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

Business

Hollister Comfort Shoes: Ahhhh

Couple bring specialty footwear to town.

SBHS student Julia Hicks. Photo courtesy of Julia Hicks.

Features

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.

Features

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.

Ivar Den Breejen said "The park has amazing ramps and is an excellent place to skate." Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister skatepark shows its age

Young skaters and parents want to see change at the 20-year-old memorial to Daniel Yetter.

Ukulele student Sydney Luna poses with school instrument. Photo by Dreia Luna.

Art & Culture

Hollister third graders pluck away in ukulele program

HSD and San Benito Arts Council launch new collaboration.

Local students enrolled in YMCA's Excel Beyond the Bell program participated a kindness campaign—spreading positive messages around Sunnyslope School. Photo courtesy of YMCA of San Benito County.

Children and Youth

Excel Beyond the Bell continues helping families

YMCA program gives San Benito County students a place away from home to participate in distance learning.

Lucy and Ruby Seymour. Photo by Libby Seymour

San Benito Lifestyle

Local Girl Scouts sell lots of cookies without leaving home

Pandemic restrictions force changes to traditional sales approaches.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Art & Culture

San Benito Stage Company to air first virtual show of 2021

What if you had to use Zoom to audition online for a famous television show? 'Bad Auditions Caught on Camera' attempts to answer this question.

Ruby Hill and Ken Kirkland play chess in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Bringing chess to San Juan Bautista

Instructor Ken Kirkland offers Zoom classes on the royal game.

Photo courtesy of Shoe Palace. Faces have been covered for the youth's privacy.

Education / Schools

Pilot program at SBC Juvenile Hall aims to change youth behavior

Shoe Palace and facility supervisors are encouraged by the results.

Linda Lampe and volunteers help load a truck and a trailer with toys next to Santa Claus to be delivered on Dec. 24. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Hollister Community Outreach distributing toys for the holidays

Local nonprofit seeks donations of boys toys.

An advocate and her CASA child enjoying a visit at Park Hill. Photo courtesy of CASA.

Health

Foster care shortage leads to displaced children

Teens and those with behavioral issues are most likely to be relocated outside San Benito County.