Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Red Ribbon festivities kick off with 5k run

Festival to follow on Nov. 2.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Del Mar Caregiving Center to host dementia workshop in Hollister

Educational program designed to help family caregivers of people living with dementia.

Project Homeless Connect. Photo provided.

Health

San Benito County’s homeless census report

Community Services and Workforce Development says results show decrease in local homelessness.

Alma Smith spoke at the Sept. 16 Hollister City Council meeting and said she never thought she would end up in a homeless shelter. Photos by John Chadwell.

Health

Homeless shelter residents praise program

Two describe their stay at the HOME Resource Center.

News

Results of the 2019 San Benito County Relay For Life Cancer Fundraiser

$127,223 raised locally to fight cancer.

Aztec dancers lead a peace march to the LULAC Health Fair on Sept. 14. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

LULAC peace march leads to health fair

Adults and youth stand in solidarity with immigrants.

Donnalou Ramirez is currently ranked seventh nationally. Photos provided by Donnalou Ramirez.

Sports & Recreation

Local female bodybuilder raises the bar

Donnalou Ramirez ranks seventh nationwide.

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Photos provided by San Benito High School.

Education / Schools

SBHS students work with virtual dissection table

Anatomage Table offers four, 3D interactive cadavers and thousands of case studies.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Flu season is around the corner

Californians urged to get the flu vaccine in September/October.

Supervisor Jim Gillio, Sandie Weis, Lisa Sears, Melanie Scherer, Susan Hilden, Adrian Sanchez, Barbara Rubio, Hollister Police Chief David Westrick, and Mayor Ignacio Velazquez. Photos by Karie Stephens.

San Benito Lifestyle

Mobile animal clinic snips 1,000th local pet

SNIP Bus returns to Hollister for low-cost spay and neuter options.

Photo provided by Hope Services.

Nonprofits

Hope Services receives funding for media and employment programs

Community Matching Impact Grant awarded to nonprofit focused on providing programs and services for the developmentally disabled and those with mental health needs in the Silicon Valley and the Central Coast.

Justin Heckman and daughter McKenzie after finishing the 2019 River Run 5k on Aug. 24 at the Graniterock quarry in Tres Pinos. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Sports & Recreation

Graniterock River Run draws excitement to Tres Pinos

5k and one-mile fun runs take participants inside an active quarry.

Community members of all ages were in attendance. Photos provided by Chuck Obeso-Bradley.

Health

Walking all night so someone may walk another day

20th annual San Benito County Relay for Life event raises $123,000 for cancer.

Homeless at Dunne Park in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

Homeless population drops in new count

It’s the second lowest number in San Benito County since 2011.

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The San Benito Health Foundation at 351 Felice Drive in Hollister. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Health

San Benito Health Foundation holds ribbon-cutting for green upgrades

Solar and other off-the-grid energy sources allow the clinic to operate during power outages.