Kids get exercise during a health and fitness lesson at the Emergency Pop Up Camp hosted by the YMCA of San Benito County. Photos provided by YMCA.

Children and Youth

YMCA provides childcare for essential workers

Emergency Pop-Up Camp helps parents during COVID-19 outbreak.

Nine-year-old Bella and six-year-old Luca make their daily schedule. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Children and Youth

Parenting during the coronavirus pandemic

A mother of two gives her frontline account. It takes a little while to set goals and get a schedule going, but part of the learning experience is accepting the limits that come with this crisis.

Zack Freitas at Bear's Hideaway. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Musicians take to the web for live performances

Online concerts are the new normal during shelter-in-place.

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Both Calera Wine Company and Paicines Ranch (featured) incorporate sheep grazing into their vineyards. Photo provided by Alicia Arcidiacono.


Grazing sheep helps the soil at Calera Wine vineyards

Paicines Ranch uses livestock in regenerative farming.

A few new tasks have been added to Rena Dortch's day since the shelter-in-place order went into effect, but overall she said things are the same, just quieter. Photo by Leslie David.

San Benito Lifestyle

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat

Tres Pinos Post Office serves as central location for rural residents even during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Taking a walk with your child while following appropriate social distancing measures can be a great way to get exercise during the shelter-in-place order. Photo provided by Meghan Ross.

Children and Youth

Families share experiences during shelter-in-place order

Five San Benito County parents share thoughts on keeping kids engaged.

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Casa de Fruta. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Where to get food to-go in San Benito County

Restaurants in Hollister, Dunneville, Aromas and Tres Pinos offer options.

JJ's Burgers in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan restaurants offer to-go options during shelter in place

Some are serving from their full menus; others are offering items as available.

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Artist Riley Nester works in the world of sticker packs. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Art travels around the world with sticker packs

Collaborative medium brings together artists across the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany and beyond.

Adam Lemke travels to both coasts in order to compete and build on his professional standings in racing circuits. Photos courtesy of Adam Lemke.

Sports & Recreation

17-year-old drifts into professional race car driving

Adam Lemke hits the track for fun and profit.

Vintage Camper Trailers club founder Paul Lacitinola poses near a trailer at Casa De Fruta. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito Lifestyle

Vintage Camper Trailers club founder speaks on hobby-turned-business

Paul Lacitinola plans Vintage Trailer Fest Rockabilly Rally for June.

Schools & Education

Emotional support dog calms kids at Sunnyslope Elementary School

Perla, a five-year-old English Labrador retriever, is every student’s friend.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.


Constellation of the Month: Leo the Lion

David Baumgartner writes that Leo is one of the easiest to recognize in the night sky.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


San Benito Stage Company Casino Night postponed

Fundraiser expected to be rescheduled later this year.

Mateo Oliveira racing down a steep part of the track on March 8 at the Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble in Paicines. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister resident places second in off-road motorcycle race

Around 1,000 racers compete at Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble in Paicines.