Rachel Logue and her faculty adviser, who recently went to Chicago to present some of their research. Photo provided by SBHS.

Schools & Education

SBHS alumna on journey to study Parkinson’s, brain injuries

Rachel Logue's project focuses on balance and movement issues in young children and elderly people with a goal of being able to help patients with Parkinson’s disease and children who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

Teacher Teresa Stevens and student Kayla Gonzalez at an October student-teacher lunch at Maze Middle School. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

Student-teacher lunches provide positive feedback at Maze Middle School

Students are recognized for being valuable classroom participants.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Schools & Education

SBHS Drama puts on two performances in November

Students to perform improvised ComedySportz show before putting on the mysterious Inn-Cognito.

Susana Valle and son Gael paint a rock together. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Schools & Education

Painting rocks at Calaveras Elementary

Parents and students spend Saturday revitalizing campus garden.

Photos provided by the Safe Kids Coalition of San Benito County.

Children and Youth

Safe Kids Coalition hosts Walk to School Day at R.O. Hardin

Over 200 participants learned about walking safely to school.

Children and Youth

Hollister science class holds climate change rally

Students demonstrate as other protests take place around the world.

Families play games during SPIN's family fun day at Dunne Park in June. Photo provided by Ricardo Cornejo.

Children and Youth

SPIN offers Spanish-language workshops for parents with special needs kids

Topics are chosen based on concerns raised in support groups.

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.