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Health / Fitness

1k Leprechaun Leap and Doggie Dash coming to Hollister

Morning run includes obstacle course at Dunne Park and pet show with prizes.

Yolanda Torres, owner of Una Mas Saloon. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Business

Una Mas Saloon opens in San Juan Bautista

New bar takes over former location of Mom and Pop’s.


The interior of the Kmart building after it closed in February 2020. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business

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.

Bitterwater-Tully School eighth graders and teacher Mrs. Nino by San Francisco City Hall. (Eighth graders are: Estrella B., Katherine B., Addison E., Olivia G., Rachel G., Colten G. and Victoria S.) Photo by Gail Ivens.

Art & Culture

Bitterwater-Tully eighth graders see “Hamilton”

Students from San Benito and Monterey counties take a trip to San Francisco and get a civics lesson.

Flying Colors members perform at the San Benito County Arts Showcase on Feb. 13. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Art & Culture

Thousands of San Benito students showcase their art

More than 1,200 works featured in mediums including pastel, poems and 3D printing.

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Nonprofits

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.

M-17 the Swan Nebula. Photo provided by David Baumgartner.

Science

Searching the Sky: The Messier Objects

David Baumgartner writes about taking part in a visual race through the night sky to try to get a glimpse of all 109 Messier Objects in a single night, from dusk to dawn.

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Mejka McMullen, Serena Barragan, Francisco Barragan and Samantha Slykas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Children and Youth

Hollister 4-H volunteers share their hearts on Valentine’s Day

Eighty-nine nursing facility residents to receive custom-made cards.

Santino Leahy, Angelo Hillstock and Kayla Salazar received the highest marks and moved to the final round where they each recited a second poem. Photo by Kaitlyn Fontaine.

Art & Culture

Local Poetry Out Loud competition sends student to state finals

Kayla Salazar will represent San Benito County in Sacramento in March.

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Sunrise Senior Apartments. Photo provided by CHISPA.

Housing / Land Use

CHISPA announces completion of new affordable senior housing development

Opening celebration for 49-unit apartment complex to be held Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. in Hollister.

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Nonprofits

Pet Friends offers low cost spay and neuter program

The program offers residents a lower co-payment for services through a voucher system and/or direct financing.

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Director Rachel Romina and the San Benito Oriana Chorale. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Oriana Chorale sings of water and spring

Hollister group is seeking new voices for its diverse repertoire.

A ribbon-cutting was held as the facility was dedicated. Photos provided by SBHS.

Sports & Recreation

SBHS wrestling facility dedicated to Judy Rider

The former school board member and wrestling supporter was a longtime teacher at Methodist Preschool.

Members of LULAC, Jovenes de Antaño and Hollister Recreation cut the ceremonial red ribbon for the EHAT Technical Center, located at 300 West Street in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Nonprofits

New technology center opens at Hollister Recreation

No cost to residents for access to 10 internet-connected computers and a printer.

A cap at the 2019 Gavilan College graduation. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Schools & Education

Alumnus remembers his time at Gavilan College

The campus was still under construction when Fernando Gonzalez attended.

Tony Katschen and Nacho. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Partying with pit bulls

Hollister Animal Shelter hosts an adoption ‘Pittie Party.’

Gemini constellation. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Constellation of the Month: Gemini the Twins

David Baumgartner writes about the twin constellation and how a local golf club dealt with unwanted light pollution.

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Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Transportation

San Juan Bautista considers downtown parking system

While the city expects pushback, it aims to create partnerships benefitting all stakeholders.

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