Photo courtesy of Kaiya Dickens.

Features

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Kaiya Dickens

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.

Mary Ann and Ray Barragan. Courtesy of Golden Memorial Insurance.

Features

Ray Barragan, from garlic grinder to a leader in burial insurance

The family continues his business and legacy of good works.

Photo courtesy of Mack Richards.

Features

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Mack Richards

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.

Students watch a presentation in the first week back at school. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Cord.

Children and Youth

Classes resume in Aromas-San Juan School District

Teachers, students and staff glad to be back in person.

A student stocks the San Benito High School pantry. Photo courtesy of Jim Lewis.

Schools & Education

SBHS-Food Bank partnership reintroduces ‘choice,’ removes ‘stigma’

Campus pantry prepares to serve up to 1,000 students and their families.

San Benito High School seniors Cathy Nguyen, Kiani McKeon and Eddie Schmidt. Photo by Olivia Madera.

Schools & Education

On the road to college during the pandemic

High school seniors face new challenges when it comes to applying to universities.

Ukulele student Sydney Luna poses with school instrument. Photo by Dreia Luna.

Art & Culture

Hollister third graders pluck away in ukulele program

HSD and San Benito Arts Council launch new collaboration.

Art & Culture

Local student earns honorable mention at state poetry competition

Angelo Hillstock shares his poem about the pandemic.

Local students enrolled in YMCA's Excel Beyond the Bell program participated a kindness campaign—spreading positive messages around Sunnyslope School. Photo courtesy of YMCA of San Benito County.

Children and Youth

Excel Beyond the Bell continues helping families

YMCA program gives San Benito County students a place away from home to participate in distance learning.

Left: First place winner Angelo Hillstock, SBHS, Grade 10. Top right: runner up Kayla Salazar, SBHS, Grade 10. Bottom right: second runner up Julia Magdei, SBHS, Grade 10. Photos courtesy of SBC Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Poetry Out Loud competition moves online

San Benito County high school students face off on Zoom; three move to the state contest in March.

Luis Valdez directing a staged reading of "Valley of the Heart." Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Gavilan College offers class on the dramatic works of Luis Valdez

Students will get an in-depth look at the plays and films of the founder of El Teatro Campesino.

Photo courtesy of Shoe Palace. Faces have been covered for the youth's privacy.

Education / Schools

Pilot program at SBC Juvenile Hall aims to change youth behavior

Shoe Palace and facility supervisors are encouraged by the results.

San Benito High School. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

Sports set to return to San Benito High School

Fall season could start as soon as Jan. 16.

Mickie Luna and her family take a break from making tamales to take a picture prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Mickie Luna.

Schools & Education

Former Hollister Councilwoman raises funds for caps and gowns

Mickie Luna uses an old family tamal recipe to help the community.

Ladd Lane Elementary School. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

HSD considers reopening to small on-campus cohorts in spring

Plan would require willingness of students and teachers to return to in-person instruction.