benito Lifestyle

Bethany Community Church to honor four at Martin Luther King Jr. awards breakfast

Honorees include deacon John Payne, Gavilan College President Kathleen Rose, Indian Canyon chairperson Ann-Marie Sayers and El Teatro Campesino founder Luis Valdez.

Referee Alvaro Quezada keeps close watch during a boys soccer game. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister soccer referee keeping up with the kids since 1999

Alvaro Quezada is well-known in local leagues.

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.

Ripe apricots dry in huge trays. File photo.

Agriculture

San Benito County celebrates National Apricot Day

B&R Farms shares snack recipes with simple, minimally processed ingredients.

Zack Freitas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Zack Freitas: Guitar heroes, aliens, and 8-tracks

Hollister musician prepares for single release party and tour.

Bryanna Morales, 15, Angela Martinez, 14, and Ariana Ventura, 15, hang out in the video game room at the Esperanza Center in Hollister during the Jan. 6 grand opening of the youth drop-in center. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Youth programming comes to Esperanza Center

Aside from providing a place to hang out with friends, the drop-in center offers workshops, case managers and homework tutors.

Starting your New Year's fitness routine can be as simple as taking a walk around your community. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Health / Fitness

Keeping fitness goals for the new year

Local experts give tips on maintaining motivation.

Christy Schroeder with Anderson Homes gives a check to Gary Byrne (left) and Tracy Taggart (right), both with the Community Foundation for San Benito County. Photo by Sharlene Van Rooy.

Nonprofits

Anderson Homes gives back

Several nonprofits benefit from campaign which introduces new homebuyers to local programs and projects.

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.

11-year-old referee Stephen Seymour judges a wrestling match. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

The Salcedo brothers: From Razorbacks to Balers

Coaches Steven and David work with young wrestlers starting at age six and continuing on through high school.