Adults and children form a circle around the signs they created for a July 26 demonstration. Photos by Melissa Melton.

Government / Politics

SBC residents demonstrate against migrant detention centers

Group prays and shares words of hope for detainees and vulnerable community members.

Group of demonstrators pray before the end of the vigil. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Locals join in national immigration vigil

Group demonstrates against separation of families and treatment of children at the border.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta answered several questions from the public after giving a legislative update during an April 13 town hall in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Immigration debate heats up weekend town hall

Congressman Jimmy Panetta responds to a resident’s call for a border wall.

Farmworkers in San Benito County. Photo by John Chadwell.


Panetta and others introduce legislation to provide earned pathway to citizenship to farmworkers

"This bill provides these men and women with a way to earn their citizenship by contributing to our agriculture and our communities," Panetta said.

The Saturday, June 30 protest in Hollister was one of over 600 across the nation. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Government / Politics

San Benito County residents join nationwide protest against Trump administration immigration policies

Residents in San Benito County joined a national movement Saturday, June 30 to protest immigration policies like family separation.

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Children and Youth

COMMUNITY OPINION: Insiders and Outsiders

The number of people in San Benito County making intolerant, ignorant, and xenophobic remarks regarding new housing developments, the homeless population, and undocumented immigrants is disturbing.

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2018 Primary Election: 12th State Senate District

Two Republicans and two Democrats vie California's 12th State Senate District seat in the June 5 primary. Two top performers will move on to the general election in November.

Hollister School District Superintendent Lisa Andrew (center right) and San Benito County Superintendent of Schools Krystal Lomanto speak at the immigration forum.

Children and Youth

LULAC hosts community immigration forum

Judicial, education, and law enforcement officials spoke this weekend at an immigration forum hosted by LULAC. Some government officials were also in attendance.


Children and Youth

San Benito LULAC Celebates 30 Years of Achievement

30 Years of Advocacy and Commitment

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Art & Culture

OPINION: Welcome to the Big Leagues

A first-time novelist feels the sting from anonymous critics as she launches her book this weekend in San Juan Bautista.


Schools & Education

Gavilan ESL program opens new opportunities for students

With nine locations in San Benito County, Gavilan's noncredit ESL program brings new skills and improved employment opportunities for county residents

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Children and Youth

San Benito High School District declares itself a ‘Safe Haven’

The resolution aims to ease fears among immigrant students and their families.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta at the Immigration Forum.

Government / Politics

LULAC hosts immigration forum

Speakers encouraged those with questions to not be afraid to ask

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Government / Politics

Immigration forum Saturday in Hollister

LULAC to host forum with Congressman Jimmy Panetta expected to attend

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Government / Politics

Panetta says Trump’s immigration actions based on ‘intolerance, racism and fear’

Grandson of Italian immigrants says president's executive orders "are not reflective of our values"