San Justo Reservoir August 2021. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Fishermen losing hope of fishing at San Justo Reservoir again

Panetta is still working to secure federal funds to eradicate the invasive zebra mussel.

Sofia Abonce. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

San Benito High field hockey on track to be champions

Games against rivals Christopher and Gilroy high schools will decide the winner.

Blake (left) and Tyler Abercrombie with Decimal the pig. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Children and Youth

Tyler Abercrombie and a pricey pig

Members of the local agriculture community give a big send-off to a 4-H youth at the San Benito County Fair.

Photos courtesy of Shelly Werfelmann (left) and Ramona Trevino.


Juvenile Hall volunteers launch nonprofit to help at-risk youth

L.I.F.E. Project aims to help youth transition back into the community through apprenticeships.

Itzel and Frida. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Art & Culture

Hollister celebrates Mexico’s independence

The event featured performances and a raffle drawing.

Cannon crew. Photo by Robert Eliason

History & Profiles

Annual Civil War Days comes to San Benito County Historical Park

Reenactors bring the reality of conflict to school groups and spectators.

Danielle Burke and Kris Waller. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Local wineries and restaurants show off their best at Paicines Ranch

The wine and food tasting raises over $125,000 for adoptive services.

San Benito County Fair. Photo by Robert Eliason.


San Benito County Fair plans a three-day run- with a few restrictions

The deadline for competition entries is coming up on Sept 9.

Hollister Cowboys. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister Cowboys Youth Football and Cheer prepares for competition

Scrimmage games begin a week prior to the Aug. 28 season opener.

Link Crew Leaders take their group of freshman around the different parts campus and show them where their classes are located. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Schools & Education

SBHS holds in-person orientation for students

Link Crew hosts freshman gathering to start the new school year.

Bill Mifsud Jr, Owner of Bill's Bullpen. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister comic book store Bill’s Bullpen inspires literacy and loyalty

Owner Bill Mifsud looks forward to Free Comic Book Day on Aug. 14.

Students working on HDLA's mural. Photo courtesy of SBC Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Colorful murals enliven Hollister Schools

Summer school program pushes art to the walls.

Cindy Brown. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister schools librarian retires after 32 years

Cindy Brown made libraries accessible to students, providing a safe space to read.

Hillary Craig (left) and Valarie Silva wanted a book that children would understand that promoted a pro-life message based on Christian beliefs and science. Photo by John Chadwell.


San Benito writer publishes pro-life children’s book

Valerie Silva and Hillary Craig create ‘ABC Life in the Womb’ with a strong message.

Ace Koski. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Local youths get an opportunity to improve their basketball skills

Basketball Jones camp takes over Maze Middle School for a week.