Recreation

Residents play in the water from Tres Pinos Creek that partly flooded Southside Road in spring 2019. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Spring blooms in San Benito County

Residents reflect on the changing landscape.

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The San Benito Oriana Chorale practicing for two upcoming Bach to Rock concerts in May. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Local singers raise voices for upcoming performances

San Benito Oriana Chorale readying for two Bach to Rock concerts in May.

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San Benito County Free Library Introduces cloudLibrary

New e-book and audiobook service offers library cardholders free access to over 90,000 titles.

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Robert Walton near Frog's Summit in 2019. This picture shows some typical gear - climbing harness, BD belay/rappel device called an Air Traffic Controller, various carabiners, various sewn slings, and a belay sling (yellow) called a webolette. Photo courtesy of Brad Young.

Pinnacles Gateway Partners welcomes veteran rock climber

Robert Walton shares highlights from 42 years in the park.

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Central Coast YMCA summer day camp 2018 participants during an outing to the beach. Photo courtesy of Crystal Canchola and the YMCA of San Benito County.

Central Coast YMCA gearing up for summer camp

Programming works to keep kids moving, exploring and learning all summer long.

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The entire proposed concept design for Brigantino Park from a presentation by Kimley-Horn design engineers. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council views concepts for Brigantino Park

Park presents a ‘branding opportunity,’ but generating revenue early is critical for success, designers say.

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Artist and San Benito Arts Council Board President Louise Ray and Supervisor Jim Gillio at the kickoff party for the 2019 Open Studio Art Tour on March 22, hosted by the San Benito Arts Council. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Arts Council presents Open Studio Art Tour in April

Forty-eight artists to display works in Aromas, Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

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San Benito County Free Library launches movie streaming service

Library cardholders now have free access to more than 30,000 classic, independent, foreign language and educational films.

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The Junior Warriors Basketball League's six-game season includes 340 players split into 34 teams. All participants receive a Junior Warriors jersey, similar to the official jersey. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Inaugural Junior Warriors season is a slam dunk

Local basketball league offered at no cost to participants.

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El Teatro Family Day. Photo provided by San Benito Arts Council.

San Benito Arts Council announces 2019 grant awards

Over $6,000 distributed to local artists and cultural organizations through mini-grant program.

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Pinnacles National Park. Photo by John Chadwell.

No shuttle service at Pinnacles National Park on March 30

Large crowds and limited parking expected.

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Friends and neighbors gather at Tres Pinos Church Hall on March 9 to try their hand at Pedro, a local card game. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

San Benito Cattlewomen hold annual pedro party

Card players fill Tres Pinos Church Hall.

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Gavilan STEM student studies threats to Monarch Butterfly

From 1994 to 2018, the monarch butterfly population has declined by more than 80 percent. Gavilan College students research the causes alongside San Jose State University professors.

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Second annual Moonlight Walk on De Anza Trail

The public is invited to an evening walk Tuesday, March 19 on the de Anza Trail in San Juan Bautista.

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Folks gathered at Paine's Restaurant in Hollister on March 5 to kickoff a fundraiser for the San Benito County YMCA. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito County YMCA starts fundraising campaign

Paine’s Restaurant lunch kicks off this year’s funding drive.

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Jessica Curto was named first team at the All-Coast Conference. Photo provided by Gavilan College.

Former Haybaler named to Coast Conference Women's Basketball First Team

Gavilan College sophomore Jessica Curto played in 20 of 22 games, and started in 19 of them.

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Second annual Moonlight Walk planned for March

The public is invited to an evening walk on the de Anza Trail in San Juan Bautista.

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Participants during the 2018 Pedro Party. Photo Courtesy of Cheri and Andy Holiday.

San Benito Cattlewomen set for annual Pedro Party

Door prizes, raffle items and more expected for the event at Tres Pinos Church Hall.

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The Rayburn Brothers Band comprised of (left to right) Craig and Keith Rayburn. Photo courtesy of Keith Rayburn.

Rayburn Brothers Band set to play Aromas Grange

Monterey-based musical brothers have spent the last 30 years making music together.

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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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