The crowd at the Veterans Memorial Building on March 2, 2019 during a self-awareness, safety and anti-bullying event organized by SBHS student Samantha Slykas. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.


San Benito High student is all about safety

17-year-old Samantha Slykas wants conversations about violence to continue.

Photo by Justin Delgado.

Schools & Education

Photography students visit Indian Canyon

Jefferson Elementary students write about their experience.


Looking back at San Benito County’s top stories of 2021

Year two of the pandemic brought vaccinations, the reopening of schools and a partial return to life before the coronavirus.

Nick Guevara driving his decorated VW Bus through downtown Hollister. Photo by Jonathan Crowther.


Resident drives Christmas down neighborhood streets

Over 1,000 multicolor light bulbs are attached to the VW Bus.

The Villagomez family with Santa. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Nonprofit and Santa help children in need

Over 900 presents collected by My Father’s House will brighten kids’ Christmas season.

The Nutcracker. Photo courtesy of Marisa Duran.

Art & Culture

‘The Nutcracker’ ends a successful run at the Veterans Hall

The first in-town production brings ballet back to Hollister.

Manny Bueno. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Local boxer wins welterweight championship

21-year-old Manny Bueno heading to Reno for Year of Wonder Tournament.

Photo courtesy of Youth Alliance.

News Release

Youth Alliance, San Benito Health Foundation partner for COVID-19 outreach

The collaboration has already resulted in 79 children receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Kids get exercise during a health and fitness lesson at the Emergency Pop Up Camp hosted by the YMCA of San Benito County. Photo courtesy of YMCA.

News Release

Central Coast YMCA to Host School Break Camps and Winter Wonderland Event

School break camp will run over winter holiday break in December and January.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


County program works with domestic violence perpetrators

San Benito gives a year of cognitive behavioral counseling to people convicted of domestic abuse.

Photo from the parade video.


HDA hosts the 31st Annual Lights On Celebration

This year’s parade theme was 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.'

2020 PJ drive. Photo courtesy of Diane Diaz Hopkins.

Children and Youth

3rd annual pajama drive aims to collect more than 125 donations

Diane Diaz Hopkins Insurance team collects comfortable new pajamas for foster children and other youth in San Benito County.

Kids get exercise during a health and fitness lesson at the Emergency Pop Up Camp hosted by the YMCA of San Benito County. Photo courtesy of YMCA.

News Release

San Benito County YMCA to hold camps for kids during Thanksgiving break

Break camps will be held from Nov. 22-24.

Neal and Suzy Velez. Photo by Robert Eliason.


In a San Juan Bautista shopping arcade, not so far, far away

Trouble Maker Toys and Comics opens in Tuccoletta Hall’s Plaza Market.

Photo courtesy of pixabay.


12 Days of Giving Fundraiser kicks off Dec. 1

Donations benefit four local nonprofits.