Recreation

Anzar High sophomore Santino Leahy is headed to the Poetry Out Loud championship in Sacramento. Photo courtesy of San Benito Arts Council.

High school students recite poetry at Arts Council event

Anzar High sophomore heading to Poetry Out Loud state championship in Sacramento.

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Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. Photo provided.

Bilingual Family Story Time at the San Benito County Free Library

Children and their families invited to enjoy story time Thursdays from 4 p.m to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 7.

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Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Pinnacles National Park reopens

All trails open at this time, Balconies Cave closed due to a rockslide.

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Jon Kaplan's Ghost Bike on Highway 25. Photo provided by Almaden Cycle Touring Club.

Ghost Bike a haunting reminder of cyclist’s death

Memorial marks site where Jon Kaplan was hit by motorist on Highway 25 in Paicines.

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Fran and Sean Fitzharris inside the Brewery Twenty Five taproom in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Frank Perez.

San Francisco Beer Week coming to San Juan Bautista

Brewery Twenty Five participating in February event aimed at highlighting breweries across the Bay Area.

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Pinnacles National Park. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government shutdown continues to impact Pinnacles National Park

Fourth week brings rock slide, concerns for ecosystem.

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Current restrooms at Verutti Park in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista Planning Commission delays park bathroom construction

Public airs concerns over design and security at Verutti Park.

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An unrecognizable Kirk Ward as bad guy Calvin Clay in new series Wayne. Photo courtesy of YouTube Premium.

Kirk Ward, Season Two

Hollister-born actor and TV producer has a new series called ‘Wayne’ on YouTube Premium.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Congressman Panetta introduces legislation to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area

Clear Creek was closed to the public in 2008 due to potential risk by naturally occurring asbestos.

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Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Ongoing federal government shutdown ends its third week

Pinnacles National Park mostly closed; retail traffic down in Paicines and Tres Pinos.

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Pinnacles National Park. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government shutdown affects local public lands

Pinnacles National Park East entrance is closed. West entrance has limited services.

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Pinnacles National Park. Photo by John Chadwell.

Pinnacles East Entrance limited to campers with reservations. West remains open.

Visitor services limited within Pinnacles National Park Public access through West Entrance. East Entrance open only to campers with reservations. 

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File photo by Joshua Miller.

Hollister police take part in bike giveaway

Over 80 bikes contributed to community.

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Runners at the 10 Mile starting line in early 2018. Photos provided by Amalia Ellis.

Mission 10 race returns in January

Registration now open for 36th annual run.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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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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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Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

Inclusive and bilingual dance classes for the community

Enrollment for new session of dance classes with JMM Dance Co. now open with additional locations.

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San Benito Historical Park. BenitoLink file photo.

Skip the crowds and opt outside for Black Friday

REACH San Benito Parks Foundation is sponsoring a morning of birding in the Historical Park.

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Dolly with staff of LA Zoo, Pinnacles National Park Foundation and Pinnacles National Park condor crew. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Condor ambassador Dolly returns to Pinnacles

Non-releasable bird visits place of hatching to help raise funds.

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