Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense, a band comprised of young musicians ages 8 to 17, performs at San Benito High School on Nov. 10. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Children and Youth

Youth mariachi group performs at SBHS

Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense features musicians ages 8-17.

Teacher Teresa Stevens and student Kayla Gonzalez at an October student-teacher lunch at Maze Middle School. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

Student-teacher lunches provide positive feedback at Maze Middle School

Students are recognized for being valuable classroom participants.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Schools & Education

SBHS Drama puts on two performances in November

Students to perform improvised ComedySportz show before putting on the mysterious Inn-Cognito.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

Hollister Recreation hosts second annual Treat Streets

The first 800 participants will receive an official Treat Streets bag filled with goodies.

"The music is recognizable," said director Derek Barnes about the latest San Benito Stage Company teen musical "Leader of the Pack," which debuts Oct. 25. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Art & Culture

New San Benito Stage Company musical coming to Vets Hall

‘Leader of the Pack,’ based on the life and songs of Ellie Greenwich, opens Oct. 25.

SBHS Running back Primo Reyes runs to the end zone in a play that was negated by a holding call on Oct. 18 at a game between the Balers and the Alvarez Eagles. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Sports & Recreation

Balers remain unbeaten in league play

Defensive stand on the 1-yard line and an interception give team a comfortable lead heading into second half.

San Benito High School will compete against Independence High School, Christopher, Gilroy, Sobrato and more in the school's first "Battle of the Bands." Photo provided by SBHS.

Education / Schools

SBHS to host first Battle of the Bands at new stadium

San Benito High School, Independence, Christopher, Gilroy, Sobrato, Live Oak, Salinas, Fremont and Sunnyvale will participate in the competition.

Malia Chang was crowned the Chicken Festival Queen as SJB celebrated its 150th year. Photo courtesy of Malia Chang.

San Benito Lifestyle

Chicken Festival Queen looks to the future

Malia Chang shares her love for San Juan Bautista.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ten-year-old Venessa Quintana building a boat at the Lego Club, hosted Sunday afternoons at the San Benito County Free Library. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Children and Youth

Young minds get creative at Lego Club

San Benito County Library hosts free group on Sunday afternoons.

Children and Youth

Hollister science class holds climate change rally

Students demonstrate as other protests take place around the world.

Families play games during SPIN's family fun day at Dunne Park in June. Photo provided by Ricardo Cornejo.

Children and Youth

SPIN offers Spanish-language workshops for parents with special needs kids

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