Recreation

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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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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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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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