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Fairview Corners, the future site of a Gavilan College campus in San Benito County. Gavilan purchased an 80-acre plot of land near Ridgemark at Airline Highway and Fairview Road for $8 million in partnership with Morgan Hill-based developer Dividend Homes in June 2007. The first phase of construction is expected to begin in 2020. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Six appointed to Measure X Citizens Oversight Committee

Student representative seat still open; first meeting expected in late June or early July.

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HSD Superintendent Diego Ochoa discusses LCAP issues at Ladd Lane Elementary School on April 9. Photo by John Chadwell.

HSD Superintendent holds special meetings with parents and teachers

Ochoa discusses needs for next school year that will affect budget.

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Photo courtesy of Caltrans.

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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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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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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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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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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Paintings done by Ms. Toste’s Art One students. Photos by Diana Lopez.

Art exhibition displays student work on San Benito High School campus

Still life drawings, watercolor paintings and more displayed.

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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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Students waiting for the winners to be called at the March 21 STEAM Fair. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

STEAM Fair connects students with science and art

San Benito County Office of Education hosts showcase of exhibits and demonstrations from grades four through eight.

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The Hollister School District Board of Trustees was briefed on the status of funding and spending for the new, yet-to-be-named school at Santana Ranch. Photos by John Chadwell.

New school close to being fully funded

Hollister School District anticipates developer fees and a $1 million state reimbursement to make up $455,000 shortfall.

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Third grade students throughout San Benito County learned about local agriculture at the March 19 Farm Day event. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bianchi.

San Benito County participates in Farm Day

Third-graders and 200 volunteers attend 29th annual event at Bolado Park.

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Presenter Tia Martinez began her presentation by telling attendees about her struggles growing up during a March 20 workshop on disrupting the school to prison pipeline. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Workshop details school-to-prison pipeline and how to disrupt it

Solutions come down to creating better relationships.

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Fairview Corners, the future site of a Gavilan College campus in San Benito County. Gavilan purchased an 80-acre plot of land near Ridgemark at Airline Highway and Fairview Road for $8 million in partnership with Morgan Hill-based developer Dividend Homes in June 2007. The first phase of construction is expected to begin in 2020. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Planning continues for a Gavilan College campus in San Benito County

Fairview Corners project now in Phase One with groundbreaking expected next year.

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San Benito County students at the California High School Rodeo Association’s Challenge of Champions rodeo. Photo courtesy of Nikki Bell.

Local athletes compete at Challenge of Champions rodeo

SBHS students place in multiple events.

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Students using teamwork to plant a sage plant. Photo courtesy of Karminder Brown/SBWLG.

Grant helps San Benito students connect to land

Over 100 local fourth graders traveled to the hills above Tres Pinos Creek to work on restoration projects.

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The cast of Newsies. Front row: Hannah Isom, Sarah Meza, Joey Rasmussen, James Carlo Araza. Second row: Camden Eggers, Corey Dickson, Kiana Medina, Aislinn Barnes, Grace Richards, Nick Rasmussen, Ben Arrington, Jake Hardy. Back row: Tyler Oelrich, Justin Cullumber, Dylan Warner, Bella Donati, Isaiah Ramirez, Nichole Cullumber, Daniel Miskin. Photo by Annette Dickson.

SBHS Drama Club to put on production of Newsies

Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899. Performances from March 29-30 and April 4-6.

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Gavilan STEM student studies threats to Monarch Butterfly

From 1994 to 2018, the monarch butterfly population has declined by more than 80 percent. Gavilan College students research the causes alongside San Jose State University professors.

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