Christian Clifford in front of Mission San Juan Bautista during his mission walk. Photo courtesy of Christian Clifford.

San Benito Lifestyle

Walking the California Missions

Christian Clifford becomes 49th person since 2013 to complete ‘El Camino Real de California.’

Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Annual San Juan Bautista bonfire approaches

Attendees invited to community center afterwards for free photos with Santa.

Winter Solstice at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Light of winter solstice returns to Mission SJB

Beam shines through the church the morning of Dec. 21.

Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Art & Culture

Hundreds sign petition to keep Christmas plays at the Mission

El Teatro Campesino performances there have become a Latinx cultural tradition.

Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino halts holiday shows at Mission San Juan Bautista

Performances of "La Pastorela" to be held at ETC playhouse this winter.

The late-Franciscan Sister Rose Marita Lake, SA (right), with San Juan youth making their First Holy Communion, circa 1960s. Photo courtesy of David Medeiros.

History & Profiles

Franciscan Sisters leave San Juan Bautista for New York

After nearly seven decades of service, the religious order has “called forth” its current local members.

Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Children and Youth

Sexual misconduct report names four priests who served in San Benito County

Diocese of Monterey issues list of ‘credibly accused’ clergy dating back to the 1950s.

(From left to right) Larry Jackson, Martin Vargas, Father Alberto, and Jewel Gentry at the gallery reception. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Art & Culture

Al Weber photo exhibit at Mission San Juan Bautista

The photography exhibit runs through August 15 to bring the community together in honor of photographer Al Weber. The show is in the mission museum.

Photo of "The Mission" by the late artist, Nancy Burtch Hauk. Photos courtesy of Steve Hauk.

Art & Culture

Art Exhibit featuring work of the late Nancy Burtch Hauk opens Dec. 17 at Mission San Juan Bautista

Beginning on Sunday, Dec. 17 and running through March 2018, Mission San Juan Bautista will host, "Loving Watercolor: Painting of the California Missions by Nancy Burtch Hauk (1944-2016)"

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Nonprofits

Mission San Juan Bautista Preservation Fund Awarded Grant by Community Foundation for San Benito County

The Mission San Juan Bautista Preservation Fund is grateful to announce that the Community Foundation for San Benito County has awarded $10,000 towards the continuing development of construction plans for the preservation of the Mission San Juan Bautista

Edie Littlefield Sundby lighting candles at Mission San Juan Bautista on Day 45 of her mission walk. Photos courtesy of Edie Littlefield Sundby.

Health

The Mission Walker

In her debut memoir, "The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...," cancer survivor, Edie Littlfield Sundby, recounts her battle with illness and the 1,600-mile journey that healed and empowered her

University of Arizona Professor of Linguistics, Natasha Warner (standing), assisting Amah Mutsun Tribal Band chairman, Val Lopez, with his Mutsun pronunciation. Photos by Frank Perez.

Mutsun descendants learn their ancestral tongue in San Juan

Nearly 80 Mutsun descendants attended a dictionary distribution and language workshop on June 24 in San Juan Bautista. The event was the first since the most comprehensive Mutsun-English, English-Mutsun dictionary was published online last year

"Power in Prayer," Copyright 2017, Craig Alan Huber. Photos courtesy of Craig Alan Huber.

Mission San Juan Bautista to host exhibition by the “Ansel Adams of the California Missions”

Beginning on Sunday, June 18 and running through Sept. 30, an exhibition by award-winning photographic artist, Craig Alan Huber, will be presented at the mission

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Police / Fire

Suspect sought in burglary from Mission San Juan Bautista

Thief accused of stealing two donations boxes from the church; public's help sought in identifying him

A portion of the Mutsun dictionary. Courtesy of Natasha Warner, Lynnika Butler and Quirina Geary. 2016. Mutsun-English English-Mutsun Dictionary: mutsun-inkiS inkiS-mutsun riica pappel. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication no. 11. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.  672 pages.

San Benito Lifestyle

Nearly 20 Years in the Making, Dictionary Awakens Mutsun Language

Spearheaded by Amah Mutsun tribal member, Quirina Geary, and University of Arizona Professor of Linguistics, Natasha Warner, new Mutsun dictionary is born through an effort at language revitalization