Danny Chavez being interviewed at Levi’s Stadium about using the power of sport to teach life skills to at-risk youth. Photo courtesy of Empowering Our Community for Success.

Nonprofits

Nonprofit serving at-risk youth makes a play for San Benito County

Empowering Our Communities for Success has served Santa Clara County kids since 2013.

Ana Ramos-Aguilera with Cotton Candy ice cream. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: La Michoacana Paleteria adds even more amazing flavors

The Hollister ice cream parlor innovates as it maintains its high quality and fresh ingredients.  

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Schools & Education

Three events providing students with free school supplies

They’ll be distributed at San Andreas Continuation School, Target and Enterprise Martial Arts Studio.

Kassandra Zarate. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Art & Culture

Flying into summer with ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

San Benito Stage Company’s summer production starts July 15.

The 4th of July Kiddie Parade celebrated Independence Day and is the kickoff for Hollister's 150th Anniversary. Photo by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

Trikes replace bikes in July 4th celebration

The annual Hollister Independence Day weekend onslaught of motorcycles was replaced by parade of families and bicycles decorated in red, white, and blue bunting in celebration of the national holiday.

From left: Andres Rodriguez, Supervisors Betsy Dirks, Kollin Kosmicki, Peter Hernandez, Bob Tiffany, and R.E.A.C.H. member Valerie Egland. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Sports & Recreation

Riverview Regional Park phase 1 construction to begin this summer

The planning of the park started in 2012.

Sports & Recreation

County accepts new park from Anderson Homes

After months of delays while waiting for an electrical switcher, Anderson Homes transferred the new $3 million park to the county June 28.

Photo by Eden De Alba.

Children and Youth

San Benito County children attend the first Kids at The Park in 3 years

Booths provide information on oral hygiene, safety and the dangers of drugs.

Kindergarteners giving their coloring pages to be sent in the packages. Photo by Marisa Sachau.

Children and Youth

Cerra Vista Elementary hosts VFW to learn about the U.S. flag

Students donate items to the I Care Packages program.

(Left to right) San Andreas graduates Kellin Boggeln, Ruben Avila, Austin Alarcon and Dominick Ahumada watch and cheer on fellow classmates. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Schools & Education

San Andreas class of 2022: a study in tenacity

Administrators of the continuation high school say their graduates are ready ‘to do great things’ after a year of challenges.

Children and Youth

Book author visits students at Tres Pinos School

John Walker speaks to students about ‘KT and the Ride of His Life’ and his experience following a bicycle accident.

Students presented with the banner from the Special Olympics. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Schools & Education

SBHS recognized for its numerous inclusion efforts

Special Olympics of Northern California and ESPN present a banner celebrating it as a Unified Champion School.

Noah Fort. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Hollister teen breaks martial arts record on Italian TV

Unfamiliar music, slippery mats and no practice time are among the challenges Noah Fort overcame to reach his goal.

Nonprofits

Eagle Scout project brings warmth to community

Jacob Lima distributes 500 articles of clothing to three homeless nonprofits.

Even after the sun goes down, walkers can see their way with the help of the full moon. Photo by Rene Rodriguez

San Benito Lifestyle

Moonlight Walk April 15

Dress warm and hike with friends and family in the glow of the full moon.