Children and Youth

Book author visits students at Tres Pinos School

John Walker speaks to students about ‘KT and the Ride of His Life’ and his experience following a bicycle accident.

Students presented with the banner from the Special Olympics. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Schools & Education

SBHS recognized for its numerous inclusion efforts

Special Olympics of Northern California and ESPN present a banner celebrating it as a Unified Champion School.

Noah Fort. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Hollister teen breaks martial arts record on Italian TV

Unfamiliar music, slippery mats and no practice time are among the challenges Noah Fort overcame to reach his goal.


Eagle Scout project brings warmth to community

Jacob Lima distributes 500 articles of clothing to three homeless nonprofits.

Even after the sun goes down, walkers can see their way with the help of the full moon. Photo by Rene Rodriguez

San Benito Lifestyle

Moonlight Walk April 15

Dress warm and hike with friends and family in the glow of the full moon.

Student art showcase 2022. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Art & Culture

Over 2,000 art pieces displayed in 7th annual student showcase

Artwork included 3D sculptures, paper mache and portraits.

Kayla Salazar in her Girls Inc. uniform. Photo provided.

Schools & Education

SBHS junior receives $5K scholarship

Kayla Salazar will use the gift for college expenses.

The Addams Family cast. Photo by Annette Dickson.

Art & Culture

‘The Addams Family’ hits the San Benito High stage

Live theater is back at school after pausing for the pandemic.

Eli Cortez reciting the Little Leage Oath. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister Little League has its long-delayed Opening Night

No COVID restrictions and clear weather mean a full schedule of games.

Ruben Sobreyra at UC Davis. Photo courtesty of Ruben Sobreyra.

History & Profiles

Former SBHS student comes full circle

Ruben Sobreyra’s life journey has taken him from homelessness in Hollister to Japan internships and back to Hollister as a college graduate.

Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

Children and Youth

Hollister hosts first Youth Expo

Over 500 people attend the event showcasing activities for young people.

Patterson Emesibe with foster children. Photo courtesy of Patterson Emesibe.

Children and Youth

Be Bold, Be Heard: helping foster children voice their concerns

The San Benito County Behavioral Health Department program begins March 3.

Jack Preader (left) and his sister Claire (right) can now play together at Frank Klauer Memorial Park. Photo courtesy of Melissa Preader.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister’s Frank Klauer Park reopens after upgrades

After pushing for ADA compliance, young activist Jack Preader can now play there.

Undefeated! Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Undefeated Anzar High School basketball team ready for playoffs

The San Juan Bautista athletes log a 10-win conference season.

"Carmen." Photo courtesy of Opera San Jose.

Art & Culture

Canta’s youth choir shines in Opera San Jose’s production of “Carmen”

Twelve local boys and girls were cast in Bizet’s masterpiece.