New Year fireworks. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Art & Culture

Chinese welcome the Year of the Tiger

This time around the new year begins Feb. 1.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Imploring residents to stay home for New Year

District 2 Supervisor-elect Kollin Kosmicki writes that science and facts dictate that gathering for a New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day celebration is a serious risk for individuals and the community as a whole. 

Intersection of Highway 156 and Highway 25. Photo by Leslie David.


Safe roads mean happy holidays

Make sure you get everyone home safe. If you go out to celebrate the New Year, start it off right by designating a driver.

An inexpensive and exciting option, camping under the night sky. Photo courtesy of Pixabay

San Benito Lifestyle

Celebrating New Years Eve in and around San Benito County

Have you been too busy to plan your new year's eve entertainment? Sometimes staying close to home is perfectly satisfying.

Parents Herman and Mandy Palacios with their newborn son Herman Jr., who was born Jan. 1, 2019. Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

Hazel Hawkins Hospital welcomes first baby of the new year

Herman Jr. Palacios born Jan. 1 at 6:22 a.m.

Photo by Becky Bonner.

Government / Politics

Local officials discuss 2018 challenges, 2019 goals

The high-turnout November election brought new faces to local government, new faces are saying there is a willingness to collaborate internally and involve the community in decision making.

2017 First Baby of New Year and OB Staff.jpg


Hazel Hawkins Hospital welcomes first baby of the year

Annalieyah missed being born on New Year's Day by just 17 minutes


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