Gavilan College Superintendent/President Kathleen Rose and Board of Trustees Vice President Mark Dover pause for a photo at the Sept. 7 gala. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Schools & Education

Gavilan College celebrates 100 years

Centennial highlights the past and looks forward.

Leadership Conference students surround the organizers and speakers on the first day. Photo provided by Gavilan College.

Schools & Education

Community leaders join Gavilan College at Youth Leadership Conference

High school and community college students learn leadership and organizational skills.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

San Benito LULAC receives Ford Driving Dreams grant

$10,000 awarded to help SBHS and San Andreas students graduate on time and be prepared for college.

Custom Fundraising Solutions San Jose owner Sam St.Germain (right) listens to a potential customer at the Aug. 25 mattress sale at SBHS. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Schools & Education

Mattress sale raises money for SBHS band program

Event nets $2,800 to help with future competitions and purchases.

Gavilan College site in downtown Hollister. File photo.

News

Open seat on Measure X Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

Gavilan College accepts new applications following the resignation of support organization representative.

Inside the San Benito County Free Library, built in 1960. A city resolution said it is undersized for the programs it provides. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister council passes support resolution for library expansion

Facility is undersized for the number of programs it provides.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: On HSD and 2020 Census

Aurelio Zuniga writes that HSD Superintendent Ochoa's participation in the 2020 Census could help secure additional federal funding.

The San Benito High School Board of Trustees at an Aug. 27 meeting, where they heard from parents and a special education teacher about alleged inappropriate behavior in a classroom. Photos by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

SBHS trustees hear criticism over alleged inappropriate behavior

Parents and a special education teacher voice dismay with school board and administrators.

Current ASB President Maya Villegas cut the ceremonial ribbon for the Aug. 24 grand opening. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Features

Build it and they will come

Grand opening of new SBHS athletic facilities draws people of all ages.

SBHS Assistant Principals Deborah Armstrong and Laurie Chavez. Photo provided.

News

SBHS welcomes new assistant principals

Deborah Armstrong to handle the multi-tiered support system, Laurie Chavez to take on safety and discipline.

Parents and educators held signs in silence at the SBHS board meeting on Aug. 14 as speakers spoke of their concerns about alleged incidents in a special ed classroom. Photo by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

SBHS parents and educators speak out on allegations of inappropriate behavior

Special education leader vows to advocate for students who cannot speak for themselves.

Superintendent Diego Ochoa said as a Spanish speaker he could be a familiar voice to convince people to take part in the 2020 Census. Photo by John Chadwell.

News

HSD Superintendent Ochoa gets pushback on working with 2020 Census

Two trustees object to his wish to volunteer for a city and county effort to maximize turnout.

San Juan School. File photo.

News

Aromas, San Juan schools let out early

Gas leak and power outage on the first day of school.

Attendees tour the new classroom after the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Chamberlain’s opens new classroom

Keith Thompson Non-Public School serves students with complex needs.

SBHS Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum said he wanted an opportunity for the district to share with Benitolink as much about the investigation as possible. Photo by John Chadwell.

Children and Youth

SBHS superintendent discusses claims of inappropriate behavior in special ed class

Parents have heard allegations of nude photos, a porn video, foul language and bullying, and school administrators say they can't share what actually occurred.