SBC Sheriff deputy Luis Espejo works security at the main entrance to Christmas Hill Park following the Garlic Festival shooting on July 28. Photo courtesy of SBC Sheriff's Office.

Police / Fire

SBC Sheriff deputies respond to Garlic Festival shooting

Officers assisted with security and searching perimeter of the festival.

Photos courtesy of High Speed Rail Administration.


High-speed rail meeting in Gilroy postponed

New date to be determined.

Hollister residents came together downtown on Aug. 1 to pray and speak regarding the Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting. Photos by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Hollister hosts vigil for Garlic Festival shooting victims

Gathering gives SBC residents a chance to show support in response to Gilroy tragedy.

Gilroy community members hold up candles at a July 29 vigil for the victims of the Garlic Festival Shooting. Photo by Nicholas Preciado.


Upcoming vigils for Garlic Festival shooting victims

Family Assistance Center also available for grief counseling, emotional support and other services.

Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.


Gavilan College cancels classes due to air quality

Classes have also been canceled for Friday, Nov. 16.

Courtesy of Youth Alliance.

Children and Youth

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.

Graphic provided.

Amateur Radio Field Day taking place June 23

The local amateur radio association is taking part in a national exercise Saturday, June 23 at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy. The event is free and open to the public.

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Children and Youth

13th annual Gifted Games celebrates inclusion

More than 430 students are signed up to participate in the annual event that gives students with special needs a chance to compete.

The new Casa de Fruta 1940 Pilsner.

Business / Economy

Casa de Fruta and Gordon Biersch brew a new beer

The Zanger family has created a 1940 Pilsner to honor their Swiss-German grandfather

Youth Alliance participants at Big Sur

Children and Youth

Youth Alliance connects youth with hope and opportunity

Youth Alliance is a social service organization that works to empower youth to create a thriving and equitable community. It is raising funds for its endeavors through San Benito Gives 2017

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Children and Youth

Gifted Games reaches its 12th year

Event has grown over the years to give hundreds of special needs students a feel for the thrill of competition

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San Benito County Historical Park recipient of Rotary Area 6 Community Project

Six area clubs will build a new barbecue area and relocate a building at the park south of Tres Pinos on Airline Highway

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Government / Politics

Gavilan College president announces retirement plans

Steve Kinsella to end his 13-year tenure by June of 2016

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Children and Youth

Gifted Games marks 10-year anniversary

May 15 event allows students with disabilities the chance to compete in front of a large, supportive crowd