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Robin Pollard clears weeds to the compost bin to give flowers more room to grow

Vista Park Hill Community Garden Open to New Members

Started in 1999, Vista Park Hill Community Garden is a free opportunity for members of the community to grow their own plants while taking in aerial views of San Benito County

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CASA: Making a difference in the lives of foster care children

CASA Advocate Ron Martin and Executive Director Esther Curtice share the joys and breadth of being a child advocate for foster care children in San Benito County.

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Bar SZ Ranch builds experiences with youth and family camps

The Bar SZ Ranch will continue its Junior Wrangler and Junior Wrangler Internship camps, while extending camp opportunities to families who are interested in learning about ranch life together

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Local nonprofits step up to help animals in need in San Benito County

Local non-profits work with the community and Hollister Animal Shelter in efforts to support abandoned, lost, abused, and surrendered animals in San Benito County

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Councilman Ray Friend and Supervisor Mark Medina hand out guitars to students during summer 2017 free classes.

Free Summer Guitars/Lessons: Guitars Not Guns to Partner with Youth Alliance

Guitars Not Guns San Benito County Chapter to partner with Youth Alliance for free guitars/lessons this summer. Community Volunteers Needed.

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Emmaus House helps women find safety and independence after abuse

Emmaus House, the only shelter for abused women and children in San Benito County, is a place of safety for women and children escaping abusive relationships, such as Jasmine Stone.

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San Benito County Business Expo & Job Fair

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Business Expo & Job Fair on April 12, 2018, from 3-7 PM at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, featuring businesses from our area

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Members of the Chavez family came to Wednesday's track and field meet to support current athletes and to participate in the alumni lap. From left to right: Marielva Chavez Class of 1990, Ralph Chavez Class of 1989, Cuco Chavez Class of 1964, Laurie Chavez Class of 1996, Cuco Chavez Class of 2032, and Cuco Chavez Class of 1998.

Multiple generations of Haybalers reflect on Andy Hardin Stadium before construction on a new facility begins

As current track and field athletes competed Wednesday in the last home track and field meet that will be held on Andy Hardin Stadium's dirt track, members of the community shared their own memories

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The Hollister Earthquakes Drill Team performed in 1984. Courtesy of SBCHS.

Celebrate the History of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade

The parade route has changed over the years, but the excitement of previewing performers and their mounts hasn’t changed since 1932.

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Smooooth Dinner Jazz at Mangia Italian Kitchen Thursdays

Hollister neighborhood restaurant Mangia provides atmosphere, prime rib and mood lifting jazz on Thursday nights.

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New housing units are still within the growth rate under the city's growth management plan. Photos by John Chadwell.

What is smart growth?

Local politicians and county residents explain what smart growth means to them

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Regional Crystal Apple Award Given to Two Local Teachers

Local teachers Donald (Chip) Gauvreau and Amanda McCraw were selected as two of this year's KSBW's Crystal Apple Award recipients due to being "remarkable and inspiring local teachers"

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Jesse Ortiz with Calaveras students Photo by Gabriel Gonzalez

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: Quiet custodian by day, drummer by night

Seventh graders Luis Garcia and Victor Sanchez write about someone they admire, Calaveras lead custodian, Jesse Ortiz.

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Bear Valley Schoolhouse today. Photo courtesy Timothy Babalis.

Pinnacles plans to preserve schoolhouse traditions

Pinnacles National Park purchases Bear Valley Schoolhouse to preserve it's historical significance and support community traditions.

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Ukulele clinic and concert benefit The Rozas House Org., Inc.

Ukuleles took center stage in San Juan Bautista at clinic and concert.

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Parker shared that he traditionally makes Irish-style potatoes and cabbage. Photo obtained from simplypotatoes.com.

Two St. Patrick’s Day Recipes: sharing Irish culture through food

Vince Parker, Hollister resident and San Benito High School teacher, celebrates St.Patrick's Day every year by cooking traditional Irish dishes for family and friends

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Hispanic Chamber Hosts Business Networking

Hispanic Chamber will host a free business networking event in downtown Hollister on March 21.

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Leon attends Montana State University on a scholarship as one of their NCAA D1 athletes. Photo credit Montana State.

Hollister resident, Anzar graduate breaks a four-minute mile at Montana State University

Diego Leon of Hollister has the 13th-fastest mile time in the U.S. for an NCAA D1 male athlete in the 2017-18 indoor track season.

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Walking San Benito: The Path of the Padres

This is the twenty-fourth (and final) in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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