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Toy Drive in Hollister brings holiday spirit

Residents come together giving gifts to others.

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It took Josh Oelrich 10 years of research and five years to write his first book. He hopes the following four in the series will only take him five years. Photo by John Chadwell.

Local author makes Best Of list with debut book

Josh Oelrich releases first of a five-volume sci-fi fantasy series.

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Contributing artist Dylan Sandstrom and wife Courtney showed the artwork they won in the raffle. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Small is the new big at art exhibit’s closing reception

SBC Arts Council party celebrates local creators.

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Rolling hills near the Vergeles Fault. Photo by Ilia Carson-Letelier.

San Benito Geology: All Your Faults

This is the third in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. This topic is the Calaveras Fault and other local faults.

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Lilla Bell and Beth Hitchcock will compete in the Last Chance Jackpot Dec. 7  for a spot in the Champions Dual on Dec. 8. Photo courtesy Nikki Bell.

Local cowgirls set to compete in Las Vegas

First time roping calves in Sin City.

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Holidays in Hollister is located at 5280 Fairview Road. Photo by Becky Bonner.

B&R Farms hosts Holidays in Hollister shopping event

Lots of unique, locally made products gathered in one spot Dec. 8 and 15.

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The Snip Bus comes to Hollister Dec. 7, 8 and 9. Photo courtesy of Snip Bus Facebook Page.

Spay and Neuter clinic coming to Hollister

Low-cost Snip Bus clinic arrives in December.

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Mike Corbin wanted a diner where customers could be in a biker-friendly atmosphere while waiting for their custom-made seats. Photo by John Chadwell.

Wizard’s Cafe: It’s all about the experience

Mike Corbin is a motorcycle guy and his motorcycle seat business is known around the world, so when riders come to check out his factory or buy a custom-made seat, they can relax and visit his diner.

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After the parade people could meet Santa (played by resident Max Martinez). Photo by Becky Bonner.

Holiday of Lights Parade brings cheer to San Juan Bautista

13th annual Rotary event features a visit from Santa.

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Foster grandparent volunteers assist in the community

Seniors Council works to recruit, train and support low-income senior volunteers to assist preschool through third grade kids.

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Santa Claus is coming to the San Benito County Free Library

Community members invited to participate in 12th annual Holiday Program.

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Checking the creek bed for bird activity. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito birders skip the crowds on Black Friday

Instead, they took a nature walk for #optoutside.

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Women's residential location in downtown Hollister. Photo provided by Sun Street Centers.

12 Days of Giving supports Sun Street Centers

First year inclusion for local recovery program.

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Heidi Jumper explained how boxes have been placed under pieces of art so event participants can place raffle tickets in the boxes of pieces they hope to win. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Arts Council hosts small-scale artwork exhibit and raffle

Closing party Nov. 30 for show representing more than 30 artists in various media.

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Just like home. Photo provided by Emmaus House.

Emmaus House taking part in 12 Days of Giving

Holiday campaign starts December 1.

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Riding in the 2018 Lights On Parade. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Holiday parade lights up downtown Hollister

Locals line San Benito Street to observe parade, car display and tree decorating contest.

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Mr. O's Jazz Band in 2017. Photo provided.

Christmas performing arts celebration

Free event offers a mix of musical styles with a holiday theme.

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Sixteen local businesses are joining forces for Small Business Saturday. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Small Business Saturday comes to downtown Hollister

Sixteen merchants participating this year.

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On raising her turkeys, Lisa Knutson stated, “The animals have to be happy. They cannot be stressed." Photo courtesy of Rob Fisher.

Local turkeys make for big Thanksgiving feasts

Pasture Chick Ranch has a waiting list of loyal customers.

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Attendees showed support of honorees by waving their napkins in the air. Photo courtesy of Marisa Duran photograpy.

Local individuals and groups honored on National Philanthropy Day

Recognized for their efforts to make San Benito County a better place.

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