Nine-year-old Bella and six-year-old Luca make their daily schedule. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Children and Youth

Parenting during the coronavirus pandemic

A mother of two gives her frontline account. It takes a little while to set goals and get a schedule going, but part of the learning experience is accepting the limits that come with this crisis.

Taking a walk with your child while following appropriate social distancing measures can be a great way to get exercise during the shelter-in-place order. Photo provided by Meghan Ross.

Children and Youth

Families share experiences during shelter-in-place order

Five San Benito County parents share thoughts on keeping kids engaged.

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San Benito High School administration building. Photo provided by SBHS.

Schools & Education

San Benito High School postpones 8th Grade Parent Nights

School said all other campus events, including sporting events and Saturday’s dance, remain scheduled as planned, but could be postponed or cancelled pending further guidance from health officials.

Students at Bulldog Boxing Gym in Hollister. Photo provided.

Health / Fitness

Bulldog Boxing Gym thanks Community Foundation

Grant funding helps gym meet goals and provide for local at-risk youth.

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Health / Fitness

1k Leprechaun Leap and Doggie Dash coming to Hollister

Morning run includes obstacle course at Dunne Park and pet show with prizes.

5K start at the 2019 Mission 10 Race in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided.

Health / Fitness

Mission 10 Race returns to San Jaun Bautista

Jan. 25 event includes one-mile fun run, 5k, 10-mile distance and half-marathon.

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Bryanna Morales, 15, Angela Martinez, 14, and Ariana Ventura, 15, hang out in the video game room at the Esperanza Center in Hollister during the Jan. 6 grand opening of the youth drop-in center. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Youth programming comes to Esperanza Center

Aside from providing a place to hang out with friends, the drop-in center offers workshops, case managers and homework tutors.

Starting your New Year's fitness routine can be as simple as taking a walk around your community. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Health / Fitness

Keeping fitness goals for the new year

Local experts give tips on maintaining motivation.

Perez-Barragan Family first baby of 2020. Photo provided by HHMH.

Children and Youth

First 2020 baby born at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

Bunny Perez and Jose Barragan welcomed their son Saleen on Jan. 1 at 6:18 a.m.

John and Diane Chadwell have been riding for decades and experienced their first serious accident Dec. 10. Their helmets are credited with saving their lives. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health / Fitness

BenitoLink reporter and wife involved in bicycle accident

John Chadwell shares what he recalls of the experience.

The Esperanza Center, located at 562 San Benito Street, is San Benito County Behavioral Health's wellness center. File photo.

Health / Fitness

The Esperanza Center offers services to county residents

Services such as social and emotional support, school performance focus, and coping skills are offered to county residents through a variety of groups, activities, and case management.

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Health / Fitness

30th annual Red Ribbon Run

5K run held to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol in our community.

The completed healthy mural project at San Juan School. Photo provided.

Health / Fitness

Healthy mural project at San Juan School

Kindergarten through fifth grade students were given an opportunity to express what health eating and healthy behaviors meant to them through artwork.

Donnalou Ramirez is currently ranked seventh nationally. Photos provided by Donnalou Ramirez.

Sports & Recreation

Local female bodybuilder raises the bar

Donnalou Ramirez ranks seventh nationwide.

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