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Hazel Hawkins Hospital struggles to keep its doors open

Because of the changing healthcare landscape in California, Hazel Hawkins and other rural hospitals are threatened with closing as expenses surpass revenues.

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Eth-Noh-Tec: Mulit-Media Theatre

Open Invitation to a free performance of Red Altar: An American Story

Join the San Benito County Arts Council for a free community performance of Red Altar, a multi-media show about immigration, migration, and the founding of the fishing industry in Monterey.

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A Gifted Soccer match held in the O'Donnell Gym. The lunchtime soccer matches feature Life Skills students and are held indoors when the weather is poor or outdoor on a lawn of the main campus so students can cheer on the participants. Photo by Ed Wong.

Inclusion programs earn Special Olympics recognition for high school

San Benito High School will receive a banner recognizing it as a "Unified Champion School" for providing an inclusive environment for students of all abilities

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2018 Primary Election: Judge of the Superior Court, No.2

As Judge Tobias gets ready for retirement, four new candidates are vying for the position of Judge of the Superior Court in San Benito County.

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Photo courtesy of AAA.

AAA offers a 10 mile ride home with "Tipsy Tow" April 20 and 21.

AAA estimates that a first-time DUI conviction can cost a motorist more than $10,000 in fines, penalties, legal fees and increased insurance costs. Tipsy Tow is available April 20 and 21 in

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CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint on April 21

Drivers passing through the checkpoint will be checked for impairment and arrested if determined to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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County and cities in exclusive negotiations with Recology for $100-million contract

Hollister, San Juan Bautista, and county enter into exclusive negotiations with Recology for $100 million contract. Only Hollister includes GreenWaste Recovery as backup if negotiations fail.

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Robin Pollard clears weeds to the compost bin to give flowers more room to grow

Vista Park Hill Community Garden Open to New Members

Started in 1999, Vista Park Hill Community Garden is a free opportunity for members of the community to grow their own plants while taking in aerial views of San Benito County

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San Benito High School senior Rolando Pablo Lorenzo

Student's perseverance recognized

Having come to America alone to seek a better life, Guatemala native Rolando Pablo Lorenzo is honored for academic success

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While Supervisor Jerry Muenzer said he did not favor a moratorium, his comments could be construed that he might. Photos by John Chadwell.

Mention of moratorium heats up supervisor discussion

When Supervisor Jerry Muenzer mentioned a possible building moratorium, there was pushback from Supervisor Mark Medina and others at the danger of just mentioning the word.

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Call for questions on upcoming BenitoLink - Farm Bureau Election Forum

BenitoLink and Farm Bureau seeking questions from the community for the local June Primary Election Forums being held May 3.

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Photo of smoke-alarm installer; photo of home fire

Red Cross seeks volunteers to help install smoke alarms during Sound the Alarm events in Central Coast

The Central Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking people to volunteer their time at one or more of its local Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events planned for this spring.

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Photo by John Chadwell

Pinnacles National Park to raise entrance fee in 2019

Pinnacles National Park will increase entrance fees to address infrastructure needs and improve visitor experience

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Berglund honored for keeping campus secure

San Benito High School Supervisor of Security Mercedes Berglund is the first civilian to receive the Challenge Coin from the Hollister Police Department

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Panoche Valley Solar Project money begins to reach county

It has taken eight years, and the PV2 solar project is nearly a third of original design, but tax monies are finally beginning to come to San Benito County.

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OPINION: The Board of Supervisors Continues to Operate Without a Workable Staffing Plan

“We don’t have the staff” is not a management strategy, it’s the road to nowhere.

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CASA: Making a difference in the lives of foster care children

CASA Advocate Ron Martin and Executive Director Esther Curtice share the joys and breadth of being a child advocate for foster care children in San Benito County.

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Former Management Analyst Louie Valdez spoke candidly about what changes he thinks need to be made in governing the county. Photos by John Chadwell.

Analyst: County has no management policies beyond "keeping the boat afloat"

As county supervisors try to figure out how to recruit and retain employees, former county Analyst Louie Valdez said leadership is non-existent and board should hire new leadership.

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Bar SZ Ranch builds experiences with youth and family camps

The Bar SZ Ranch will continue its Junior Wrangler and Junior Wrangler Internship camps, while extending camp opportunities to families who are interested in learning about ranch life together

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The tour promises a variety of works in painting, photography, pottery & ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and more.

Local Artists Welcome Visitors During Annual Open Studios Art Tour

29 San Benito County artists will open their studios April 14 and 15 for visitors during this free, family-friendly event.

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