Santa Claus made his appearance at the end of the parade. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


San Juan Bautista parade returns

The Holiday of Lights brings San Benito County residents out to celebrate.

News Release

Cal Fish and Wildlife offers “Vamos A Pescar” grants to promote equitable access to fishing

Requirements for programs must be ethnically inclusive, family focused and metrocentric.

Rancho Santana School. Photo courtesy of the Hollister School District.


COMMENTARY: Rancho Santana School principal reflects on first semester

The Hollister School District writes that the approach to the new school is based on lessons learned from remote online learning.

Michael Reyes being tackled by Menlo defenders.


Balers fall short of finals

San Benito High School unable to stop big plays made by Menlo.

Kids get exercise during a health and fitness lesson at the Emergency Pop Up Camp hosted by the YMCA of San Benito County. Photos provided by YMCA.

News Release

San Benito County YMCA to hold camps for kids during Thanksgiving break

Break camps will be held from Nov. 22-24.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Necessary and beneficial

Randy Logue writes that he is against changing San Benito High School's name.

The Board of Trustees applaud Lara after they approved his action item to begin the process of changing the high school's name. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School District exploring changing school name

Consultant speaks to board on new Hollister high school.

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Public meetings for the week of Nov. 8

Discussions include cannabis regulations, homeless shelter and the state’s regional housing needs.

San Benito High School. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High awaits certification for softball field lighting

Demolition of classrooms begins in December; new classrooms and solar projects to come.

News Release

Local residents vote Ladd Lane as top school in county

Hollister Free Lance readers chose Ladd Lane as the No. 1 school in San Benito County for the second consecutive year, according to recently released results from the news organization’s community poll. 

Gifted Basketball. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

News Release

ESPN names SBHS top 5 Special Olympics Unified Champion school

The five schools were chosen for demonstrating an ongoing commitment to inclusion.

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News Release

Central Coast launches coalition to advance space and aeronautics in the region

San Benito County's role in the vision is in workforce development that includes expanding existing and developing new training programs at community colleges.

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Public meetings for the week of Nov. 1

Discussions include grants, housing programs and student discipline.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

Gavilan College announces 2021 Community Spirit Awards

Abraham Gonzales, representing a non-profit, the Sovereign Order of Malta and Salazar Painting chosen from San Benito County.

Ashley Maggiora. Scholarship recipeint. Photo courtesy of Goulds Water Technology.

News Release

Hollister student among nationwide list of scholarship recipients

 Ashley Maggiora was chosen based on academic standing, volunteerism and leadership skills.