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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.

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


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.

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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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.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista council approves outdoor business operations on Third Street

Program will run at least six months to help local merchants.

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Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan Unified School District rolls out WiFi-enabled school buses

Students can access remote learning content while maintaining social distancing.

Charlene McKowen at the Anzar High School Garden. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Anzar High School garden helps feed teachers

Former principal Charlene McKowen assembles boxes of produce grown on campus.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista considers using Third Street for outdoor dining

Main thoroughfare could become a temporary one-way street, allowing restaurants and businesses to use curbside space.

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San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista looks to reopen parts of city

Working in accord with state rules, City Council discusses expanding outdoor dining, waiving business license fees, and orders the post office lobby open 24/7.

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San Juan Bautista City Councilman Dan De Vries (middle) during a May 21 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

SJB Councilman receives misdemeanor, probation for 2019 domestic disturbance

Court orders Dan De Vries to attend counseling meetings.

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Education / Schools

ASJUSD partners with Rotary SJB to provide internet access to students

Over 100 households in the district do not have internet access at home.

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Anzar High School students Paulo and Zoraya Sexton do their school work during the shelter in place. Photo provided.

Schools & Education

Anzar High students adapt to new instruction format

Anticipating the shutdown helped smooth the transition to remote learning.

A yellow "OK" sign hangs in the window of a San Juan Bautista home. The sign is part of a community wellness program that allows neighbors to communicate without using electronic devices. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista uses color code to check in with residents

Community wellness program asks locals to put cards in their windows—yellow if okay and red if they need non-emergency assistance.

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