Julianna O'Hara paints in the studio with oils. Photo courtesy of Julianna O'Hara.

Art & Culture

Artists offer virtual studio tour

San Benito County Arts Council hosts online show during COVID-19 pandemic.

Del Curto Brothers Construction broke ground Sept. 5 for the new Epicenter that will serve as a meeting place for San Benito County nonprofits. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Community Foundation breaks ground on 400 block project

New nonprofit headquarters known as the Epicenter expected to be open at the end of 2021.

Linda Lampe, owner of outreach center My Father’s House and pastor with Hollister Community Outreach, prepares food for Hollister homeless. File photo by John Chadwell.

Nonprofits

Hollister Community Outreach offers free food boxes on Sept. 12

Distribution begins at 2 p.m. at Worth Saving thrift store.

Chamberlain's kids making a recipe by California Giant. Photo provided by Chamberlain's Youth Services.

Nonprofits

California Giant launches ‘Spreading Smiles’

Chamberlain's Youth Services featured in campaign.

Special Ed teachers Monique Armstrong-Land and Jesus Godoy. Photo provided by Chamberlain's Youth Services.

Nonprofits

Keith Thompson Non-Public School welcomes new teachers for the school year

Chamberlain's Youth Services writes that Monique Armstrong-Land and Jesus Godoy will bring a vast amount of knowledge and talents to the classroom.

Red Cross volunteer Robyn Cohen at St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Red Cross volunteers have short stay at St. Francis Retreat

Members deployed to provide shelter, food and medical services to those affected by regional wildfires.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Nonprofits

San Benito Stage Company to host take-out dinner fundraiser and auction

Delivery options available for seniors and those with health issues.

Photo courtesy of Hope Harvest Festival.

Nonprofits

Nonprofit pumpkin patch planned for Oct. 3-4 in K-Mart parking lot

The location allows for social distancing, but will have no vendors or food sales.

Matt Morrison. Photo provided by Chamberlain's Youth Services.

Education / Schools

Changes at Chamberlain’s Keith Thompson Non-Public School

Special education teacher Matt Morrison has accepted a new position at a local public school district.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Nonprofits

San Benito Gives Community Auction goes online

Each participating nonprofit will secure items to offer on their page at the auction website.

Charles River Labs Hollister Plant Manager Robin Schweiger presenting a check to CASA Executive Director Esther Curtice. Photo provided by CASA.

Nonprofits

CASA receives donation from Charles River Labs

Company employees have a long history of involvement with CASA; from organizing and hosting lunchtime fundraisers, to collecting and wrapping pajamas, games, and gift cards for youth during the holidays.

Community FoodBank Executive Director Nancy Frusetta Moore. Photo courtesy of Community FoodBank.

Nonprofits

Community FoodBank selects new executive director

Nancy Frusetta Moore will begin her role on Aug. 11.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

July 21 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

486 people have tested positive since February, 68 are active patients, 416 have recovered; landfill operating under normal business hours; deadline for county business relief grant program extended to July 27; deadline for nonprofit recovery grants extended to July 31.

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.