Gardening day at Chamberlain's Youth Services. File photo.

Nonprofits

Chamberlain’s Youth Services seeking board members

Looking for two individuals with good character, a strong commitment to nonprofit's mission and a willingness to use personal and professional resources to move the organization forward.

Stuff the Bus, put on by United Way of San Benito County. File Photo.

Nonprofits

Nonprofits roundtable tells of working through COVID-19

Leaders discuss plans for continuing delivery of services.

Patrick Ellis, CEO of Chamberlain's Youth Services. Photo provided.

Nonprofits

Chamberlain’s Youth Services Director steps into new role of Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Ellis to continue leading local nonprofit, Brenda Jimenez becomes Chief Programs Officer.

Photo provided by SNIP Bus.

Nonprofits

SNIP uses Community Foundation grant funds to provide spay and neuter services

Clinics held between January to May to reduce animal overpopulation and provide affordable services for pet owners in need.

Nelcy Pulido Cruz (left), her daughter Ruby Pulido(center left), neice Clara Elena (center right) and sister Esperanza Cruz (back right) pick up supplies to decorate their cars to join the census caravan. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

Census caravan rolls through westside Hollister

Project encourages participation in the 2020 Census before the reporting deadline on Oct. 31.

Photo provided by Chamberlain's Youth Services.

Nonprofits

Extra thanks from Chamberlain’s during extraordinary times

Donations to help with increase in payroll, utilities, personal protective equipment and items for foster youth.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 28 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty-five people have tested positive since February, 18 are active, 65 have recovered; State Senator Anna Caballero releases video PSA about importance of COVID-19 testing; library starts curbside pickup in June.

MACE member Al Gutierrez at the 2019 Cinco de Mayo dance gives an emotional speech about Adolfo Berlanga, the late owner of El Nopal Bakery in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Local scholarship organization ends after 50 years

MACE struggles to attract new members.

Volunteers for the Manger nonprofit at the New Harvest Church packaging dinner to give out. “I’ve been volunteering since the beginning. More people have shown up every week from volunteers to those benefiting from our services," said volunteer Janet Lezama. Photo provided by Community Foundation.

Nonprofits

Community Foundation grants over $100,000 to local nonprofits

COVID-19 Relief Fund helps provide a collective approach to addressing emergency needs.

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Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 27 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty-three people have tested positive since February, 16 are active, 65 have recovered; hair salons and barbershops can now reopen with guidelines; library to start online summer reading program in June.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 26 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Seventy-six people have tested positive since February, 12 active, 62 recovered; Pinnacles open to foot traffic and bicycles, vehicles not allowed except for campers with reservations; Chamber of Commerce to host May 28 business webinar.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 20 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-four people have tested positive since February, seven active, 55 have recovered; Covered CA offering special enrollment period; Office of Emergency Services to distribute free masks to businesses; upcoming May 22 county webinar on entertainment and sports.

JJ's Burgers owner Jesus Zavela. The burger joint is one of three San Juan Bautista restaurants participating in the Great Plates Delivered program. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Great Plates Delivered lends a hand to seniors and restaurants

State-sponsored meal program runs through mid-June and aims to provide free breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 19 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-three confirmed cases since February, seven of which are active, 54 recovered; agricultural businesses now eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans; HPD will continue with required registration of sex offenders with no changes despite executive order allowing agencies to register remotely.

JMM Dance Co. Founding Director Veronica Vasquez at the 2019 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. Dance Minds is one program offered by the Hollister dance studio. Photo by Matt Koller.

Business / Economy

JMM Dance Co. places in Startup Challenge Monterey Bay finals

San Benito dance studio competes for second year in a row. This year's challenge took place online and saw 31 finalists compete in four divisions.