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.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Friends of the Library to host 10th annual Tea and Treasures fundraiser

Fundraiser to feature brunch, raffle and silent auction.

Kindergarteners at Sunnyslope Elementary build towers out of straws and marshmallows. Photos by Kaitlyn Fontaine.

Schools & Education

Saturday Scholars sees students focus on STEM projects

Sixth day of instruction helps children in the Hollister School District with absences.

Group photo from Dr. Sharma's office: Vanessa Garcia, Linda Rodriguez, Cecelia Vasquez, Dr. Sharma and Henry Vinokurov. Photo by Leslie David.

Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: Dr. Sharma moves services to San Benito Health Foundation

Previously operated as San Benito County EyeCare since 1989 in Hollister and 2002 in Los Banos.

The Jan. 30 ribbon cutting officially marked that the Twin Oaks active senior community was open for business. Photos by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Ribbon cutting held for Twin Oaks senior housing development

First active senior community in San Benito County offers open floor plans and a clubhouse.

St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party at Ridgemark

Date/Time March 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020 09:00 PM until 12:00 AM Description Join the celebration at Ridgemark Golf Club's Saint Patricks's Day Party. Get there early for dinner and check out the updated menu at the newly renovated clubhouse. Then dance the night away to Glory's irresistible girl grooves! Location Ridgemark Golf Club