Sonne and Laynee Reyna. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

SJB library receives Native American book collection

Laynee Reyna donates over 300 books and 70 field recordings for public use.

Environment / Nature

Smart water leak detector available for home use

Shawn Novack writes that options include devices that can be connected via Wi-Fi to alert of leaks or other issues.

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Nelcy Pulido Cruz (left), her daughter Ruby Pulido(center left), neice Clara Elena (center right) and sister Esperanza Cruz (back right) pick up supplies to decorate their cars to join the census caravan. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

Census caravan rolls through westside Hollister

Project encourages participation in the 2020 Census before the reporting deadline on Oct. 31.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Searching the Sky: They’re back, the planets that is

David Baumgartner writes that July will provide an opportunity to view all the planets along with Pluto and comets.

Summer Art Camp 2020. Photos provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Arts Council announces virtual Summer Art Camps

Three-day camp provides opportunity for students to try different styles, mediums and techniques.

San Benito Stage Company. Photo by SBSC

Art & Culture

The San Benito Stage Company begins online auditions

Talent show will be streamed July 25 on YouTube.

Aislinn Barnes holding a Pride flag. Photo courtesy of Aislinn Barnes.

San Benito Lifestyle

Pride Month 2020: Aislinn Barnes

SBHS Gay-Straight Alliance club president talks about her quest for identity and LGBTQ advocacy.

Sommer Salinas and VFW Honor Guard. Photo courtesy Sommer Salinas.

San Benito Lifestyle

Girl Scout sets up museum at Veterans Memorial Building

Sommer Salinas earns Gold Award for her work to honor those who served in the Armed Forces.

George Rose Jr.won the Hackamore Class in 1964. Here he is accepting the award on Princess Nile. Photo courtesy Tammy Rose.

Features

Down Memory Lane: Stars of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo

Recalling some of the well-known horses that have entertained crowds at Bolado Park.

Maxx D'Elia. Photo provided.

San Benito Lifestyle

Pride Month 2020: Maxx D’Elia

Hollister transgender man shares his journey of self-discovery.

Junipero Serra statue at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason

News

Mission San Juan Bautista removes Junipero Serra statue

Life-size bronze put into storage to avoid possible vandalism.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito Lifestyle

Hollister raising Pride flag at City Hall

For the first time, officials will hold a ceremony showing solidarity with the LGBTQ community on the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Holden Renz has two children with his wife Brittany and has been a full-time firefighter in San Benito County since 2014. Photo courtesy of Holden Renz.

San Benito Lifestyle

Father’s Day wisdom and recipes from local firefighters

Vince Grewohl and Holden Renz talk about fatherhood and the importance of cooking at the firehouse.

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Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District releases draft plan for reopening

Parents will choose from two models—one bringing students to classrooms twice a week; the other being online only.

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Farm to Table Salad Course. Photo provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Art & Culture

San Benito Arts Council to host Farm to Your Table benefit dinner

Three-course pick-up dinner will take place on July 19 at the Farmhouse Cafe.

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