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

Walkers head out from the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister during the 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 13. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito County walks a mile in her shoes

Men wearing red stilettos say no to sexual assault and domestic violence.

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San Juan Bautista looks to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas

City Council aims to update existing ordinance at future meeting.

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Residents play in the water from Tres Pinos Creek that partly flooded Southside Road in spring 2019. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Spring blooms in San Benito County

Residents reflect on the changing landscape.

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Dave Eo, sushi chef and co-owner of Inaka. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Inaka: Sushi runs in the family

New Japanese restaurant in San Juan Bautista serves up delicious delights.

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Integrated Waste Management to host upcoming Earth Day Celebration

Activities for all ages and easy ways for residents to be more green and sustainable.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Good Friday

In this column, Matt Kirkland writes about Good Friday and offers an invitation to a community-wide service.

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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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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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San Benito County Free Library Introduces cloudLibrary

New e-book and audiobook service offers library cardholders free access to over 90,000 titles.

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Robert Walton near Frog's Summit in 2019. This picture shows some typical gear - climbing harness, BD belay/rappel device called an Air Traffic Controller, various carabiners, various sewn slings, and a belay sling (yellow) called a webolette. Photo courtesy of Brad Young.

Pinnacles Gateway Partners welcomes veteran rock climber

Robert Walton shares highlights from 42 years in the park.

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B&R's Riley Rossi helped out at the winter boutique selling potted succulents. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Spring shopping at B&R Farms' Blossom Boutique

Get ready for Easter and Mother's Day by visiting this spring Blossom Boutique on April 13-14.

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Photo courtesy of Recology San Benito County.

Renewable diesel collection vehicles coming to San Benito County

Recology’s new truck fleet is more cost-effective and reduces emissions, county integrated waste management says.

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Paicines Ranch hosts events related to agriculture and land management. In-the-field classes make use of the whole ranch, giving participants a hands-on experience. Photo by Leslie David.

Rancher to Rancher Field Day

Free workshop and information sharing for ranchers and livestock managers at Paicines Ranch on April 11.

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The entire proposed concept design for Brigantino Park from a presentation by Kimley-Horn design engineers. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council views concepts for Brigantino Park

Park presents a ‘branding opportunity,’ but generating revenue early is critical for success, designers say.

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American Legion Post 69 riders on San Benito Street. Around 15 local riders took part in filming promotional videos for the Hollister Rebel Rally. Photos by John Chadwell.

Hollister Rebel Rally promotional videos capture San Benito County

Marketing of July event plays on ‘It’s all about the ride’ theme.

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Artist and San Benito Arts Council Board President Louise Ray and Supervisor Jim Gillio at the kickoff party for the 2019 Open Studio Art Tour on March 22, hosted by the San Benito Arts Council. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Arts Council presents Open Studio Art Tour in April

Forty-eight artists to display works in Aromas, Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

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San Benito County Free Library launches movie streaming service

Library cardholders now have free access to more than 30,000 classic, independent, foreign language and educational films.

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State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. File photo.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas and UFW announce Farmworker Housing Act

"We must ensure that California's farmworkers and their children have the chance at a better life, and a brighter future," Rivas said.

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Changes coming to state’s nutrition program

In San Benito County, WIC vouchers will be replaced with EBT cards in February 2020.

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