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Police & Fire

Hollister doctor’s license is suspended, Hazel Hawkins revokes privileges

Anesthesiologist Annamalai Ashokan faces charge of misdemeanor sexual battery in Chico incident.

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Children and Youth

Kids at the Park promotes healthy lifestyle

Event to celebrate growth of children by providing more than 40 interactive learning stations.

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San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

American Legion 69 visits Livermore Veterans Hospital

Local riders serve lunch and visit with those who have served our country.

New section of county building that house Whole Person Care and the HOME Resource Center. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Health

HOME Resource Center open house showcases new facilities

Phase Two development includes laundry, kitchen and computer lab.

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Children and Youth

Free summer lunch program for youth starts with June 10 BBQ

San Benito Health Foundation program will run from June 11 to July 26.

The view from the podium at the 2019 San Benito High School graduation. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Children and Youth

Staying safe on graduation weekend

First responders discuss dangers, offer tips to students and parents.

Protesters speak with onlookers outside of the San Benito County Public Health Services office during a May 31 protest. Photos by Heather Graham.

Health

Protesters picket public health department over vaccine exemption bill

Parents oppose SB 276, saying it puts medically fragile children at risk.

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Rockie Ruiz talks with BenitoLink as she works on her project at the Esperanza Center open house on May 22. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Features

Esperanza Center opens its doors

To recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, San Benito County Behavioral Health showcases its daytime activity facility.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas speaks at the centennial celebration of the San Benito County Free Library. Photos provided by the San Benito County Free Library.

Children and Youth

San Benito County Free Library celebrates centennial

Library first began in the basement of the old county courthouse.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas, Dolores Huerta, and legislative aide Rita Durgin. Photos provided by the Office of Assemblyman Robert Rivas.

Health

State Assembly passes Farmworker Housing Act of 2019

AB 1783, introduced by Assemblyman Robert Rivas, is expected to streamline the process to build farmworker housing on agricultural land.

Participating volunteers. Photo provided by Samela Perez.

Children and Youth

Clean-up event at Tres Pinos School a success

Parents, teachers and students volunteer their time despite the weather.

Shari Stevenson comes from a family of veterans. She is dedicated to serving all vets in San Benito County. Photo by John Chadwell.

BL Special Report

Shari Stevenson fights for vets

She first became aware of PTSD and Agent Orange as a teen. When her two sons joined the military, she learned what benefits would be available after their service. Now she serves all vets in San Benito County for the Veterans Administration.

Letter carriers taking part in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Photo provided.

Health

Letter carriers stamp out hunger

Nation's biggest food drive is Saturday, May 11.

The Sun Street Centers house on Sixth Street in Hollister. File photo.

Health

Sun Street Centers holds May 9 fundraiser

After a gap year in Medi-Cal funding, staff of local nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment facility take pay cut as they wait for October grant.

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Health

Rethink your drink events encourage residents to make healthy beverage choices

San Benito County Public Health Services invites residents to join statewide pledge to drink water or naturally-sweetened drinks instead of beverages with added sugars.