Children and Youth

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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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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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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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Students in a JMM Dance Co. class. Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

JMM Dance Co. to offer inclusive and bilingual summer camps

Nonprofit dance group seeks high school volunteers and additional funding, including a camp t-shirt sponsor.

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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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Assemblyman Robert Rivas (right) at a Jan. 2019 art exhibit in Gilroy. Photo by Leslie David.

Assemblyman Rivas authors bill to promote safe teen driving

"Two counties within our district rank in the top ten in state for the most distracted driving deaths among teenagers – San Benito County ranks third and Monterey County ranks tenth," Rivas said.

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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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An artist rendering of the Wave Bench by Randolph Colosky planned to be installed at Dunne Park. Photo provided by San Benito Arts Council.

Dunne Park getting new benches with artistic twist

Projects are aimed at attracting residents to the grounds while deterring homeless sleepers and vandalism.

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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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Central Coast YMCA summer day camp 2018 participants during an outing to the beach. Photo courtesy of Crystal Canchola and the YMCA of San Benito County.

Central Coast YMCA gearing up for summer camp

Programming works to keep kids moving, exploring and learning all summer long.

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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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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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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 Junior Warriors Basketball League's six-game season includes 340 players split into 34 teams. All participants receive a Junior Warriors jersey, similar to the official jersey. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Inaugural Junior Warriors season is a slam dunk

Local basketball league offered at no cost to participants.

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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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El Teatro Family Day. Photo provided by San Benito Arts Council.

San Benito Arts Council announces 2019 grant awards

Over $6,000 distributed to local artists and cultural organizations through mini-grant program.

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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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