Shearwater takes a moment to release the first-ever banded Tricolored Blackbird in San Benito County. Photo courtesy of Debi Shearwater.

San Benito Lifestyle

Stillness and Light: Shearwater on Birdwatching

Debi Shearwater is set to retire from a 40-plus-year career hosting pelagic seabird trips.

Photo provided by Martin Gonzales.

History & Profiles

LULAC Youth 30th: Martin Gonzales

Martin Gonzales works to help more minorities get into—and complete—college.

There is a favorite pumpkin awaiting everyone at the Harvest Hope for a Cure Event at San Benito Historical Park.

Features

Harvest Hope Festival Moves to Historical Park

Harvest Hope Festival moves to a new location this year. The event will be held Saturday Oct. 19 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00P.M. and Sunday Oct. 20 from 10:00A.M. t0 4:00PM.,  at the San Benito County Historical Park.  The large community park entrance is just west of Bolado Park at  8300 Airline Highway and there

Andres Rodriguez addressing news media outlets and the participants during a demonstration he helped lead in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July during the LULAC National Convention. Photo provided by Andres Rodriguez.

History & Profiles

LULAC Youth 30th: Andres Rodriguez

With his family as his inspiration, the national VP of LULAC Young Adults looks to give back to the community.

Ruben S. Garcia, who served in the Gulf War and Somalia, is wrapped in a quilt by his son Ruben A. Garcia, who served as a Marine in the Global War on Terrorism. Both men served in the 13th Expeditionary Unit. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Veterans receive quilts at annual ceremony

Pinnacle Quilters honor 30 men and women at San Benito County Fair.

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Children and Youth

Central Coast YMCA offers Halloween events at five locations

Games, treats and costume contest at San Benito location to take place on Oct. 25.

Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Art & Culture

Hundreds sign petition to keep Christmas plays at the Mission

El Teatro Campesino performances there have become a Latinx cultural tradition.

Susana Valle and son Gael paint a rock together. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Schools & Education

Painting rocks at Calaveras Elementary

Parents and students spend Saturday revitalizing campus garden.

Current Girls Inc. members checked in attendees at the door to the fifth annual Tastes and Treasures fundraiser at San Juan Oaks. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Children and Youth

Fifth annual Tastes and Treasures raises $20,000

Girls Inc. of the Central Coast works to support young women to achieve success.

Killer Kent at Pirate Invasion weekend at the Northern California Renaissance Faire. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Pirates invade Renaissance Faire

New and returning performers tell about fire eating, sword swallowing and singing.

Photos provided by the Safe Kids Coalition of San Benito County.

Children and Youth

Safe Kids Coalition hosts Walk to School Day at R.O. Hardin

Over 200 participants learned about walking safely to school.

Locals mingle over coffee at Be True Cafe's ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 27. Photo courtesy of Victor Terrazas, Modality View.

Business

Be True Cafe now brewing in Hollister

Business park coffee spot embraces whole body care.

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Science

Searching the Sky: A moon of many names

Our planet's satellite might have names like Blue Moon, but as David Baumgartner writes, "I have been viewing the moon all my life, and have yet to glance upon one that was blue."

Hollister firefighter Vince Grewohl stands next to his art on display. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Art & Culture

First responders reveal their creative side in art exhibit

Show features works by police and fire at San Benito Arts Council reception, with proceeds going to mental health and peer support.

Youth Alliance Executive Director Diane Ortiz (second from left) poses with 2019 Change Makers Honorees Raymond and Monica Rodriguez, and master of ceremonies for the event Ernesto Olivares.

San Benito Lifestyle

Annual benefit honors community change makers

Youth Alliance gives awards to Osvaldo Gonzalez, Aphrodite Ayala, Monica and Raymond Rodriguez.