Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and County Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz cut the ribbon with youngsters from YMCA, officially opening McCarthy Street Park. Photos by John Chadwell.

Recreation

McCarthy Street Park opens

City applies for $16 million in grants to build more parks.

The Milky Way. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Searching the Sky: No telescope needed for this view

The first in a series of astronomy articles on stargazing.

Yamamoto Hula Ohana practicing. Photo courtesy of Jenny Camera Ray.

Recreation & Sports

Hollister Rec offers hula dance instruction

Yamamoto Hula Ohana also organizes and performs at community events.

A ticket booth is set between the aquatic center and football field. Photo by Diana Lopez.

Recreation & Sports

San Benito High gives sneak peek at aquatic center

Grand opening set for August 24.

Top Hatters Motorcycle Club Secretary "Q" dressed as Uncle Sam at the second annual trike night. Photo by Heather Graham.

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

Top Hatters MC race tricycles in fundraiser

The second annual “Trike Night” happened downtown during Hollister Rally.

Mike Corbin said his business was busy every day making custom seats as thousands came during 2019 Hollister Rally. Photo by John Chadwell.

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

2019 Hollister Rally promoters call unofficial event a success

Approximately 14,000 bikers participate over July 4th weekend.

The water tower at McCarthy Park has a 90-gallon bucket inside and is surrounded by synchronized water jets and waterfalls. Photo by John Chadwell.

Land Use

Revitalized McCarthy Park opens in August

Delay related to new water feature.

Photo provided by Graniterock.

Recreation & Sports

Graniterock and YMCA to host River Run

5k and family fun run to take place in August.

Photo provided by Council of San Benito County Governments.

Children and Youth

Kids at the Park promotes healthy lifestyle

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

The start of the de Anza trail in San Juan Bautista. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Land Use

Pinnacles Gateway Partners welcome de Anza Trail superintendent

Naomi Torres discusses the historic route that passes through San Juan Bautista.

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Recreation & Sports

Students participate in four-wheel drive safety clinic

Course at Hollister Hills tailored to teach off-road driving safety.

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.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Arts

SBSC Theatre Camp special registration on Memorial Day weekend

This year's summer camp "I Love Rock n Roll" will run Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28 at Sacred Heart School.

The road leading to the San Justo Reservoir is closed to public access. File Photo by Noe Magaña.

Land Use

Resident urges county to work on reopening San Justo Reservoir

Supervisors add their support, plan to dig into details at June meeting.

Fremont Peak also has sweeping views of the surrounding area. Photo by Ian Sills.

Children and Youth

Clear skies and telescopes draw crowds to Fremont Peak Observatory

Weekend programs offer lectures on the solar system, star clusters and black holes.