Children and Youth

Courtesy of Youth Alliance.

Youth Alliance honors 2018 Community Change Makers

Youth Alliance is hosting the annual Change Makers event on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Willey Cultural Center in downtown Gilroy beginning at 4:00pm. There will be entertainment, auctions, wine tastings, and a celebration of Change Makers.

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Max Castro works through an algebra problem during the last day of the program. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito County students take part in Graniterock algebra academy

Looking to get ahead of their peers, students attended the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy. The week-long program was led by regional university professors.

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Nash Road crossing busy between classes at San Benito High School. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Practice traffic safety as school starts up

The California Office of Traffic Safety and San Benito County Public Health Services want to remind parents, caregivers and roadway users to be extra cautious around schools.

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Fontanez family (left to right) Marcello, Fredo, Max and Mikey. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Backpacks and love send San Benito kids back to school

Over 2,000 backpacks prepped with school supplies for K-12 students during the annual Stuff the Bus event.

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Voter-supported bond measures funded the construction of the Visual and Performing Arts and Academics building at San Benito High School. Photo provided.

San Benito High School's credit rating to save millions in bond measure interest

San Benito High School says it's low debt burden, fiscal solvency, and growing tax base is expected to lower borrowing costs and reduce property taxes related to the bonds for local residents and businesses by shortening the financing term.

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Gilroy native 1 A.M spitting fire. Photo by Elliot Ruiz.

Youth Alliance steams up open mic night

Along with the aromas of pastries and freshly brewed coffee, the air in the coffeehouse was filled with contagious beats and tongue-tying lyrics.

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Conceptual design for McCarthy Park. Image provided by the City of Hollister.

Final design approved for McCarthy Park

$3.5 million project to include splash pad and climbing wall.

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Martial Arts Instructor of the Year 2018 Mark Preader with staff and students at his studio, Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts in Hollister. Photo provided.

Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts Owner Mark Preader named 2018 Martial Arts Master

Instructor earned the award because of his work with his Hollister-based martial arts studio and his work in the community.

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Mobile fare payment now available for San Benito County Express Bus

The Token Transit App is making ticket purchases more user-friendly and convenient for riders.

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Bennie Benitoite explores the road to the St. Francis Retreat! Photo provided.

Un Pequeno Paseo - A Little Walk

Community walks, Un Pequeno Paseo/ A Little Walk, and the Adventure Parks Challenge continue through the summer thanks in part to the Community Foundation for San Benito County Community Impact Grant.

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Hundreds of kids attend San Benito County Free Library's Summer Reading Program

The San Benito County Free Library hosted an engaging free summer program with over 400 kids in attendance

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Andres Rodriguez at the LULAC National Convention in Phoenix, AZ 2018. Photo provided by LULAC.

Hollister native elected Vice President to National LULAC Board

His platform includes leading the young adult membership by embracing new opportunities to organize students throughout the country in efforts to increase civic engagement.

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AT&T Park competitors. Photo provided by Kimberly Borg.

Two Hollister youths win in MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run Contest

Coming in at the top three competitors of their age group (13-14), they qualified to compete in the semi-finals at AT&T Park on June 3.

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San Benito High School believes that providing accurate and timely feedback to students and parents regarding performance on identified standards and targets is imperative to student learning and progress toward proficiency. Photos provided by San Benito High School.

New grading practices to expand to 10th grade classes this school year

San Benito High School started the new policy with freshmen students last year, and is expanding it to sophomores in 2018-19.

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One-hundred and thirty-two people attended Sunday's Farm-To-Table Benefit for the Arts. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Farm-to-Table benefit supports art and agriculture

Courses for the evening were prepared by Mike Fisher of Fisher's and Becky Herbert of Farmhouse Café, and featured wines from Aromas Cellars. All food served was prepared from locally sourced ingredients, including produce, chicken, and duck eggs.

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Discovery Classic is set for October 20. Photo courtesy Discovery Classic website.

Here comes the first annual Discovery Classic Bicycle Ride

Organizers schedule bike event in San Benito County for October 20.

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(Left to right) Women's Club of Hollister President Jill Martin, Madison Ricker, John Robrock, and Jasmine Ulloa. Photo provided by the Women's Club of Hollister.

Local artists paint their way into first place

Over the past 17 years, the mentorship of retiring San Benito High School art teacher, Mr. John Robrock, has allowed students like Ulloa and Ricker to win similar art competitions.

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Corissa King (left) and Valerie Costanza (right) will be two of six ladies competing for the title of Miss California Rodeo Salinas. Photo courtesy of California Rodeo Salinas.

Two Hollister women compete for Miss California Rodeo Salinas

Winner to be named on July 19 during the opening performance.

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Grupo Folklórico "Carisma Mexicana" outside of the Community Foundation office in Hollister. Photo by Diviana Navarro.

Local Folklórico group gives first-place performance

Working specifically with young children, the organization emphasizes the importance of maintaining an appreciation and practice of cultural roots with new generations.

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San Benito Babe Ruth 15's Win State, On to Regionals

As winners of the Central California State Tournament, the team will go on to compete in the Western Regional Tournament in Surprise, Arizona in late July.

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