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.

Randy Buchholz, Doris Teeple and Sally Hail. Photo courtesy of Sally Hail.

Health / Fitness

The signs and complications of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s-based dementia affects 5.8 million U.S. seniors.

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.

Photo by Chris Mora.

Sports & Recreation

Three locals place top-10 in Mission 10 race

Locals place top-10 in two race categories.

The author, 4 a.m. in the emergency room.

Health / Fitness

Pneumonia presents higher risks to elderly population

In seniors, its bacterial form can cause rapid decline and death.

Hikers and bike riders can use the trails at the future site of the Regional Park near San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Sports & Recreation

Riverview Regional Park on track for construction in June

Plans for Phase One will be presented to San Benito County supervisors in February.

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.

AquaFit Therapy instructor Jill encouraging the class. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Health / Fitness

Over 90 and still splashing

They discuss meeting their partners and share memories.

Norma Martinetti turned 100 years old on Dec. 21, 2021. Photo courtesy of Community Foundation for San Benito County.

History & Profiles

100 years of clear memories

Norma is an amazing example of determination and the will to do good for others.


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.

Pastor Hwapyoung Kang. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Blue Christmas service comforts those in grief during the holidays

Hollister United Methodist Church offers a time for quiet reflection.

2016 Blue Christmas. Photo by Karla Lundin.


Hollister church offers ‘Blue Christmas’ for those in sorrow

A night of music and candlelight for people coping with grief.

Emaan "Amy" Abbass. Photo courtesy of HB Investments.


A Hollister native goes global

Emaan ‘Amy’ Abbass is making her mark in feminine wellness and deepening her family bonds.

John Robrock and Mary Margaret Lanning. Photo by Robert Eliason.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: For seniors, activity is key to preventing falls

Regular exercise can improve reaction time and coordination, build muscles, strengthen bones and increase brain function.

Schools & Education

COMMENTARY: HSD nurses step up to challenge during pandemic

The Hollister School District writes that its credentialed school nurses, along with health clerks at individual school sites, have been particularly busy during the pandemic.