San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

 Daniel Galligan races his motorcycle through a creek  (Photo by: Nick Thompson)

Motorcycle Riding: Recreation and Family Time

Thousands of San Benito County residents enjoy Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Park with friends and family

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Baler supporters inch along San Benito Street waving to friends and admirers.  L.David photos

Homecoming in Hollister

Homecoming parade was held Thursday Oct. 19, with floats, cars, robots and students filling San Benito St. in Hollister

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ARTI-Culture invites Zombies to local event

Zombie Crawl expected to occur in downtown Hollister

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The Luck Library is located at 801 Second St. in San Juan Bautista.

Authors' Expo at Carl Martin Luck Memorial Library

The event will be an opportunity for the public to meet local authors and ask questions after their presentations. 

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United Way Gala Oct. 20

United Way Gala sets the stage for 12 Days of Giving

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Kitaji's Bible captures his notations and drawings.

Kitaji Bibles: One-day public viewing before placement in Stanford's Hoover Institution

There will be a one day viewing of significant Japanese artifacts before their permanent placement at Stanford for scholarly study. Gilroy Historic Museum Oct. 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Dave Brigantino, co-owner of Brigantino Olive Oil, talks to people attending the Olive Festival about his product

The Olive Festival: A Regional Celebration of More Than Just Olives

Located at the San Benito County Historical Park, this year's Olive Festival allowed participants to get a taste of San Benito County and products from the surrounding region

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SJB City Mayor, Chris Martorana holds up his limited edition of the 2018 calendar being sold at the Luck Museum Open House

Luck's 100 Year Celebration in Planning Stage

Future plans in motion for the 100 birthday celebration and dedication of a historic landmark, home of the Luck Museum in San Juan Bautista

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Harvest Hope for a Cure team with Cathy Alameda in the center in plaid shirt

Pumpkins With A Purpose

This weekend the "Harvest Hope for a Cure Relay for Life Pumpkin Patch" will be open to the community

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San Benito County Amateur Radio Association members Tim Takeuchi and Dave Fears (BenitoLink file photo)

OPINION: Disaster communications

Are you prepared for alternate communications in a disaster? Ham radio operators can take over when cell towers and land lines fail.

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Local company ARTI-Culture will be putting on a free painting class this Saturday at the annual Olive Festival. Both owner Joel Esqueda (featured right) and volunteer Rolan Resendiz will be present. Photo credit Becky Bonner-Leland.

Get Ready to Paint at this Weekend's Olive Festival

This Saturday at the annual Olive Festival attendees will get the chance to create a San Benito Rock for free. People are encouraged to bring their children to participate.

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Various hands-on craft activities are part of the cost of the admission ticket to the festival.

A Fun-Filled Schedule for the San Benito Olive Festival

The fourth annual San Benito Olive Festival is very excited to announce its entertainment schedule happening this Saturday, October 14, 2017.

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Caltrans work causing delays on 156 this week and next

Caltrans will be doing road work and traffic will be affected Oct. 12, and Oct. 17 through 19 on Highway 156 between San Juan Bautista and Hollister.

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Immaculate Conception Church in Tres Pinos

79th Annual Barbecue at Tres Pinos' Immaculate Conception Church

125 year old church will have its annual Chicken Barbecue Sun. Oct. 15

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County Fair Winner John Bergman Shares His Passion for Home Brewing

With the fair just over, participants in the Homemade Beer and Wine category share the joy of creating one’s own product, while encouraging others to enter next year.

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Hollister Major Parks Coverage

OPINION: Recreation Master Planning is Overdue for Consolidation

It makes sense to have a consolidated recreational facility master plan that serves all county residents

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Mary Damm, representing United Way of San Benito County presents BenitoLink executive director with a check for Millennial Producer Program.

SBC United Way Supports BenitoLink’s Millennial News Producer Program

BenitoLink, San Benito County’s nonprofit news, is one of 25 lucky grant recipients recently announced by the United Way of San Benito County.

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Olive oils from award-winning producers will be available for tasting.

Foodies & Families: Get Ready to Eat, Drink and Dance at the San Benito Olive Festival

The Fourth Annual San Benito Olive Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

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Aviana and Leanne Seibert waits for the action at the grandstand

"Lettuce Celebrate" fair action from the grandstand

The San Benito County Fair theme for 2017 was “Lettuce Celebrate”, and hundreds did just that in the fair grandstand. Events delivered the guts, glory and drama of motocross, quad and tractor pull action for an audience of hundreds.

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The Bixby Road unofficial geological memorial beach :-) Photo by Jim Ostdick

Walking San Benito: San Juan Valley

This is the thirteenth in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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