San Juan Bautista

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Business organizations to host "Meet the Candidates" Reception

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, Business Council and Hispanic Chamber of the Central Coast are collaborating to host a reception October 18 for the business community to engage candidates for local offices in the November mid-term elections.

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Artwork by Aromas Hills Artisan Cindy Couling. Provided by Arts Council.

San Benito County Arts Council announces a new exhibition

Community invited to an opening reception of Explorations: Creative Work by the Aromas Hills Artisans at the ARTspace Annex.

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At the San Juan Bautista City Council meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista gets closer to solving water problems

City Manager expects all issues to be remedied by December.

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Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Election 2018: Gavilan Community College Trustee Areas 5 and 7

Two seats up on the community college board that serves Santa Clara County and San Benito County.

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Briggs Building in Downtown Hollister. File Photo.

Gavilan College announces free enrollment program

Promise Program waives enrollment fees. Over 300 students qualified this fall.

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Councilman Dan De Vries speaking during the council meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Local activists are working with mission and state park to increase indigenous narrative.

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Gavilan College holds National Coming Out Day event Oct. 9

Rainbow flag will be raised at Gilroy campus for first time.

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Co-owner of The Literary Center Betty Lou Leaver (right) speaks to Anne LaForge (left) in the center's coffee corner. Photos courtesy of Betty Lou Leaver.

New one-stop shop for aspiring and published authors opens Saturday in San Juan

The Literary Center will offer book readings, consignment sales and publishing services to local writers.

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San Juan Bautista City Council. From Left to Right: Councilman Chris Martorana, Councilman Dan De Vries, Mayor Jim West, Councilman Tony Boch and Vice Mayor John Freeman. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista City Council approves sludge removal contract

Because of cost, the city might have to settle for removing less than planned.

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HFD and CalFire hot on the heels of hometown blazes

Agencies explain how their jurisdictions are organized.

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Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo by John Chadwell.

Salinas Valley turns down partnership with Hazel Hawkins Hospital

No official partnership after months of negotiations leaves San Benito County's only hospital searching for another collaborator.

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Photo courtesy of Youth Alliance.

Youth Alliance Change Makers event set for September 22

Godfather of wine Gustavo Brambila is expected to attend this year's event.

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Betabel's staff (left to right) includes Dave Owens, Rachel LaBas and Frank Paura. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Betabel RV Park draws a cool breeze to a convenient location

Young families, retirees and elderly enjoy close-knit community.

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San Juan Bautista City Hall. File Photo.

San Juan Bautista City Council purchases water well

New water source brought on to address system contamination. The council also discussed replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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The annual wine and food tasting event held by Gablian Chapter Kinship Center. Photo provided.

Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center Celebrates 62nd Wine & Food Tasting

Fundraiser supports scholarships to college-bound foster and adopted youth.

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Board members Peggy Darington (left) and Susan Carpenter introduced attendees to adoptable dogs from Pet Friends. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Pizza for Paws exceeds fundraising expectations

Community giving keeps Pet Friends’ doors open.

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The Hollister Fire Department needs 41 firefighters to cover both cities and the county, according to Fire Chief Bob Martin Del Campo. Photos by John Chadwell.

SAFER grant won and likely lost within a week

Acceptance of $2.6 million grant could be hindered by upcoming expiration of shared fire services contract between Hollister, San Juan Bautista and San Benito County.

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Silent auction goers in the Jardines de San Juan theatre room. Photo by Diviana Navarro.

Mexican art goes up for bid in silent auction

Works from Oaxaca to Nayarit in San Juan Bautista.

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Goat Hill Girls performing at the 25th annual Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival on Aug. 10, 2018. Photo by Joshua Miller.

PHOTOS: 25th Annual Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Check out photos from Day Two of the music festival held at San Benito County Historical Park.

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