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.

Marty Richman. Photo by John Chadwell.


4 San Benito High seniors awarded Marty Richman Memorial Scholarship

Hollister Councilman Tim Burns established the fund to honor the late councilman.

San Benito High School Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum presenting the award to Heidi Andrade. Photo by Carissa King.


SBHS Students speak on what it’s like to be part of the LGBTQ community

LGBTQ flag raised to commemorate Pride Month.

Adrian Avila, 8th grader at Santa Opportunity School, with his skateboard lettering project. Photo courtesy of Heidi Jumper.


San Benito Arts Council gives students the chance to express their dreams

Artists, performers and musicians work with at-promise youth through the Dreams Project program.

Xavier Guaracha. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Anzar High student realizes dream of attending Yale University

Xavier Guaracha’s record of excellence takes him to the Ivy League.

Cars lined up at Bolado Park to experience the Fair Food Fest drive-thru from July 17-19. Photo courtesy of Audrey Johnson.


Bolado Park Events Center reopens for 2021

Events begin with a two day Spring Picnic.

Artists preparing the panels. Photo by Victoria Murray.


Mural coming to Hollister’s Youth Alliance building

With guidance from Victoria Murray, young artists have been working on it for months.

Hollister Comfort Shoes owners, Enrique and Ecliseria Martinez, are finding their feet at their new location at 1760 Airline Highway. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu


Hollister Comfort Shoes: Ahhhh

Couple bring specialty footwear to town.

SBHS student Julia Hicks. Photo courtesy of Julia Hicks.


A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Julia Hicks

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School. 

State Park interpreter Marcos Vizcaino in the Castro/Breen Adobe. Photo by Robert Eliason.


San Juan Bautista State Park prepares to mark National Museum Month

As COVID restrictions lift, tourists are returning to the city.

Students watch a presentation in the first week back at school. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Cord.

Children and Youth

Classes resume in Aromas-San Juan School District

Teachers, students and staff glad to be back in person.

A student stocks the San Benito High School pantry. Photo courtesy of Jim Lewis.

Schools & Education

SBHS-Food Bank partnership reintroduces ‘choice,’ removes ‘stigma’

Campus pantry prepares to serve up to 1,000 students and their families.

Anthony Davila, brother of Adolfo Jr., (wearing a red baseball jersey and hat) is embraced by his step father Mario Sanchez during the celebration of life event. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito Lifestyle

Fundraiser for son of recently killed local athlete draws a crowd

Wrestler Adolfo Davila Jr died April 5 of gunshot injuries.