One hiker found a perfect climbing tree right along the trail. Photo by Leslie David

San Benito Lifestyle

Breezy but beautiful Moonlight Walk

The Anza Trail is fairly steep but the effort needed to hike it paid off with sweeping views and an "Old California" feel.

Students learn how to properly hold and handle ducklings. Photo by Jenna Fields.

Schools & Education

San Benito County Farm Day returns 

Third graders participate in activities introducing them to agriculture. 

Chalk art by Heidi Jumper. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Integrated Waste Mangemant.

News Release

Earth Day celebration to take place in Downtown Hollister

The event will include booths offering environmental programs, resources, and interactive activities.

Robb Rodriguez, Tlaloc Zuniga and Mike Kirschmann. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Growing hearts and dreams at the San Benito County Jail 

A new program teaches practical gardening skills to inmates.

Blue Dot marks the location of the cluster of earthquakes on March 14 on 15. Photo from USGS.


12 earthquakes rattle Tres Pinos area

A guide to understanding earthquakes in San Benito County.

Nicole Masters and Greg Richardson lead a field activity. Photo by Jenna Fields.


Paicines Ranch hosts land management workshop 

Nicole Masters discusses ecosystem regeneration in agriculture.

The start of the de Anza trail in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Children and Youth

4th Annual Anza Trail Moonlight Walk is March 5

Get out and catch the "Golden Hour" with friends and family or do it on your own with the safety of volunteers there to help.

Spartans take off in Paicines Ranch race in Paicines, Ca.


Spartans descend on Paicines

Hardcore athletes came to the scenic Paicines Ranch to face numerous obstacles.

John Smith Landfill. Photo Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Housing / Land Use

Why the trash talk?

Digging into reasons the John Smith Road Landfill is looking to expand.


COLUMN: Road Warriors close ranks to fight wildfire danger

San Juan Canyon residents write about their efforts to protect their community and maintain an accessible road for emergency services.

Volunteers spent three hours removing the hemlock from the property's grassland. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Environment / Nature

Volunteers remove toxic, invasive hemlock from Nyland Property

They aim to restore native plants and make the property fire-safe.

Dan Lynch. Photo courtesy of Dan Lynch.


Musician and well-digger tapped to open San Benito Rodeo

Local violinist Dan Lynch will be performing the national anthem to kick things off.

Sirius. Photo by David Baumgartner.


Searching the Sky: Which is the brightest of them all?

David Baumgartner writes about his first computer and how he came up with his version of the top 20 brightest stars.

San Juan School students pose with the lumber. Photo by Jayne Ferreira.

Schools & Education

San Juan Bautista students learning to save pollinators

By creating garden beds with native plants, they aim to boost the monarch butterfly population.

Dipper Constellation. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Searching the Sky: circumpolar constellations

David Baumgartner writes about routes of constellations and how we can use them to navigate.