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Education / Schools

San Juan Bautista to celebrate class of 2020 graduates

Several car processions to take place to celebrate students and their families.

Cattle are moved from one ranch to another along Highway 25 in South County. Photo by Shari Schmidt.

Agriculture

Moving cattle, Bitterwater style

South County resident Shari Schmidt writes about driving a herd of 120 stocker cattle in the southernmost part of San Benito County.

Inside the San Benito County Free Library, built in 1960. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library to offer curbside pickup service

Customers can request and pick up materials starting June 2.

Una Mas Saloon in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista council mulls closing bar over occupancy violations

Customers at Una Mas Saloon were reportedly shoulder-to-shoulder on Memorial Day, but owner says that’s false.

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Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police respond to shootings and arson over Memorial Day weekend

HPD investigating vehicle that crashed into barricades on San Benito Street.

Phil Esparza and Congressman Jimmy Panetta sort supplies collected during the farmworker relief drive on May 23. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Agriculture

Weekend relief drive gathers goods for farmworkers

Donations pile high at San Juan and Hollister fire stations.

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Satellite view of San Benito County with project location highlighted. Image courtesy of Goggle Earth and provided by Wayne Norton.

COMMUNITY OPINION: Stop personal attacks, let project stand on its own merits

SBC Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton writes about proposed development at Betabel.

Mark and Jeanette Pulido at the Memorial Wall in 4th Street Eatery. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

4th Street Eatery honors armed forces with memorial wall

Photos pay tribute to San Benito County’s active and former service members.

Hollister First Sundays Ride & Cruise

Date/Time June 07, 2020 to June 07, 2020 11:30 AM until 04:00 PM This event occurs monthly, Description This is a group motorcycle ride and car cruise down Highway 25 to King City and back from leaving from Hollister Powersports and ending at Johnny's Bar & Grill. We meet at 11:30 and roll at noon. All bikes,

Albert Bracamonte and family dining outside Hollister House. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Business / Economy

Outdoor dining opens on San Benito Street

Several restaurants take part in weekend street closure. Check out photos from the first day.

Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Where to get take-out food in San Juan Bautista

Local restaurants continue serving as stay-at-home order goes on.

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File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police makes arrests in May 8 shooting

One adult and one juvenile booked on charges of attempted murder.

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Government / Politics

Hollsiter initiating major citywide planning effort with new committee and website

City actively seeking to involve community in steering General Plan update process. First General Plan Advisory Committee will meet June 4.

Hollister Fire Department Farmworker Relief Drive, Tendremos una campaña de ayuda para trabajadores agrícolas

Date/Time May 23, 2020 to May 23, 2020 10:00 AM until 04:00 PM Description Hollister Fire Department Farmworker Relief Drive Tendremos una campaña de ayuda para trabajadores agrícolas Date May 23. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Fire Station 1: 110 Fifth Street. La estación de bomberos no.1: 110 de la Calle 5. You

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Commentary

COMMENTARY: McDowell Charity Trust-funded research for cancer leads to possible breakthrough

Betabel Project creator Rider McDowell writes about progress made in treating medulloblastoma, a form of pediatric brain cancer.