Children and Youth

San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito County Free Library closed for Presidents' Day

Normal hours are expected to resume on Feb. 19.

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Styrofoam cups and plates, as shown at left, are being replaced by compostable, recyclable foodware at the encouragement of the San Benito High School Environmental Club. Photo by Adam Breen.

SBHS will no longer use Styrofoam in food service

School board enacts ban at the urging of the Environmental Club.

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Anzar High sophomore Santino Leahy is headed to the Poetry Out Loud championship in Sacramento. Photo courtesy of San Benito Arts Council.

High school students recite poetry at Arts Council event

Anzar High sophomore heading to Poetry Out Loud state championship in Sacramento.

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San Benito High School government students create a poster in class. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Collaboration is key at San Benito High School

SBHS promotes working together for the benefit of students.

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Local author Josh Oelrich. Photo by John Chadwell.

Meet local author Josh Oelrich at the library

Q and A portion to follow book reading.

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Dance C with their instructor, Ms. Nichols, after the competition. Photos by Malia Chang.

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: High school dance class attends first competition

Passionate San Benito High School students show their art through dance.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

4-H All Stars announce new projects

Projects include making socks for seniors and repairs at Bolado Park.

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Leon Logothetis, host of the Kindness Diaries show on Netflix, told nearly 200 Ladd Lane students how he was bullied in school and how the kindness of one boy saved him. Photos by John Chadwell.

Netflix show host brings kindness message to Ladd Lane

Leon Logothetis has been on a two-year journey around the world rewarding acts of kindness from strangers.

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Members of the public holds signs in favor of a flavored tobacco ban during the Feb. 4 Hollister City Council meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Hollister City Council aims to restrict flavored tobacco sales

Opponents say retailers and parents ought to be held responsible.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Student Voices Campaign anticipates two spring summits

Deadline for video entry has been extended to March 21.

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Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. Photo provided.

Bilingual Family Story Time at the San Benito County Free Library

Children and their families invited to enjoy story time Thursdays from 4 p.m to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 7.

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Hosts answer questions about opioids and tobacco during Jan. 22 event put on by San Benito County Behavioral Health. Photo by Noe Magaña.

County Behavioral Health educates public on opioids and tobacco

Prevention task force highlights safe drug disposal, dangers of vaping.

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(From left to right) SBHS Senior Class Vice President Evan Rosales, Student Representative to the Board Faith Fernandez, ASB President Alanah Martinez and ASB Vice President Ian Sills. Photo courtesy of Joe Fernandez.

SBHS students attend education conference in Sacramento

Attendees present proposals to State Assembly and Senate Committees on Education.

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Faviola is married to Carlos. They live in a van with Alex (9), Bruce (7) and Destiny (3).  Photo courtesy of Kirti Bassendine.

Kirti Bassendine’s art gives voices to the homeless

New photo exhibit at Gilroy Center for the Arts introduces you to your neighbors, the ones without homes.

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Kaitlyn Fontaine (center) teaches English to students in grades K-6. Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Fontaine.

Hollister native experiences the Peace Corps

On a visit back home, Kaitlyn Fontaine talks about living in the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga.

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Current restrooms at Verutti Park in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista Planning Commission delays park bathroom construction

Public airs concerns over design and security at Verutti Park.

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Diego Ochoa said he was looking forward to establishing trust with the community and tackling special education needs. Photos by John Chadwell.

HSD Superintendent candidate meets with public

Diego Ochoa still needs to be approved by a vote of the school board on Jan. 8.

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Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road.  File photo.

Candidate for Hollister School District superintendent has mixed record

Diego Ochoa will answer questions at town hall meet and greet Jan. 7.

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