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Shorter days have people feeling the blues

Seasonal depression can be seen as a harmless result of the time changes. However, in some cases it can lead to clinical diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder that demands it be taken seriously.

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211 directs county residents to services

Offered through United Way, callers get information on housing, jobs, veterans’ assistance, disaster alerts and more.

County logo provided by SBC Behavioral Health.


State funding provides new, expanded Behavior Health program for residents

PATHS program provides an array of services to children and youth that aim to support enhanced social/emotional development, improve social skills, school performance, and provide linkage to mental health and substance use disorder services.

Christina Soto and Dr. Kyle Hsu. Hsu said he played a small part in saving Soto's life by removing flesh-eating bacteria that made her sick. Photo provided by Christina Soto.


Christina Soto thanks first responders for saving her life

Homeless shelter manager bears gifts and gratitude a year after she was found unconscious.

Two linemen on a telephone pole. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Power shutoffs to hit San Benito County

Around 1,200 residents will be without power from around 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 until around 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28.

Police / Fire

Sheriff’s Office warns of counterfeit prescription drugs laced with fentanyl

Law enforcement has dealt with two recent overdose cases where the opioid is believed to be involved.

A smiling emoji sign in Hollister Super identifies black beans as a healthy choice. Photos by Noe Magaña.


Hollister Super highlights healthy options with emojis

Program in conjunction with county was nearly a year in the making.

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Red Ribbon festivities kick off with 5k run

Festival to follow on Nov. 2.

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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.


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.


Homeless shelter residents praise program

Two describe their stay at the HOME Resource Center.


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

$127,223 raised locally to fight cancer.

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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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Education / Schools

SBHS students work with virtual dissection table

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