Drone photographer Ryan Campbell captured the annual San Benito High School Carnival from a bird's eye view at night. Photo by Ryan Campbell.

Arts

Viewing the world from the eye of a drone

Ryan Campbell blends his passion for travel and tech with photography.

Marisa Villegas stated, "It’s always so exciting to hear about athletes from your hometown do big things." Photo courtesy of Marisa Villegas.

Sports

San Benito County cheers as local athlete enters MLB

Haybaler alum Conner Menez made his SF Giants debut July 21.

Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Arts & Entertainment

El Teatro Campesino halts holiday shows at Mission San Juan Bautista

Performances of "La Pastorela" to be held at ETC playhouse this winter.

Professors and teaching assistants introduce students to 8th grade algebra. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

Ten years of algebra excellence

Middle schoolers learn from professors and develop teamwork skills at weeklong Algebra Academy.

Skydiver Gustavo Pio is all smiles after a tandem jump at Skydive Hollister. Photos by Heather Graham.

Recreation & Sports

Skydive Hollister offers thrills and good vibes

Under new ownership, it offers tandem and solo jumps.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and San Juan Bautista Mayor Cesar Flores. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Arts

Poets gather in San Juan Bautista for three-day symposium

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and others hold workshops at Saint Francis Retreat.

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors learn about nature and the environment during the Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend on July 13-14. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast hike state parks

Scouts Love State Parks weekend gets local girls outdoors.

The Milky Way. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Searching the Sky: No telescope needed for this view

The first in a series of astronomy articles on stargazing.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education

Gavilan College alumnus recalls college days out at airport

A 1967 graduate shares his experience.

Academia de Mariachi Infantil Alma De Mexico performing at a July 20 competition in Morgan Hill. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Hollister-based mariachi group plays in its first competition

Despite nerves, Academia de Mariachi Infantil Alma De Mexico enjoys performing for a big crowd in Morgan Hill.

SBHS communications officer Adam Breen said communication has to be transparent, no matter if the message is good or bad. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education

SBHS aims to close communication gap

Communications officer utilizes social media, newsletters and website to keep students and public informed.

Judge Omar Rodriguez was elected in November 2018 to replace Judge Harry Tobias as one of two judges at San Benito County Superior Court. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Government

A day in the life of a San Benito County judge

Omar Rodriguez reflects on his new position and ensuring that all people receive a fair hearing.

Students came to thank dance instructor Kathia Herrera (center) at the end of summer assembly. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Education

Educators reflect on Migrant Summer School program

Students close out the session with a dance performance.

Mason Churchill, a 17-year-old with fragile x syndrome, has blossomed since starting work with Growing Hearts Garden Center. Photo provided by Chris Evans.

Nonprofits

Growing Hearts one at a time

Hollister nonprofit is helping Mason Churchill, a 17-year-old resident with fragile X syndrome, develop both personally and professionally.

Yamamoto Hula Ohana practicing. Photo courtesy of Jenny Camera Ray.

Recreation & Sports

Hollister Rec offers hula dance instruction

Yamamoto Hula Ohana also organizes and performs at community events.