Children and Youth

4-H and FFA members sold their animals on Oct. 6 during the Junior Livestock Auction at the San Benito County Fair. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Livestock auction teaches youth

4-H and FFA members learn the value of hard work and letting go.

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San Benito High School senior Shelby O'Neil is featured on Monterey-Salinas Transit buses for being one of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Ocean Heroes. Photo courtesy of O'Neil.

San Benito High School senior wins national Girl Scouts' award

Shelby O'Neil, adding to her growing list of honors for her environmental efforts, was one of 10 young women named a National Gold Award Girl Scout this year.

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Photo provided by San Benito County Public Health Services.

Walk To School Day Promotes Pedestrian Safety

Parents, teachers, law nforcement and Safe Kids Coalition members join local students to promote safe walking on International Walk to School Day.

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Translation and childcare services to be offered by Youth Alliance at upcoming Election Forums

Youth Alliance joins BenitoLink and San Benito County Farm Bureau, adding youth perspective and helpful services to upcoming election forums.

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Participants of Saturday's workshop were encourage to look for the signs of human trafficking. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Human trafficking workshop hits close to home

Church holds awareness workshop after arrest of sex trafficker in town.

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Truck and tractors pulls kick off Friday, Oct. 5. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Fair.

Truck and tractors gear up for County Fair

Annual event has been going strong for 38 years.

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Giant Pumpkin Contest and Harvest Party starts at 6 p.m. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Oh, My Gourd!

First annual pumpkin contest comes to San Benito County Fair.

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Local child at the Car Seat Check-Up. Photo provided by COG.

Safe Kids Coalition Promotes Child Passenger Safety Week

Properly securing children in safety seats goes a long way in keeping them safer. 

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Makiley Loveless competes in the barrel racing at the junior rodeo. Loveless won the 9-13 girls all around and barrel racing. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Junior Rodeo kicks off Fair Week

Trophies given in three age groups.

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Jonathan and Anthony Daigle started the Challenger livestock showmanship. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Daigle.

San Benito teens start Challenger livestock showmanship

First county fair event of its kind for kids with disabilities.

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San Benito High School Chemistry teachers Thomas Sullivan, left, and Mason Taylor, team up to teach students. Photo by Juan Robledo.

Co-teaching expands at San Benito High School

Co-taught inclusion emphasizes collaboration and communication.

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Un Paseo Pequeño en Bicicleta/ A Little Bicycle Ride Participants. Photo provided by COG.

Locals get things rolling with a picturesque bicycle ride

A group of local cyclists took a Sunday ride on county roads and through the streets of San Juan Bautista.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

High School Students Have Opportunity to Study Abroad

Students are invited to a Sept. 27 meeting to learn more about a trip to Spain in June 2019.

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2018 Summer Advocate Training class is sworn in by Hon. Judge Tobias. Pictured L to R: Donna Hagins, Miriam Morales, Sarah Gutierrez, and Alma Smith. Photo provided by CASA.

CASA receives grant from Community Foundation

The Matching Impact Grant enables the nonprofit to continue supporting the needs of foster children from the community.

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Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

New All Abilities Dance Program for the Community

First session starts October 4 and runs for 10 weeks.

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Local nonprofits gather to listen and learn about projects in the county at United Way event at Garden Shoppe in Hollister.

San Benito's United Way nonprofit support goes far and wide

Community Investment Grants were announced in the evening glow of GardenShoppe's outdoor patio in Hollister.

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Members of the Girls' Field Hockey team cut the grand opening ribbon as school board members and the crowd looked on. Photo by Ed Wong.

SBHS ribbon-cutting for new multi-use athletic field draws a crowd

A diverse group attends ceremony highlighting the benefits for students.

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Parking in front of the high school's administration building will change from parallel spots to reverse-angle. Photo provided.

Reverse-angle parking planned for Monterey Street near San Benito High School

The city will create angled parking in front of the high school, north to B Street, to improve safety, driver visibility, add parking spaces and enhance traffic-calming efforts.

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Attendees at a previous LULAC-hosted health fair. Photo provided by SBC LULAC.

LULAC to Host Live Well Community Health Fair

Free health screenings, vision checks, snacks, music, prizes and much more!

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San Benito County Executive Directors attend the Community Foundation for San Benito County informational session. Photo by Leslie David.

Area nonprofits learn about CSUMB student internship opportunities

CSU Monterey Bay comes to Hollister breakfast hosted by the Community Foundation for San Benito County to tell local nonprofits businesses about student internships.

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