The homes decorated for Halloween on Severinsen Street in Hollister look great day or night. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

San Benito Lifestyle

Halloween on horizon for San Benito County

While the pandemic has changed how the spooky holiday will be celebrated this year, there are still several events planned in the coming days.

Ashley Neuman helps daughter Addyson, a second grader at Cerra Vista, with distance learning while her other children look on. Photo courtesy of Ashley Neuman.

Education / Schools

Parents want input on when to reopen Hollister schools

Mothers share how distance learning has impacted their children.

Scout Cody Silveira with door hangers. Photo courtesy of Bryan Feci.

Children and Youth

Scout-O-Rama goes virtual to gather hundreds for fun and games

A new approach brings three weeks of activities for scout troops and guests.

Sunnyslope Elementary School’s Library Media Specialist Stephanie Aguilar distributing books. Photo provided by Joseph Rivas Jr.

Schools & Education

Books getting distributed at Sunnyslope Elementary School

Stephanie Aguilar, the school's library media specialist, is getting books into the hands of students.

Aiden Castaneda. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Racing to build a running track at San Juan School

Students and community team up to raise funds.

Chamberlain's kids making a recipe by California Giant. Photo provided by Chamberlain's Youth Services.

Nonprofits

California Giant launches ‘Spreading Smiles’

Chamberlain's Youth Services featured in campaign.

Members of Pack 444 of Hollister. Photo courtesy of Bryan Feci.

San Benito Lifestyle

Cub Scouts gather around the virtual campfire

Pack 444 of Hollister keeps together during pandemic with online games and movie nights.

Photo courtesy of YMCA of San Benito County.

Children and Youth

YMCA of San Benito County program works to support families during distance learning

Excel Beyond the Bell offers lifeline to working parents seeking help with childcare.

Stadium at San Benito High School. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Sports & Recreation

SBHS football returns to practice, then packs it back in

Sports programs stop all activities and receive revamped sport schedules following county’s inclusion on state COVID-19 monitoring list.

Book drive organizer Kaitlyn Fontaine readies books for distribution to local youth. Photo by Leslie David.

Children and Youth

For the Love of Reading

Thousands of kids’ books collected in drive are redistributed free at local schools.

Photo taken by Emilia Gonzalez from Panoche Elementary School.

Art & Culture

Rural students learn photography amid COVID-19 shutdown

Kirti Bassendine works with Jefferson and Panoche elementary schools on composition and framing.

Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District releases draft plan for reopening

Parents will choose from two models—one bringing students to classrooms twice a week; the other being online only.

Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District holds drive-thru graduations

Vehicles parade through parking lots and Bolado Park as students say goodbye to eighth grade.

Ryan Ruiz and Alexa Flores at the San Juan School 8th grade graduation ceremony on June 10. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Schools & Education

San Juan School celebrates eighth-grade promotions with a parade

33 students receive diplomas in drive-thru ceremony.

Maze Middle School 8th Grade. Photo provided.

Schools & Education

Maze Middle School 8th Grade awards

List of Marguerite Maze middle school in Hollister graduating students with recognition awards for promotion.