A few new tasks have been added to Rena Dortch's day since the shelter-in-place order went into effect, but overall she said things are the same, just quieter. Photo by Leslie David.

San Benito Lifestyle

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat

Tres Pinos Post Office serves as central location for rural residents even during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Adam Lemke travels to both coasts in order to compete and build on his professional standings in racing circuits. Photos courtesy of Adam Lemke.

Sports & Recreation

17-year-old drifts into professional race car driving

Adam Lemke hits the track for fun and profit.

Vintage Camper Trailers club founder Paul Lacitinola poses near a trailer at Casa De Fruta. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito Lifestyle

Vintage Camper Trailers club founder speaks on hobby-turned-business

Paul Lacitinola plans Vintage Trailer Fest Rockabilly Rally for June.

Schools & Education

Emotional support dog calms kids at Sunnyslope Elementary School

Perla, a five-year-old English Labrador retriever, is every student’s friend.

Tim Murray poses in front of his 1978 GMC motorhome on March 6 at a gathering of the Vintage Camper Trailers club. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

Vintage trailer enthusiasts gather at Casa De Fruta

Four days of seminars demonstrate techniques in painting, lighting and other repairs.

Luis Valdez, playwright and founder of El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Luis Valdez: Papier-mache and the theater of change

In the first of two articles, the El Teatro Campesino founder speaks of his childhood and early beginnings.

Skippy with fellow horse Brave One. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

BackStretch Equine Rescue gives horses safety and dignity

Owner Dennis Barwick works to bring ailing ones back to health and places some with new owners.

Black tailed deer. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Lifestyle

Upcoming UC Master Gardeners class on integrated pest management

Learn how to solve pest problems in your garden while minimizing risks to people and the environment.

Director Rachel Romina and the San Benito Oriana Chorale. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Oriana Chorale sings of water and spring

Hollister group is seeking new voices for its diverse repertoire.

Tony Katschen and Nacho. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Partying with pit bulls

Hollister Animal Shelter hosts an adoption ‘Pittie Party.’

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

San Juan rose care workshop cancelled

Feb. 1 class at SJB Historical Park cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

The teaching room at the new Family Impact Center in Hollister. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Family Impact Center brings help to troubled families

Facility touted as a one-stop resource for those in need.

Halie Elliot. Photo provided by Sara Barclay.

San Benito Lifestyle

Gavilan students remember their peer Halie Elliott

Hit-and-run victim planned to study performing arts at Loyola Marymount University.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito Lifestyle

Bethany Community Church to honor four at Martin Luther King Jr. awards breakfast

Honorees include deacon John Payne, Gavilan College President Kathleen Rose, Indian Canyon chairperson Ann-Marie Sayers and El Teatro Campesino founder Luis Valdez.

Zack Freitas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Zack Freitas: Guitar heroes, aliens, and 8-tracks

Hollister musician prepares for single release party and tour.