Kids get exercise during a health and fitness lesson at the Emergency Pop Up Camp hosted by the YMCA of San Benito County. Photo courtesy of YMCA.

News Release

Central Coast YMCA to Host School Break Camps and Winter Wonderland Event

School break camp will run over winter holiday break in December and January.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Environment / Nature

Congressman Panetta introduces bill to prohibit new drilling on Central Coast

California Central Coast Conservation Act to require BLM to assess impacts of oil and gas drilling.

Photo provided by the American Red Cross.

Nonprofits

Fifth annual Red Cross Farm to Table dinner raises $270,000

Money to go toward disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Central Coast Red Cross to honor key feeding partner at annual farm to table dinner

World Central Kitchen's disaster-response support will be celebrated as part of an important fundraising event on June 2 at Carmel Valley Ranch.

Photo by John Chadwell.

Agriculture

Romaine lettuce back on grocery shelves

Look for product labels with harvest location and date.

The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for thousands of acres in San Benito County and the surrounding areas. Photo courtesy of BLM.

Housing / Land Use

BLM Central Coast Field Office lifts emergency fire restrictions

The public is reminded to remain cautious when recreating on public lands to prevent a wildfire.

A Red Cross worker installs a smoke alarm. Photo provided.

Nonprofits

Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Hollister homes

On Saturday, July 28 the American Red Cross of the Central Coast will install free smoke alarms and provide in-home fire preparedness education as part of a number of home visits in Hollister.

Photo of Michele Averill, left, CEO of the Central CoastPhoto of Michele Averill, left, CEO of the Central Coast Chapter, and Janet Packer, recipient of the Clara Barton Award. Photo by Jim Hobbs Chapter, and Janet Packer, recipient of the Clara Barton Award.

Nonprofits

Red Cross celebrates volunteers in San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties

The American Red Cross of the Central Coast honored 15 individual volunteers, a volunteer team, three other organizations, and one business at its recent Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

Heroes Breakfast graphicThe American Red Cross of the Central Coast will be honoring a group of community members for their acts of courage or compassion, at the chapter's 13th Annual Heroes Breakfast on Friday, June 15 in Aptos. Photo provided.

Nonprofits

Central Coast Red Cross announces 2018 Heroes Breakfast honorees

The American Red Cross of the Central Coast will be honoring a group of community members for their acts of courage or compassion at the chapter's 13th Annual Heroes Breakfast on Friday, June 15 in Aptos.

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Government / Politics

Jimmy Panetta announces congressional run

Monterey County prosecutor and son of former Congressman Leon Panetta will run for the seat Sam Farr is vacating