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Walkers head out from the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister during the 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 13. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito County walks a mile in her shoes

Men wearing red stilettos say no to sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Residents play in the water from Tres Pinos Creek that partly flooded Southside Road in spring 2019. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Spring blooms in San Benito County

Residents reflect on the changing landscape.

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Dave Eo, sushi chef and co-owner of Inaka. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Inaka: Sushi runs in the family

New Japanese restaurant in San Juan Bautista serves up delicious delights.

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Surrounded by her family, Railyn King (center) signed onto the University of Mount Olive. Photo courtesy of Baler News.

SBHS field hockey player heads to Division 2 university

Railyn King is first female San Benito High School student to receive scholarship to play field hockey in college.

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The San Benito Oriana Chorale practicing for two upcoming Bach to Rock concerts in May. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Local singers raise voices for upcoming performances

San Benito Oriana Chorale readying for two Bach to Rock concerts in May.

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Chef and SBHS culinary teacher Mike Fisher with junior Christian Oseguera. Oseguera said “I really enjoy this opportunity to have such a mentor." Photo by Becky Bonner.

Local culinary teacher launches project to give students job-seeking experience

Mike Fisher is working to help youth enter the foodservice industry.

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Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

SJB Historic Walking Trail dedication and open house planned for April 13

Saturday event starts at 9 a.m. with a dedication of the new map kiosk near the San Juan Bakery patio.

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Robert Walton near Frog's Summit in 2019. This picture shows some typical gear - climbing harness, BD belay/rappel device called an Air Traffic Controller, various carabiners, various sewn slings, and a belay sling (yellow) called a webolette. Photo courtesy of Brad Young.

Pinnacles Gateway Partners welcomes veteran rock climber

Robert Walton shares highlights from 42 years in the park.

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B&R's Riley Rossi helped out at the winter boutique selling potted succulents. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Spring shopping at B&R Farms' Blossom Boutique

Get ready for Easter and Mother's Day by visiting this spring Blossom Boutique on April 13-14.

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Paintings done by Ms. Toste’s Art One students. Photos by Diana Lopez.

Art exhibition displays student work on San Benito High School campus

Still life drawings, watercolor paintings and more displayed.

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Artist and San Benito Arts Council Board President Louise Ray and Supervisor Jim Gillio at the kickoff party for the 2019 Open Studio Art Tour on March 22, hosted by the San Benito Arts Council. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Arts Council presents Open Studio Art Tour in April

Forty-eight artists to display works in Aromas, Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

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Care package donations for active military troops. Photo provided by Gayla Jurevich.

Local teen and VFW collaborate for troop care packages

Christopher Jurevich collects items to support active military troops as part of his 4-H Emerald Star project.

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Students waiting for the winners to be called at the March 21 STEAM Fair. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

STEAM Fair connects students with science and art

San Benito County Office of Education hosts showcase of exhibits and demonstrations from grades four through eight.

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Third grade students throughout San Benito County learned about local agriculture at the March 19 Farm Day event. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bianchi.

San Benito County participates in Farm Day

Third-graders and 200 volunteers attend 29th annual event at Bolado Park.

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"Art is important because it allows us to be individuals both as the makers and as collectors," said local artist Michaela Graves. Photos courtesy of Michaela Graves.

Local artist’s journey begins with a New Year's resolution

Lifelong Hollister resident Michaela Graves talks art, inspiration and the courage to follow one’s passion.

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Success! The big payoff is a nice rest and taking in the view of San Juan Valley.  Photo by Karminder Brown

Despite clouds, big showing for 2nd Annual Moonlight Walk

A steady stream of young families, couples, small groups of friends and pet lovers attended the event.

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Francesca Giannotta (left) said she felt inspired to use the San Benito County Free Library after attending the March 17 Tea and Treasures Brunch. Giannotta is shown with Melinda Casillas. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Friends of the Library hosts annual fundraiser brunch

Event also raises public awareness of programs and services.

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San Benito County students at the California High School Rodeo Association’s Challenge of Champions rodeo. Photo courtesy of Nikki Bell.

Local athletes compete at Challenge of Champions rodeo

SBHS students place in multiple events.

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The cast of Newsies. Front row: Hannah Isom, Sarah Meza, Joey Rasmussen, James Carlo Araza. Second row: Camden Eggers, Corey Dickson, Kiana Medina, Aislinn Barnes, Grace Richards, Nick Rasmussen, Ben Arrington, Jake Hardy. Back row: Tyler Oelrich, Justin Cullumber, Dylan Warner, Bella Donati, Isaiah Ramirez, Nichole Cullumber, Daniel Miskin. Photo by Annette Dickson.

SBHS Drama Club to put on production of Newsies

Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899. Performances from March 29-30 and April 4-6.

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