More than just classrooms, SBHS special education facilities include a sensory room, speech and language center, modified P.E. classroom, an educationally related counseling space, and transition classroom for adult students who spend much of their day in the community. Photo provided by SBHS.

Education / Schools

SBHS Life Skills facilities get upgrade

Architects worked with San Benito High School's special education staff to plan amenities for learning spaces in the centralized facility.

Students at Bulldog Boxing Gym in Hollister. Photo provided.

Health / Fitness

Bulldog Boxing Gym thanks Community Foundation

Grant funding helps gym meet goals and provide for local at-risk youth.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health / Fitness

1k Leprechaun Leap and Doggie Dash coming to Hollister

Morning run includes obstacle course at Dunne Park and pet show with prizes.

Yolanda Torres, owner of Una Mas Saloon. Photos by Robert Eliason.


Una Mas Saloon opens in San Juan Bautista

New bar takes over former location of Mom and Pop’s.

Marcus Edwards, general manager of Jardines, said changing to paper straws was a no brainer. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Environment / Nature

San Juan Bautista moves to ban single-use plastics

Businesses have until May 15 to comply.

San Benito High School main administration building. File photo.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2020: School Bond Measures L, M and R

SBHS, Aromas-San Juan Unified and Cabrillo seek millions in funding.

The interior of the Kmart building after it closed in February 2020. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Former Kmart employee recalls four decades with Hollister retailer

Luzann Garcia forged relationships with families and the greater community.

Ginger Ross, Janet Mayou and Bronson LoBue. Mayou came up with the idea of feeding breakfast to all Tres Pinos School students. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Schools & Education

Tres Pinos School working to bring back breakfast program

Filling ‘a great unmet need’ led to improved academic achievement.

San Benito Stage Company Casino Night

Date/Time March 21, 2020 to March 21, 2020 06:00 PM until 09:00 PM Description San Benito Stage Company's annual fundraiser with casino style games, food, beverage, silent auction, raffle and entertainment. Come have a fun night out and or help support your community theatre. Date: March 21, 2020. Time: 6-9 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Building.

Hollister Exchange Club Crab Crack and Dance

Date/Time March 21, 2020 to March 21, 2020 05:30 PM Description Dance to the music of the Sake Bombs featuring “The Voice” contestant and Hollister native Johnny Sanchez at this year’s Hollister Exchange Club Crab Crack March 21, 2020, at the San Benito Fair Pavilion, Tres Pinos. This event is a local favorite with all

Age Well Drive Smart Presentation

Date/Time February 27, 2020 to February 27, 2020 01:00 PM until 04:00 PM Description The California Highway Patrol’s Hollister-Gilroy Area office and its Senior Volunteers are presenting a free driving seminar/presentation at the Hollister Senior Center. The program is called, “Age Well Drive Smart” and is aimed at the community’s senior driver segment. The presentation

San Benito High School administration building. Photo provided by SBHS.

Education / Schools

SBHS named to 10th annual AP District Honor Roll

More than one in four SBHS students is enrolled in an AP course this year, and the school’s nearly 70% AP exam pass rate in 2018-19 outperformed both the state and global rates for the third consecutive year.

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Hollister Councilman Marty Richman said he wanted to testify under oath because his honor was important to him and said that he could be convicted for perjury if he lied. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister council vote to censure members Richman and Spencer fails

Lenoir casts tiebreaker, saying ‘I just can’t see my way to do that.’

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

1K Leprechaun Leap Fun Run

Date/Time March 14, 2020 to March 14, 2020 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM Description Start your Saint Patrick's Saturday morning weekend in historic downtown Hollister. Wear green and get ready to enjoy a beautiful morning run that includes an obstacle course at Dunne Park. Responsible dog owners are welcome, Dogs must be on a leash.