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Photo courtesy of YMCA of San Benito County.

Children and Youth

YMCA of San Benito County program works to support families during distance learning

Excel Beyond the Bell offers lifeline to working parents seeking help with childcare.

Previous Chamberlain’s resident Alimah with her son Khaine and husband Vincent on a recent visit. Photo provided by Chamberlain's.

Nonprofits

Chamberlain’s Youth Services staff reunites with former resident

At 21 years old, Alimah is currently trekking her way through school and doing a good job managing the challenges life throws us all.

Stuff the Bus, put on by United Way of San Benito County. File Photo.

Nonprofits

United Way calling for ‘Stuff the Bus’ volunteers

Volunteers will be given a timeframe to help fill backpacks, in order to comply with social distancing requirements.


Stadium at San Benito High School. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Sports & Recreation

SBHS football returns to practice, then packs it back in

Sports programs stop all activities and receive revamped sport schedules following county’s inclusion on state COVID-19 monitoring list.

The Sakaguchi family at Inaka. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan’s Third Street makeover keeps restaurants from fully closing

Owners speak about outdoor dining on the main thoroughfare.

Families in line at the June 13 relief drive in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health

Feeding the Frontline drive-thru events planned for August

San Benito Health Foundation and other organizations to distribute food to families in need during COVID-19 pandemic.

Calera Wine Company currently hosts wine tastings outside with views of the surrounding hills. Photo courtesy of Calera Wine Company.

Food / Dining

San Benito County wineries continue tastings amid COVID-19

Eden Rift, Calera and DeRose talk about the virus’ impact and providing a safe experience for customers.

Christian Clifford in front of Mission San Juan Bautista during his mission walk. Photo courtesy of Christian Clifford.

San Benito Lifestyle

Walking the California Missions

Christian Clifford becomes 49th person since 2013 to complete ‘El Camino Real de California.’

Photo provided by David Baumgartner.

Science

Searching the Sky: The best shooting stars this summer

David Baumgartner writes that the best nights to observe upcoming meteor showers is Aug. 11-12.

Calavera Coffee owner Evan Morris takes an order from a customer. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Calavera Coffee opens at new location in Hollister

Owner Evan Morris is pleased with the first day of business.

Andres Gutierrez with the Ladies of San Juan. Photo courtesy of Lupe Valdez.

Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino remembers performer Andres Gutierrez

A San Juan Bautista fixture finds peace after struggling with PTSD and COVID-19.

Frances and Joe Ostenson, proprietors of Mr. O's Academy of the Arts in Hollister. Photo by Andrew Pearson.

Art & Culture

Mr. O’s Academy of the Arts closing

Hollister institution ‘helped everyone get involved with music.’

Stylist Cindy Gilroy cuts hair outside of the salon Country Cuts in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Business / Economy

Personal care business owners discuss working outdoors

Newest state guidelines allow hair salons and barbershops to serve clients on the sidewalk.

Akira Boch makes his acceptance speech for "Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience" at the 2020 Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, which streamed live on July 18. Photo courtesy of the Television Academy via Invision/AP.

Art & Culture

Documentary by former San Juan resident wins L.A. Area Emmy

Akira Boch’s ‘Masters of Modern Design’ focuses on five Japanese American artists, their experiences during WWII and the impact it had on their work.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education / Schools

SBHS gives scheduled start dates for athletics

Fall season official start date is scheduled for Dec. 14.

Ricky and Lana Villegas. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Art & Culture

San Benito Arts Council curbside fundraiser brings out the community

‘Farm to Your Table’ dinner provides a meal to eat at home.

Server wearing personal protective equipment delivers fair food order to Audrey Johnson's car window. Johnson and her kids waited in line at Bolado Park during the Fair Food Fest put on from July 17-19. Photo courtesy of Audrey Johnson.

San Benito Lifestyle

County Fair hosts drive-thru food fest at Bolado Park

Dara Tobias and crew spend the weekend serving up corn dogs and funnel cakes to 300 carloads of guests.

Book drive organizer Kaitlyn Fontaine readies books for distribution to local youth. Photo by Leslie David.

Children and Youth

For the Love of Reading

Thousands of kids’ books collected in drive are redistributed free at local schools.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister Heroes 5K virtual run planned for July 25

Runners can track their own time and create individualized 5K courses.

Artist Ruth Asawa creating a looped wire structure (circa 1957). Photo courtesy of Akira Boch.

Art & Culture

Former San Juan resident nominated for L.A. Area Emmy

Akira Boch documents WWII-era mass incarceration of Japanese Americans.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Transportation

Hwy 101 ramps at Wildhorse Road near King City to remain closed

Motorists can expect delays of up to 10 minutes while roadwork continues through August.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Transportation

Caltrans awards scholarships to District 5 students

$1,000 scholarships awarded to five college bound seniors pursuing a career in transportation.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Transportation

Monterey Bay Community Power offers electric car charging webinar

Free presentation to cover infrastructure, length of time to charge and more.

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