San Juan Bautista

Ken Ottmar (left) and Cameron Fitzpatrick playing pickleball during the grand opening. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista opens dedicated pickleball courts

San Juan Bautista Pickleball Club held court grand opening with hopes to increase popularity for sport that's a mix tennis, table tennis and badminton.

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Courtesy of Youth Alliance.

Youth Alliance honors 2018 Community Change Makers

Youth Alliance is hosting the annual Change Makers event on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Willey Cultural Center in downtown Gilroy beginning at 4:00pm. There will be entertainment, auctions, wine tastings, and a celebration of Change Makers.

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Max Castro works through an algebra problem during the last day of the program. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito County students take part in Graniterock algebra academy

Looking to get ahead of their peers, students attended the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy. The week-long program was led by regional university professors.

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Browsing vintage jewelry at the antique fair. Photo credit Becky Bonner.

Antique Fair highlights furniture, toys, jewelry, arts and crafts

Locals and visitors enjoy friendly atmosphere of San Juan Bautista while browsing antique furniture, jewelry, and handmade arts and crafts.

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Nash Road crossing busy between classes at San Benito High School. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Practice traffic safety as school starts up

The California Office of Traffic Safety and San Benito County Public Health Services want to remind parents, caregivers and roadway users to be extra cautious around schools.

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Anissa Dizon is running for the ASJUSD school board. Photo provided.

Educator Anissa Dizon runs for seat on Aromas-San Juan Unified School Board

Veteran educator ready to bring her expertise to governing board of her hometown's school district.

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54th annual Antique Fair coming to San Juan Bautista August 12

Rotary-hosted event includes refreshments and live music from Aromas and Hollister-based bands.

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Attorney Stephan Barber. Photo provided by JRG.

Top NorCal Litigation Attorney joins JRG

Top Bay Area litigation attorney Stephan Barber joins JRG Attorneys at Law as Partner and Director of Litigation.

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Monterey Bay Community Power strikes major renewable energy deal during first year of operation

Community choice energy agency makes long-term wind energy investment.

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Bennie Benitoite explores the road to the St. Francis Retreat! Photo provided.

Un Pequeno Paseo - A Little Walk

Community walks, Un Pequeno Paseo/ A Little Walk, and the Adventure Parks Challenge continue through the summer thanks in part to the Community Foundation for San Benito County Community Impact Grant.

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District grad seeks seat on Aromas-San Juan Unified School Board

Casey Norton Powers seeks to be first graduate of Anzar High School to win a seat on the district board of trustees.

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File photo from Rib Cook Off 2018. Photo by Lisa Robinson.

Indian Market and Rib Cook Off Back on for Same Weekend in San Juan Bautista

San Juan Bautista merchants voiced support to have both events on the same date next year.

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Sweeping of Highway 101 near San Juan Bautista begins Monday July 30

Roadwork is expected to be completed by Friday, Aug. 3 and is necessary for the safety of the traveling public.

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Andres Rodriguez at the LULAC National Convention in Phoenix, AZ 2018. Photo provided by LULAC.

Hollister native elected Vice President to National LULAC Board

His platform includes leading the young adult membership by embracing new opportunities to organize students throughout the country in efforts to increase civic engagement.

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Chicken Festival clucks into San Juan Bautista September 16

Event includes cook-off, chicken queen coronation, music, and live chicken displays.

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Prayer Run from San Juan Bautista to Indian Canyon takes off. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Prayer Run and Storytelling Celebrate Indigenous Culture

Indigenous and nonindigenous people run from Mission San Juan Bautista to Indian Canyon. A fundraising storytelling event followed at Indian Canyon.

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Author and Watsonville resident Joaquín Barreto. Photos courtesy of Joaquín Barreto.

‘El Otro Lado’: Immigrant author Joaquín Barreto to give book reading in San Juan Bautista

On Saturday, July 21, the self-published author and Watsonville resident will talk about his recent book, “El Otro Lado/The Other Side: An Immigrant Story," at the Carl M. Luck Memorial Library in San Juan Bautista.

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Matthew Manning watches the construction of houses in the Rancho Vista development. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista City Council approves final phase of Rancho Vista development

SJB approved final phases in development after hours of discussion on outstanding items. City manager is working with residents and developer to resolve issues of concern.

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Artist Bryan E. West talks to people viewing his work. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Vertigo Coffee Roasters displays Bryan E. West art at monthly opening reception

Participants at Vertigo Coffee Roasters monthly opening reception enjoyed art by Bryan E. West and music by Dave and the Kids.

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(From left to right) Noelle Clark, Brian Rawson, Mandisa Snodey, Jennifer Colby, Ramona Hill, Rachelle Eagen (Choctaw). Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods in front. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

First Friday at Crēdo Studio: Local and Native Foodways

San Juan Bautista event focused on Mutsun Ohlone culture, including food and storytelling.

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