COLUMN: Road Warriors close ranks to fight wildfire danger

San Juan Canyon residents write about their efforts to protect their community and maintain an accessible road for emergency services.

The Cub Scouts and adult Den Leaders of Pack 455 clean the corner of San Benito and Sixth Streets. Photo by Andrew Pearson.


Community-led spring cleaning beautifies downtown Hollister

Organizations and families pitch in at the “spring cleaning”

Brenda Bonturi tends to a the grave of a friend's young niece. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Lifestyle

Mother-daughter duo clean up Hollister graves

Brenda Bonturi and Sarah Klassen find fulfillment connecting with community members past and present.

Volunteers spent several hours cleaning up a portion of the San Benito River on Saturday, Nov. 9. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Local groups clean portion of San Benito River

Graniterock employees, CHEER and volunteers remove a record 169 tires.

Participating volunteers. Photo provided by Samela Perez.

Children and Youth

Clean-up event at Tres Pinos School a success

Parents, teachers and students volunteer their time despite the weather.

Dee Slykas (center) gets volunteered started on cleanup. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Housing / Land Use

Community cleans up San Benito River

Hollister residents, candidates, and businesses come together in volunteer effort.

Jennifer Hirsch shovels trash with another volunteer along the banks of the San Benito River.  Photo by Leslie David

San Benito Lifestyle

Friends of San Benito River Group Plans Second Work Day

An all volunteer group has been putting time into cleaning up trash along San Benito River in the Hollister area. They plan to meet again on Saturday, March 31

Alex Pena, left, and Joseph Lampkin stand at Pena’s camp on the north end of the river encampment.

Business / Economy

Deadline to clear out delivered to homeless at river encampment

River occupants told to clear out by city and offered shelter beds

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Burned-out downtown structure demolished

Former Ridgemark Realty building has been a burned-out shell since a March 2014 blaze

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Children and Youth

Local churches work together on clean-up day

Refurbishment of Chamberlain's Children's Center, San Juan Bautista Cemetery, sponsored by