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Mark and Jeanette Pulido at the Memorial Wall in 4th Street Eatery. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

4th Street Eatery honors armed forces with memorial wall

Photos pay tribute to San Benito County’s active and former service members.

Food from Miyako Japanese Restaurant.

Food / Dining

Where to get take-out food in San Benito County

Restaurants in Hollister, Dunneville, Aromas, and Tres Pinos offer options as stay-at-home order continues.

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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Photos provided by Swank Farms.

Agriculture

Swank Farms holds outdoor farmers market

Fruits, veggies, sweets and wine available every Saturday through October.

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JJ's Burgers owner Jesus Zavela. The burger joint is one of three San Juan Bautista restaurants participating in the Great Plates Delivered program. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Great Plates Delivered lends a hand to seniors and restaurants

State-sponsored meal program runs through mid-June and aims to provide free breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Store owner Bill Mifsud handing a purchase to customer Caleb Ecksteen. Photo by Frank Perez.

Business

Bill’s Bullpen prepares to reopen its doors

Hollister comic book shop resumes foot traffic May 20.

Adding a twist to a traditional pancake recipe can be a fun way to experiment in the kitchen. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Martin.

San Benito Lifestyle

Simple, delicious recipes to try at home

Jennifer Martin of Hollister offers cooking tips and meals to make with family.

El Teatro Campesino actors and performers give an in-class lesson in 2018. With the coronavirus pandemic, the San Juan Bautista-based theater is taking its education program online. All photos provided by El Teatro Campesino.

Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino brings puppet show online

Educational outreach program continues through video lessons and visual arts.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Science

Constellation of the Month: The Little Dipper

David Baumgartner writes about Ursa Minor, a constellation that includes the North Star.

Alex Esquivel at Lucky's. Esquivel is also a graphic artist. He was a fall 2019 intern in graphic art and continues to produce graphics for BenitoLink on a freelance basis while he continues his studies. Photo courtesy of Marisa Duran.

San Benito Lifestyle

Photography exhibit honors essential workers

Hollister photographer Marisa Duran teams up with San Benito Arts Council to display her work in a unique way.

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Still image from "Shootout at Tres Pinos," a three-minute film made by local teens Oliver and Finn Cross.

Art & Culture

Tres Pinos brothers take on 72-hour online film slam

Oliver and Finn Cross, 13-year-old twins, create their own Western movie.

San Benito High senior Nicolas Skardoutos, who is going to University of La Verne to play baseball, practicing in his backyard. Photo provided.

Schools & Education

Balers respond to COVID-19

San Benito High School students share how they are affected during the pandemic.

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Mary Margaret Lanning, creator and owner of Overall Fitness and Nutrition, demonstrates a straight arm plank. Photo courtesy of Mary Marguerite Lanning.

Health / Fitness

Tips for exercising at home

How to adopt, or maintain, fitness goals while sheltering in place.

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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.

Eddie, Christopher, Aaron and Lani Hoang. Photo courtesy of Eddie Hoang.

Business

Local music video says ‘Go Away Corona’

Miyako owner Eddie Hoang and family create and share a song to help lighten the mood during COVID-19.

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Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense Director Israel Ramirez with his wife Carmen and daughters Carmen, 14, and Miriam, 8. Photo provided.

Art & Culture

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo amid COVID-19

Two Hollister residents talk about planned festivities and how the pandemic has affected the holiday for them.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Housing / Land Use

Court order postpones evictions

For a limited time, renters are protected if their inability to pay is related to COVID-19. But they’ll still be responsible for unpaid rent.

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Intero Real Estate in Hollister. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Local real estate group gives back

Intero of Hollister provides relief funding for community nonprofits.

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Julio Salazar at the State Migrant Parent Conference in 2016 with Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola from UC Davis. Aguilar-Gaxiola is the director of UC Davis' Center for Reducing Health Disparities and professor of clinical internal medicine. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

Community member advocates for migrant students

Julio Salazar trains parents on how the school system works.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Searching the Sky: Glaring city lights put stars out of sight

David Baumgartner writes about light pollution and how it affects stargazing.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Transportation

Upcoming lane closure on Hwy 101 in Gilroy

Construction will include converting an inside shoulder to create space for an auxiliary lane.

About 120 trucks make daily roundtrips from Gilroy to the Graniterock Southside Road quarry. Photo by Leslie David.

Housing / Land Use

Graniterock moving more than 300,000 cubic yards of dirt to Southside quarry

The company is infilling parts of the mined land as part of the reclamation project.

Theresa Kovacs, 63, and Rick Sicurella, 66, are in a limbo like thousands of other RV full-timers. Photo by Kirti Bassendine.

Housing / Land Use

RV dwellers find temporary haven in San Benito County

Campground reservations are hard to come by during lockdown. COVID-19 situation leaves many in the lurch.

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