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Funding available for programs working to address homelessness

$150,000 expected to be available for San Benito County via the California Emergency Solutions and Housing program.

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Jose Antonio Barajas stands at an April 15 hearing at San Benito County Superior Court. He will be tried for premeditated, first degree murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and other charges. Photo by John Chadwell.

Three eyewitnesses say Jose Antonio Barajas fired shot that killed Ariana Zendejas

District Attorney goes for premeditated, first-degree murder; defense says Barajas was only shooting at the tires and didn't mean to hit anyone.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta answered several questions from the public after giving a legislative update during an April 13 town hall in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Immigration debate heats up weekend town hall

Congressman Jimmy Panetta responds to a resident’s call for a border wall.

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Keynote speaker Corinne Warnshuis, executive director of national nonprofit Girl Develop It. Photo provided by Community Foundation for San Benito County.

Women’s Fund hosts upcoming STEM event

April 23 event to highlight STEM education for women. Keynote speaker is Corinne Warnshuis of national nonprofit Girl Develop It.

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Caltrans District 5 scholarship applications still open

Two, $1,000 scholarships available to regional high school seniors.

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Surrounded by her family, Railyn King (center) signed onto the University of Mount Olive. Photo courtesy of Baler News.

SBHS field hockey player heads to Division 2 university

Railyn King is first female San Benito High School student to receive scholarship to play field hockey in college.

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Q and A: Peter Hernandez on hemp

County supervisor shares his concerns, suggests getting creative to counter odor nuisance.

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Gavilan College site in downtown Hollister. File photo.

S&P global ratings upgrades Gavilan College

Community college says higher rating is expected to result in lower interest cost for Gavilan bonds.

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Students in a JMM Dance Co. class. Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

JMM Dance Co. to offer inclusive and bilingual summer camps

Nonprofit dance group seeks high school volunteers and additional funding, including a camp t-shirt sponsor.

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The San Benito High School gifted basketball team with the Everett Alvarez Eagles after an April 11 game. SBHS won 24-20. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Gifted basketball nets a win for SBHS

Balers beat Everett Alvarez Eagles 24-20.

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Well-managed rangelands capture and store precious water, building soil and cooling the earth. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

COLUMN: Comparing plant-based meat with grassfed beef

In this column, Julie Morris of Morris Grassfed Beef talks about her experience at a panel discussion on cultured meat.

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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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Cal Fire was one of the state agencies that spoke at the wildfire town hall meeting on April 4. Photo courtesy of Jim Gillio.

State, local agencies discuss wildfire preparedness and prevention

Residents attend town hall hosted by San Benito Fire Safe Council.

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The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. The court's website states the civil grand jury has two functions: Weighing allegations of misconduct against public officials and acting as the public’s “watchdog” by investigating and reporting upon various matters of county, city and special district governments. File photo.

Former grand jury members call for repeal

Ex-foreman and forewoman say a 2015 county ordinance obstructs investigations of county departments.

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Assemblyman Robert Rivas (right) at a Jan. 2019 art exhibit in Gilroy. Photo by Leslie David.

Assemblyman Rivas authors bill to promote safe teen driving

"Two counties within our district rank in the top ten in state for the most distracted driving deaths among teenagers – San Benito County ranks third and Monterey County ranks tenth," Rivas said.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Congressman Panetta Announces $2 Million Grant to the San Benito Health Foundation

"These funds will help the San Benito Health Foundation to continue to provide their patients with quality health education and preventative services, and to promote healthy lifestyles," Panetta said.

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Chef and SBHS culinary teacher Mike Fisher with junior Christian Oseguera. Oseguera said “I really enjoy this opportunity to have such a mentor." Photo by Becky Bonner.

Local culinary teacher launches project to give students job-seeking experience

Mike Fisher is working to help youth enter the foodservice industry.

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Gavilan College plans centennial gala

Sept. 7 event to celebrate academia through the decades. Early bird tickets on sale through June 1.

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COG seeks members for Measure G Oversight Committee

Local transportation agency now accepting applications for an 11-member citizens oversight committee to ensure Measure G funds are spent according to plan.

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Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

SJB Historic Walking Trail dedication and open house planned for April 13

Saturday event starts at 9 a.m. with a dedication of the new map kiosk near the San Juan Bakery patio.

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